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January 27, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

State Theatre, January 14, 2013  It was hardly an unreasonable expectation that, bundled together, Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright might deliver an even stronger performance than each does individually. Around flashes of that reality wafted a more pervasive sense of unfulfilled potential: of the component parts somehow cancelling…

January 26, 2013 / Features - Archive

  November 19, 2011.  Keith Jarrett had performed hundreds of solo concerts, but not like this. From backstage he could hear the buzz in the auditorium, the voices carrying just enough to catch the mellifluous Portuguese lilt that surrounded him everywhere he went. Even the name of the city, Rio…

January 26, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

York Theatre, January 22. This was a risk on behalf of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which took a cabaret performer – albeit one with few peers for charging a room with electricity – and thrust into her hands the 1900 lines of Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece. Camille…