Are the Grammys racist? Adele’s win over Beyoncé raises questions

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Under normal circumstances, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year is cause for great celebration. But when Adele was yesterday awarded the honour for her latest finely produced collection of balladry and acoustic pop, 25, the British singer said that she couldn’t possibly accept the award. Adele said, quite explicitly, that the honour should have

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No Zu review (NGV, Melbourne)

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Another NGV Friday in Melbourne – it’s a very refined sort of gig this one; relaxed yet artsy. As always, there is a wide maxi of people here – from the NGV regulars in  suits and dressy clothes to the t-shirt wearing crowd just here for a band and a drink. Pretty much anything goes. Tonight (February

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Triple J’s Hottest 100 breaks record while January 26 date still under review

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There’s been no campaign to get Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber to the top of the Hottest 100, or any similar movement for this week’s countdown. But that hasn’t stopped Triple J from recording the most votes ever cast for the popular annual event. More than 2.2 million votes were received for this year’s countdown, up 7.6% from last

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The Not So Pointless Review of Prince’s 4Ever

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You seldom see reviews of greatest hits packages as it’s almost an entirely pointless exercise describing the sequencing and collation of a well-known artists best known songs. And when it comes to Prince, let’s be honest – many of us are quite familiar with his formidable collection of hits. I own all of Prince’s official

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C’mon Aussie C’mon & The Wiggles immortalised as Sounds of Australia

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The National Film and Sound Archive has announced the addition of 10 works to its  “Sounds of Australia Registry” –a selection of “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” sounds that have become part of “our national identity”. The sounds can be songs as well as jingles, speeches or broadcasts but must be Australian and more than 10 years old. The Registry was

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