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Saturday 23 November 2013
1. Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, born in Finchley in 1911, is best known by which stage name?
Sunday 15 September 2013
Callahan’s fifth album under his own name in the eight years since the Smog lifted, sounds precisely as you might expect it to: drily humorous but essentially dark lyrics, delivered in that trademark detached baritone, while instruments from flutes to violins flitter fittingly (never a note out of place) in the background.
Friday 13 September 2013
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Thursday 12 September 2013
Ticket resale website Seatwave today named the former chairman of Shazam as its new boss, as the company revealed it was in profit for the first time thanks to sell-out concerts like the Rolling Stones.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
It wouldn't do any of us any harm to fast completely for a day - not just on the Jewish Day of Atonement
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen forced to reschedule UK tour dates that clash with Jewish religious festival
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has been forced to reschedule two UK concerts after he realised they clashed with Jewish religious festivals.
Friday 19 April 2013
“We're all broken boys and girls at heart,” claims Frank Turner in “The Fisher King Blues”, pinpointing the tight focus of Tape Deck Heart, in which bouts of rollicking Mumfordry help cauterise the blunt exposure of emotional scars.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Born London, read physics at Oxford, dropped out, went to work, had four kids and then released a debut album as his 50th birthday approached.
Saturday 23 March 2013
A genuinely odd collaboration, this, between the classical pianist Dinnerstein and the country singer-songwriter Merritt.
Saturday 08 December 2012
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
Thursday 06 December 2012
Sir Philip Green has boasted his Bhs-to-Miss Selfridge Arcadia retail empire is now debt free after he sold a 25 per cent stake in Topshop and Topman to a US private-equity firm for a larger than expected £500m.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
"In America, we feel a pressure to be cheerful," quips Suzanne Vega, a songwriter not renowned for her chirpy material. However here celebrating the 25th anniversary of her finest album, Solitude Standing,she appears relaxed and engaging.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
It'll cost you a grand to get VIP seats for the Rolling Stones at the 02 arena - but maybe it's worth it to see the passing of a piece of modern history
Saturday 06 October 2012
Young Cajun garage-rockers Mama Rosin have found their perfect producer in Jon Spencer: an alliance of primitivist spirits keen to keep a roots music-form out of the museum, much as with Spencer's earlier work with bluesman RL Burnside.
Friday 24 August 2012
Music fans have been told that two UK concerts by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen have been switched to a different venue about 75 miles away.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed