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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281 Miami Basel: the rise of Latin American art2010-12-03
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282 New opera: does it exist?2010-11-25 18:58:00
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283 Pop stars of a certain age2010-11-22
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Pop stars of a certain age

The music scene is currently awash with aging rockers and pop groups re-united. Take That, complete with Robbie Williams, will tour next year; space rockers Hawkwind, formed in 1969, tour the UK next month; while Lemmy, born 1945, is currently taking the stage with Motorhead. Whatever happened to “hope I die before I get old”? Aren’t they old enough to know better? Neville Hawcock, deputy arts editor, talks to Peter Aspden, the FT’s arts writer, and Richard Clayton, who regularly reviews pop for the paper.…read more

284 Chekhov on the small screen2010-11-15 17:00:00
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285 Contemporary British art and the cult of celebrity2010-10-29 17:00:00
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286 Jan Dalley and Peter Aspden discuss A History of the World in 100 Objects2010-10-25 16:53:00
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287 Simon Schama on beasts and beastliness in contemporary art2010-10-14 23:49:00
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288 Shadow Catchers at the V&A2010-10-11 23:00:00
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289 Has Mad Men lost its mojo?2010-10-07 23:00:00
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290 Jan Dalley interviews Sir Nicholas Serota2010-10-06 23:00:00
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