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Liz Thomson

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Liz Thomson has maintained a dual career, chronicling the international publishing industry while also writing arts journalism for newspapers and magazines around the world. The author of a number of critical anthologies on music and popular culture, she is a frequent broadcaster and moderator at literary festivals. Liz is the co-founder of the folk music charity Square Roots Productions and, in New York, of The Village Trip, a festival celebrating the history and heritage of Greenwich Village. The Village Trip takes place this year from 26-29 September in venues in and around Washington Square Park. More information: www.TheVillageTrip.com

Articles By Liz Thomson

CD: Morganway - Morganway

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Ludovico Einaudi, Barbican review - a long road to nowhere

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Burt Bacharach Together with Joss Stone, Eventim Apollo review - an evening of timeless classics

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Stevie Wonder, BST Hyde Park review - the Master Blaster steps out

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CD: Sarah Jane Morris & Tony Rémy - Sweet Little Mystery: The Songs of John Martyn

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Tony Bennett, Royal Albert Hall review - still cutting it at 92

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Billy Joel, Wembley Stadium review – The Entertainer delivers

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Anthony B. Atkinson: Measuring Poverty Around the World review - first, second and third world problems

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CD: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Singing It All Back Home: Appalachian Ballads of English and Scottish Origin

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The Waterboys, Roundhouse review - energetic delights

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Mark Knopfler, Royal Albert Hall review - the Sultan's return

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CD: Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy

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David Hepworth: A Fabulous Creation review - how vinyl soothed our souls and defined our being

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Loreena McKennitt, Royal Albert Hall review - making Celtic connections

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I'm Every Woman, JW3, London - a musical celebration of International Women's Day

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Jason Mraz, Royal Albert Hall review - a rare UK visit from the Grammy-winning organic farmer

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