Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the lead in The Feast of Solhaug

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Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the leading role of Margrit, in ‘The Feast of Solhaug’ at the Baron’s Court Theatre in London.

Q: How does it feel to star in the English-language premier of The Feast at Solhaug?

A: It’s very exciting for all of us – we are officially making history this evening on our opening night.
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Film Review: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, The Backstreet Boys

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Do you remember the Backstreet Boys? I do, just. But not like this.

In this new documentary titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, centered on the Backstreet Boys’ 20th Anniversary Tour, we see the Backstreet Boys as we’ve never seen them before. Gone are the youthful, boyish looks and energy and in their place, neuroses, petulance, trick knees and raw, unchecked emotion.
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20th century ballet music from Azerbaijan: Kara Karayev’s suites fresh record on Naxos

My trail amongst Azerbaijani music resumes with yet works of another of their illustrious composers. Kara Karayev’s life spans spot over the 20th century and, understandably, is stretched from one end to the other of that of the Soviet Union. Karayev’s early life is most notably stamped with Shostakovich’s tutoring, being one of the latter’s most successful pupils.
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Album review : Dreams, Azeri songs on the violin and guitar.

I was initially due to attend the performance of Dreams on March 12th at King’s place, but I got delayed on the night in another part of town, and consequently missed it. Dreams is a series of duets for violin and guitar on songs of prominent Azeri composer Tofig Guliyev. Continue reading “Album review : Dreams, Azeri songs on the violin and guitar.”