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Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?
A 1990s BBC Proms in the Park concert
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Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?

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Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’
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Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’

Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’
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Zayn Malik speaks on new music, home city Bradford and identity: ‘I’m a very Northern man’

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‘It’s always a good time for music somewhere’: Kae Tempest talks 80s unrest and new drama This Town
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‘It’s always a good time for music somewhere’: Kae Tempest talks 80s unrest and new drama This Town

Gig ticket prices are extortionate now – but there’s still hope for live music
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Gig ticket prices are extortionate now – but there’s still hope for live music

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Zayn Malik: ‘I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world’
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‘It’s always a good time for music somewhere’: Kae Tempest talks 80s unrest and new drama This Town
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‘It’s always a good time for music somewhere’: Kae Tempest talks 80s unrest and new drama This Town

Composer Cassie Kinoshi: ‘Understanding one’s own mental health is of utmost importance to me’
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Composer Cassie Kinoshi: ‘Understanding one’s own mental health is of utmost importance to me’

Paloma Faith: ‘How many left-wing people like me get to be a national treasure? None’
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Paloma Faith: ‘How many left-wing people like me get to be a national treasure? None’

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Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?
A 1990s BBC Proms in the Park concert
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Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?

How a swanky London townhouse links composer Handel with Jimi Hendrix
Handel’s bedroom in Brook Street, London
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How a swanky London townhouse links composer Handel with Jimi Hendrix

Here’s one they played earlier: Pre-recorded orchestras spell trouble for live performance
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Here’s one they played earlier: Pre-recorded orchestras spell trouble for live performance

How British composer Karl Jenkins brought the world together
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How British composer Karl Jenkins brought the world together

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How the world finally caught up with music pioneer Alice Coltrane
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How the world finally caught up with music pioneer Alice Coltrane

Composer Cassie Kinoshi: ‘Understanding one’s own mental health is of utmost importance to me’
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Composer Cassie Kinoshi: ‘Understanding one’s own mental health is of utmost importance to me’

This is everything to look out for in the world of jazz in 2024
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This is everything to look out for in the world of jazz in 2024

Xero Slingsby: The anarchic spirit of British jazz being discovered by a new generation
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Xero Slingsby: The anarchic spirit of British jazz being discovered by a new generation

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Jason Donovan on how Kylie inspired his pop career and Joseph opened the door to the stage
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The Music That Made Me

Jason Donovan on how Kylie inspired his pop career and Joseph opened the door to the stage

Five Star’s Deniece Pearson: ‘I kissed Smokey Robinson’s lips off’
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Five Star’s Deniece Pearson: ‘I kissed Smokey Robinson’s lips off’

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘I’m making a playlist for my funeral. It’s about five hours’ worth’
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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘I’m making a playlist for my funeral. It’s about five hours’ worth’

David Duchovny: ‘I dare you not to be moved by Puff, the Magic Dragon’
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David Duchovny: ‘I dare you not to be moved by Puff, the Magic Dragon’