Ella Fitzgerald

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TV tonight: the story of Ella Fitzgerald and her remarkable voice
A new documentary delves into the jazz singer’s austere beginnings and rise to stardom in the face of prejudice. Plus: Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow begins. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

30, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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Young arts run free: the 50 best things to do in the UK for zilch
Whether you’re a social strategist or a stone-broke student, there’s a world of cultural freebies to be seized across the UK

Leonie Cooper

29, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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On my radar: Sally Rooney’s cultural highlights
The writer on Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas LP, her appreciation of brilliant footballers and why Radio 4’s Saturday Review is perfect while washing dishes

Sally Rooney

17, Dec, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices review – glorious survey of powerful pipes
From Prince and Whitney Houston to Mahalia Jackson, the first episode of the jazz star’s three-part series is a languid, loving celebration of vocal showstoppers

Lucy Mangan

18, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Prom 27: Ella and Dizzy: A Centenary Tribute review – virtuosic hat tip to jazz legends' greatest hits
Contralto Dianne Reeves and musical polymath James Morrison are lively guides through a classical tour of the jazz songbook

John Lewis

06, Aug, 2017 @10:54 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about being trapped
Nina Simone, Warren Zevon and Corb Lund are among the artists stuck in various states of mire in this week’s reader-curated playlist

Scott Blair

20, Jul, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Stop the world, I need a break | Victoria Coren Mitchell
The news is terrible, but here are some things to force it out of your mind for a moment

Victoria Coren Mitchell

17, Jun, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Bob Dylan's new album – as performed by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and more
Bob Dylan’s new album, Fallen Angels, brings together 12 mid-20th century standards. We’ve compiled a playlist of the finest versions

Michael Hann

18, May, 2016 @2:18 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs with girls' names
Chapter by chapter, our reader takes us through the story of her choices for this week’s emotionally charged playlist – from Maggie May to Springsteen’s Rosalita

Sarah Chappell

07, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about overturning the odds – and a new theme
RR regular sonofwebcore has come up with this week’s playlist – listen to it and nominate on next week’s theme ‘songs about knives’ here

George Boyland

18, Feb, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The lab playlist: 16 great songs about science (and a bad one)
A motley collection of musicians have turned their attentions to science over the years - sometimes rigorously, sometimes tenuously and sometimes downright inaccurately. Examine our seventeen specimens and post your own findings below the line.

Kit Buchan

14, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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