Blog posts by year and month September 2010

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  1. The follow-up to Duffy's 6.5 million-selling Rockferry album is out this November, and her record company believe it marks a significant step forward in her songwriting. Endlessly will be released on 29 November, preceded by a single, Well, Well, Well, which features hip-hop band The Roots. Speaking to music industry magazine Music Week, Duffy's A&R man Simon Gavin said: "She wanted to move on to other areas and try something different, to come back with a fresher approach. She didn't want to make the same album twice." Rockferry was co-written and co-produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler with involvement from 60ft Dolls' Richard Parfitt. It had a noticeable Sixties sound that Endlessly is moving away from. Duffy has lately been working with veteran singer-songwriter Albert Hammond, the father of Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes. A&M Records' managing director Orla Lee believes that Endlessly will solidify the north Wales singer's reputation. "We see her as a classic artist that has a career around the world and she has delivered an album that feels like it can sustain that," she said. "It will be a fresh new album at the end of the year." Are you looking forward to the release of Duffy's second album? If you want to have your say, on this or any other BBC blog, you will need to sign in to your BBC iD account. If you don't have a BBC iD account, you can register here - it'll allow you to contribute to a range of BBC sites and services using a single login. Need some assistance? Read about BBC iD, or get some help with registering.

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  2. The weather has definitely got an autumnal feel to it at the moment but then again we are in autumn now so we shouldn't be too surprised as the nights start to draw in and the days feel just that little bit fresher. As the leaves around us begin to change colour and float down from their perc...

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  3. Beautiful Boy, starring Welsh actor Michael Sheen, has picked up the prize of the International Critics for the Discovery programme at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Beautiful Boy is the début feature film from director Shawn Ku. It tells the story of the devastating aftermath ...

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  4. Geoff Weller, a contestant on last week's Mastermind, had Manic Street Preachers as his specialist subject.

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  5. Wednesday, 22 September at 7.30pm on BBC One Wales Rhys Jones isn't your average chap. His normal day consists of dealing with schoolboys bringing home pet tarantulas and boa constrictors escaping from bedrooms. Rhys is a wildlife expert and one of a handful of people in the UK, qualified to d...

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  6. More than 65 pieces of art by some of Wales' top artists will go under the hammer next week in charity auctions in the fight against homelessness. Shelter Cymru will hold their annual Welsh art auctions, one each in north and south Wales on 20 and 24 September respectively, with artists such ...

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  7. This weekend is another chance to make the most of the Open Doors initiative, the largest annual free celebration of architecture and heritage to be held in Wales. Buildings that normally charge entry fees waive them to encourage people to visit and learn more about history and heritage. T...

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  8. Autumn has arrived in Wales this week bringing heavy rain, strong to gale force winds, blustery showers and some sunshine. It has also turned noticeably cooler with north-westerly winds bringing colder air down from the Arctic. In fact tonight is going to be the coldest night of the week wit...

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  9. The site where Owain Glyndŵr was proclaimed Prince of Wales is to be rescued as part of a £2 million project to improve conservation and access for a number of medieval monuments across Wales. The man-made, tree-covered mound at Glyndyfrdwy near Corwen, which is at risk of collapse, is conside...

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  10. I reviewed Manic Street Preachers' Postcards From A Young Man last week, and with the record about to be released this coming Monday, more reviews are coming out every day Here we round up those we've found so far. The consensus is that it's a very good record - eights and nines out of 10 are ...

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