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Howard H. Scott - a developer of the vinyl LP - dies at 92

Oct 08, 2012

Howard H. Scott, who was part of the team at Columbia Records that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948 before going on to produce albums with the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern and many other giants of classical music, died on Sept. 22 in Reading, Pa. He was 92.  The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Andrea K. Scott....

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Michelangelo Antonioni: centenary of a forgotten giant

Sep 28, 2012

This is the centenary year of Michelangelo Antonioni. He was born on 29 September 1912 and died in 2007 at the age of 94, having worked until almost the very end. As well as everything else, he gave us one of the founding myths of postwar cinema: The Booing of L'Avventura. For film historians, it's as pretty much important as the audience riots...

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'Raul: O Início, o Fim e o Meio' screening in London

Sep 26, 2012

Raul Seixas is one of the most iconic figures to come out of Brazilian music, a man who was able to connect with listeners the way that Joe Strummer did, who lived the lifestyle of Harry Nilsson or John Martyn (i.e. drink until your body can’t take anymore) and had a spiritual (yet personal) side that allowed him to connect...

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'No Olho da Rua' photography exhibition

Sep 25, 2012

No Olho da Rua is an acclaimed project, documenting a long-term collaboration between young people living on the streets of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and artists Julian Germain, Patricia Azevedo and Murilo Godoy.  The project demonstrates how photography has been used to offer a platform to the socially and economically excluded, enabling them to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings.  The...

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Santa Sangre at Day Of The Dead celebrations in London

Sep 18, 2012

From the 31st October to 3rd November, Wahaca will be bringing Mexico’s vibrant Day of the Dead celebrations to London, for a four-day festival of music, food, art and film hosted at The Old Vic Tunnels. Performing each night, on the first leg of their European tour will be this year’s Wilderness Festival headliners, Rodrigo y Gabriela with their unique...

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Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes

Sep 17, 2012

The new Flying Lotus album 'Until The Quiet Comes' is due to drop officially on 1st October and if it's like any of his previous releases it's worth buying blind. The release of Until The Quiet Comes is accompanied by a short film directed by Kahlil Joseph and is very special indeed: More information on the album and the various...

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4th Brazilian Film Festival of London

Sep 14, 2012

The Fourth Brazilian Film Festival returns to London between September 21st and 25th.  The festival is a rich and comprehensive edition of the last year’s Brazilian cinema panorama. This years event will be held at Odeon, Panton Street.  For full information on the event and films head over to the official website.

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King Crab Reggae Selection by Frankie Francis

Sep 13, 2012

The gentlemen at Sofrito - namely Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis - constantly turn out superb mixtapes (as well as superb parties in London).  This one is no exception.  Here, Frankie draws on his stellar selection of vintage unreleased dubplates and heavy 45s from JA for a serious session of roots, rocksteady and ska with a dose of dubwise and a special nod...

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Paradise 5th Birthday Party with Norman Jay, Prince Fatty & Hollie Cook

Sep 11, 2012

As part of their 5th Birthday celebrations, The Paradise in Kensal Green (London) present an evening of Good Times with Norman Jay and our own Prince Fatty, Horseman & Hollie Cook, all in aid of Kids Company. Tickets in advance are £8 and allow you to jump the queue.  Tickets on the door will be available at the same price....

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