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The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face
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The solution to racism controversy in opera is staring us in the face

Anna Netrebko is not backing down in the row over her make-up, causing other acts to pull out of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival.

Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence
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Fragile: The Taiwanese protest song that China couldn’t silence

In its attempt to ban a song protesting the situation in Taiwan, China has only succeeded in amplifying the message

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’
Letter to my Younger Self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’

The soul singer used her musical talent to escape an abusive marriage, became an Ikette then moved to London. But life had yet more challenges to throw at her

Born to run riot with surge pricing – ticket agencies have become the ticket touts
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Born to run riot with surge pricing – ticket agencies have become the ticket touts

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’
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Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’

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This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council
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This Is The Modern World: New exhibition showcases Paul Weller from The Jam to The Style Council

The Recycling Concerto creating a smash out of trash
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The Recycling Concerto creating a smash out of trash

Ultimate Thunder: The most punk-rock band in Britain
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Ultimate Thunder: The most punk-rock band in Britain

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’
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Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’

Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career
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Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career

Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland
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Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland

Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’
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Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’

The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue
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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

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The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes
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The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes

Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence
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Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence

Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’
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Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’

Ensemble 360: A dawn chorus worth getting out of bed for
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Ensemble 360: A dawn chorus worth getting out of bed for

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
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Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
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Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
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Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

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Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’
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Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’

Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years
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Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
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How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
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Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show
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Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
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After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

The story of Chervona Ruta – Ukraine’s pop song of resistance
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The story of Chervona Ruta – Ukraine’s pop song of resistance

How Manchester became the UK’s jazz capital
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How Manchester became the UK’s jazz capital

Jimmy Webb: ‘I came pretty close to the edge of the abyss on a number of occasions’
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Jimmy Webb: ‘I came pretty close to the edge of the abyss on a number of occasions’

Reggae has become an international language, synonymous with peace, love and justice
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Reggae has become an international language, synonymous with peace, love and justice

Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

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