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LSO St Luke’s

St Luke's is an 18th-century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, restored to become the home of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) community and music education programme LSO Discovery. LSO is London's oldest orchestra and has a long and fascinating history. As well as rehearsals St Luke’s plays host to a diverse s...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010


The Roundhouse is a Grade II listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, England, which has been converted into a performing arts and concert venue. It has been associated with Centre 42 which was set up to help provide arts for all. The theatre is well known for its cutting edge performances and productio...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is a magnificent building in the heart of London’s Convent Garden. Closely linked to the famous composer Handel the theatre has a fascinating history. It is possible to go on backstage tours and see how the Opera House runs on a day to day basis. The stage has played host to some of the worl...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. The Hall is best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941. The Hall has been used for over 150,000 events, including classical and rock concerts, conferences, ballroom dancing, poetry rec...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Listing the Lists

Dylan: acclaimedWhy are lists so interesting I can think of five good reasons... but seriously, there are an awful lot of lists out there, perhaps in pop music more than anywhere else. Nick Hornby01:00 Wed 05th Feb 2003

Cor Baby That's A Really Good Idea

Update (Monday 7 October 2002): Congratulations to John and the many people who helped him reach No 9 in the charts released yesterday - He's a two-hit wonder! ************************************01:00 Wed 28th Aug 2002

On the death of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax (1915-2002)Sadly, the great music archivist and celebrated ethnomusicologist passed away on July 19, 2002 at the age of 87. Like so many of the musicians he first recorded and brought to01:00 Mon 22nd Jul 2002

What is Maltese Ghana

First things first - it isn't a part of West Africa colonised by the small Mediterranean island. Ghana (pronounced 'aana', the gh- being silent, meaning song) is actually the local folk music of the01:00 Mon 17th Jun 2002

Can do their bit for German music

Maccy asks: 'Who are Can ' - which brings us to something of an oxymoron, for Can were one of the most influential German bands of the last 40 years, and central to a movement that came to be known01:00 Thu 06th Jun 2002

Mercury Rev and the soundtrack to RI:SE

There have been numerous requests to name the music used to promote the new Channel 4 breakfast show 'RI:SE'. The song is called Holes and it's the first track from the Mercury Rev CD Deserter's01:00 Fri 03rd May 2002

I've been reading about the death of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes of US R'n'B group TLC (pictured, centre, with band mates Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, left, and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) died last week when her all-terrain people carrier crashed01:00 Wed 01st May 2002

Hello again ...

I heard a Neil Diamond song on the radio, but I know little about him ' can you enlighten me Neil Diamond was born Noah Kaminsky in January 1941 in Brooklyn New York. In common with most teenagers,01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

I still got my guitar ...

Q. Has the computer revolution changed the way musicians learn to play A. The advent of technology has resulted in some significant changed within the music industry, especially with regard to01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

The harder I try ...

Q. Where have all the independent record retailers gone A. The way of corner shops - they've been forced out of business by the supermarkets and record company-owned mega stores, the days of the01:00 Mon 22nd Apr 2002

We get the funniest looks ...

Q. Are Boy Bands a new idea A. Not as new as you moght think - if you go back as far as 1965, you'll find The Monkees, who can claim the title as the original 'boy band', although the label01:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

It'a all in the luney tune ...

Q. Can you recommend an Alice Cooper album A. A good entry into the world of Alice is the School's Out album, which contains his best-known song, and biggest hit single. Q. Is the single a01:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

Oh Mr Woo, what can I do

Q. I heard a comic song at my parents' house, they told me it was George Formby, and he was a massive star. Can you tell me more A. George Formby was born George Hoy Booth in Lancashire in 1904.01:00 Mon 08th Apr 2002

He's just a wide boy ...

Q. I'd like to manage a rock band, how do I start A. First of all, you need to be very sure that this is what you want to do. Managing a band is second only to playing in a band, in terms of the01:00 Mon 01st Apr 2002

Sadness ...

Q. I adore the Concierto de Aranjuez, what can you tell me about its composer A. The Concierto de Aranjuez is probably the most famous piece of Spanish classical guitar music ever written. It s a01:00 Mon 01st Apr 2002

Save the best 'till last

Q. My parents have a load of James Last albums which they love - what can you tell me about him A. In spite of his English-sounding name, James Last is actually German by birth. Hans Last adopted a01:00 Mon 01st Apr 2002

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