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Foals: ‘We relish the potency of a big, knuckle-dragging riff’

Image copyright Warner Music Image caption Foals (L-R): Jack Bevan, Yannis Philippakis, Jimmy Smith, Edwin Congreave Double albums are a notoriously risky prospect. For every classic like Sign O’ The Times or Exile On Main Street, there’s a skip-load of failed experiments and self-indulgent nonsense. Even The Beatles’ White Album could have done with a […]

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Being a swing in The Lion King

Disney’s The Lion King leapt on to the West End stage on Tuesday 19 October 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre. Twenty years on and the production based on the 1994 animated film is one of the longest-running musicals in West End history. Debôrah Godchaser is making her West End debut as one of 12 ‘swings’ […]

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Nobel Literature Prize judges defend controversial award for Peter Handke

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Peter Handke spoke at the funeral of former Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic Nobel Prize for Literature panel members have defended their decision to give this year’s award to controversial Austrian author Peter Handke. The choice has been criticised because of Handke’s vocal support for the Serbs during the 1990s Yugoslav […]