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    1. November 20, 2014

      Get On Up – film review

      Decibelled to nuke your eardrums and acted like a mass breakout from a paper bag – that’s a compliment (lots of snap and...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2014

      Just click here for the cheese eating North Korean fatso who may well be dead already

      Journalism today, courtesy of the Telegraph. A n0te to staff aimed at improving online readership… Good morning. Kim Jong Un...

    1. August 27, 2014

      And I and Silence, Signature Center, New York – review

      “I don’t give up, I never have,” says Jamie, one of the characters in And I and Silence, the Naomi Wallace play that is...

    2. July 31, 2014

      Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

      It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

    3. May 12, 2014

      Janelle Monáe, Brixton Academy, London – review

      You could tell that Janelle Monáe is a wonderful show-off from the way she moonwalked backwards across the Brixton Academy’s...

    4. November 29, 2013

      Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra: I Hear the Sound

      Archie Shepp released the funk-backed big band and vocals album Attica Blues in 1972, in outraged response to the murderous...

    5. October 23, 2013

      James Brown: Get on the Good Foot, The Apollo, New York – review

      James Brown was enough of a dancer that a tribute to him in dance becomes a tricky business. To do like James Brown – the...

    6. August 6, 2013

      Jazz Heads, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

      The Jazz Heads are a seasoned and soulful quartet powered by the hiss and ping of Jimmy Cobb’s cymbals and fronted by tenor...

    7. July 9, 2013

      Love Supreme Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex, UK – review

      Mid-afternoon on the first full day of this new jazz festival, a rat-a-tat drum introduced late-in-life soul vocal discovery...

    8. June 16, 2013

      Jimmy Smith Tribute featuring Fred Wesley, Ronnie Scott’s, London – review

      The late Hammond organist Jimmy Smith worked only sporadically with trombonists. This tribute, however, placed the...

    9. April 12, 2013

      Dance Theatre of Harlem, Rose Theater, New York

      After a nine-year hiatus due to financial woes, this child of the civil rights movement and Balanchine neoclassicism is back...

    10. March 2, 2012

      Super Tuesday looms out of chaos

      A few miles from the elegant mansions and giant oaks dripping with Spanish moss that have made Savannah a symbol of...

    11. February 27, 2012

      The J.B.’s & Fred Wesley: The Lost Album

      By the time this album was recorded in 1972, funk’s blend of jazzy breaks, skin-tight brass and streetwise beats had made...

    12. September 5, 2011

      TD Waterhouse looks at direct UK market access

      TD Waterhouse, a leading UK retail stockbroker, is looking to offer a direct market access (DMA) service for trading UK...

    13. July 12, 2011

      Aloe Blacc, Somerset House, London

      Recessions have generated an impressive songbook, from “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”’s lament for the betrayal of...

    14. April 21, 2011

      Laxey seeks to keep up pressure on Alliance

      The investor agitating for changes at Alliance Trust tried to give its campaign fresh momentum on Thursday, claiming that...

    15. April 15, 2011

      Lobster please, and make it snappy

      Ian Belcher (left) with fisherman James Brown Seafood is rarely fresher or more strikingly beautiful. I’m aboard a small...

    16. March 25, 2011

      Woebot: Chunks

      Woebot Chunks (Hollow Earth) Woebot, aka London-based music blogger-turned-musician Matthew Ingram, has blown the dust off...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2011

      A guide to Super Bowl speculation

      FT Alphaville’s British contingent was already giddy in anticipation of Sunday’s Black Eyed Peas concert — and now we learn...

    18. January 14, 2011

      Ghostface Killah: Apollo Kids

      Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids (Mercury) Woe betide the producer foolish enough to suggest that what Ghostface Killah’s raps...

    19. December 13, 2010

      Funky failure of diplomatic immunity

      From Mr Patrick Collins. Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed Lucy Kellaway’s article “WikiLeaks offers only a glimpse of ambassadorial...

    20. September 14, 2010

      I Ka Nye (You Look Well), Dance New Amsterdam, New York

      In Mali, you say “I ka nye” to praise an individual for being well put together or a couple for being well matched. But the...

    21. September 14, 2010

      Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ronnie Scott’s, London

      Brass brother: compelling sousaphone The eight brass-playing brothers of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – four trumpets, three...

    22. April 15, 2010

      Canadian bank arm leads table of brokers

      TD Waterhouse now handles more execution-only sharedeals than any other UK broker – when deals through its ‘white label’...

    23. April 3, 2010

      Activists stir among investment trusts

      Activism is returning to the investment trust sector as shareholders seek to improve returns from struggling trusts.A number...

    24. April 2, 2010

      Activists stir among UK investment trusts

      Activism is returning to the investment trust sector as shareholders seek to improve returns from struggling trusts.A number...

    25. January 16, 2010

      Angélique Kidjo: Oyo

      Angélique Kidjo Oyo Proper After a series of albums charting the African diaspora, the Beninoise diva draws on her own...

    26. December 13, 2009

      High hopes that listed alternatives will limp back

      Few asset classes escaped unscathed from the financial crisis, but the problems for London’s listed “alternative” funds,...

    27. December 1, 2009

      Dreamgirls

      Dreamgirls has come home - to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. When you match the sentimental significance of that fact with...

    28. November 30, 2009

      Dreamgirls, Apollo Theatre, New York

      Chaz Lamar Shepherd and Moya Angela Dreamgirls has come home – to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. When you match the...

    29. September 19, 2009

      Surge in trading by small investors

      Stock market trading by small investors has surged to levels last seen during the "dotcom" boom, with many thousands of...

    30. September 18, 2009

      Surge in trading by small investors

      Stock market trading by small investors has surged to levels last seen during the “dotcom” boom, with many thousands of...

    31. July 27, 2009

      Spreadbetting stays strong as stock market recovers

      Spreadbetting volumes have remained buoyant in the first half of this year, even as market volatility has reduced and share...

    32. July 17, 2009

      Jackson's death thrills look-alikes

      Could Michael Jackson's spirit cure the economy's ills? It is not just Goldman Sachs bankers who have hit the good times....

    33. July 16, 2009

      Jackson’s death thrills look-alikes

      Could Michael Jackson’s spirit cure the economy’s ills? It is not just Goldman Sachs bankers who have hit the good times. So...

    34. June 26, 2009

      Flawed ‘King of Pop’ who moonwalked into history

      Michael Jackson was on the verge of making the most spectacular comeback in pop music history. Tarnished by child abuse...

    35. June 26, 2009

      Obituary: Michael Jackson

      Michael Jackson was on the verge of making the most spectacular comeback in pop music history. Tarnished by child abuse...

    36. March 16, 2009

      Lowside of the Road

      Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits By Barney Hoskyns Faber £20, 609 pages FT Bookshop price: £16 All rock performers,...

    37. March 14, 2009

      Tom's wild years

      All rock performers, to varying degrees, create a public persona. David Bowie became an alien, Mick Jagger was a foppish...

    38. February 14, 2009

      World David Honigmann

      Davy Sicard Kabar Warners The opening of the new album from Sicard, a singer-songwriter from the Indian Ocean island of...

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