Archive for June, 2010

BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

‘Too often we neglect the power of the arts’

The winning teacher warns of pupils’ deprivation and calls for more support for the arts.

Tracy Beaker and four other children’s book characters who grew up

Tracy Beaker is just the latest literary character to return as an adult.

Dorset orchestra forms ‘first ensemble of disabled musicians’

The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.

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RuPaul is first drag queen to get Hollywood star

The star was overcome with emotion as fans lined Hollywood Boulevard to help celebrate.

Robot Wars axed (again)

The series has been scrapped by the BBC to make room for new shows.

Will Danny Boyle direct the next Bond film? Here’s what we know so far

The Slumdog Millionaire director says he’s working on the next film with Trainspotting’s John Hodge.

Lynn Bowles: ‘I’m leaving Radio 2’ says travel presenter

The BBC travel presenter announces on air she is leaving the station after 18 years of 4am starts.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: My career in 7 songs

The composer shares the untold stories behind Cats, Joseph, Evita and Phantom of the Opera.

Alexandra and the UK’s ‘problem’ with confident women

“Women shouldn’t feel that if they come across as too confident it can be mistaken for arrogance.”

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