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Style & Culture

A round-up of style and cultural articles that have a prominent feature within music

Tinie Tempah ‘Men’s Fashion Stylist’

“I love the Museum of London’s tweed — it’s unique, fresh and complements my style. It will be hard to let the suit go – Tinie Tempah Tinie Tempah will be making fashion and music history in a stylish tweed suit made for him by Savile Row tailor Norton & Son’s, for his catwalk debut at the Museum of London …

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DTB Film Review : James Brown – ‘Get On Up’

I’ve outdone anyone you can name – Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss, Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 tunes. I wrote 5,500.” ‘The Godfather of Soul’ James Brown After the sad passing of the R&B music legend James Brown, affectionately known and acknowledged the world over as ‘The Godfather of Soul’ on Christmas Day 2006, the heat has intensified on bringing his …

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Film Review – Fruitvale Station

’emotionally wrenching’ – Telegraph Based on a true story about Oscar Grant. Fruitvale Station is a moving film about a 22-year-old African-American man, whose life is cruelly cut short when he tries to turn it round for the sake of his family. Even though we know the outcome of this sad tale, the ensemble cast members beautifully portray the story …

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The James Brown Story Hits the Screen – ‘GET ON UP’

James Brown - Biopic Movie Poster

After the sad passing of the r&b music legend James Brown, affectionately known and acknowledged the world over as ‘The Godfather of Soul’ on Christmas Day 2006, the heat has intensified on bringing his dramatic life story to the screen. Even back in the 1990’s Oscar winning film producer Brian Grazer had made an attempt to do just that with …

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Book Review: The Brixton Academy A Riotous Life In The Music Business

Simon Parkes outside Brixton Academy

Contributing Editor: Debby Williams Photography Courtesy: Evening Standard This book is unlike any other music anthology, firstly it is autobiographical and secondly it is almost a love story except the love interest is a crumbling old building (there’s hope for us all then), formerly the Astoria circa 1929. Parkes describes his love at first sight of this magnificent edifice. This …

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’12 Years a Slave’ Director Makes Oscar History

12 Years A Slave

“Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live” Solomon Northrup Last night “12 Years a Slave” written by John Ridley, directed by Steve McQueen, produced by Brad Pitt won the Academy Award for Best picture. Based on the portrayal of American pre-Civil War slavery in 1853 Louisiana, and taken from the memoirs of Solomon Northrup, who was born a …

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