Singer Katherine Jenkins speaks of classical music snobs, the perils of the internet, and why she refuses to adopt a “sexier image”
Cool-tempered Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, who died aged 80, was a genuine hero for countless musicians and music-lovers. John Allison pays tribute to one of the last giants of the podium
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Katherine Jenkins has signed a new record deal with the label that first signed her up, Decca records
The New York Times
Farewells Begin for New York Philharmonic’s Glenn Dicterow
Fourteen years after the opening of Shakespeare’s Globe, the vision of its founder has been fully realised. The thatched amphitheatre on London’s South Bank now stands cheek by jowl with a brand new, old theatre: the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Three new plays about 15th Century Scottish kings are to form the centrepiece of the National Theatre of Scotland’s new programme.
Debate surrounding an appropriate age-rating system for online music videos was reignited again last week with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) saying it wants one introduced as soon as possible