From left, Sandy Grierson, Jessica Almasy, Brian Ferguson in 'Anything That Gives Off Light'
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Anything That Gives Off Light, Edinburgh

Scots and Americans search for the souls of their nations

Quincy Jones at the Royal Albert Hall
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Quincy Jones, BBC Proms, London

An evocative evening covered the breadth of Jones’s oeuvre

Soprano Karita Mattila performs in Janáček’s The Makropulos Affair at the BBC Proms 2016.
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The Makropulos Affair, BBC Proms, London

Karita Mattila shone in an outstanding account of Janáček’s opera

The Life of a Song: ‘Running Up That Hill’

How a song about trading places revived Kate Bush’s career

Farmers By Nature; from left, Craig Taborn, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver
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Joe Morris & Farmers By Nature, New York: review

Guitarist and trio delivered an evening of seamless improvisation

Simon Gray, left, and Noël Coward
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Canon fodder: Noël Coward and Simon Gray

Has Gray been unfairly ranked below his flamboyant counterpart?

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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Special Event Day, Lucerne Festival

An all female line-up of conductors affirmed the festival’s theme

From left, Rhys Meredith, Ian Hughes and Madhav Sharma in 'Strife'
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Strife, Minerva Studio, Chichester

Bertie Carvel makes a consistently intelligent directorial debut

Morrissey performs at the Manchester Arena
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Morrissey, Manchester Arena, UK — review

A typically contrarian homecoming for the Manchester singer

Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's 'Measure for Measure'
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Measure for Measure, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

This Russian-language co-production is stylish but never stylised

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