Avi Avital "Between Worlds" (Deutsche Grammophon)
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Thursday 19 September 2013
The singer reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to the large number of video streams 'Wrecking Ball' received
Wednesday 18 September 2013
At least 15 people have been killed in a bloody battle among inmates, some of whom were armed, in a prison in Venezuela.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Allegations against Azerbaijan, made by a delegate to 2013’s song contest, are being investigated
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Over the past nine months there have been steps taken to address women’s lack of safety - but there's still a long way to go
Saturday 07 September 2013
A good book must have a certain aroma. That is what a lifetime of reading library books has taught me. Some reek too much of tobacco, others have a musty odour that seems to choke the very text, but the books that chime with me just smell right. I find them by accident; hiding behind frayed plastic jackets in the book sales of the local libraries. I peel away their protective wrapping and then sniff. In the Heart of the Country by JM Coetzee had hints of apple, sandalwood and charcoal between its pages; surprising, for such a lean and austere book, but also promising.
Music review: Matthew E. White - A half empty Shepherd's Bush Empire wasn't quite ready for the country, but spirits were undimmed
Thursday 05 September 2013
Matthew E. White’s music is a home-brewed synthesis of the most comforting music of the early 1970s: gospel, symphonic soul, rock, country and jazz taken at the comfortable lope the second song tonight calls “Steady Pace”.
Saturday 31 August 2013
A second album since the mournful Ali Campbell was replaced as lead voice by his brother Duncan. And they have a theme.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
There’s nothing like a bunch of older commentators telling you that something is a thoroughly bad thing to get her target market to part with their cash
Monday 26 August 2013
What’s she up to?
Sunday 18 August 2013
Former party chief's trial will test new president's anti-corruption credentials
Saturday 17 August 2013
Album three from the LA four-piece whose Nothing is Wrong was one of my favourite records of 2011.
Saturday 17 August 2013
Protesters have vowed to continue after Caudrilla announces plans to scale back their operation
Friday 16 August 2013
In the strict, disciplined world of country music, Tompall Glaser was a maverick.
Thursday 15 August 2013
"Cowboy" Jack Clement was one of the renaissance men of American music. A maverick original, his 60-year career was spent mainly within the country genre – writing and publishing hit songs, producing seminal albums (many in his own studios), recording in his own right, working as a DJ in his later years and even producing a horror film which has gained a cult following.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Energy policy should instead focus on renewables
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
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- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below