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Friday 17 December 2010
Christmas with the Puppini Sisters sounds pretty much like any other time with them: a full-on cheese-fest of wannabe Andrews Sisters vocal arrangements of material which is, due to the thematic restrictions, less liberally sprinkled with surprises than usual.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Mexico is in a party mood, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1910 Revolution. Festivities include fireworks and parades, with a number of spin-off events, including a food festival in Playa del Carmen tomorrow ( tasteofplaya.com).
Sunday 10 October 2010
Paavo Jarvi and the Orchestre de Paris's delicately shaded recording attempts a silk-purse makeover on the piglet's ear of Bizet's juvenile Symphony in C, lending lustre to the adagio, grit to the bagpipe drone of the scherzo, and Mendelssohnian fizz to the allegro vivace.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The last time television viewers caught a glimpse of Wonder Woman, she was played by the 1970s screen siren Lynda Carter and spent the vast majority of her time, to quote the show's famous theme tune: "In satin tights, fighting for your rights, and the old red, white and blue."
Saturday 02 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
As with so many momentous cultural shifts, the tipping point came with Les Dennis. There was a time when a celebrity sending himself up felt genuinely fresh; then Les, and myriad others, gratefully submitted themselves to Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for Extras. They emerged looking an awful lot stranger, but also more knowing, more self-effacing, and considerably more employable.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Wednesday 01 September 2010
He may not yet have remade America, but Barack Obama has remade the Oval Office.
Sunday 08 August 2010
Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra pulled off the not inconsiderable feat of acknowledging both the Schumann and Mahler anniversaries simultaneously with their Prom opener.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Food gets an exciting makeover in a new exhibition by textile artist Kate Jenkins.
Friday 25 June 2010
Half-close your eyes, apply a bit of imagination, and you will see a startling resemblance between Harriet Harman, acting leader of the Labour Party, and Mary Portas, the TV bossyboots who likes to be known as "Mary Queen of Shops". Both have brutalist hairstyles. Both have mouths which seem to have been shaped by years of saying the word "inappropriate" at regular intervals. Both convey, in their every word and gesture, the conviction that not only do they have the answer to life's problems but that it is their duty to persuade the rest of us to be like them. Both suddenly seem to belong to a dying age. It is the twilight of the nanny.
Friday 04 June 2010
In literature as well as life, middle-aged women rarely just vanish – though as one character in Sabrina Broadbent's comic novel notes, that's because they disappear by degrees.
Thursday 06 May 2010
Rev Bazil Meade formed the London Community Gospel Choir 28 years ago and it is currently enjoying a golden period, riding a tide of enthusiasm for choral singing in general and big vocal harmonies in particular. This concert marked the release of the choir's tenth album, Glorious, numbers from which dominated an evening full of taut, spine-tingling vocal work.
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