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
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Pete’s a music journalist, and this is the story of his love of music as a child, and how it gave him a sense of identity. His parents had come over from Greece with great promises of work that fell through, and they ended up running a chip shop. He writes about the acts that first made sense to him as a child, like Leo Sayer and the Barron Knights, and I really got that: my equivalents were the Bay City Rollers from a few years earlier. Pop music that means the world to you when you’re young doesn’t often get written about. … [Read more...] about On my radar: Tim Burgess’s cultural highlights
Owen wrote: “I played three or four games in my career when absolutely everything clicked, everyone had confidence and every chance we got we scored. This was one of them. We felt fantastic. That game was one of those freaks when everything we touched turned to gold.” Owen scored again three minutes into the second half – the first four goals of the game were all set up by smart, controlled knockdowns, with Emile Heskey claiming this assist – and completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute after being released by Gerrard. Heskey scored the last with 16 minutes remaining, the first of the three goals he managed in 36 competitive internationals. “5-1 – and even Heskey scored,” roared the English fans. … [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?
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