Sir Elton John has become the recipient of the first Brits Icon award after being presented with honour by Rod Stewart at a special concert at the London Palladium.
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
Stand-up has returned to dominate Edinburgh’s showcase comedy awards after a big year for mime in 2012, with one shortlisted comedian even bringing back mother-in-law jokes.
Thursday 15 August 2013
Last year James Acaster beguiled his way on to the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist with an artfully crafted study in mild lunacy. This year offers something similar, equally well-shaped, and equally kooky, but it sails so close to the wind of being inconsequential that a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the room for portions of the show.
Thursday 04 October 2012
London's Piccadilly Lights are being emblazoned with lines of poetry in a first for the world-famous landmark.
Saturday 30 June 2012
The latest Sonic adventures...
Sunday 06 May 2012
Cheer up! Yoko wants your smile at the Serpentine
Sunday 28 August 2011
Vending machines? They've been around for ever, we hear you say; what's so modern about them? Well, yes, they have been around a long time – but the products they now offer far exceed the expectations of any Victorian gent, the first to benefit from these coin-operated mechanical contraptions, which sold postcards as long ago as the 1880s.
Sunday 07 August 2011
'Grapefruit is a hybrid of lemon and orange. Snow is a hybrid of wish and lament."
Tuesday 14 December 2010
A major retrospective of the man widely considered to be the world’s first video artist opens at Tate Liverpool this week.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics - saying they were just interested in "dead heroes".
Sunday 05 December 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
A jeweller whose clients have included Donald Trump and Yoko Ono has been convicted of murdering his wife by incinerating her in an oil drum. Werner Lippe, 68, of Cortlandt, New York, had confessed to the killing three times, but then recanted. He stood trial in February, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Friday 06 August 2010
Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, Yoko Ono said yesterday.
Saturday 24 April 2010
Friday 12 March 2010
It's said that if you remember the Sixties, you weren't actually there – a saying variously attributed to Grace Slick and Paul Kantner, both of Jefferson Airplane, and Dr Timothy Leary, so-called "Galileo of consciousness". Barry Miles was there throughout: present at the recording of the Beatles' "A Day in the Life", the climactic track of Sgt Pepper, and at the live recording of "All You Need is Love", which marked the first global television link.
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