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Who was the best tap dancer? Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? I along with many others would say it is Fayard and Harold Nicholas or as they were better known the Nicholas Brothers.

8 March 2015 |

A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.

11 February 2015 |

Instead of writing about my ten favourite records this month, I have decided to review just one.

3 February 2015 |

Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 |

Here is a result to cheer the left across Europe and beyond. Voters have given the radical left Syriza victory in Greece’s parliamentary elections. Syriza has won, and won handsomely.

25 January 2015 |