Monthly Archives: November 2005

Mark Hollis, Stevie Winwood win BMI London honours

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Mark Hollis’s “It’s My Life”, recorded originally by the band Talk Talk in the 1980s and a recent hit for No Doubt, was named song of the year at the Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) 2005 … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Coram Boy’ at the National

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The National’s production of “Corum Boy” is the most thrilling, moving and intoxicating piece of theater since the last time it adapted a children’s book for grown-ups, Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” almost two years … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tommy Steele in ‘Scrooge’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tommy Steele was Britain’s first rock and roll star in the 1950s and while his music was more pop than rock he claimed a lifelong place in the affections of British fans that makes his … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: George Bernard Shaw’s ‘You Never Can Tell’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Anyone who has seen “Pygmalion” (or “My Fair Lady”) will know what kind of sexual politics to expect from George Bernard Shaw’s less well-known and well-crafted but similarly engaging comedy of manners, “You Never Can … Continue reading

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