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This great Beatles album is as thrilling a listen as ever on its 50th anniversary: but its a melancholy time for the one-world counterculture the record soundtracked At the time Sgt Pepper was released, the American writer recalled, I happened to be driving across the country on Interstate 80. In each city where I stopped […]

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Maurice Gibb, the linchpin of the hugely successful but critically underrated Bee Gees, died yesterday in hospital after collapsing at his home in Miami, Florida, last week. Maurice Gibb, the linchpin of the hugely successful but critically underrated Bee Gees, died yesterday in hospital after collapsing at his home in Miami, Florida, last week. The […]

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Why the rock gods of the past are headlining elsewhere as they are dropped from line-ups at US music events Coachella,this year there has been a minor revolution: after years of promoting re-formed oldies acts as headliners, this years festival boasts a lineup not withstanding relative oldsters Radiohead that includes Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar, […]

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Convincing impersonator found to be behind surprise live performance by super ultra special guest at lights-off New Zealand dance party New Zealand has been sent in a tailspin after a surprise performance by Lorde at an Auckland public library was found to have been by a convincing impersonator. The pop star was widely reported by […]

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The woman behind the worlds first oenesthetic wine and sound bar believes theres more to sonic seasoning than hype Im sitting in a sterile sound-controlled basement. In front of me stand two large glasses, two bottles of vino one red, one white and a serious set of speakers. This may not be the most conducive […]

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Photographer Sarah Lee was granted unique access to the preparations for Sergei Polunins new triple bill, an ambitious collaboration with Ilan Eshkeri and David LaChapelle featuring Natalia Osipova Polunin I am very lucky to work with Ilan and see him create. He cared and helped from the beginning and the music he composed touches you […]

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The Indigenous elder revered by some as Australias Dalai Lama is the spiritual keeper of the didgeridoo. A new exhibition honours his legacy and the immense significance of the Yolngu instrument that is helping to heal a divided country The old man with straggly hair, long wispy grey beard and wraparound sunglasses sits at the […]

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Singer whose case against her former producer Dr Luke exposed her to online abuse said she avoids the web and wants to raise awareness of eating disorders Pop star Kesha spoke about the internet abuse she has suffered, which has seen the singer pare back her online presence dramatically, and her struggles with eating disorders […]

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