Kenny Rogers: Country music legend dies aged 81

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”. Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County, […]

Paris Fashion Week: Facemasks on show amid coronavirus concern

One show at Paris Fashion Week proved to be unintentionally timely as models wore a range of outfits complete with matching facemasks. The outfits were shown earlier this week by French designer Marine Serre. The catwalk show took place amid rising concern about the outbreak of coronavirus, which caused markets to fall around the world on […]

Eurovision 2020: James Newman announced as United Kingdom’s entry

Singer-songwriter James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. He’ll perform My Last Breath at the event’s final in Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 16 May. Speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, James hopes his “simple, memorable and anthemic” song will help win votes. James is a successful pop songwriter and […]

Taylor Swift literally plays The Man in new video

Taylor Swift plays a man-spreading, cigar smoking, strip-club-going male business executive in the new video for her track, The Man. The song is taken from her seventh studio album, Lover, the first new music released since her departure from Big Machine Records. It takes aim at male music executives – in particular Scooter Braun, who […]

The majestic touch of Lily Maisky and the expressive airflow of Mavroudes Troullos

Listening to the Reverie Bassoon and Piano Recital of Lily and Mavroudes on the 25th of January in the Opus 4 – Sorodha Art Gallery was more an emotional experience than a concert. The well-known Elegy by Faure possessed a lilting beauty that was tinged with sadness.  Lush, heartfelt swathes Russian romantic melodies by Scriabin’s Romance and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise  delivered in […]

Celebrities who misbehaved in Buckingham Palace

Whether they’re stealing loo rolls or doing drugs, celebrities have taken a few liberties on visits to Buckingham Palace. Here’s a rogues’ gallery of the famous faces who got up to no good. As the actress playing the Queen in the Netflix series The Crown, Olivia Colman has to channel to monarch’s sense of duty […]

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