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Thursday 28 November 2013
With Mercury and Brit nominations, Jessie Ware has had a stellar year. The singer is unveiling her latest song, written with the Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan, at the ASOS All-Nighter (an online house party) on 12 December. She's dedicated the next few months to writing the follow-up to her debut album. "I want my album out next year," she tells me. "It's definitely going to be electronic, but if I can have strings I'm definitely going to!" Expect more collaborating with Julio Bashmore, Kid Harpoon and Dave Okumu.
Diane Disney Miller: Daughter of Walt Disney who spent much of her life tirelessly preserving the film mogul's legacy
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Diane Disney Miller was the daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for Disneyland. "He'd take me and my sister to the merry-go-round at Griffith Park and stand there all day until we were ready to go," she recalled. "As he stood there, he kept thinking there should be more for parents and children to do together, and the idea for Disneyland was born."
Wednesday 06 November 2013
"It's kind of kicking off," said Radio 1's Matt Edmondson, half an hour into his preamble to the annual Teen Awards that had already seemed to last for three days. "This is amazing, there are pop stars literally everywhere," panted his co-presenter Jameela Jamil, as if she had just clapped eyes on the Virgin Mary and not Jade from Little Mix.
Sunday 27 October 2013
Autumnal gloom may be descending, but cinematically there are manifold reasons to be cheerful, as the studios stem the stream of comic-book blockbusters (next week’s Thor sequel excepted) and wheel out their prestige fare on the hunt for some of next year’s Oscars.
Sunday 20 October 2013
With every Cabinet reshuffle it’s a while before new incumbents make their mark. And so it is in the world of dance. Big changes at the top – the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and Scottish Ballet all gained new directors last year – are only now beginning to register, as long-laid production plans come to fruition.
Sunday 06 October 2013
Benjamin Britten dominates programming in the weeks before the centenary of his birth next month. This Saturday, at the Royal Festival Hall, Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra in the War Requiem. Soloists include quintessential Britten tenor Ian Bostridge.
Friday 04 October 2013
93-year-old man earns arts degree from Open University
Book review: Music in the Castle of Heaven: a portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, By John Eliot Gardiner
Friday 27 September 2013
A great interpreter restores to life the mysterious musician who has always inspired him
Sunday 15 September 2013
Not content with four-storey statues of Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, city planners in Skopje are now inviting bids for a version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, part of a beautification campaign that has divided residents.
Monday 12 August 2013
16 teams from 12 countries competed in Seattle for a shot at the prize
Saturday 10 August 2013
The music for the 1953 coronation, celebrated at the Proms, offers a bold precedent for future crownings
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Froch's IBF and WBO super middleweight titles will be on the line when the two meet at the end of 2013
Thursday 04 July 2013
David Price has praised his hero Lennox Lewis as a "massive inspiration" after working with the former undisputed heavyweight champion ahead of Saturday's rematch with Tony Thompson.
Friday 24 May 2013
DJ Nick Grimshaw and chart stars Rizzle Kicks have been lined up to host a pair of new music shows for Channel 4.
Saturday 04 May 2013
Grimeswatch: in the concert hall, on the beach, round town …
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Christian blogger says she will not wear leggings in public because they entice men and cause them to look at her 'lustfully'
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders