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Placido Domingo

by Simon Thomas

Every time I see Domingo (which is quite a few times over the last 25 years), I think it’ll be the last but somehow the…



BBC Electric Proms


The second year of the Beeb’s Electric Proms season is upon us and gets underway this evening in Camden. Over the next five nights music...

The band’s visit


Call myself a film editor: on Monday, I attended my first ever screening at the London Film Festival. The first thing to mention was the...

Die Hard 4.0


When this came out over summer, we liked it, and it marked a definite upswing for the Die Hard franchise, for director Len Wiseman (of...

The British Independent Filmmaker Awards


The nomination for the tenth annual British Independent Film Awards have been announced. It’s been a good year for British cinema – in fact, musicOMH.com...

The passion of the McFly fans


Last night, I wrote a review of the new McFly single, The Heart Never Lies. Have a read. I wasn’t that impressed with the single,...

hitman


Now that Resident Evil has achieved trilogy-DVD-boxset status, despite being rubbish from start to finish, a new video-game franchise is stepping up to try out...

eli roth


I might think he’s a gratuitous talentless child of a director, obsessed by the most trivial of splattery visuals but there are plenty of people...

“Social networking sites” and music


“Social networking sites.” MySpace, Facebook, Bebo in standard parlance. Do you use them? According to the mainstream media peeps, Facebook is taking over the universe....

Cover versions


Cat Power is to release her second album of cover versions in January. Which got me thinking that old favourite – what’s your favourite cover...

film festival


The London Film Festival starts in two days, so it’s getting to crunch time for deciding which tickets to book. Things are, unsurprisingly, already selling...

one for the arthouse crowd


Some say his work is profound, beautiful, capturing deep ripples of meaning and understanding in the very fabric of the celluloid. Others say it’s incoherent...

Madonna ditches Warner


According to The Times, Madonna is to walk away from Warner and jump into bed with gig promoters Live Nation instead in a deal reputedly...

Putting The Ring to rest


Well, I don’t think I’ll ever do that but, now that Covent Garden’s first cycle has ended, I thought I’d give a personal assessment of...

Another week, another award ceremony


This week, the Q Awards took place, amazing us with revelations such as Amy Winehouse is pretty good, the Arctic Monkeys are ‘the best act...

The good old days?


Music fans, like football fans, are forever bemoaning the ‘way things used to be’. Football fans look back on days when burly 15 stone gents...

Blade Runner: The Final Cut


"I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…" Word just in for fans of the classic, never-quite-done-yet science fiction noir-thriller Blade Runner is that Ridley Scott’s...

Minimalism vs The Kitchen Sink


Last week I saw Fragments at the Young Vic, a programme of short Beckett pieces directed by Peter Brook.  In Rockaby Beckett specifies one thing...

Joy Division


With five star reviews almost across the board, the Ian Curtis biopic Control is even being talked about in certain circles as film of the...

Radiohead’s honesty box


So Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows, will be available as a download at a price specified by anyone downloading it. As their website says, “No...

Diary: Benicassim Festival 2006


Benicassim 2006, with 30,000 festival goers taking in everyone from Morrissey to Scissor Sisters, runs from 20-24 July. musicOMH will be ambling around between the...