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    1. December 5, 2014

      Be careful with those 2015 rate rise bets

      “Let’s take it nice and easy, it’s going to be so easy . . . To rush would be a crime,” crooned Frank Sinatra. Following his...

    2. October 10, 2014

      John Wilson Orchestra: Cole Porter in Hollywood – review

      John Wilson Orchestra Cole Porter in Hollywood (Warner Classics) Don’t throw out Ella Fitzgerald’s Cole Porter songbooks...

    1. September 27, 2014

      A Yankee hater bids Jeter farewell

      I rooted with all my heart and soul for the Baltimore Orioles as they took on Derek Jeter in his final game in New York....

    2. September 7, 2014

      Tony Bennett, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

      The last of the great crooners was introduced at the Royal Festival Hall by a recording of his old friend Frank Sinatra...

    3. February 28, 2014

      A Savile Row tailor pops up for the Oscars

      These days it has become de rigueur for jewellery brands, shoe maestros and couture houses to descend upon Los Angeles ahead...

    4. February 14, 2014

      Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic on his album ‘Aranjuez’

      The vast royal gardens at Aranjuez, an oasis 30 miles south of Madrid, are wind-blown and a little bleak in early February....

    5. November 12, 2013

      Twitter launches custom timelines

      Twitter has launched custom timelines to allow people to curate their own themed streams and spread tweets to other...

    6. October 9, 2013

      Jos A Bank launches $2.3bn Men’s Wearhouse bid

      Jos A Bank gave the staid US suit market a jolt by launching a $2.3bn offer for its larger rival Men’s Wearhouse, but the...

    7. September 27, 2013

      Tim Rice’s musical ‘From Here to Eternity’ has a classic source

      Tim Rice’s first new West End musical for more than a decade started with a small act of daring and a receptive ear. Many...

    8. September 19, 2013

      Mixed signals as Fed steers from taper road map

      When asked on Wednesday in his press conference whether he had any regrets about the financial crisis, Ben Bernanke...

    9. September 17, 2013

      Profits needed for Wall Street’s bull run

      Tap an equity bull these days and just like Frank Sinatra, they’ll hum: “The best is yet to come.” Equity investors are...

    10. April 12, 2013

      Bond markets fly to BoJ mood music

      “Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away,” sang Frank Sinatra. Like the American singer, bond market investors this week...

    11. January 22, 2013

      London International Mime Festival, Southbank Centre

      No wonder the German acrobat Tobias Wegner gets a special credit for the original idea behind Leo – it is simple, yet...

    12. January 22, 2013

      Ocado makes for a tough Rose comeback

      “Laydeeeez ’n’ Gennlemen! Let’s hear it for the man they call The Sultan of Swoon, Mr Entertainment and The Chairman of the...

    13. January 4, 2013

      Lunch with the FT: Robert Caro

      Robert Caro is a New Yorker. And the restaurant at which he chooses to have lunch is as New York as they come. Patsy’s...

    14. October 19, 2012

      Vive le roi du rock ’n’ roll

      It has been calculated that a third of the French population has seen Johnny Hallyday perform. Or perhaps it’s a quarter:...

    15. August 9, 2012

      In old New York, we do it our way

      Frank Sinatra wasn’t kidding. When he paid tribute to New York as a proving ground, he was dealing in the realm of cold,...

    16. August 3, 2012

      Fixer who linked sectors by putting stars in ads

      In show business and in advertising, Alan Cluer was known as the celebrity Mr Fix-It. It was to him the west’s leading ad...

    17. April 20, 2012

      Obituary: Bert Weedon

      Bert Weedon, the man who taught a generation of schoolboys to strum the guitar, died at his home on Friday at the age of 91....

    18. February 17, 2012

      Romney fights for home state win

      On the campaign trail in Michigan, Mitt Romney listed what he loves about his birth state. The people, the cars, the lakes,...

    19. January 13, 2012

      Keeping up with Mr Jones

      Quincy Jones once produced a television show called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a knockabout comedy starring Will Smith, a...

    20. December 16, 2011

      Michael Bublé: Christmas

       Michael Bublé Christmas (Reprise) Michael Bublé delivers a faithful take on the smooth ‘n’ swinging festive songs that the...

    21. December 4, 2011

      Bewkes relaxed over Time Warner prospects

      Halfway through a professorial two-hour analysis of what the digital future holds for Time Warner’s film, television and...

    22. November 4, 2011

      Thinking vocal

      In the heyday of the big bands, singers were low-paid walk-ons. By the time they captured centre stage, jazz had pared...

    23. October 24, 2011

      Glen Campbell, Royal Festival Hall, London

      Ordinarily Glen Campbell’s “Final Farewell Tour” would invite scepticism, there being many famous pseudo-retirees who have...

    24. September 26, 2011

      How at last my fellow Italians fell out of love with Silvio

      Italians are fantasists. Reality’s not good enough for them. In his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, Martin Amis describes...

    25. September 9, 2011

      Last of the great crooners

      On the day I meet Tony Bennett, a splendid summer afternoon in London, neither of us is to know that one particular song...

    26. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2011

      Good luck, Steve.

      PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always...

    27. July 15, 2011

      Masochists, mamma Mia and me

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    28. June 24, 2011

      EMI is as British as Nat King Cole

      From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, As the next chapter in the EMI saga unfolds, it ought to be clarified that the British part...

    29. May 5, 2011

      Warner Music: a trophy asset

      First there were football clubs, then prestige car makers. Now, billionaires in search of trophy assets appear to be fixated...

    30. FT Alphaville

      April 26, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: Egypt’s liberals are losing the battle All sorts of...

    31. April 25, 2011

      Egypt’s liberals are losing the battle

      All sorts of contending forces rub shoulders in Egypt these days. Last week, I found myself in the lobby of a Cairo hotel,...

    32. April 22, 2011

      An isle of joy where anything can happen

      What could be better to lick a person into shape than a bracing spring jaunt to New York? I am packing my bags with all the...

    33. March 19, 2011

      Turkish star’s shooting draws speculation

      An outpouring of public sympathy followed this week’s shooting of Ibrahim Tatlises, a singer often known as Turkey’s Frank...

    34. December 30, 2010

      Sharper focus

      In New York there are 58 dealers specialising in photographic prints, Paris has dozens, but in London there are just six....

    35. November 19, 2010

      Dealings

      Dealings: A Political and Financial Life, by Felix G Rohatyn, Simon & Schuster RRP$27, 304 pages If you are over 65 and have...

    36. November 14, 2010

      Party pieces as birthday gifts

      The celebration of a century of song that opened the London Jazz Festival, under the title Jazz Voice, was something of a...

    37. October 22, 2010

      The Shrink & The Sage

      The Sage When it comes to regret, most people seem to think that Frank Sinatra got it right: it’s OK to have a few, as long...

    38. August 20, 2010

      Master of the smoky image who captured the soul of jazz

      W hen you look at Herman Leonard’s haunting black-and-white but silvery photos of postwar jazz clubs, musicians and singers,...

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