Wed, Feb 6, 2013
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Singer-songwriter Josh Groban has released his sixth studio album, All That Echoes, and says he feels confident that his fans will like it: “I’ve been doing this now for 10 or 11 years. It’s my sixth album. I’ve got a relationship now with my fans and I’ve got a little bit of experience under my belt that gives me the confidence to feel like I’m pretty sure I know that if I stay true to what I feel I do well, and if I feel that I’m making music that I’m passionate about and honest about, that my fans, f
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
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The ground breaking Van Gogh Alive exhibition has arrived in Tel Aviv. The multimedia display has brought the Dutch artist’s paintings to new audiences, clocking up hundreds of thousands of visitors in its tour of countries including Turkey, Singapore and the US. It includes thousands of 360 degree lifelike images of Van Gogh’s works on 40 high definition screens, synchronised with background music.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
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Perfecting the art of the dance-rock crossover, Manchester band Swiss Lips has released their new single Danz. The band has also confirmed three high-profile gigs in the UK this month.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013
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In the French city of Angouleme thousands have turned up to celebrate the “9th Art” – that is how the French see cartoons. Fans of comic strips descend on the historic hilltop town each year and this February the festival marks its fortieth year. All the favourite characters will be there while one will have special prominence – Asterix and the man who helped bring him to life Albert Uderzo. His apartment in Paris is filled with his work – books of cartoons and of course rich memories of his creative l
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
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Do you have problems memorising mathematical formulae or just hate the subject ? German maths genius Johann Beurich might have the answer. He fuses Rap and maths and produces his videos all by himself. “I really like making music and made a lot of music in my free time. I always wanted to write my own songs, but I didn’t have ideas for texts. So I took the maths,” he says. All of a sudden: mathematical formulas sound so easy! His songs are even used in maths classes at school. Many pupils finall
Wed, Jan 30, 2013
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The first exhibition to grace the newly opened Ayyam Gallery in London is “Shooting the Cloud” by acclaimed Lebanese artist Nadim Karam. The show comprises a series of new paintings, rich in colour and presenting a playful, almost satirical, perception of love and war. Karam’s multi-disciplinary approach incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and writing. Fusing various cultural influences, Karam’s works transcend social, political and national borders. The artists says: “I grew up in Lebanon. I e
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
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Two hundred years ago the public first got their hands on Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Pride and Prejudice” and centuries later its popularity endures. At the Jane Austen House Museum in Hampshire in Southern England, where the author lived between 1809 and 1817 , a museum worker recreates the mood of the early nineteenth century, by walking through the charming home wearing the dress actress Anne Hathaway wore in the movie “Becoming Jane”. “I don’t think you’d say it was even her greatest novel, but
Mon, Jan 28, 2013
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Three household names in Mali have performed a special sell-out concert in London, celebrating the country’s music at a time when its survival is under threat.