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On the road with Whitney, your new favourite band

This Chigaco septet aren’t afraid to mix Chicago-style jazz and Prince-style pop with a hint of Dolly Parton. Nyla Davison joins them on their European tour and finds a captive audience for their infectious live performances

Guitar Star 2016

Plectrums at the ready, the series that aims to unearth an axe-wielding superstar is back. The music legends on the judging panel reveal just what they’re looking for...

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Opera review: Ian Bell’s ‘In Parenthesis’, Wales Millennium Centre

Years following the 1916 carnage at Mametz Wood, artist-poet David Jones wrote his First World War epic poem, In Parenthesis. Blending reportage, eulogy and autobiography with historical collective dream, the combination proves eloquent in composer Iain Bell’s new operatic setting, commissioned by the Welsh National Opera for its 70th anniversary season to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.