The rising star beat competition from Ella Eyre and Banks to take the prize
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Bush Hall, London
Friday 22 November 2013
Royal Opera House, London
Tuesday 19 November 2013
German audiences must have more stamina. Stuttgart Ballet’s Made in Germany presents 13 works created for the company, including seven UK premieres. The dancers are strong and individual, but the evening becomes a slog – so many excerpts, so much whimsy, so many dancers in their pants.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
The Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman grew angered by the 'next lines' round
Friday 01 November 2013
And Warpaint on for a stealth attack
Friday 25 October 2013
And an R&B sensation makes the Cut
Friday 18 October 2013
And enter the Museum of Love gift shop
Sunday 06 October 2013
For their third LP, the indie-disco group once known as New Young Pony Club have slimmed to the duo of Tahita Bulmer and Andy Spence and abbreviated their name to boot; their music, however, only gets richer. So, while opener “Hard Knocks” has the spry chantability of early hit “Ice Cream”, it proceeds in a more ambiguous register, with sinuous electronica matched by complex emotions.
Friday 04 October 2013
And a resurgent LA duo's latest shore thing
Sunday 22 September 2013
Murder, humiliation, self-sacrifice, revenge … it’s all in a day’s work for Verdi’s heroes and villains, given voice on this full-throttle compilation by the go-to tenor of his generation.
Saturday 07 September 2013
This survey of sacred a cappella music linked to the city of York furnishes some surprises, not least the revelation that the earliest surviving sacred polyphony was intended not for church service but the community-based performances associated with the York Mystery Plays.
Friday 30 August 2013
Album of the Week: Rizzle dazzle with a fast-talking slice of everyday life
Thursday 22 August 2013
Outlook Justice secretary Chris Grayling used emotive language to demand G4S and Serco "purge themselves" after the electronic-tagging scandal. The companies should, he declared, undergo "corporate renewal" before being considered for new government contracts.
Edinburgh 2013: There We Have Been - James Cousins' choreography is inspired by the novel Norwegian Wood
Tuesday 20 August 2013
There We Have Been starts with dancer Lisa Welham apparently floating in space, her head and shoulders picked out by a spotlight, high above the stage. As the lights come up, we realise that Aaron Vickers is holding her up. For the whole of this long duet, an intense relationship drama, Welham literally never touches the ground.
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Sunday 23 June 2013
The Chancellor has rebuffed advances from his namesake after President Obama's G8 mix-up
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches, it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don’t change Europe’s attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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