Shiny, happy people
By Jude Rogers - 10 April 13:00

The veteran rock band have regained the passion that made them great



The way I see it: Sir Willard White
By Staff blogger - 10 April 13:00

Willard White is an internationally acclaimed singer. Born in Jamaica, he was knighted in 2004. He performs "Robeson Re-explored" at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival on 7 May. For more details click here

International front
By Rahul Verma - 10 April 13:00

The term "world music" has finally become redundant in 2008

Common criminals
By Becky Hogge - 10 April 13:00

Ever copied a CD to your iPod? Then you've been breaking the law

A message to you, Auntie
By Daniel Trilling - 10 April 13:00

The BBC's celebration of 2 Tone is something of an opportunity missed

Farewell Angus Fairhurst
By Grace Shortland - 04 April 20:25

The premature death of the artist plus the rest of the news from the arts world

Musical youth
By Andrew Martin - 03 April 13:00

<strong>Gig: the Life and Times of a Rock-Star Fantasist</strong>

Simon Armitage <em>Viking, 320p

Independence day
By Jude Rogers - 27 March 12:00

Björk's cry of "Tibet, Tibet" at a recent concert in Shanghai pre-empted the riots in Lhasa and outr

Kuljit Bhamra
By Staff blogger - 27 March 12:00

Bhamra is a tabla player from London. He has worked on the scores for films such as "Brick Lane", "B

Spreading the love
By Tim Walker - 19 March 12:00

Beyond the walls and barbed wire, Tim Walker finds hope for marginalised people in South Africa

Tangled up in red and blue
By Michael Glover - 19 March 12:00

Bob Dylan has spent a lifetime on the road. Now a collection of his paintings centres on the all-Ame

Excess all areas
By David Thomas - 19 March 12:00

<strong>Exile on Main Street: a Season in Hell With the Rolling Stones</strong>

Robert Greenfield

Sound and visions
By Anna Picard - 19 March 12:00

<strong>The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century</strong>

Alex Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 62

Classic Young
By Vidisha Biswas - 17 March 14:20

Vidisha Biswas sees the legendary Neil Young in concert and finds his star is far from waning

Terrifying beauty
By Guy Dammann - 13 March 12:00

McVicar's heroine inspires loathing and lust in a brutally explicit production


Secret history
By Daniel Trilling - 13 March 12:00

The British pop Establishment has shown a long-standing resistance to black musical influence

The students boycotting Shakespeare
By Nichi Hodgson - 10 March 8:42

If you teach us, do we not learn?

Reggae revolution
By Justine Henzell - 06 March 12:00

Perry Henzell created Jamaica's first feature film against all the odds, writes his daughter.

A society in transition
By Lindsey Hilsum - 06 March 12:00

The North Korean government is in suspended animation, trying to change and yet stay the same, repor

Odd books and Oscars
By Nichi Hodgson - 29 February 17:46

Anthony D’Offay's generosity hasn't gone down well in all quarters, this week in the arts world

Uneasy listening
By Lynsey Hanley - 28 February 12:00

6 Music wants to attract more women, but laddish braying won't do it

Leaders of the rebellion
By Simon Broughton - 28 February 12:00

Three unorthodox Africans know how to cast a spell over their audience

Favela fabulous
By Alice O'Keeffe - 28 February 12:00

The dynamic cultural movement AfroReggae is restoring a sense of pride to communities torn apart by

Dead bodies, sexy bodies and a dubious body of evidence
By Milly Getachew - 22 February 15:04

Milly Getachew reports on the $50m music collection on eBay, the Rolling Stones on the dangers of dr

Roots manoeuvre
By Simon Broughton - 21 February 12:00

Toumani Diabaté's new album is a captivating blend of tradition and innovation

The way I see it: DJ Dolores
By Staff blogger - 21 February 10:48

Helder Aragão, aka DJ Dolores, blends music from his native north-eastern Brazil with rock and elect

From pop to politics
By Paul Evans - 18 February 13:49

The road from music stardom to political office is not always an easy one and yet a surprising numbe

Trouble brewing and Ginsberg howls again
By Milly Getachew - 15 February 15:11

Art heists, ethics, and Beyonce in Aretha’s bad books

A god among mortals
By Rick Jones - 14 February 12:00

Feats of expression and memory from a showman and living phenomenon

<strong>Daniel Barenboim: Bee

Once more unto the beach
By Lynsey Hanley - 14 February 12:00

Let some sunshine into your life with cutting-edge sounds from California