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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. March 25, 2011

    Woebot: Chunks

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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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’...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. December 1, 2009

    Dreamgirls

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

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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....

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. December 5, 2008

    Just because it worked for Oprah..

    What kind of person would start a magazine in a recession? Someone with a sizeable sense of self? A chunky ego, if you...

  37. December 5, 2008

    It's all about me

    Notebook (Emma Jacobs): What kind of person would start a magazine in a recession? Someone with a sizeable sense of self? A...

  38. December 4, 2008

    Just because it worked for Oprah...

    What kind of person would start a magazine in a recession? Someone with a sizeable sense of self? A chunky ego, if you will?...

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