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Roderick Williams and Andrew West: Birdsong review | classical album of the week
Baritone Williams brings his characteristic attention to text and tone to pieces usually sung by young women, including works by Schumann and Brahms

Erica Jeal

22, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Amy Winehouse’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With the 10th anniversary of her death this week, rediscover the best of Winehouse’s discography, where heartbreak and anger are mixed up with wit and joy

Alexis Petridis

22, Jul, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Prince: Welcome 2 America review – the best album of his last two decades
Prince’s stock as a recording artist was low in 2010, so it makes weird sense for this work to appear in 2021, getting the posthumous attention it deserves

Alexis Petridis

22, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination
Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn

Laura Snapes

22, Jul, 2021 @10:05 AM

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BBC Proms to open in July with no social distancing
Attendees will need to provide proof of their vaccination or Covid status in order to enter the Royal Albert Hall

Laura Snapes

21, Jul, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Rapso: discover the pride and power of Trinidad’s rap-soca music
The striking vocalist Brother Resistance, who died this month, helmed a politically astute hybrid of rap and soca that opened new possibilities in Caribbean music

David Katz

21, Jul, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Glastonbury festival: September one-day event not going ahead
Organiser Emily Eavis says, ‘for a number of reasons’, the festival team are focusing on the family campsite opening this week on Worthy Farm

Laura Snapes

21, Jul, 2021 @9:39 AM

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Britney Spears: US House of Representatives introduces bill to end conservatorship abuse
Inspired by Spears’ case, the Free Act would bring protection and oversight to a ‘broken system’

Laura Snapes

21, Jul, 2021 @9:31 AM

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Rave responsibly: a guide to clubbing safely as Covid restrictions end
Virologists and night-time advisers share their tips on making a night out as safe as possible, from testing to masks to looking out for each other

Joe Muggs

21, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Self Esteem: ‘I was tired of being this sweet heterosexual lady in a band’
Once an earnest indie singer with Slow Club, Rebecca Lucy Taylor is now a take-no-prisoners pop diva. Can her patriarchy-smashing anthems conquer the charts?

Rachel Aroesti

21, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sir Graham Vick obituary
Innovative opera director determined to put on groundbreaking productions in unusual settings

Barry Millington

20, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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