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An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. How can you be an artist and not reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.

Nina Simone

The dedicated life and music of Mikis Theodorakis
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:54

The dedicated life and music of Mikis Theodorakis

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Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021) has left the mortal plane, and one can only imagine he is flying the red flag in the heavenly realm – agitating alongside the great working-class heroes of history. He has been remembered warmly by the socialist world, by his own Greek party (KKE) and almost every…
The Beatle, the Bankie and the Bouquet
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 August 2021 09:13

The Beatle, the Bankie and the Bouquet

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Chris McGachy uncovers the full story behind Lennon’s donation to the workers as he transformed from affable moptop to militant activist following the breakup of The Beatles. 50 years ago – in the summer of 1971 – John Lennon was putting the final studio touches to his global anthem, Imagine.…
Prokofiev and Peter and the Wolf
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 22 April 2021 07:27

Prokofiev and Peter and the Wolf

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Jenny Farrell introduces Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, one of the most famous pieces of music for children ever written Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev is among the great composers of the 20th century. He was born 130 years ago, on 23rd April 1891 in Sontsovka in the Ukraine, into a…
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