Who could take the plot of La donna del lago seriously? Probably not even its first audience in Naples.
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Friday 03 May 2013
Former chart-topping Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston leaves The Voice's coaches making their minds up as she tries out for the show this weekend.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Chris Kelly was one half of Kris Kross, the kid duo who helped put Atlanta on the hip-hop map with their 1992 worldwide novelty hit "Jump". Known as "Mac Daddy", Kelly and his friend Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith were barely in their teens when the rapper and budding entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri, himself only 18, discovered them in a shopping mall in 1990.
Friday 26 April 2013
Former soap star Alice Barlow gets coach Danny O'Donoghue in a lather when she catches his eye during auditions for The Voice this weekend.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Bonnie Tyler is not worried that her appearance on this year’s Eurovision could “eclipse” her career.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Celebrities - and their most glamorous gowns - come together to honour some of the most important people of our generation
Friday 19 April 2013
On the excellent Wheelhouse, Brad Paisley tiptoes a fine line between satisfying his core country audience and encouraging them to more adventurous attitudes. Good ol' boys, for instance, are sure to enjoy the likes of “Outstanding in Our Field”, a celebration of the blue-collar budget delights of tapping a keg of beer round a campfire.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Placido Domingo transforms 'Nabucco' at Covent Garden
Monday 15 April 2013
They won Eurovision with their hit “Waterloo” in 1974 and now ABBA’s two frontmen will help pen Sweden’s entry for this year’s contest.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Last season's champions end run of three defeats to bolster play-off bid
Saturday 13 April 2013
The early word was I&W had "gone jazz", but nothing is that straightforward in Sam Beam's world, and Ghost on Ghost is as dense stylistically as it is lyrically.
Friday 12 April 2013
Sam Beam's latest outing as Iron and Wine is a curious mixture of the fascinating and the frustrating. It's a more obviously welcoming album than its recent predecessors, with the gentle country-soul ambience of songs like “The Desert Babbler” recalling Lambchop in its tempering of soul influences with pedal steel and strings.
Friday 12 April 2013
Emeli Sande's debut album Our Version Of Events is the biggest-selling album so far this year, despite having already sold 1.4 million copies last year.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
George Szirtes is the most consistent, prolific British poet. All his collections are challenging and rewarding. Bad Machine is more various, more versatile, and might take longer to get into. At the book's heart is an almost hallucinatory series about the fragility of reality, of life, of the body. The title poem is about discovering the body is a faulty machine. Like many others, it is aphoristic: "There's no machine that's not a bad machine". Elsewhere, we find "We're handfuls of dust breathing in dust" and "Life being ordinary is the extraordinary thing".
Saturday 06 April 2013
At first it seems like the more stripped-down sound, utilising additional electronic percussion, has taken the wind out of the sails of this experimental band from London and Kenya.
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