News featuring Frou Frou

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’12 Dec 16 Sun

Sunday 16th December

  • Viva Forever! – review

    Piccadilly theatre, London

    At the end of the premiere of Viva Forever!, all five Spice Girls lined up on stage. Emma (wearing long lace) and Mel C (twisty tweed) did nothing in particular. Mel B, sprayed in sparkles, straddled her legs and said "fuck". A surprisingly dowdy Posh Spice stood apart, nervously balancing her jacket on her shoulders, as though waiting in line to be bullied. And Geri, wearing the kind of sugar plum frock a three-year-old would choose for a fairy party, grabbed the mic and burbled like a three-year-old sugar plum fairy at a party. I've seen more natural-born stars flogging bubble guns at Hamleys.

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’12 Oct 13 Sat

Saturday 13th October

  • Bat for Lashes: The Haunted Man – review


    The paganism of the dressing-up box has been a rich source of inspiration for art-pop women in recent years. This modern era for pelts'n'robes began with Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp's haunted debut from 2000, an album eventually followed by the horny stag-head rave-ups of Supernature (2005). Bat for Lashes's own debut was 2006's Fur and Gold, a record whose faintly tribal, flouncy avant-song distantly recalled the swoop of Kate Bush with a rabbit bone for a hairpin.

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’12 Jun 30 Sat

Saturday 30th June

’12 May 4 Fri

Friday 4th May

  • Readers' panel: Cocteau Twins

    Five readers tell us why they love the band, and our Twitter followers recommend the best tracks for newcomers

    Former Cocteau Twins singer Elizabeth Fraser announced this week she is to play two dates at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Antony Hegarty's Meltdown festival – her first live appearances in six years.

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’11 Dec 18 Sun

Sunday 18th December

  • Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! – New Adventures – review

    Sadler's Wells, London

    The Nutcracker was choreographed by Lev Ivanov in 1892 for the Imperial Russian Ballet, with a score by Tchaikovsky. The piece was not well received; the story of an adolescent girl transported from a Christmas party into a dreamworld, the Kingdom of the Sweets, was thought unreasonably bizarre, and the ballet childish and tasteless. If this can now be viewed as a wrong-headed judgment, especially in the light of Tchaikovsky's exquisite score and Ivanov's enchanting set pieces, it's certainly true that the work in its traditional form is structurally flawed. The basic problem is that Act 1 is all story, and Act 2 all dance. We start off identifying with Clara, the teenage heroine (she's called Masha in Russia), only to see her reduced to the status of a spectator for the second half of the ballet.

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’11 Oct 20 Thu

Thursday 20th October

  • Rameau's operas: why his works deserve reappraisal

    In France, he is revered; in Britain he is barely performed. As ENO prepares its first-ever production of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Christian Curnyn applauds the legacy of a revolutionary who has always divided opinion

    Few composers highlight the disparity between French and English taste better than Jean-Philippe Rameau. In France, his operas are performed often at the Paris National Opera and many of the regional opera houses. Alongside Berlioz and Debussy, he is held to be one of that country's great composers, promoted and performed with pride by many of its finest musicians, notably William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. But in England, where we are more focused on performing Handel and Monteverdi, Rameau's operas are rarely seen: the last time a major opera company performed his work in the UK was nearly 15 years ago, when Mark Morris staged Platée at the Royal Opera House.

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’11 Feb 28 Mon

Monday 28th February

  • Oscars 2011: Fashion royalty

    From the queens to the commoners, everyone knew their place on the red carpet this year

    View the Oscars red carpet fashion gallery or click on the names below to see each dress

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’10 Oct 23 Sat

Saturday 23rd October

  • The Merry Widow; Britten Sinfonia | Classical review

    Grand, Leeds; Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    Jokes, ancient but easy to spin anew, about corrupt bankers, big Balkans, adultery and loose women with names like Frou-Frou, Jou-Jou and Clo-Clo, give a perpetual fizz to Lehár's The Merry Widow (1905), one of the best box-office operettas ever written and the epitome of those European glamour years before the first world war said goodbye to all that. This Viennese confection was a favourite of Hitler's too, though oddly this has never sullied its reputation in quite the way it stained that other object of his musical desire, Wagner.

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’10 May 26 Wed

Wednesday 26th May