Carmen Herrera's 'Costa del Sol’ (2015). Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Carmen Herrera, Lisson Gallery, New York — ‘Purity of line and vision’

The centenarian painter creates fiercely-edged geometric works

The Life of a Song

Phil Collins in 1980, a year before the former Genesis frontman launched his solo career ©Gabor Scott/Redferns
Phil Collins was at the lowest of ebbs. His first wife had left him, so he set up a studio in his bedroom and poured out his pain
‘Song to the Siren’ vinyl record
The Larry Beckett-penned haunting ode to doomed love is a tribute to the ancient Greeks’ deathly seducers
Stuart Staples of the Tindersticks. Photo: Henrik Josef Boerger/dpa/Corbis
©Henrik Josef Boerger/dpa/Corbis

Tindersticks, Barbican, London — ‘Handsomely pain-wracked’

The band’s renaissance continues with this cinema-themed show

Brandon Victor Dixon and Audra McDonald in ‘Shuffle Along’. Photo: Julieta Cervantes
©Julieta Cervantes

Shuffle Along, New York — ‘Courageous’

A lively musical that is also a thoughtful meditation on race

The BBC Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
©Sim Canetty-Clarke

Total Immersion: Dutilleux, Barbican, London — ‘A little goes a long way’

Two concerts revealed the composer’s strengths — and shortcomings

Schwetzinger Festspiele's production of 'Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona'. Photo: Martina Pipprich
©Martina Pipprich

Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona, Schwetzingen, Germany — review

Cavalli’s 1652 opera is played with grace and refinement

Christian Scott at the Chelteham Jazz Festival. Photo: Spencer McPherson
©Spencer McPherson

Cheltenham Jazz Festival — review

Rhythms and textures of urban America dominated the festival

Elise Quagliata and Justin Ryan in ‘Hopper’s Wife’
©Sarah Shatz

Hopper’s Wife, New York City Opera, New York — ‘Ramblings and rumblings’

City Opera’s attempt at a modest comeback lacks charm and wit

Cait O'Riordan at the Royal Festival Hall. Photo: Amy T. Zielinski/Redferns
©Amy T. Zielinski/Redferns

Imagining Ireland, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

A concert that traced the relationship between Ireland and Britain

A still from Cao Fei's 'Whose Utopia?' (2006)

Cao Fei, MoMA PS1, New York — ‘Pithy and profound’

A wistful portrait of urbanism’s crushing embrace

Georg Baselitz at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey, London, in front of ‘Ach, Rosa, Ach Rosa’ (2015)
©Greg Funnell

Georg Baselitz at White Cube, London

The controversial German artist talks about his own past and the ‘fascism’ of politicising art

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