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MADRID (Reuters) - Eighty years after the bloody air raid on the Spanish town of Guernica that drove Pablo Picasso to paint a masterpiece, a new exhibition in Madrid highlights the enduring relevance of his depiction.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A selection of artwork from Paris' world-renowned Louvre museum goes on display in Hong Kong on Wednesday, offering Chinese patrons a rare opportunity to view some of the institution's cultural treasures on their doorstep.
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SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - McLaren's beleaguered engine partners Honda are talking to several teams about a possible supply for next season, the Japanese manufacturer's Formula One chief Yusuke Hasegawa said on Friday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refueling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what may be one of the most significant discoveries ever in archeology in the Americas, researchers on Wednesday said stone tools and broken mastodon bones unearthed in California show humans had reached the Americas by about 130,000 years ago, far earlier than previously known.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.
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Sydney Lyric Theatre, SydneyEven Australian Idol Paulini’s stellar voice can’t rescue this musical, which turns the Whitney Houston film into a glitzy but baffling spectacle for the stage
There’s a moment in The Bodyguard when even the most sceptical of romantics might swoon. In the midst of dangerous chaos unleashed during a concert, security man Frank Farmer – the strong, silent type fond of weighty stares – rescues pop star Rachel Marron. Sweeping her in his arms, he carries her to safety – and into his heart.
It was a classic scene in the 1992 blockbuster movie starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. Not so in this remake for the stage, conceived in London’s West End and now playing in Sydney with an Australian cast. Frank’s rescue is more effete than Herculean and the danger facing Rachel is so flaccid I missed it entirely. No amount of strobe lighting can save what must be this musical’s Big Moment.Continue reading...
Usher Hall, EdinburghEven with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra bulked up for the occasion, this was a reflective performance of the mass, at its most powerful in the quiet passages
Beethoven famously wished it to go “from the heart to the heart” but in truth it can be difficult to love the mighty edifice that is the Missa Solemnis.
There’s plenty to admire in its audacity of scale and breadth of ideas but even the greatest performances leave one with the nagging suspicion that the whole does not quite add up to the sum of its parts.Continue reading...
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Barrowland Ballroom, GlasgowThe synthpop band’s Samuel T Herring was a joy to behold, throwing shapes including a robot move not busted since 2004
The fate of the furious: three years ago, Future Islands upended The David Letterman Show with a synthpop burlesque of such unexpected passion that it rocketed them on to a new, elevated career trajectory. The viral spike of that Seasons (Waiting on You) performance may have supercharged their profile, but the Baltimore-based trio already had three albums and years of road experience under their belt (literally, since Samuel T Herring remains one of the most committed shirt-tucked-in frontmen in rock).
Their new album, The Far Field, might sound a little cold laid out on a Spotify slab, but live Herring’s tireless graft pumps blood and thunder into their precise sonic template. For the most part, bandmates Gerrit Welmers (creator of glacial synth atmospherics) and William Cashion (restless, striving basslines) simply stay out of his way, which seems eminently sensible once Herring starts throwing spinning back-fists and impulsive karate kicks that resemble a collision of MMA and MDMA.Continue reading...
Royal Festival Hall, LondonUshers in night-vision goggles and two terrifying blackouts enhance the enthralling soundworld of Haas’s In Vain
When London Sinfonietta gave the British premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s In Vain in 2013, the piece could already be branded a cult classic. Simon Rattle has called it “one of the only acknowledged masterpieces” of 21st-century music. That’s some reputation – one to threaten even the edgiest new music with premature ageing.
The Sinfonietta’s latest outing suggests we need not worry. An announcement that ushers were equipped with night-vision goggles was a reminder that this was no average night at the musical museum. Haas specifies lighting for performances, including two periods of total darkness. The first comes close to the work’s opening, where liquid, slithering strings and unearthly sustained notes seemed designed to disorientate. The subsequent rapid descent into blackness was simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating.Continue reading...
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