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On my radar: Jazzy Jeffs cultural highlights

The DJ and producer on Jay-Zs new album, the Philadelphia 76ers and the great taste of blue crab Born in West Philadelphia, DJ Jazzy Parents Just Dont Understand (1988). The groups second Grammy was earned for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Shep Gordon: Hes kind of like a modern-day Forrest Gump. Photograph: Dogwoof This […]

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Are music festivals doing enough to tackle sexual assault?

Reports of rape and other attacks are on the rise but, from grassroots groups to industry efforts, measures are being undertaken to keep attendees safe Festival season is a time of joy, sunburn and sloshing about in muddy fields. However, this booming industry which attracts millions of attendees each year and convicted of attacking two […]

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The day Taylor Swift held my hand for a photo shoot

Its summertime, New York City, 2014 and a starstruck reporter interviews the charismatic singer at a restaurant. Then its time to go On a Tuesday afternoon three years ago, I entered a Manhattan restaurant where I had been told Taylor Swift would be, waiting to be interviewed. It seemed astonishing that there she was indeed: […]

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Why I love Cline Dion

Is she schmaltzy? Well, yes. High camp and cheesy like a ripe camembert You know what genre of celeb will always have a special place in my heart? The wildly famous, hugely successful, but inherently uncool superstar. I feel a kinship, and will abide no snark directed at them. The epitome of this breed is […]

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Sufjan Stevens 10 of the best

A master of what he called the strummy-strum acoustic guitar song, Stevens affecting music tackles issues as tricky as abandonment, death and Christmas with family 1. We Are What You Say With his wavering voice and penchant for high concept experimentation, he has had his fair share of detractors, yet few artists elicit the level […]

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Loretta Lynn hospitalised after stroke

Country music legend, 85, taken to hospital in Tennessee and expected to make full recovery, according to publicists The country music legend Loretta Lynn has been taken to hospital after a stroke. Maria Malta from Sony Music confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday night after the […]

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