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    1. June 9, 2015

      Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Royal Albert Hall, London — review

      The odd-couple pairing between the elderly man of 88 whom Frank Sinatra described as “the best singer in the business”...

    2. June 8, 2015

      Christian McBride Trio, Wigmore Hall, London — review

      I last saw bassist Christian McBride with his trio at the 2014 Love Supreme Festival, steamrollering the audience of a...

    1. April 23, 2015

      Sinatra and Cocker add to Proms’ eclectic mix

      Frank Sinatra will share an evening with Mozart and Stravinsky at this year’s BBC Proms, while Jarvis Cocker will...

    2. April 1, 2015

      Tidal tilts balance of digital power back to record labels

      The revolution will not be televised, Gil Scott-Heron reckoned in 1970. But the “godfather of rap” was wrong. The...

    3. January 30, 2015

      The List: Five unusual cover song versions

      Bob Dylan sings and has blue eyes but any similarity with Frank Sinatra ends there. “His Bobness” has a voice like...

    4. 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....

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. December 16, 2011

      Michael Bublé: Christmas

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

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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