Valley of the Wolves - controversial Turkish film gets release
A spin-off from a hugely popular television series Valley of the Wolves, is based on the real life events of May 2010 when Israeli troops boarded a ship en route to Gaza to break the controversial naval blockade, and killed 9 people on board. In the film, a fictional Turkish hero hunts down the Israeli commander who ordered the raid on the flotilla. On the eve of its release in Turkey, Jonathan Head reports from Istanbul.
Alfred Brendel on his second love - poetry
Until he retired in 2008, Alfred Brendel was one of the leading pianists in the world, known for his interpretations of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. He is also a published poet, with many of his poems inspired by his love of music. As part of his 80th birthday celebrations, his Collected Poems 'Playing the Human Game' are being published.
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Alfred Brendel's 'Playing the Human Game' is published by Phaidon Books.Alfred Brendel.com
Cloud Gazing with Govinda Sah Azad
Govinda Sah Azad, the Nepalese artist who has declared that the 21st century is the century of art and peace, has an exhibition of translucent cloud paintings in London which invites us to consider space, time, light.and dark.
Govinda Sah - Despair-Truth
Govinda Sah, Despair-Truth, 2010, Oil, acrylic and spray on canvas, 97x115cm. Image courtesy October Gallery, London.
Govinda Sah - Just Hope
Govinda Sah Azad, Just Hope, 2008, 120 x 100 cm, oil and acrylic on canvas, Photo by Jonathan Greet, Image courtesy October Gallery, London
Wanda Jackson the 'queen of rockabilly' speaks
Now 73 years old, she once dated Elvis, has recorded dozens of albums, and for her most recent release she's teamed up with Jack White from The White Stripes. She discusses with Mark Coles her long career and the selection process for the tunes on this amazing album.
Photo by Getty Images / Michael Loccisano
Wanda Jackson's album 'The Party Ain't Over' is available on Nonesuch Records.
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