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Crazy Heart

Amazon.co.uk WidgetsCrazy Heart is one of the best films of the genre. With such stars as Jeff Bridges (Otis "Bad" Blake), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Jean Craddock), Colin Farrell (Tommy Sweet) and Robert Duvall (Wayne) and music written by T-bone Burnett the film is packed with talent.Jeff Bridges has received much critical...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Glee

Amazon.co.uk Widgets Glee is one of the most delightful TV series of recent years. The show is about the ups and downs of a high school glee club, or show choir. The music is superb with hits from top acts like The Beatles, Lady GaGa, Journey and a whole episode devoted to Madonna.The show has been a big hit both in ...12:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Apple iTunes

Apple iTunes is one of the world’s leading digital media player applications. The Apple brand is known for quality and innovation. Apple iTunes allows you to play music and videos on your iPod and also when connected to the iTunes store will allow you to purchase and download music, music videos, television shows...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Last FM

Last FM is an online social music site. It allows users to connect with other listeners with similar music tastes, to custom-build their own radio stations and to watch music video-clips. The station is a global music service available in 12 languages. It claims over 40 million active users based in more than 200 count...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

LSO St Luke’s

St Luke's is an 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) community and music education programme LSO Discovery. LSO is London's oldest orchestra and has a long and fascinating history. As well as rehearsals St Luke’s plays host to a diverse s...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Somerset House

Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. Somerset House hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors. With such a varied hist...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is a Grade II listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, England, which has been converted into a performing arts and concert venue. It has been associated with Centre 42 which was set up to help provide arts for all. The theatre is well known for its cutting edge performances and productio...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is a magnificent building in the heart of London’s Convent Garden. Closely linked to the famous composer Handel the theatre has a fascinating history. It is possible to go on backstage tours and see how the Opera House runs on a day to day basis. The stage has played host to some of the worl...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. The Hall is best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. The Hall has been used for over 150,000 events, including classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, poetry rec...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a must for any visitor to London, combining its diverse history with the relentless glamour, intrigue and infamy of 21st century celebrity. Madame Tussauds continues regularly to add figures that reflect contemporary public opinion and celebrity popularity. Millions and millions of people have flock...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Listing the Lists

Dylan: acclaimedWhy are lists so interesting I can think of five good reasons... but seriously, there are an awful lot of lists out there, perhaps in pop music more than anywhere else. Nick Hornby01:00 Wed 05th Feb 2003

Cor Baby That's A Really Good Idea

Update (Monday 7 October 2002): Congratulations to John and the many people who helped him reach No 9 in the charts released yesterday - He's a two-hit wonder! ************************************01:00 Wed 28th Aug 2002

On the death of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax (1915-2002)Sadly, the great music archivist and celebrated ethnomusicologist passed away on July 19, 2002 at the age of 87. Like so many of the musicians he first recorded and brought to01:00 Mon 22nd Jul 2002

What is Maltese Ghana

First things first - it isn't a part of West Africa colonised by the small Mediterranean island. Ghana (pronounced 'aana', the gh- being silent, meaning song) is actually the local folk music of the01:00 Mon 17th Jun 2002

Can do their bit for German music

Maccy asks: 'Who are Can ' - which brings us to something of an oxymoron, for Can were one of the most influential German bands of the last 40 years, and central to a movement that came to be known01:00 Thu 06th Jun 2002

Mercury Rev and the soundtrack to RI:SE

There have been numerous requests to name the music used to promote the new Channel 4 breakfast show 'RI:SE'. The song is called Holes and it's the first track from the Mercury Rev CD Deserter's01:00 Fri 03rd May 2002

I've been reading about the death of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes of US R'n'B group TLC (pictured, centre, with band mates Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, left, and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) died last week when her all-terrain people carrier crashed01:00 Wed 01st May 2002

Hello again ...

I heard a Neil Diamond song on the radio, but I know little about him ' can you enlighten me Neil Diamond was born Noah Kaminsky in January 1941 in Brooklyn New York. In common with most teenagers,01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

I still got my guitar ...

Q. Has the computer revolution changed the way musicians learn to play A. The advent of technology has resulted in some significant changed within the music industry, especially with regard to01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

The harder I try ...

Q. Where have all the independent record retailers gone A. The way of corner shops - they've been forced out of business by the supermarkets and record company-owned mega stores, the days of the01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

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