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Mark Brown

Tate Modern opens 'once-in-a-lifetime' Matisse show

There are several striking firsts at Tate Modern's new Matisse show: it is the first big exhibition in a generation to examine his vibrantly coloured paper cutouts, the first in the UK to display four important blue nudes together, and the first Tate show

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, review

There can be few more enigmatic subjects for a work of musical theatre than Ivor Cutler.

Royal art show, The First Georgians, to open at Buckingham Palace

First art exhibition exploring lives of Georges I and II between 1714 and 1760 challenges preconceptions of the two kings.

Minstrel musical comedy The Scottsboro Boys to open in West End

The comedy about nine black youths falsely accused of rape in 1931 has been at hit at London's Young Vic theatre It was a tough sell: turning the harrowing story of nine black youths falsely accused of rape in 1931 Alabama into an entertaining musical com

Royal Academy's Anselm Kiefer exhibition shows 'powerful vision'

German artist's retrospective charts progress from early watercolours to controversial 1970s re-enactments of Nazi salute.

Union, review: 'brave and brazen'

In this, the year of Scotland’s independence referendum, it comes as little surprise that we have a major new play which takes as its subject the Treaty of Union of 1707.

Tate explores Turner's later work, aiming to 'explode senility myth'

They were dismissed by critics as evidence that JMW Turner was at least senile if not mentally ill.

The Baselitz stare: lauded German artist opens three shows in London

London is having a Georg Baselitz moment, with three exhibitions showing different aspects of the German artist's work and passions opening within five weeks.

David Bailey calls the shots in National Portrait Gallery exhibition

It is not often that a leading institution allows an artist to curate his or her own retrospective, but it was the only way the National Portrait Gallery was ever going to get David Bailey to agree to what is an enormous, immersive show with more than 300

Suzanne Vega, Celtic Connections, City Halls, Glasgow

When Bob Dylan picked up his electric guitar at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on May 17, 1966, to a solitary cry of “Judas!”, he pioneered a folk-rock fusion which would spawn generations of successors. One of those is Suzanne Vega.