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Tuesday 10 May 2011
On an altar-like raised platform, a French DJ is making the walls of Brixton Academy physically move. David Guetta leaps onto the decks, standing with his hands stretched towards the ceiling, so all that is seen is a silhouette of a man against glowing lava-red light as a powerful baseline makes the audience yelp with delight.
Sunday 08 May 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
Critics' darlings in their native America, TV On The Radio have struggled to make much of an impression over here, and I can't see Nine Types Of Light altering that situation.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Police have uncovered two pipe bombs stashed in woodland in Northern Ireland.
Friday 18 February 2011
The biggest fight I've ever had with my mum was over this book. It was the summer I turned 17, and my family were spending a fortnight in the Dordogne. I remember very little about that holiday. I have to phone my mum to ask the name of the nearest big town (Bergerac) and my sister to check other details, like the names of the boys we befriended (Jon and David).
Thursday 17 February 2011
One of the great operatic images of the last two decades or so comes in the final act of Nikolaus Lehnhoff’s 1999 staging of Wagner’s last opera Parsifal.
Monday 31 January 2011
A dramatic three-hour opening ceremony marked the beginning of the 7th Asian Games in Astana, Kazakhstan, yesterday. In front of a crowd of 30,000 people at the city's indoor football stadium, a group of ethnic drummers accompanied a dramatised performance of Kazakh national poetry.
Sunday 30 January 2011
As a session guitarist who looks like the son of most of the acts he plays with (Peter Bruntnell, the Pretenders, the Pogues, the Pernice Brothers), it's hard not to notice Walbourne if you're lucky enough to have caught him live.
Album: Anna Vinnitskaya, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major (Naïve)
Friday 28 January 2011
For her second recording, the Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya has chosen a programme of two (not too dissimilar) early 20th-century piano concertos, both reflecting the era's passionate desire for new modes of expression.
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Tuesday 11 January 2011
A whaling organisation sponsored by Japan releases footage of Sea Shepherd activists apparently throwing flares and smoke bombs at a ship.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Investigators in Sweden are trying to find out what caused the death of around 50 birds found in a street in the city of Falkoping.
Friday 31 December 2010
Friday 31 December 2010
Mist and lingering fog threatens to mar revellers' enjoyment of tomorrow night's New Year's Eve firework displays, forecasters said.
Thursday 30 December 2010
A teenager was shot dead as he ran through a housing estate trying to escape a gunman, neighbours said today.
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
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train