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The Warlocks are a psychedelic band from LA that dress not unlike the Velvet Underground in their prime and who are clearly not given to star-like behaviour. They slope onto the...
How many words would you expect in an average libretto? 10,000? 15,000? Whatever that number is you can triple it and then some for The Virtues of Things – a new opera from Sally...
Various Artists: Building Bridges - Eurovision Song Contest Vienna 2015Mind-bogglingly, Australia is a first-time entrant in Eurovision 2015. The nature of Europe may be a...
Let’s get one thing straight at the outset: Szymanowski’s 1926 opera Król Roger isn’t a lovely occasional oddity, a rarity whose appeal is largely novelty, or a dust-it-off-once-a...
Peter Perrett (b. 1952) is best known as the singer and songwriter of the Only Ones, a group who originally flared to brilliant life between 1976 and 1981. Born to an English...
It’s far too easy to think about the history of art as a series of class acts, with one superlative achievement following another. Exhibitions tend to encourage this view, and the...
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From Cumbria to the Globe, it's Ted's beeswax
Digital technology and craft principles creating one-off designs
Meet the makers of objets de pop art in the heart of London
LA six-piece lay down some dark psychedelia
Never mind the Finnish punk, the year Australia came to play is defined by musical sludge
The Only Ones' elusive frontman tells all – a tale of love, sex, drugs and extraordinary music
Orchestral music from Poland and Iceland, and Viennese classical string quartets
Meticulous readings of 20th-century masterworks
Rachmaninov's dark heart encapsulated in the London Philharmonic's festival finale
Jonathan Munby's Merchant is quiet, but delivers a deadly final blow
Stylishly updated morality play needs more provocative foundation
New bitter-sweet romantic love story from Tamasha is brilliantly written and wonderfully staged
A forgotten artist eclipsed by Van Dyck as portrait painter to Charles I
The Laurel and Hardy of the art world venture from comedy to failed utopian dreams
Eclipsed by her painter husband, the artist is finally receiving full recognition
Family lore and deep-seated fears explored with surprising humour, and a technical glitch
Impressive talents in remarkably gimmick-free Beeb competition
Ashton's pastoral comedy of love among the haystacks continues to thrill and delight
Drag artist tells her charming and funny story
The art of pickpocketing explained, plus some corny patter
Al Murray on terrific form with his appalling creation