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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261 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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262 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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263 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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264 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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265 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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266 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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267 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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268 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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269 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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270 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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271 Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life2011-07-07 16:45:00
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272 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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273 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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274 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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275 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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276 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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277 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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278 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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279 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama

The launch of Sky Atlantic on February 1 – the result of Sky's exclusive five-year deal with HBO - raises questions about British and American television drama. Is the US - with cult series like The Sopranos, Mad Men and now Boardwalk Empire - enjoying a Golden Age of TV drama? What about Britain? Has its Golden Age been and gone? Jan Dalley, FT arts editor, is joined by Mark Duguid, senior curator of the British Film Institute National Archive, Huw Kennair-Jones, Sky1’s commissioning editor for drama, and John Lloyd, the FT’s television columnist. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

280 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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