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Liz Thomson

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Liz Thomson has maintained a dual career, chronicling the international publishing industry, and writing arts journalism for newspapers and magazines around the world. The author of a number of critical anthologies on music and popular culture, she is the founder of The Village Trip, a festival celebrating arts and activism in Greenwich Village and the East Village of New York City. This year's festival, the sixth, runs from September 14-28. Her latest book, Joan Baez: The Last Leaf, has won wide praise, Mojo's five-star review describing it as "the definitive biography". Liz is also the revising editor of Bob Dylan: No Direction Home by the late Robert Shelton.

Articles By Liz Thomson

CD: Morganway - Morganway

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Ludovico Einaudi, Barbican review - a long road to nowhere

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Burt Bacharach Together with Joss Stone, Eventim Apollo review - an evening of timeless classics

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Stevie Wonder, BST Hyde Park review - the Master Blaster steps out

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CD: Sarah Jane Morris & Tony Rémy - Sweet Little Mystery: The Songs of John Martyn

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Tony Bennett, Royal Albert Hall review - still cutting it at 92

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Billy Joel, Wembley Stadium review – The Entertainer delivers

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Anthony B. Atkinson: Measuring Poverty Around the World review - first, second and third world problems

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CD: Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds - Singing It All Back Home: Appalachian Ballads of English and Scottish Origin

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The Waterboys, Roundhouse review - energetic delights

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Mark Knopfler, Royal Albert Hall review - the Sultan's return

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CD: Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy

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David Hepworth: A Fabulous Creation review - how vinyl soothed our souls and defined our being

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Loreena McKennitt, Royal Albert Hall review - making Celtic connections

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I'm Every Woman, JW3, London - a musical celebration of International Women's Day

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Jason Mraz, Royal Albert Hall review - a rare UK visit from the Grammy-winning organic farmer

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In the way of Batman being overshadowed by his villains, in his last outing, Mad Max: Fury Road, the erstwhile hero of George Miller...

The Beach Boys, Disney+ review - heroes and villains and goo...

It was – let’s see – 63 years ago today that Brian Wilson taught the band to play. Fabled for their resplendent harmonies and ecstatic hymning of...

Album: Twenty One Pilots - Clancy

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Richard III, Shakespeare's Globe review - Michelle Terr...

There’s a fierce, dark energy to the Globe’s new Richard III that I don’t recall at that venue for a fair while. The drilled cast dances...

Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - celestial navigation throu...

Like his baggy white suit, pitched somewhere between Liberace and Colonel Sanders, Pavel Kolesnikov’s playing was spotless at the...