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Even without any particular pomp or focus for celebration, the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival has felt like a particularly strong and broad-ranging one, with a...
All 23 of Massenet's mature operas boast memorably melodious quarters of an hour and fastidious orchestration, so why Werther’s special status as a repertoire staple? Three or...
It begins promisingly, a dark Gothic fairy tale – both Grimm and grim. The writhing witches (four, oddly) are summoned from a pile of dead bodies, Stefan Fichert’s eerie puppetry...
Aukai Markus Seiber (Aukai Music)In a week where there’s been rather too much news to get one’s head round, a spot of ambient calm is very appealing. Aukai is the pseudonym of...
Around the turn of the millennium, two producers – the Californian Otis Jackson Jr aka Madlib, and the late James Yancey aka J Dilla from Detroit – started a revolution in hip hop...
And so we come to the end of the most spiteful, divisive and downright deceitful political campaign in living memory. And while we’re on the Ds, I’ll have disingenuous too, thanks...
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A cinematic cross-section of life in London-by-Sea
Prize includes hotel, a meal and event tickets
Sub-texts galore in grade-A Ealing melodrama
In an evening of unexpected victories, Sky News did surprisingly well
Outstanding legal drama draws to a not-quite-perfect close
Not in Kansas any more – the mezzo who conquered the world
Little pomp but plenty of eclectic entertainment at the EIFF's 70th edition
Sweet, slightly predictable, quirky British dramedy veers from the norm
Beloved wanderers of the New German Cinema
British space-funk collective blend local and global while keeping rumps shaking
The producer and record label boss delivers a beautiful blend of influences
A glimpse of what Europe's cosmopolitanism can really mean in Barcelona
German ambient music and two discs of 20th century symphonies
Premiere of Jonathan Dove's 'A Brief History of Creation' enchants
Birds, Messiaen and a much-loved artistic director dazzle from dawn to midnight
Massenet's lovers ill met by moonlight, but the conducting is consummate
Janáček's optimistic tragedy at its most powerful in electrifying revival
Balance, but never neutrality, from fine singers and director in lacerating Mozart
Magnificent new extension has light and space enough for new art and new visitors
An oh-so-cool response to the outpourings of Abstract Expressionism
Kent's festival of art has grown up, but it hasn't lost its spark
Choreographer du jour Crystal Pite heads up two impressive Canadian cultural offerings
MacMillan revival in a different class to anodyne offerings from McGregor and Wheeldon
Dance version is loud and brash with all the horror and none of the mystery
Terrific fun from an old favourite
Funny and challenging show about the comic's parents
The Comedy Store legend reminisces, and sometimes sparks