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Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

By Mark Taha

Recently, Mark Taha visited the Clangers, Bagpuss & Co exhibition at the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, part of the world famous Victoria & Albert Museum. This is what he found. This is a chance to either revive happy childhood memories or find out what you missed by not being born early enough. I was […]

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Muhammad Ali At The O2

By Mark Taha

[This exhibition was reported here previously; this is Mark Taha’s first hand account]. An excellent day out, the only fault I could find would be no real mention of Ken Norton. For the rest, it’s great. On entry, they give you an audiophone with which to listen to various recordings, of limited use to us […]

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Best Concert Venues Are Shaped Like A Shoe Box

By Tim Sandle

There are many great concert venues and auditoriums in the world. But which are best? The Albert Hall? Sydney Opera House? Everyone will have his or her own opinion. A big influence is the shape, it seems from a new study. Research has revealed that concert halls in the shape of a shoe box help create […]

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William Shakespeare’s Skull Stolen

By Tim Sandle

An investigation of William Shakespeare’s grave, using new technology, has confirmed historical rumors that his skull was stolen. The new analysis of the grave of William Shakespeare was designed to coincide with the various events taking place around the world designed to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the Elizabethan playwright. Ever since […]

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The Immortalist

By Alexander Baron

A Russian multi-millionaire, a Japanese robot maker, a former gang member paralysed from the shoulders down…what do these men have in common? The rich man wants to live forever; the man in the wheelchair is helping map the human brain which may lead to it; and the scientist hopes to upload his mind to one […]

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Pat Travers — Still Snortin’ Whiskey

By Alexander Baron

Where has vintage rocker Pat Travers been hiding all these years? If you check the discography on his official website you’ll see he’s never gone away, indeed he’s been a busy lad since the classic days of Makin’ Magic and Crash And Burn before most of you reading this were born. Okay, you don’t know […]

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Joe Lynn Turner — Back On The Street Of Dreams

By Alexander Baron

Although a big name in rock, Joe Lynn Turner is not as well known as he deserves to be; now 64 years old, he has just released Street Of Dreams – Boston 1985. For those of tender years, Street Of Dreams was classic a single released by Rainbow in 1983; a song Turner claims to […]

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Shakespeare Comes To Catford-Upon-Avon — Seriously?

By Alexander Baron

Yes, and no. As far as there is a river running through Catford, it is the Thames tributary, the Ravensbourne. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564; universally acknowledged as one of the greatest literary figures in history, he has than one theatre named after him, but not in Catford. If this part […]

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Who Was Jani Lane?

By Alexander Baron

Warrant was and is a lesser known American glam rock band. Multi-instrumentalist Jani Lane joined Warrant from Plain Jane. He was born John Oswald at Akron, Ohio in 1964. His tenure with Warrant was erratic, as was his post-Warrant career, and the rest of his relatively short life. He died in unglamorous circumstances at Woodland […]

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