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David Bowie tribute concert to be live-streamed on Skype

A concert in tribute to David Bowie – featuring the likes of Blondie and Pixies – will be streamed live on Skype. The show, which also features The Flaming Lips, Patti Smith and The Roots, takes place at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Friday (1 April). The Donny McCaslin Group, who worked on …

Music News March 29, 2016

See Annie Leibovitz’s inspiring photos for the new Pirelli calendar

The annual Pirelli calendar is usually a place for supermodels with perfect bodies to shed their clothes in titillating fashion, but for 2016 legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz has taken it in a completely new direction. Instead, the women in the calendar have been chosen for their achievements, so there is everyone’s favourite comedian Amy Shumer, tennis …

Agenda Virals December 1, 2015

Can you match these music legends to their lyrics?

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and the 15-strong shortlist includes Deep Purple, The Cars, Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths and Yes. To be eligible for a nomination, any artist or band must have released their first recording at least 25 years before the nomination. So, this batch of …

Quizzes October 8, 2015

6 reasons why Patti Smith is cooler than you

The Godmother of Punk and potential coolest person on earth, Patti Smith, has announced that she will be turning her critically acclaimed memoir Just Kids into a TV series. The book, which was released in 2010, follows Smith’s early life and details her relationship with the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The show will appear as a mini-series on …

Jo Caulfield’s Fringe Diary: August 16th 2013

EDINBURGH-based comedian Jo Caulfield shares her experiences of the Fringe Festival along with her pick of shows and events. [Edinburgh-based comic Jo Caulfield] We’re just heading for week three and the excitement and vibrancy of the Fringe has a magic hold over Edinburgh. Well, most of Edinburgh… I went down to Morningside on Monday to …

Music review: The Poet Speaks

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: The Poet Speaks, with Philip Glass and Patti Smith, at The Playhouse, reviewed by Susan Nickall [Patti Smith] ‘Channelling Allen’ is how Patti Smith described her collaboration with minimalist composer Philip Glass to pay homage to their mutual friend, the hugely talented Allen Ginsberg, one of the Beat Generation poets. …

On tour this week, feat Robbie Williams, Patti Smith and The Killers

We take a look at the best music acts on tour this week in the UK, including pop superstar Robbie Williams, rock icon Patti Smith and indie heroes The Killers. [Sing When You’re Winning – Robbie Williams is in Manchester this week] Robbie Williams Following the typically impressive success of last year’s album Take The Crown, the cocky, …

Gigs June 18, 2013

Patti Smith at The Old Schoolroom in Haworth – review

Susan Darlington offers her verdict on a very special gig from rock legend Patti Smith, held in aid of the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Yorkshire. When Patti Smith asks for more lighting, she usually gets a couple of extra strobes. When the godmother of punk asks for it during this benefit performance in support of …

Gigs April 23, 2013

13 stand-out shows at the Edinburgh International Festival 2013

The interaction of art and technology is the inspiration for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), which was launched in Edinburgh today. The festival’s director Jonathan Mills said that this year’s programme “explores how artists think about their world, mediated through technology”. WOW247 was at the EIF launch in Edinburgh on a snowy March morning, …

Theatre March 12, 2013