There has been nobody like Nina Simone. But too few realise today what a towering artistic figure she was in her lifetime and what an inspiration she can still be.
On Saturday morning, the world of jazz said goodbye to Ornette Coleman. At the funeral ceremony at the Riverside Church, Riverside Drive, New York, some of the lions of the jazz world “played” their respects…
At about 1.30am on 16 June, a group of 50 to 60 people stormed the Kremikovtsi area of Garmen, a Roma residential area of the village in south west Bulgaria, near the border with Greece.
Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch racist populist Geert Wilders have finally got their hands on around €17.5m of public money by forming a new fascist and racist group in the European Parliament.
A new fascist revival is brewing in Italy, 70 years after the demise of Mussolini. Italy’s racist and formerly separatist Lega Nord is transforming itself into a national party – and hardening its politics with a new and dangerous tie-up with the fascist Casa Pound Italia.