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Paul Ryder brought funk to Happy Mondays’ debauched carnival of sound
The bass guitarist, who has died aged 58, anchored the Madchester band and gave the listener something to latch on to amid a swirl of psychedelia and rave

Alexis Petridis

16, Jul, 2022 @11:07 AM

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The First Night of the Proms review – moments of beauty amid the fury
Royal Albert Hall, London
After the restrictions of the last two seasons, the massed choirs and orchestra are given notable prominence this year

Tim Ashley

15, Jul, 2022 @10:06 PM

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Nostalgia, chicken nuggets and rock’n’roll: the morning indie gigs where preschoolers are welcome
Far from the children’s concerts of nursery rhymes, Small Fry Rock is drawing acts like Ben Lee, grown-up fans – and their children

Katie Cunningham with photography by Carly Earl

15, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Metallica’s Master of Puppets conjures UK Top 40 hit thanks to Stranger Things
1986 song gets first ever UK chart placing after appearing in season finale, reaching No 22

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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William Hart, Delfonics lead singer and songwriter, dies aged 77
Hart was the primary songwriter for the Philadelphia sweet-soul group, who recorded with Thom Bell and were covered by Prince and Aretha Franklin

Laura Snapes

15, Jul, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays bassist, dies aged 58
Guitarist and brother of frontman Shaun hailed as a ‘true pioneer and legend’ by band whose sound was driven by his bass lines

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Beyond the Garden review – Susan Bickley is magnificent as fact and fantasy blur
Stephen McNeff’s chamber opera, based on the relationship between Alma Mahler and her daughter, hinges on two singers who rise to the occasion

Andrew Clements

15, Jul, 2022 @2:29 PM

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The Prodigy review – tireless electro-punks do Keith Flint proud
The late vocalist is etched in lasers for a comeback show that proves the fiery veterans are still a source of euphoria

Patrick Clarke

15, Jul, 2022 @1:31 PM

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Lizzo: Special review – pop gold forged by a supreme force of charisma
The pressure she claims to be feeling doesn’t show on an album that delivers melancholy anthems and Chic-y disco while revitalising the cliches of self-care and empowerment

Alexis Petridis

15, Jul, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Buxton festival review – cowboys, canines and note-perfect farce
Antony and Cleopatra conspired in a budget hotel and Donizetti’s slapstick triumphed in a glorious return of the opera pageant

Flora Willson

15, Jul, 2022 @12:58 PM

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Stop pandering to purists, says Royal Opera House’s first black Otello
Russell Thomas says opera must reflect the diverse world around it to survive, not stick to the ‘same-old, same-old’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

15, Jul, 2022 @12:05 PM

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Haim review – megawatt brightness from pop’s wisecracking charmers
The California sisters work the crowd like seasoned standups as they deliver gleeful catharsis with their bittersweet hits

Jenessa Williams

15, Jul, 2022 @9:49 AM

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