FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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241 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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242 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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243 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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244 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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245 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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246 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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247 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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248 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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249 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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250 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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251 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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252 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?

She's the most successful female recording artist ever – and now, 30 years after her first single, Madonna has released her twelfth album, 'MDNA'. It's already caused a stir, with the video for the opening track 'Girl Gone Wild' banned on YouTube for being 'too raunchy'. But is she still good? What's more important: Madonna the brand or the artist? And, at 53, should she really be wearing those hot pants? Neville Hawcock puts these questions to FT writers Lucy Kellaway, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and Richard Clayton. With clips from 'Girl Gone Wild', 'I'm a Sinner' and 'I'm Addicted'. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

253 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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254 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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255 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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256 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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257 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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258 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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259 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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260 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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