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Jeremy Paxman announced what he thought the internet was really for during a segment on Wednesday night’s show

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EMI pays pounds 11.5m for stake in Phil Collins music publisher

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Arts: From genesis to revelation

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People & Business: Flying the Red Flag in the City

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It was unlike Olivier Messiaen ever to do things by halves, especially in the long Indian summer of his career, as his La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ demonstrates. By then, Messiaen seemed increasingly reluctant to have to share a concert programme with anyone else. As such, he ensured his vast and inevitably sacred opuses took up the entire evening by themselves.

Music: From Genesis to re-evaluation

Flares, Abba and disco have all been rehabilitated. Now Seventies revivalism faces its sternest test - prog-rock.

Music: Princes and peasants of medieval pop

Musicians have long been fascinated by the Middle Ages. Perhaps it's down to the tight trousers and catamites. By Nick Coleman

Pop music: Andy Gill's round-up

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Rock: Progressive rock? But this is the 90s

Just when you thought you'd heard the last of prog rock, Genesis and Yes decide to make a comeback. Mark Wilson was there
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