Music

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BBCSO/Karabits review – Ukraine speaks out through its music
The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s guest conductor Kirill Karabits and pianist Anna Fedorova brought music from their homeland to an enthusiastic audience

Andrew Clements

16, Jan, 2023 @1:19 PM

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Thank you, Cate Blanchett, for taking up the baton for female conductors
I’ve been trying to get more women on the podium for years. The actor’s star turn in her new film Tár is a huge help

Alice Farnham

16, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Least Like the Other review – the horror story of Rosemary Kennedy’s life
Irish National Opera are excellent in this powerful work about the Kennedy airbrushed from history after she was lobotomised aged 23

Erica Jeal

16, Jan, 2023 @12:47 PM

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‘I’m gonna live life’: Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor talks about his cancer
Guitarist tells Channel 5 News that although there is no cure for his prostate cancer there are ‘some new treatments’ and he plans to make the most of the life he has

Shaad D'Souza

16, Jan, 2023 @10:49 AM

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Dr Dre successfully blocks Marjorie Taylor Greene from using his music
The far-right Republican congresswoman was served with a cease-and-desist letter after she soundtracked a promotional video with his 1999 hit Still Dre

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @9:15 AM

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‘Cindy Sherman said, I love these’: ex-Beta Band star John Maclean on his paintings
After late 90s indie success and a film collaboration with Michael Fassbender, Maclean embraced painting during the pandemic. His first show sold out – but don’t rule out a Beta Band reunion

Tim Jonze

16, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Rick Sanders obituary
Other lives: Journalist and musician with the poetry-music band the Occasional Word

John Runeckles

15, Jan, 2023 @4:12 PM

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Clavish: Rap Game Awful review – beautifully delivered ambivalence
The London rapper veers between vulnerable and vicious on a mixtape that’s at once epic and pared back

Damien Morris

15, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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John Lydon hopes to highlight ‘torture’ of Alzheimer’s with Eurovision bid
Former Sex Pistol competing to represent Ireland with love letter to wife of 44 years who is living with the illness

Dave Simpson

15, Jan, 2023 @2:27 PM

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Mark Seymour: Sweet Thing by Van Morrison is the most perfect song of all time
The ‘agonisingly beautiful’ song from 1968’s Astral Weeks inspired the Hunters & Collectors singer to write love songs – and continues to taunt him

Mark Seymour

15, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Belle and Sebastian: Late Developers review – a rewarding return to form
The Scottish indie veterans’ second album in 12 months combines a pleasing lightness of touch and genuine pop nous

Phil Mongredien

15, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Blur’s Dave Rowntree: ‘I still wake at 3am thinking I’ve frittered my life away’
Drummer, lawyer, composer, politician… Blur’s busiest member on the troubled childhood that influenced his new solo album, and the band’s summer reunion gigs

Jude Rogers

15, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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