Sam Smith records Bond theme tune

September 8, 2015 9:07 am1 comment
Sam Smith records Bond theme tune

Sam Smith records Bond’s Spectre theme tune 8 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright PA Image caption Smith’s hits include Stay With Me and I’m Not the Only One Sam Smith has recorded the theme song for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre. The track is called […]

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Kidman pays tribute to scientist father

September 7, 2015 9:22 am0 comments
Kidman pays tribute to scientist father

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in Photograph 51 By Tim Masters Arts and entertainment correspondent 7 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Australian actress said she spent a lot of time in laboratories as a girl because of her father’s scientific […]

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BBC plans North Korea broadcasts

September 6, 2015 9:35 pm1 comment
BBC plans North Korea broadcasts

BBC Charter renewal: Lord Hall sets out corporation’s plans 7 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright AFP / Getty Images Image caption Tony Hall is set to make a series of speeches about the future of the BBC in the run-up to charter renewal The BBC […]

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Strictly audience up as show returns

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Strictly audience up as show returns

Strictly Come Dancing audience up as show returns 6 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image caption This year’s line-up includes Peter Andre, Carol Kirkwood, Daniel O’Donnell and Georgia May Foote The opening episode of Strictly Come Dancing was watched by 8.7 million people on Saturday night, up […]

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Ska band Specials trombonist dies

September 5, 2015 10:29 am44 comments
Ska band Specials trombonist dies

Rico Rodriguez : The Specials’ trombonist dies aged 80 5 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rodriguez was made an MBE in 2007 for services to music The trombonist in ska band The Specials has died at the age of 80, the […]

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Turner to star in transgender play

September 4, 2015 10:38 pm11 comments
Turner to star in transgender play

Kathleen Turner to star in transgender play 4 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kathleen Turner’s stage roles include Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, both of which gained her Tony Award nominations Kathleen Turner is […]

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Bieber has first UK number one track

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Bieber has first UK number one track

Justin Bieber scores first UK number one single 4 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright AFP Image caption Bieber performed his new single at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards Pop singer Justin Bieber has scored his first UK number one track with What Do You Mean, […]

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Singer Wilson crowned prog rock king

September 3, 2015 11:25 pm1 comment
Singer Wilson crowned prog rock king

Singer Steven Wilson crowned prog rock king 4 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Getty Images Singer and guitarist Steven Wilson has been crowned the current king of prog rock after winning three prizes at the Progressive Music Awards in London. Wilson fronts the band Porcupine […]

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Taylor Swift director defends video

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Taylor Swift director defends video

Taylor Swift director defends ‘colonial’ Africa video 3 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Universal/ Big Machine Image caption The video for Wildest Dreams was filmed in Botswana and South Africa The director of Taylor Swift’s new video has defended it following criticisms it depicts a […]

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Progressive music gets official chart

September 2, 2015 11:35 pm13 comments
Progressive music gets official chart

Progressive music gets an official chart ’45 years too late’ By Tim Masters Arts and entertainment correspondent 3 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright AP Image caption Chart topper: Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker performing in LA last month Progressive music, the oft-maligned genre that had its […]

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