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Finding Vivian Maier: documentary released in UK

We were very excited back in 2012 to bring you the fascinating story of Vivian Maier, the reclusive street photographer whose previously unseen work was discovered in a Chicago auctionhouse by John Maloof. The lifetime's worth of stunning pictures are these days celebrated the world over and now a brilliant new documentary made by Maloof charts Maier's life and work as well as his own journey of discovery. ...

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Twenty One Pilots and Catfish: new for T in the Park this weekend

It's T in the Park this weekend and to celebrate here are tunes from two bands making their debut at the festival this year. First up is a gentle offering from Ohio's Twenty One Pilots. Below that we have the new single from Avocado Sweet favourites Catfish and the Bottlemen. Enjoy and see you at Balado! [video width="600" id="eCeBNwBUkcI" type="youtube"] [video width="600" id="cyLTRjMSX6k" type="youtube"] ...

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Jim Morrison on why Fat is Beautiful

In this interview with Jim Morrison he explains why fat is beautiful. Below Larry King reveals what happened when he was seduced at the tender age of 23. Both interviews are cassette recordings from journalist interviews and appear on Blank on Blank which has animated the sound recordings. Other gems include an interview with Meryl Streep discussing beauty and Dino de Laurentis. ...

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From Scotland with Love featuring King Creosote

Highly recommended viewing is From Scotland with Love, a brilliant and inventive film project made by Virginia Heath using only Scottish film archive. The film, which was commissioned to mark the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow  this summer,  features an orginal - and stunningly evocative - soundtrack by Fife's Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote. With neither voiceover nor subtitles, the perfectly edited foota ...

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First Aid Kit – sumptuous summer sounds from Sweden

Lurking behind the ungainly name of First Aid Kit are beautiful Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg who have just brought out the perfect summer soundtrack. Stay Gold, the band's third album, is packed with great tunes and gorgeous harmonies. Neither so dreary as Haim, nor so noodly and wistful as many current female singers, First Aid Kit are recommended summer listening with or without sunshine. [ ...

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Fashion Grandpas

Fashion Grandpas, is another welcome variation on the theme that style is not confined to the young - although not sure how happy the subjects would be with the 'grandpas' tag. Advanced Style, led the way a number of years ago showcasing the style of older women and has already being featured on Avocado Sweet - you can see the new Advanced Style documentary showing at cinemas in the UK during June and July ...

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Amangiri, Utah – the ultimate in canyon cool

Get a load of this place! Amangiri is a super luxurious resort nestling in a desert canyon in Southern Utah near the Arizona border. It's stunningly designed, difficult to get to, hugely expensive... and it's never going to happen is it?   ...

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Ainslie Henderson is Moving On with heartbreaking music video…

Do you remember Ainslie Henderson from the first series of Fame Academy? He was the slightly intense, jumpy Scottish singer songwriter who was tipped the win the contest but ended up finishing 4th. He went on to enjoy a mildy successful music career throughout his twenties before deciding that the life of a pop star was not for him. He then studied animation at Edinburgh College of Art and has obviously fou ...

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Free Event in Dunfermline Abbey with Man Booker prize nominee, James Robertson & Jill Calder

On Wednesday 11 June at 6.30pm Man Booker Prize nominee James Robertson and one of Scotland's best known illustrators Jill Calder will entertain audiences in Dunfermline Abbey with a stunning re-telling of the Robert the Bruce story. James Robertson, who wrote the hugely successful Testament of Gideon Mack and Jill Calder will talk about their book, Robert the Bruce: King of Scots in the historic Abbey, als ...

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