The American sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air brought international fame to James Avery as the wealthy Uncle Phil, who welcomes into his huge, ornate mansion his nephew – played by the real-life rapper Will Smith – when the streetwise teenager runs into trouble in a tough West Philadelphia neighbourhood.
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Sunday 01 July 2012
The Blue Note debut by saxophonist Coltrane (yes, the son of Alice and John, who died when Ravi was two) can be as frustratingly tentative as his first outing for RCA 15 years ago.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Vanessa Paradis' passion is making music but the French star is still making an impact on the big screen.
Friday 30 March 2012
Anne Heche already has a cult following but now she's got some on-screen members to go with her fan base.
Friday 02 March 2012
Katie Melua's fifth album suffers from the opposite shortcoming to most female singers: rather than over-emote too flamboyantly, on Secret Symphony she seems emotionally constrained, stifling the songs in politesse.
Friday 24 February 2012
Nzca/Lines frontman Michael Lovett has claimed as a primary inspiration the late R&B diva Aaliyah and there's something about his gossamer-light falsetto that recalls her delivery.
Sunday 15 January 2012
Choreographer Shechter and 'space doctor' Gormley insist that only music critics review their show. That left our man scratching his horns ...
Sunday 08 January 2012
It's a challenge for even the mildest-mannered Class Warrior to remember to review The Maccabees' music, not their names: Orlando, Hugo, Felix, Rupert (and Sam), but our privately schooled heroes' third album is their best yet.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
DJ Judge Jules is to step down from his Radio 1 show after 14 years - to become a lawyer.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
The Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is the latest big name to lend his support to protesters who have been camping outside St Paul's Cathedral.
Friday 25 November 2011
Mouse on Mars are already known for some esoteric works that are far from club bangers, not least their Von Südenfeld side project with The Fall's Mark E Smith. So when the electronica duo, who gained a cult following in the Nineties, were given the chance to work with a classical ensemble, it is no surprise that rather than rehash old tunes they collaborated on an ambitious new piece. In fact, Paeanumnion has been in development for two years.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
New video from song-writer and music producer Dave Stewart. The track, Can't Get You Out of My Head, comes from his new album The Blackbird Diaries.
The album is out now.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
A music producer and member of KC and the Sunshine Band pleaded not guilty to charges he had sexual contact with teenage boys.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Friday 07 January 2005
Friday 30 May 2003
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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