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Friday, May 25, 2018

Snapshot: ‘Swimmers’ by Larry Sultan

The Brooklyn-born photographer used the series to move to a more sensual perception of everyday life

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Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band: Anchor — ‘ghosts of Weimar’

Perhaps the finest moment comes when ‘The Galaxy Song’ from Monty Python’s ‘The Meaning Of Life’ is sung

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Verdi: Otello — ‘Jonas Kaufmann’s musicality is impeccable’

The German tenor is the main reason for buying this DVD, with impressive playing from the Royal Opera House orchestra

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Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks: Sparkle Hard — ‘disheveled rock songs’

Loose and discursive things appear to discard trains of thought while actually observing some sly inner logic

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Chvrches: Love Is Dead — ‘impassioned delivery and big gestures’

New record includes hammering drums and rippling electronic rhythms, bristling bass lines and expansive refrains

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Joshua Redman: Still Dreaming — ‘solos flow freely’

The front line blends spiky trumpet with the round warmth of tenor sax and firework drums mesh with unhurried bass

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Snow Patrol: Wildness — ‘attempts at epic mode’

The band’s seventh album opens with a middle-aged revival of the epiphanic arena-rock in which they used to specialise

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On digital: Early Man — ‘warm and chucklesome’

Visual gags and wordplay provide giggles in Aardman’s latest claymation caper about footballing cave people

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On digital: A Fantastic Woman — ‘a worthy successor to Almodóvar and Ozon’

A transgender Chilean woman battles contempt and suspicion from all sides after the death of her lover

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On digital: Coco — ‘about death but full of life’

A young Mexican boy ventures into the Land of the Dead and uncovers buried family secrets in Pixar’s latest animation

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4 Men, 175 Babies, C4 — ‘watch out for future inbreeding’

An investigation into the growing phenomenon of unregulated sperm donors

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Imagine . . . Orhan Pamuk, BBC1 — ‘sophisticated, slippery intellect’

The Nobel Prize-winner guides Alan Yentob through the centuries-old districts of Istanbul

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Killed By My Debt, BBC3 — ‘painful to view’

The heart-rending story of Jerome Rogers whose two traffic violations escalated into an unmanageable financial crisis

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Broadway’s Betty Buckley Celebrates New CD Release, “Hope,” at Joe’s Pub, Tuesday, June 5th to Saturday, June 9th

Tony Award-winning Broadway star, BETTY BUCKLEY, will release her compelling new live album Hope—a mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards—from Palmetto Records in physical, digital an…

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“When Harry Met The Duke”—Rosemary Loar Pays Tribute to the Music of Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington, on Sunday, June 3rd at Don’t Tell Mama

Rosemary Loar presents an encore of the show honoring the genius of songwriting legends, Harold Arlen and Duke Ellington, on Sunday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM at Don’t Tell Mama. Frank Ponzio is…

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Can blockchain clean up the art market?

Digital revolution in prospect; Bonhams on the block again; buyers get political; collector offers alpine pilgrimage

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Meet Lars Norén, godfather of Scandi-noir

Sweden’s leading playwright on individual moments, the rising tide of populism and actors ruining themselves

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‘To See the Invisible’ and the song of the outcast

Emily Howard’s dystopian new opera opens this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. She talks about Britten, maths and invisibility

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Double exposure: Francesca Woodman and Egon Schiele at Tate

Precocious, narcissistic and dead in their twenties, the American photographer and Austrian painter are a revelatory pairing

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Lineup for West End Live 2018 officially announced, featuring your favourite shows both new and old

West End Live, the completely free concert that showcases the best of the best from London's West End musicals, is returning to Trafalgar Square next month! The event has now announced the o…

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BWW's On This Day - May 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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Cast announced for @famemusicaluk tour starring @misJORGIEPORTER, @MicaParisSoul & @keithjack

Bring on the summer because FAME is back! Jorgie Porter, Mica Paris and Keith Jack will lead the newly announced cast in the UK tour celebrating the musical's 30th anniversary. Full casting …

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@LMTOrch announce #Camelot, #Girlfriends and #AChristmasCarol in their 2018 season

They can do nothing wrong! London Musical Theatre Orchestra have announced their 2018 season, featuring three musicals in concert: Camelot at the London Palladium; Girlfriends (starring Lu…

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‘Don’t tell the label’: the artists reinventing the music video

The pop-music visual has long outgrown MTV and, in the age of YouTube, is a more powerful and complex tool than ever

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What to see this week in the UK by Steve Rose, Harriet Gibsone, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From Zama to Tacita Dean, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days Continue reading...

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WATCH: #PalladiumPicks... @jeremysecomb sings "Stars" from @lesmisofficial at @LondonPalladium

Time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week it's a song from the longest running musical in the West End, LES MISERABLES. Jeremy Secomb popped by the London Palladium for a very intense r…

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PETER PAN. Open Air, Regents Park by Libby Purves and Friends

LUKE JONES FALLS FOR TINKERBELL… Peter Pan has now flown into every medium possible. He is a play, novel, pantomime, musical, television programme, cartoon and a Kate Bush single. This…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

23 recommended shows to see this week

"Birdland" ✭✭✭✭ Playwright Simon Stephens' "Birdland," the fabulous new show at Steep Theatre, is a totally gripping examination of what it's like to be a rock star. Can those who a…

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Broadway Records Reveals Cover and Track List for The “2018 Tony Award® Season” Album

The second annual Tony Award® Season compilation album will be released on CD and digitally at most major music retailers on June 8, 2018.

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Nordstrom Will Sponsor the Tony Awards Red Carpet for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Nordstrom will return in 2018 as the official Red Carpet sponsor for Broadway’s biggest night. Fans can watch at TonyAwards.com beginning at 5:30pm ET on June 10.

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Half Time Play by Play: Donna McKechnie Reveals Secrets About Her "Turkey Lurkey Time" & A Chorus Line Tony Awards Performances

Half Time star Donna McKechnie looks back on two of the most epic Tony Awards performances of all time: Promises, Promises and A Chorus Line.

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