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Obituary: Chuck Berry

[ad_1] Chuck Berry’s trademark four-bar guitar introduction and quickfire lyrics reflected the rebelliousness of the youth of the 1950s. He was one of that exclusive group who took rhythm and blues from its black roots and “crossed over” to make it part of most teenagers’ lifestyle. He influenced generations of succeeding rock stars, most notably […]

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The sequels that should never have been made

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russell Crowe starred in Gladiator, which was directed by Ridley Scott Gladiator is the latest film which might be receiving the sequel treatment. The film, which was directed by Ridley Scott, won the best picture Oscar in 2000. Before now, many of us thought a sequel was out […]

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The designer uniting Henry Moore and Christian Dior

[ad_1] Iconic dresses by Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier rub shoulders with sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in an exhibition curated by one of Britain’s leading fashion designers. Jonathan Anderson – creative director of the JW Anderson and Loewe labels – has put together the Disobedient Bodies exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield […]

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The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

[ad_1] Image copyright PA/Getty Image caption Leith, Fielding and Toksvig make up an “innovative” line-up according to Channel 4 Sandi Toksvig, food writer Prue Leith and comedian Noel Fielding will join Paul Hollywood when The Great British Bake Off returns in the autumn. Channel 4 announced the show’s new line-up ahead of its first series […]

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Can Big Bang Theory learn from past TV spin-offs?

[ad_1] Image copyright AP Image caption Jim Parsons plays Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory TV’s most socially-awkward sitcom character, The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper, is getting his own spin-off series. The eccentric Sheldon, played by Jim Parsons, has been at the centre of America’s most popular comedy show since it started in 2007. […]