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Skepta wins 2016 Mercury Prize

on September 15, 2016

 

“I’m a ★”

 

Congratulations are due to Skepta after he picked up the gong for his album Konnichiwa tonight.

 

Though ★ reached the final six, the North London-born grime star was pronounced the winner of the Album of the Year at the 2016 Mercury Prize awards ceremony, which was broadcast live from the Eventim Apollo in London. (Scene of Ziggy’s last stand in 1973.)

 

Michael C. Hall, Henry Hey and the Lazarus house band performed a moving rendition of Lazarus earlier in the evening (in front of a backdrop of the video of Bowie’s own version), which you can watch here. They returned for an

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Reminder: 2016 Mercury Prize awards tonight

on September 15, 2016

 

“If I did casually mention tonight, That would be crazy tonight”

 

A quick reminder that Michael C. Hall will be performing the song Lazarus with Henry Hey and the Lazarus house band as part of the 2016 Mercury Prize awards ceremony tonight (September 15th). The show will be broadcast live from the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on BBC 4 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

 

Here’s how to see and hear it.

 

Meanwhile, the Mercury Prize team have created a snazzy little video featuring Jonathan Barnbrook quotations about his design for David Bowie’s Mercury shortlisted album artwork for ★. View it here.

 

 

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Silhouettes and Shadows photo exhibition

on September 14, 2016

 

“When the shadows fall down the walls”

 

The folk at Rockarchive have been in touch with details of a David Bowie photo exhibition in conjunction with Photofusion in Brixton, which runs from 16th September to the 26th October as part of Brixton Design Trail, 2016. Over to Rockarchive...

 

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'Silhouettes and Shadows: David Bowie Remembered' is a visual celebration of Bowie's life and career as remembered by the music photographers who knew and worked with him.

 

The exhibition features work by twelve photographers in total, including

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Michael C. Hall and Robert Fox Q&A at BFI Sunday

on September 14, 2016

 

“Hooked to the silver screen”

 

For those that hadn't spotted this, the BFI has announced that Michael C. Hall, star of the David Bowie/Enda Walsh-penned musical Lazarus, will join the show’s producer Robert Fox for a Q&A following a screening of The Man Who Fell To Earth this Sunday 18th at the BFI Southbank in London.

 

Among other things, the links between the film and the musical will be looked at. BFI programmer Justin Johnson hosts.

 

Tickets for the screening and Q&A here.

 

Tickets are still available for Lazarus at London’s King Cross Theatre here. Lazarus opens on November 8th,

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Live Nassau Coliseum ’76

on September 13, 2016

 

“The return of The Thin White Duke”

 

This week Live Nassau Coliseum ’76 is the selected album from the upcoming David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set.

 

Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976, the album is the official document of the Isolar/Station To Station tour.

 

Known to fans for many years as the Thin White Duke double album bootleg (among various other titles), the record didn’t get an official release for over thirty years, when it was finally issued as part of the Station To Station deluxe set in September, 2010.

 

Here’s the

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