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You don’t understand true fandom until you’ve been stuck in a lift in a Philadelphia hotel with three Bob Dylan obsessives. The unscheduled delay may (...)

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is seasoned with Ethan (left) and Joel Coen’s taste for self-conscious humour. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The latest project from the Coen Brothers sounded so promising one sensed the audience at Cannes watching terrified through its collective spla(...)

‘What these moments led me to consider, between the bastardisation of the manifestation of a daydream of the brain of an architect, and the sim(...)

Richie Havens: improvised the anthem ‘Freedom’ on stage. Photograph: Getty Images

Richie Havens, who has died of a heart attack aged 72, is best known for his opening performance at the historic 1969 Woodstock festival. (...)

Photograph: David Rose/Bloomberg News

The album was born of technology. In 1931 RCA Victor launched a range of vinyl discs that rotated 33 times a minute, which meant they played fo(...)

US folk musician Richie Havens reprises his 1969 performance of Freedom at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, in  2009. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

US folk musician Richie Havens, who opened the historic 1969 Woodstock musical festival and energised the crowd with his version of Motherless Chil(...)

Solly Lipsitz: opened Atlantic Records in Belfast after discovering jazz in the 1940s

Solly Lipsitz, who has died in his native Belfast, made a major contribution to the city’s cultural life. Probably his main achievements were b(...)

Sometimes, there is no need to complicate matters. Josephine Oniyama, she keeps it simple. Great nuggets of songs bursting with folky, soulful,(...)

Detail of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel shows the “Creation of Adam”, a panel in the massive narrarative work by Michelangelo. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Is there more truth in art than religion? That was one of the topics for discussion on a recent edition of The Big(...)

Do you mind being called the new Brad Pitt ? No, not at all. I feel honoured. I w(...)

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