"We Are One (Ole Ola)" will debut at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo in June
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Friday 09 December 2011
The onstage mingling of orchestra, soloists, and conductor prior to this seasonal performance of Berlioz' L'enfance du Christ was presumably designed to lend a more intimate, informal tone to the start of the evening so that the music could "emerge", as it were, without the usual formalities of bows and applause.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Monday 19 September 2011
When a man has evaded marriage until the age of 75, he has probably earned the right to wear pyjama bottoms on his wedding day. And that is precisely how Michael Winner will be attired when he finally ends the longest bachelordom in Britain.
Saturday 03 September 2011
I grow old, I grow old...I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. And my trousers are not the half of it.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
The Capacity to map one's own genome will soon be within reach of the ordinary man or woman for a mere $1,000, courtesy of the Californian outfit Life Technologies. To put that in perspective, the first complete human genome produced a decade ago cost $3bn. According to the company's spokesman, the new screening will allow patients to have "personalised medicine", showing them which drugs they should take and for which diseases they should be tested. And that's a good thing, right? Because information is power, isn't it? I'm not so sure.
North Sea Scrolls, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh<br/>Beardyman, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh<br/>Amanda F*cking Palmer, HMV Picture House, Edinburgh
Sunday 28 August 2011
Saturday 27 August 2011
With six feet to spare, the triple-masted Colombian barque ARC Gloria slid through the raised bascules of Tower Bridge yesterday to end a three-day goodwill visit to London.
Friday 26 August 2011
Monday 15 August 2011
An Indonesian politician has returned after three months as a fugitive to face corruption charges in a case that has riveted the nation and tested its shaky reputation for fighting corruption.
Friday 12 August 2011
He's had more than 130 lovers and admits to being unfaithful to them all. But Michael Winner is to end his reign as Britain's most confirmed bachelor by finally marrying, at the age of 75.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Hernán Darío Gómez is facing calls to resign as Colombia’s head coach after punching a woman outside a bar in downtown Bogota.
Friday 05 August 2011
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, North London, has been described – in this column and elsewhere – as "Labour's Eton", for it educated not only the Miliband brothers, but also the former MP and mayoral candidate Oona King.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
A group of morris dancers have complained after they were thrown out of a pub because the bells on their clogs put them in breach of a ban on music.
Joe Arroyo: Salsa artist and towering figure in Colombian music who sang of love, spirituality and emancipation
Saturday 30 July 2011
Joe Arroyo was the biggest star of 20th century Colombian music, and unquestionably one of the greatest salsa singers.
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream