A performance devised by Broomberg & Chanarin occupied Fig-2 in its 31st week
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Fig-2, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

The year-long cycle of creative projects reaches its 34th week

The Life of a Song

The record cover for James Moody’s 1949 version
The 1930s innocent melody became a crooner’s staple before evolving into a test-piece for jazz vocalists
Nat King Cole in 1948 ©Lisa Larsen/Getty Images
The 1948 hit established Nat King Cole’s solo career - but it also lived through racial bigotry and legal action before covers by Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Lady Gaga
Klaus Maria Brandauer performs at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival
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Ein Sommernachtstraum, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Germany

Klaus Maria Brandauer conjured drama and wit in a fine setting

Yuja Wang performs at the BBC Proms
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San Francisco Symphony, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

The quietest moments in these two Proms had the greatest impact

A visitor looks at part of Anselm Kiefer's 'Velimir Khlebnikov' (2004) at the Hall Art Foundation. Photo: Arthur Evans
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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

A superabundance of art fills the galleries in a post-industrial space

Bertrand Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the 2015 BBC Proms. Photo: Chris Christodoulou
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London

The Proms’ last birthday tribute to Pierre Boulez, and a mellow sound from Bertrand Haitink

Anne Jacquemin as Hariola and Alain Leclerc as Diogenes in 'Le Philosophe et la Putain'. Photo: Dominique Journet
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Le Philosophe et la putain, Théâtre 13, Paris

Jacques Rampal’s verse play is given amateurish treatment

From left: Jason Hughes as Ralph Clark, Jodie McNee as Liz Morden, Peter Forbes as Robbie Ross in 'Our Country's Good' at the National Theatre. Photo: Alastair Muir
©Alastair Muir

Our Country’s Good, National Theatre (Olivier), London

Cerys Matthews’ music lends beauty to Timberlake Wertenbaker’s play

Alissa Firsova after the world premiere of 'Bergen's Bonfire' at the BBC Proms 2015. Photo: Chris Christodoulou
©Chris Christodoulou

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Proms, London

Seductive sounds abounded in this performance under Andrew Litton

From left: Donald Webber Jr., Chris Myers, Derrick Baskin, Daniel J. Watts, Nicholas Christopher and Ryan Quinn in 'Whorl Inside a Loop'. Photo: Joan Marcus
©Joan Marcus

Whorl Inside a Loop, Second Stage, New York

Dynamic performances elevate this multi-layered prison drama

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery
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London’s latest artists’ zone

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is part of a growing hub of galleries south of the Thames

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