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Stamp Morris: Pepperland survey – Beatles with a touch of Broadway rearrange

In May 1967, 50 years back last Friday, the Beatles discharged their eighth studio collection, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Actually and musically creative, the LP’s 13 tracks wove together the preposterous, the dreamlike and the impactful to hypnotizing impact, while in the meantime remaining innovatively established in the lives of the regular workers…

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Ashton at the Royal Ballet survey – supernatural moves and sentimental satisfaction

In the blink of an eye before his demise in 1988, Frederick Ashton became touchy about the eventual fate of his ballet performances. He stressed that he was dropping out of design, that another era of artists were not able comprehend his style. “They’re anxious about giving up,” he once whined to me, “they’re apprehensive…

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