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Wednesday 03 June 2009
Sunday 26 April 2009
Sarah Sands defends nepotism among our ruling elites at a time when identification with mainstream politicians and journalists is at an all-time low and a mere 21.6 per cent of the electorate have voted for Britain's ruling party ("Don't knock nepotism. It's relatively harmless" 19 April).
Tuesday 11 November 2008
'Retire? I will sing till the day I die" declared Miriam Makeba in her 2004 biography Makeba. True to her word, the most famous African woman of her generation – popularly known as "Mama Africa" – had just taken part in a concert in Italy in support of the writer Roberto Saviano on Sunday when she was taken ill.
Sunday 26 October 2008
Usually African bands get the lion's share of publicity from this round-up of imminent world music gigs, so let's redress the balance this time by keeping them out of the picture. Firstly, the Brazilian samba remodeller and Bowie covers artist Seu Jorge (pictured) is playing a string of dates beginning at the Belfast Festival (028- 9097 1197) on Wednesday, before moving on to other venues including the Roundhouse, London (0844 482 8008) on Thursday and Bristol's Colston Hall (0117-922 3686) on 3 November.
Tuesday 26 August 2008
When George Michael walked on to the stage at London's Earls Court, in one of the final dates of his two-year farewell tour, he told fans that they were lucky to see a show that he had practised 103 times. He was right: this was big-budget showmanship at its best.
Monday 25 August 2008
George Michael told British fans he was pleased to be home when he took to the stage for one of the final shows in his two-year 25 Live Tour. The singer also revealed he planned to release a Christmas single.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Just as Antony Hegarty first came to prominence as one of Lou Reed's backing singers, Joan Wasser started out as one of Antony and the Johnsons' backing singers before renaming herself Joan as Police Woman.
Friday 14 March 2008
Having established her reputation through unusual interpretations of songwriters such as Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan, the vocal stylist Barb Jungr turns her attention to Nina Simone.
Friday 07 March 2008
A vocal stylist acclaimed for her interpretations of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan, Barb Jungr here turns her attention to Nina Simone, with an album drawn from the late pianist’s repertoire.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Friday 11 January 2008
Friday 26 May 2006
Thursday 05 May 2005
Tuesday 08 February 2005
Tuesday 22 April 2003
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Benefits 'smart cards' plan revealed by Iain Duncan Smith to stop claimants spending welfare money on alcohol
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- 2 Prince held a Facebook Q&A and this is the only question he answered
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'