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Explainer: will Britney Spears finally be free after conservatorship ruling?
Father’s suspension from the arrangement that has controlled her life and finances for 13 years is a major victory for the singer

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

30, Sep, 2021 @2:21 AM

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Britney Spears’s father suspended from conservatorship in victory for singer
Star has sought liberation from Jamie Spears’s control of her finances and personal life for years

Sam Levin

29, Sep, 2021 @10:45 PM

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Christian Gerhaher and friends review – a concert in which one treat followed another
The baritone was joined by an exceptional collection of string players for Schoeck’s Notturno, alongside music by Schoenberg and Berlioz

Andrew Clements

29, Sep, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Turning music into spiritual medicine | Letters
Letters: Music often provides answers that drugs and medical treatment can’t supply, says Meirion Bowen

Letters

29, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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David Bowie: unreleased 2001 album Toy to get official issue
The album, featuring re-recordings of songs from 1964-71, features in the latest of Bowie’s posthumous career-spanning box sets

Laura Snapes

29, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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ROH: Jenůfa review – Mattila is formidable in new Janaček staging
Claus Guth’s symbolism-heavy production is at its best when simplest. Asmik Grigorian and Karita Mattila are a strong pairing and conductor Henrik Nánási has the measure of the score

Tim Ashley

29, Sep, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Collapsed laughing: how the gap between music and comedy has disappeared
Comedy and music have always co-existed – but with artists from Dry Cleaning to Bo Burnham cleverly blurring the two, it’s hard to tell where the jokes begin and end

Rachel Aroesti

29, Sep, 2021 @7:11 AM

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Britney Spears: judge to consider requests to terminate conservatorship on Wednesday
The high-stakes hearing comes just days after a new documentary alleges that Jamie Spears had his daughter’s conversations monitored

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Unreleased John Lennon recording sells for £43,000 in Denmark
Song and interview were recorded by Danish schoolboys during Lennon and Yoko Ono’s stay in Thy in 1970

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

28, Sep, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Dave Grohl: The Storyteller review – rock’n’roll raconteur riffs with profanity and positivity
Nirvana and Foo Fighters man’s memoir inspires a sparkling monologue on success, suicide and scrambled-egg sarnies

Ian Gittins

28, Sep, 2021 @10:33 AM

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‘Racism is rampant’: Alien Weaponry, the metal band standing up for Māori culture
The New Zealand trio have gone global thanks to their forthright Māori-language songs, which confront colonial history and ongoing inequality

Matt Mills

28, Sep, 2021 @7:44 AM

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Glastonbury: drug traces from on-site urination could harm rare eels
Scientists found dangerous levels of cocaine in nearby River Whitelake after the festival

Laura Snapes

28, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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