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Sebastian Scotney

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Album: Härtel Trübsbach - Great Again

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Album: Julian Lage – Squint

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Il turco in Italia, Glyndebourne review – who knew 1950s neorealism could be such fun?

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Album: Martial Solal - Coming Yesterday

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Wilderness review – 'what comes after besotted?'

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Will Page: Tarzan Economics - a 'rockonomist' writes

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Album: Bheki Mseleku - Beyond The Stars

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10 Questions for Vocalist-Lyricist Georgia Mancio

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Urioste, Aurora Orchestra, Kings Place online review - superb musicianship in compelling close-up

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Jackie Kay: Bessie Smith review – vivid writing about the Empress of the Blues

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10 Questions for Musician and Broadcaster Cerys Matthews

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Albums of the Year 2020: Marius Neset – Tributes

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Album: Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman at Christmas

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Fatma Said, Joseph Middleton, Wigmore Hall review - song recital heaven

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10 Questions for Singer/Pianist Joe Stilgoe

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Ronnie's review – fascinating story of the fabled Soho jazz club

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Bagdad Café, Old Vic review - sweet but scattershot

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Before seeing this play, I decided to eat a steak. It seemed the right culinary equivalent to David Mamet, one of...

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Already Dead’s opening cut is titled “Youth on a Spit”. As it unfolds, Willy Mason declares “I feel no pain I’ve already bled / You can’t...

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World review - a harrowing tal...

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World is the most harrowing film you are ever likely to watch, but don’t let that put you off. This was a...

Opera in Song, Opera Holland Park review – world-class singe...

Now that the summer opera-house companies have pulled off staged triumphs...

Album: Dot Allison - Heart-Shaped Scars

Scottish singer-songwriter Dorothy Allison pretty much defines cool. Her band One Dove was the first to snare Andrew Weatherall as producer after...

The Two Character Play, Hampstead Theatre review - tender, p...

It’s the trivia question no one ever thought to ask: where was the only Tennessee Williams play premiered outside America first performed? The...

10 Questions for novelist Mieko Kawakami

Mieko Kawakami sits firmly amongst the Japanese literati for her...