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WORDS TO THE WISE: quotes from our May 22 edition

PUBLISHED: 20:42 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:05 07 September 2010

When I first heard Rhapsody in Blue, it blew me out of my socks. It has been an incredible influence on my life. To me, Gershwin more than anyone else defines the essence of the 20th century in music. Hampstead jazz musician Wally Fields is performing hi

When I first heard Rhapsody in Blue, it blew me out of my socks. It has been an incredible influence on my life. To me, Gershwin more than anyone else defines the essence of the 20th century in music.

Hampstead jazz musician Wally Fields is performing his annual tribute to George Gershwin next Tuesday at the South Bank.

With few contextualising details, Lindsay Duncan's compelling performance becomes little more than the entertaining spectacle of the rich bitch going down the tubes.

Bridget Galton's conclusion in her review of That Face, which is attracting plenty of attention at the Duke of York.

Every one of the slightly mad company act, dance and sing up a storm with infectious glee. A must see if you love camp and general silliness.

If it's something lighter you're after, Aline Waites recommends Betwixt! at the Kings Head.

I could have had a career in the army but I told them I mended sewing machines and that I didn't want to waste their time. They said thanks for being honest.

Cyril Chapman has been stitching things up on Camden's Parkway since he was 14. This week his shop celebrates its 71st anniversary.

Tasting 33 bowls wasn't easy, especially when we were being watched like hawks for signs of favouritism.

Food critic Victoria Prever finds that judging hummous-making competitions is a serious business.

It weighs 90 kilos - not exactly something you'd like to drop on your toe.

Alan Fell, general manager of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, is referring to a priceless bust commemorating the Camp David Peace Accords.


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