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Imitation may be flattering except when it’s classed as plagiarism

We all know that the most sincere form of flattery is imitation. Even a caricature – the exaggeration of a notable feature or the like, usually not meant to inspire admiration – is a sure indication that whoever is being caricatured is notable for much more than a weak chin or big ears. When someone writes a hit song, for instance, it’s inevitable that a lot

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Juno Temple lends her support to creative youth mentoring scheme

 

Juno Temple lends her support to creative youth mentoring scheme

Juno Temple, the young actress who was in the Dark Knight and given the BAFTA Rising Star award, is backing a youth mentoring project that aims to help a whole new generation to develop their creative craft skills.

Juno has given her full support to the scheme called YOUYOU Mentoring who recently developed a group of young,

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Classic TV show soundtracks released on vinyl

Classic TV show soundtracks released on vinyl

Network Distributing have announced that they are ready to launch a new range of what they call definitive soundtracks of iconic British TV shows on vinyl. The records will come in classic gatefold sleeves and will feature classic shows from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

They have recruited Ray Staff to create these wonderful collectable. Ray is a renowned vinyl engineer

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Andris Nelsons named as new music director of the BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is getting an infusion of new life with the choice of Andris Nelsons as music director. He will be the 15th director in the BSO’s 132-year history and the youngest in a century, at 34 just about half the age of his predecessor James Levine. It has been over two years since Levine, now 69, made his last appearance at the podium,

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Exclusive Rolling Stones prints curated by Audio Lounge

Exclusive Rolling Stones prints curated by Audio Lounge

The David Redfern Collection, which includes limited editions of rock legends, Rolling Stones, is to be released to celebrate the return of the group to the stage.

To celebrate The Rolling Stones’ return to the stage, the collection of works by renowned photographer David Redfern includes limited edition prints of the rock legends. A stunning Mick Jagger light

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OXFAM is asking people to love Syria

OXFAM is asking people to love Syria

Imagine for a second how it would be if you had to leave the only life you knew in order to protect the health of your family and your own life. For thousands of Syrians that are looking help from the world that is the reality.

Oxfam is launching a ‘Love Syria’ campaign on the first night of the Isle

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Royal Ballet are suffering from lack of talent

The Royal Ballet has been experiencing a dwindling number of domestic talents in its composition. There are 21 dancers in the Royal Ballet off which just one woman and two men of British origin are present. This startling figure was noticed by an erstwhile ballerina Bryony Brind. The ballerina opined that the reason for such a fall in talent of British origin stemmed from the lack

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How Scots have been defined in the arts over the years

It was Sir Walter Scott who pioneered the formation of Scots as a culturally independent race of people distinctly different from those in England. He did succeed to a large extent, with the immediate picture of tartan-wearing people following traditions that started from the 16th century coming to mind when contemplating the Scottish people. This combination of dress and customs has become symbolic of the people

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I Am Kloot hit the road

There are far too many still who still don’t know I Am Kloot is, and those who are staunch fans will find this quite baffling. To be honest they really shouldn’t as research clearly shows that every year, most of us buy the same 6 albums as everyone else does, they probably buy them from a supermarket, and I Am Kloot will not be amongst them.

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Russian ballerina to join the Royal Ballet

Natalia Osipova, the Russian superstar, has announced that she is going to join the Royal Ballet. Before making the transition, the 26 year old dancer performed with the Bolshoi Ballet.

Over the last few weeks Osipova has managed to thrill London audiences with her performances at the Coliseum dancing as a principle with the Mikahilovsky Ballet. Many dance experts were thus thrilled when the news broke that

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