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Bowie by Proms review: progressiveness for progressiveness's sake

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Six months and three weeks after David Bowie died, musicians still feel compelled to give their tributes, to sing those songs that shaped their lives. It was almost unsurprising when the Bowie prom was announced, promising Bowie with a twist – but who really wants Bowie with a twist? Bowie was the twist: the wayward Bromley boy who turned himself into a peculiar pop art project, perfectly.

John Berry steps down from English National Opera

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John Berry, the artistic director of the beleaguered English National Opera, is leaving the company with immediate effect after 20 years, following months of rumbling controversy about the future of the company and its Arts Council funding, and a string of senior resignations.

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Bowie by Proms review: progressiveness for progressiveness's sake

Six months and three weeks after David Bowie died, musicians still feel compelled to give their tributes, to sing those songs that shaped their lives. It was almost unsurprising when the Bowie prom was announced, promising Bowie with a twist – but who really wants Bowie with a twist? Bowie was the twist: the wayward Bromley boy who turned himself into a peculiar pop art project, perfectly.