A great show-off comes of age
By David Smyth - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Release the Stars</strong>

Rufus Wainwright <em>Geffen</em>

Keep on moving
By Vivien Goldman - 28 May 13:00

Hailed as the best album of the 20th century, Bob Marley's <em>Exodus</em> is 30 years old next mont

Serbs who stayed home
By Kim Bytyci - 21 May 13:00

Observations on Balkans

Music and lyrics
By Anne-Marie Payne - 21 May 13:00

<strong>You Don't Love Me Yet</strong>

Jonathan Lethem <em>Faber & Faber, 240pp, £10.99</em>

ISB

Born in the UK
By Suhayl Saadi - 21 May 13:00

<strong>Greetings from Bury Park: race, religion and rock'n'roll</strong>

Sarfraz Manzoor <em>Bloo

Two-way traffic
By Kevin LeGendre - 21 May 13:00

Just as western acts are inspired by "world music", African artists are tapping into rock, funk and

Pity poor Cliff
By Sian Berry - 18 May 11:56

Some surprising people are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the record industry

You're not swinging any more
By Rosie Millard - 14 May 13:00

A timid production fails to capture the tension and the thrill of 1950s London

<strong>Absolute Be

Culture vultures
By David Lammy - 14 May 13:00

Will the Olympics really be bad for the arts? David Lammy outlines his plans for the 2012 "Cultural

Wild at heart?
By Garth Cartwright - 14 May 13:00

Garth Cartwright finds the reality of gypsy life a far cry from the myth perpetuated by musicians an

Future sounds
By Alice O'Keeffe - 14 May 13:00

Joanna MacGregor is one of Britain's most talented and original pianists. She tells Alice O'Keeffe w

Dubious honours
By Clemency Burton-Hill - 07 May 13:00

Observations on Rostropovich

A change for the worse
By Rosie Millard - 30 April 13:00

The menopause is reduced to songs about hot flushes in a lightweight show

<strong>Menopause: the m

Feel the noise
By Daniel Trilling - 30 April 13:00

Daniel Trilling braves the feedback to investigate an exhilarating avant-garde musical movement

I'm the candidate. I'm stunned
By Dave Rowntree - 23 April 13:00

From being in a band, I've learned the trick of doing a good interview. Making a successful "impromp

Voice of the streets
By Rebecca S Bundhun - 23 April 13:00

<strong>Flamenco Legend: in search of Camarón de la Isla</strong>

Marcos <em>NPI Media, 288pp, £1

Songs of praise
By Becky Hogge - 23 April 13:00

I've finally got something nice to say about the recording industry.

Let's get together
By Barbara Gunnell - 16 April 13:00

<strong>Dancing in the Streets: a history of collective joy</strong>

Barbara Ehrenreich <em>Granta

Keeping it unreal
By Jeff Sharlet - 16 April 13:00

We consider the "primitive" music of blues singers such as Leadbelly to be more authentic than that

Perfect cultural harmony
By Lindsey Hilsum - 16 April 13:00

China's love/hate relationship with Western culture

Living colour
By Dan Hancox - 09 April 13:00

TTC are the latest hip-hop sensation in Paris. French rap has got its groove back, they tell Dan Han

Now, lie down on this couch
By Andrew Billen - 09 April 13:00

Thought-provoking drama from an unlikely source

<strong>Dr Freud Will See You Now Mr Hitler</stron

The Cherokee religion
By Kathy Van Buskirk - 04 April 12:33

The songs and dances of Cherokee ceremonies and how their language is used as part of Christian wors

Blown away by the music
By Sam Alexandroni - 02 April 13:00

Observations on opera

In Texas, coming apart at the seams
By Mike Smith - 02 April 13:00

The South by Southwest music festival is Glastonbury, Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve rolled into one.

How did I become a Druid?
By Damh - 26 March 11:38

This week's Faith Column is written by Damh who devotes his first blog to explaining how his interes

Rock'n'roll, big and dumb
By David Smyth - 19 March 12:00

<strong>The Weirdness</strong>

<em>The Stooges</em> Virgin

Pimp my lines
By Nicholas Blincoe - 19 March 12:00

Rappers, argues Nicholas Blincoe, are first and foremost poets. But as Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent bid fo

Lefties are cool for cats
By Alice O'Keeffe - 19 March 12:00

<strong>My Name is Buddy</strong>

<em>Ry Cooder</em> Nonesuch

Spiritual wall of sound
By Jude Rogers - 19 March 12:00

<strong>Neon Bible</strong>

<em>Arcade Fire</em> Sonovox

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