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Liz Thomson

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Liz Thomson has maintained a dual career, chronicling the international publishing industry, and 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. Her latest book, Joan Baez: The Last Leaf (Palazzo Editions), has won wide praise, Mojo's five-star review describing it as "the definitive biography".

Articles By Liz Thomson

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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Joan Baez, London Palladium review - fare-thee-well generosity

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CD: Dido - Still On My Mind

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Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth review - news in the age of digital disruption

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CD: Morrissey and Marshall - And So It Began Again... Acoustically

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The Big Hit review - prisoners play 'Godot'

High culture...low life. Emmanuel Courcol’s film The Big Hit (Un Triomphe in France) is a 105-minute experiment in what...

Hughes, Manchester Collective, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester...

Manchester Collective were back on home ground last night in the tour of a programme featuring the first performances of a new song cycle by...

Album: Regina Spektor - Home, before and after

When did life become so theoretical? In the penultimate track of her new album, Home, before and after, Regina Spektor plays the role of...