American mezzo-soprano dedicates performance of 'Over the Rainbow' to LGBT community
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Friday 05 February 2010
Glastonbury Festival is consulting fans about whether they want flags banned from crowds at the main stage.
Friday 29 January 2010
The head of the National Audit Office (NAO) was yesterday highly critical of BBC spending after the corporation paid £250,000 for a purpose-built studio with a view of the Vienna skyline as part of its coverage of the 2008 European Championship, for which no home nation's football team had qualified. The BBC spent £8.68m on covering the event, to which it sent 142 of its own staff.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
At few instalments of Glasgow's roots music festival Celtic Connections will the link between Celtic musical tradition and the younger country-folk sound of North America have been illustrated with such effortless grace. The Colorado-raised Laura Veirs, midway through her thirties and on the cusp of releasing her seventh album, is a songwriter of rare talents, a woman who can turn a neat little melody about bittersweet love and arrange it in such a way that it might fill the wildernesses of the New World.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Holly Williams on the Green Man Festival. Plus: Nominate your favourite cultural moments of the year.
Saturday 05 December 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
"In music, as in thought, the big picture must be the result of the precise co-ordination of small details," writes Daniel Barenboim in his shrewd introduction to this engaging collection of Edward W Said's writings.
Friday 28 August 2009
The festival season reaches its climax with the start of the Reading and Leeds festivals today.
Thursday 27 August 2009
Monday 17 August 2009
When the Proms’ annual foray into other musics misfires, it’s usually because the musicians chosen are cross-over folk, keener to ingratiate themselves with a Western audience than to celebrate their own culture. This year’s Indian Voices Day was a welcome exception to the rule
Sunday 09 August 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
There was no glitzy marketing campaign, no elaborate special effects, no live internet streaming: just 32 world-famous musical acts, 500,000 fans, and three days of "peace and music" which turned into the most famous pop music festival of all time.
Friday 17 July 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
Waiting on the platform at the tiny Castle Cary station amid hordes of mud-caked, back-packing Glastonbury festival goers, I was astonished to see, as the London train finally pulled in, a senior BBC executive – last seen in wellies in the festival’s backstage area - already ensconced in first-class, having been delivered by corporation driver to the previous stop.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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