The native Londoner is a big fan of the East End and has been locked in a Haggerston studio with the upcoming producer Ryan Samuel Bentley, who is credited for working with Jake Bugg and more recently Isabella Summers from Florence and The Machine. … [Read more...] about SEVEN rising stars to watch out for in 2017, from Sinead Harnett to Gloria Adereti and Hannah John-Kamen
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After several more sexual, boundary-pushing Broadway shows, Mae signed a film contract with Paramount Pictures in 1932. The move was particularly noteworthy because she was nearly 40 at the time, and was 39 when she appeared in her first motion picture. … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s ‘sexual gangster’: New documentary explores dark side of Mae West who was once jailed for ‘corrupting the morals of youth’ by playing a prostitute on stage
The Twitter listening party thing’s gone crazy. What’s been brilliant is getting artists to join in and comment along, although some musicians are quite rightly a bit nervous of Twitter. There’s been lots of great ones – New Order, Dave from Blur and Bonehead [Paul Arthurs] from Oasis pitching in – but the listening party to this was really special for me. Appetite from this album is my favourite song of all time, and I love Wendy Smith from the band – she’s sung with me and the Charlatans a lot. She took it to another level, tweeting pictures and memorabilia, and I found it really emotional. … [Read more...] about On my radar: Tim Burgess’s cultural highlights
Kahn certainly did not feel like a top keeper on this occasion, later declaring that “we might as well have had my gym bag in goal” as it “would have kept out a couple of the shots I let in”, while on the BBC Mark Lawrenson dubbed him Oliver Can’t at half-time. Owen remembers that England “bounced into the dressing room” at the interval as “we had a feeling by now that this was our night”. One long-time team-mate had never seen the striker so excited. “I remember the atmosphere in the dressing room at half-time,” said Jamie Carragher, a substitute who came on in the second half. “Michael Owen was really wound up, to an extent that I’d never seen from him before. He had the scent of blood and knew we would take Germany apart in the second half if we did the right things. He was operating at the top of his game that night. He was unstoppable.” … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
For the lyrics, it chose the most common word pairs in past Eurovision songs, such as "my heart" and "the sun" and used these as the basis for the AI to create the lyrics. The team described the results as a "good balance between grammatically correct sentences and room for poetic interpretation". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What is the sound of music during a pandemic?