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Drill rap dominates 2021 Rated awards for Black British music
Drill stars Central Cee, Tion Wayne and Russ Millions each win two awards at ceremony where Jorja Smith and Ghetts were also honoured

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2021 @7:15 PM

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Il Vologeso review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week

Ian Page’s live recording is a lively introduction to the music of Niccolò Jommelli, who, like the Bee Gees two centuries later, had an ear for a striking harmony

Erica Jeal

16, Sep, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Opera librettist Amanda Holden obituary
Scholar of opera who translated librettos into English, wrote ones of her own and edited guides to encourage new listeners

David Pountney

16, Sep, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Jimi, Elton, Dusty … the overlooked musical magic of Barbara Moore
She warbled the theme to The Saint, sang with Springfield – and fed Hendrix shepherd’s pie. Yet outside the music industry, the late musician is still unknown – why?

Sarah Angliss

16, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Gender disparity in UK radio report shows minor improvements on 2020
All-female acts make up 20% of the top 50 British artists played, an increase of just 1% from the previous year

Laura Snapes

16, Sep, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Britney Spears’ 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As she celebrates her engagement and fights for her autonomy, we celebrate the best of an artist who helped to define 21st-century pop

Alim Kheraj

16, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Duran Duran review – still Wild Boys even in middle age
At this intimate hometown date, bravura stagecraft is received with such enthusiasm that almost resurrects the band’s heyday

Dave Simpson

16, Sep, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Elton John in ‘considerable pain’ after fall, reschedules UK tour
Star will have operation on hip injury, and will move 22 arena dates to April 2023

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Jeremy Denk and friends – an intimate performance that invited the audience in
A chamber music programme of Ives and Schubert saw Denk, the festival’s artist-in-residence, at his best

Rowena Smith

16, Sep, 2021 @9:47 AM

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Nicki Minaj: rarely a dull moment for the outspoken rapper
Her anti-vaxx stance came to the notice of Chris Whitty this week, but her feuds and anti-racist statements have long been known to her fanbase

Lanre Bakare

15, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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George Wein obituary
American music promoter and co-founder of the Newport jazz and folk festivals

Richard Williams

15, Sep, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Letter: Dave Evans obituary
Peter Glanvill writes: Dave produced a guitar he had made and proceeded to play a beautiful instrumental for us

Peter Glanvill

15, Sep, 2021 @3:13 PM

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