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FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

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JONI MITCHELL / TRAVELOGUE
Mark Anthony Turner reviews Joni Mitchell's latest CD, Travelogue

Joni Mitchell's Travelogue is available on the Nonesuch Label.
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THE FOURTH GRACE OF LIVERPOOL
Crucial to Liverpool's Capital of Culture 2008 bid is a multi-million pound landmark redevelopment on the banks of the Mersey, incorporating a theatre and art gallery as well as commercial buildings. The so-called Fourth Grace of Liverpool has been put out to an architectural competition, the winner of which was announced today. John Wilson reports.
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THE ART OF WAITRESSING
Front Row look at the way waitresses are portrayed in film and drama, with writers Alison Owings and Eva Lewin, actress Carole Rouggier, and film critic Marianne Gray.

Hey! Waitress, The USA from the Other Side of the Tray, by Alison Owings, published by the University of California Press. Cochon Flambé by Eva Lewin is included in Seven Plays by Women, edited by Cheryl Robson, published by Aurora Metro Publications
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ROONE ARLEDGE
The tears of Gascoigne, the coiffure of Beckham, the clenched fist of Tim Henman… none of these might be etched in public imagination if not for the work of one American television executive, Roone Arledge, who died yesterday. Steven Stark, author of a history of US television Glued to the Set: The 60 Television Shows that Made us What we Are Today explains.
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CORNELIA PARKER
Francine Stock talks to artist Cornelia Parker about how she makes use of records in her art and her choice of art works.

Dancer in Dark directed by Lars Von Trier is available on VHS from Film Four. The music of Wim Mertens is available on the Crepuscule label. The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London, tel 020 8983 5200
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