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Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has been forced to reschedule two UK concerts after he realised they clashed with Jewish religious festivals.
From Bassekou Kouyate to Laura Mvula, the final day has its fair share of top festival moments
One based on HMS Victory, a Tardis and another with an upturned boat for a roof make final of the increasingly popular annual competition
“Do you think that it's wrong to be an artist?” Daniel Johnston breaks off tonight’s all-star tribute to his artistry to ask us. It’s a real question that must sometimes torture him, raised as he was by fundamentalist Christians in Texas.
Having impressed with her folk-opera Hadestown (with Justin Vernon and Ani de Franco), and followed up with a winning solo album, Young Man in America, Anais Mitchell began 2013 with a new project: the Child Ballads.
The singer's memoir is not quite as assured as her lyrics – but still fascinates
Recorded at Buddy Miller's Nashville home studio with little more than his core trio, Electric finds Richard Thompson at his most stripped-down and potent, spinning cautionary tales of misplaced wanderers, foolish would-be lotharios, depressed factory workers and dangerously charismatic women with a punch and urgency belied by their often reflective manner.
Rescuers fight in vain to save two boys and a woman on a bleak day on Britain's roads
Spirit of the Deep South lives on in the heart
From art to sport, poetry to nature, travel to food, history to music: our writers select the best of the year’s books in a comprehensive guide to the highlights in every shade of the literary spectrum – except grey
They may have been sitting down in their tuxes rather than tearing across the stage in their flares, but in the words of Barack Obama: “Guys who are not completely youthful can still rock.”
Teens were easy prey in an era with different morals
Given the omissions necessary to a truly definitive account of the Sixties UK folk-rock boom – no Michael Chapman, Roy Harper, Davey Graham or Anne Briggs, let alone Donovan and Cat Stevens – Electric Eden offers a vivid enough account of this magical period of British music history.
Currently spending his days at Shakespeare’s Globe as Lady Anne in Tim Carroll’s production of Richard III, tonight’s gig is providing a welcome release for Johnny Flynn, in more ways than one. “Ahh, the corset...It takes an hour and a half to put on. I wear a lot of makeup too...I don’t mind the makeup, but the corset, ooh.”
One of the commonest of all critical vices is reviewing the work you wish you'd experienced instead of the one you actually did. But it struck me this week that there are actually two versions of this vice – opposed to each other by almost 180 degrees.