Monthly Archives: December 2007

Led Zeppelin at the O2 Arena as it happens

By Ray Bennett Something about a dirigible Led Zeppelin might be playing in their long-awaited reunion tonight at the big Ahmet Ertegun charity show but if there is any excitement inside the O2 Arena you wouldn’t know it from the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Othello’ at the Donmar Warehouse

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Audiences who flock to see “Othello” at the Donmar Warehouse because of stars Ewan McGregor and Chiwetel Ejiofor will not be disappointed, but it’s Shakespeare’s women who steal the show. Kelly Reilly and Michelle Fairley … Continue reading

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Joni Mitchell still has that ‘Shine’

Cigarette in hand, Joni Mitchell was in fine form on the BBC’s Sunday morning public affairs program “The Andrew Marr Show” today. Speaking from Los Angeles, Mitchell was unapologetic about releasing “Shine,” her first album in about 10 years, through … Continue reading

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European Film Awards strike up the ‘Band’

By Ray Bennett Eran Kolirin’s delightful “The Band’s Visit” picked up the discovery of the year award at the European Film Awards Saturday night and Sasson Gabai (pictured with Ronit Elkmbetz), who plays the leader of an Egyptian ceremonial police … Continue reading

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