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No soul singer has been associated with one hit in quite the same way. Percy Sledge, who died last week at the age of 74, recorded “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966 and launched...
Even at the tragic heart of Janáček's Jenůfa there is ambiguity. As the Kostelnička or village sacristan takes her stepdaughter Jenůfa’s baby boy outside to drown it in...
You’ve booked the iconic Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and their charismatic chief conductor Jiří Bělohlávek to do a whistle-stop UK tour. Hoorah. But what do you get them to play...
Jazz-funk organ trio Wild Card have been slowly building a reputation for smoking funk tunes and grooves you could lose a pantechnicon in for some years now. Led by French...
Bert Jansch: Bert JanschNorth Villas is a short street parallel to Camden Road, the main artery linking Camden Town to Holloway in north London. It’s off Camden Square,...
Playwright Simon Stephens has made a long journey. Starting off as a young in-yer-face writer, then pausing to mellow over slices of life, then winning awards with state-of-the-...
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Graffiti-knitting pioneer talks about 'yarnstorming' Parliament Square and social media
The great soulman, who has died, on the creation of his classic ballad
Nu-jazz funksters revel in old-school melodic improvising
Defiintive reissue of essential debut album from influential folk stylist
Stylish playing, unadventurous programming from Prague's finest
Sparky symphonies, 20th-century piano music and a ubiquitous Baroque work in a vibrant performance
Sensual colours and spirited waltzes from the New York orchestra
Simon Stephens’s new deconstruction of Bizet’s opera is strangely, feverishly beautiful
New subterranean Alice offers an engaging alternative journey
Where the maidens are men and every gag's a winner
Eclipsed by her painter husband, the artist is finally receiving full recognition
Hypnotically arresting portrait and abstract paintings that play with variation and repetition
The Minimalist who rejected abstraction for figurative painting. Or did she?
Impressive talents in remarkably gimmick-free Beeb competition
Ashton's pastoral comedy of love among the haystacks continues to thrill and delight
1984 work by German choreographic genius Pina Bausch receives UK première
The art of pickpocketing explained, plus some corny patter
Al Murray on terrific form with his appalling creation
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