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 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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282 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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283 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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284 The artist as businessman2010-12-03
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285 Miami Basel: the rise of Latin American art2010-12-03
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286 New opera: does it exist?2010-11-25 18:58:00
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287 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

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