Acclaimed violinist criticises music teaching in the UK
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Wednesday 18 September 2013
Gary Barlow is to release his first solo album in 14 years this November.
Friday 30 August 2013
For a Led Zeppelin reunion refusenik, Robert Plant does perform an awful lot of material by the group who defined seventies rock in all its magnificence and occasional self-indulgence.
Frank Zappa settles an old score after 42 years: Banned in 1971, '200 Motels' will finally be played in the UK
Sunday 11 August 2013
Frank Zappa vowed never to return to Britain unless he got an apology from the Queen after the Royal Albert Hall cancelled a musical performance of his notorious film score 200 Motels in 1971. Zappa did eventually return to the UK but died without getting an apology from anybody. Now there will be redress of a kind when the show is finally given its UK premiere.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Former hit TV show World of Sport (WOS) wrestling is set to return in a one-off event that will resurrect the once hugely popular Saturday afternoon programme.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Here are the listings of the BBC Proms season 2013 in full:
Wednesday 27 March 2013
"Thank you for sticking with me all these years," the 35-year-old bluesman acknowledges to his loyal fans before the encore. Occasionally, however, it was a bit of a struggle "sticking" with this two-hour encounter.
IoS dance review: Cirque du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall, London
Ockham's Razor, Platform Theatre, King's Cross, London
Sunday 13 January 2013
Sky-high ticket prices keep families away, but clowns need kids' gasps or it's just plain silly
Friday 16 November 2012
A pensioner claiming to be a Catholic nun who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was given a community order today.
Monday 08 October 2012
Driven by religion plus a fascination with digitally-engineered sound, Jonathan Harvey has carved a most individual niche in contemporary music. His religion is of the mystical variety, drawing less on the Anglicanism of his youth than on the Buddhism he later embraced, finding expression in a series of ecstatic works.
Sunday 26 August 2012
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
Tuesday 24 July 2012
School pupils are set to be taught a science lesson live on Facebook from the Royal Albert Hall.
Monday 09 July 2012
“We don’t do encores... If you want an encore then this is the last song, if you don’t, this is the second to last.” At a time when encores at gigs have become almost mandatory, and therefore meaningless, Laura Marling’s approach to them is refreshingly unconventional.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Nicola Christie sits in on some lively rehearsals at The Sage.
Saturday 16 June 2012
... and he reserved a blessing for our own Jonathan Brown at the start of his British visit
Monday 07 May 2012
“He’s a big bad boy,” lustily croons six-months pregnant Imelda May on “Johnny’s Got a Boom Boom”, the saucy rockabilly song that catapulted the singer to instant fame.
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