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Rufus Wainwright puts Shakespeare sonnets to music

It’s a high-risk labour of love that pays off according to some critics. ‘Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets’ is the latest studio album by

It’s a high-risk labour of love that pays off according to some critics. ‘Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets’ is the latest studio album by

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Congolese singer Papa Wemba dies during concert

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

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Tallinn Music Week brings together Creativity for Change

Tallinn Music Week has made a name for itself as a crossroads between different styles and genres. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Estonia’s

Tallinn Music Week has made a name for itself as a crossroads between different styles and genres. If you’re lucky, you might even spot Estonia’s

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Prog rock legend Keith Emerson dies, aged 71

Acclaimed keyboardist and leader in the progressive rock movement, Keith Emerson has died, aged 71. The Yorkshire-born musician was perhaps best

Acclaimed keyboardist and leader in the progressive rock movement, Keith Emerson has died, aged 71. The Yorkshire-born musician was perhaps best

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"Istanbul Sessions" at "Visa for Music" in Rabat

Istanbul in Morocco. The band that is – “Istanbul Sessions”. They were in the city of Rabat to present their work at the “Visa for Music” fair. And

Istanbul in Morocco. The band that is – “Istanbul Sessions”. They were in the city of Rabat to present their work at the “Visa for Music” fair. And

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Quiet 'Cannonball' - Damien Rice overwhelms Lyon crowd

I confess that I have long cherished an image of Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice as a gentle poet of romance and struggle. A night with Rice at

I confess that I have long cherished an image of Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice as a gentle poet of romance and struggle. A night with Rice at

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Nick Cave's son dies in UK cliff fall

The 15-year-old son of Australian musician and songwriter Nick Cave has died after a fall from a cliff in Brighton on the south coast of England. The

The 15-year-old son of Australian musician and songwriter Nick Cave has died after a fall from a cliff in Brighton on the south coast of England. The

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Florence + The Machine caught by cushion rain in Lyon

Seeing Florence + The Machine on stage at Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon on Sunday night was like meeting an old friend refreshed and inspired after

Seeing Florence + The Machine on stage at Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon on Sunday night was like meeting an old friend refreshed and inspired after