Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
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Sunday 21 October 2012
Maybe it's no coincidence that the cover of this Brazilian modernist's latest shows a world dissolved by a rain-washed car windscreen.
Friday 19 October 2012
Born in the USA? Neither was I. But, like the average Brit, I feel Bruce Springsteen is part of a shared heritage – and, even though I was brought up in Sussex, I sense an affinity with blue-collar New Jersey.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Sapphires, an odd sort of cross between Dreamgirls and Good Morning Vietnam, is not really a very original film, but then, where musical dramas are concerned that never seems to matter much at the box office.
Monday 15 October 2012
He's the writer who anatomised the 1920s Jazz age; she's the jazziest pop star of the 21st century - and bringing the unlikely couple of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Lady Gaga together is, apparently, Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby, if reports today are more than Hollywood whispers.
Friday 12 October 2012
When playing DJ sets, Aphex Twin has been known to place the needle onto sandpaper instead of a vinyl groove. This audience should be glad that tonight’s show wasn’t quite on that level of unlistenable, but at times it wasn’t far off.
Saturday 06 October 2012
She stars in The Sapphires, a feel-good comedy out next month, about a girl band during the 1960s and 1970s.
Saturday 29 September 2012
On Gold Dust, Tori Amos revisits her old songs in the company of Amsterdam's Metropole Orchestra.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
In December 1965, as Bob Dylan's controversial tour, carrying his newly amplified sound across the US, arrived in Northern California, the singer reacquainted himself with his Beat poet friend Allen Ginsberg, then staying on the West Coast. When the two showed a public display of loyalty outside City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, a 22-year-old photographer captured this intriguing meeting of the folk hero and the literary muse. Larry Keenan was the young cameraman whose shots provided a historic record of that Dylan-Ginsberg summit. When the two were joined by others, including the poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure and David Meltzer and the author Richard Brautigan, not to mention the guitarist Robbie Robertson, this rendezvous was soon referred to as the Last Gathering of the Beats, that group of radical writers who had challenged American convention head-on in the 1950s.
And then, one thousand years of peace, Playhouse, Edinburgh
Helikopter/Eldorado (Sonntags/Abschled), Playhouse, Edinburgh
Sunday 26 August 2012
This apocalyptic Zumba class has thriller moments and it's visionary in its power and strangeness – while a Stockhausen double bill is stranger yet
Saturday 25 August 2012
Robert Shaw's unhinged sea dog scratching a blackboard and informing Amity folk that "I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Sunday 19 August 2012
Thursday 16 August 2012
When the dancers of Flash Mob ask the audience to join in with a dancealong routine, they get a giggly, enthusiastic response. It’s a happy ending for a friendly show that brings together dancers from various reality TV dance series, in styles from hip hop to Irish dance.
Monday 13 August 2012
Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker is known for her work with huge and perilous sets.
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