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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list

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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark
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Lego Movie edifice growing for third week, with Non-Stop static at No 2

Oscars buzz boosts UK box office and whether growling on a plane or voicing an animation, it's Liam Neeson's moment

• Review of The Lego Movie

• Review of Non-Stop

• More on the UK box office

The winner

Adding another £4.79m in the past seven days, The Lego Movie now stands at a sturdy £26.67m after three weeks of play. That puts it level with the lifetime tallies of blockbusters including Spider-Man 2 (£26.72m) and Ocean's Eleven (£26.47m), and ahead of fellow animations including Ratatouille (£24.80m) and Wall-e (£22.91m). The Lego Movie will pretty soon overtake the likes of Shrek (£29m) and A Bug's Life (£29.45m) and is clearly headed into the mid-30s (£m).

Although box office for The Lego Movie is certainly skewed to the weekend, its decent performance in the Monday-to-Thursday period suggests that it is picking up a true adult audience, rather than merely adult chaperones of children.
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Grammys 2014: Full winners list

Which music stars went home with awards at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Find out with this full winners list.

Winners in each category are bolded.

Record of the Year

"Get Lucky" -- Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons

"Royals" -- Lorde

"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thick feat. T.I. and Pharrell

Album of the year

"The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles

"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk

"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar

"The Heist" -- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

"Red" -- Taylor Swift

Song of the year

"Just Give Me a Reason" -- Jeff Bhasker, Pink and Nate Ruess (Pink feat. Nate Ruess)

"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars)

"Roar" -- Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry and Henry Walter (Katy Perry)

"Royals
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Frozen freezes out The Hunger Games at the UK box office

Disney's family-friendly movie tops the UK box-office charts, as rival animation Free Birds' fortunes take a dive

• More on the UK box office

• Frozen – review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – review

The winner

Pushing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire aside after its two weeks at the top spot, Disney's Frozen opened with £4.70m. That's by no means the top number for an animation this year – Despicable Me 2 debut gathered £14.82m, including £4.87m in previews in June – but it's a solid start for a film presumed to play to the Christmas audience. Family films targeting the Christmas market have a knack of playing strongly right through until Christmas Eve, and if the festive association is not too strong can, continue to play beyond that date.

Two years ago, Aardman's Arthur Christmas debuted with a so-so £2.11m, but by Christmas Day had managed £19.66m, and eventually reached £20.84m. (A re-release
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Screening Details for New Restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

We have readers from all over the world, so if you live in Berlin, near Berlin, or are planning on visiting Berlin, we hope you check out a new restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari that will be screening at the Berlin International Film Festival:

“The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 6 to 16, 2014.

Film fans can get ready for an exceptional highlight: Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which premiered in 1920, will be screened 94 years later in a new, completely digitally restored version within the scope of Berlinale Classics. Not only is the expressionist silent film classic of great significance in the history of film, but it has also influenced many filmmakers of later generations.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was first screened in Berlin on February 26, 1920. This key work of German silent film is famous for its extraordinary style that was influenced by expressionism and romanticism.
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Anniversaries: Anton Bruckner Died 105 Years Ago

Despite circumstances that would make most men bitter, Anton Bruckner (Sept. 24, 1824 – Oct. 11, 1896) in his mature symphonies and choral works wrote some of the most spiritual music since Bach's. Insecure, he spent his thirties studying with the dictatorial music professor Simon Sechter, who had briefly taught Franz Schubert. Brucker didn't compose a symphony until 1863, the "Study" Symphony, which he withheld (as he did the later so-called No. 0).

In Vienna, Bruckner was considered by many to be a naïve country bumpkin; he got unfairly entangled in the bitter Brahms-Wagner debates that split the city. Bruckner's symphonies were thus the object of myopic criticism from some in the Brahms camp, including powerful critic Eduard Hanslick (however, Wagner, Liszt, and Emperor Franz Joseph I were among those who praised or supported Bruckner). The unprecedented length of Bruckner's symphonies, which develop in slow-moving monoliths of sound, was an impediment for some listeners. Bruckner, an excellent organist,
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How the great symphonies became our soundtrack to a changing world

This autumn the BBC will present a landmark season of TV and radio programmes to show how music has provided a rousing accompaniment to the march of history for 250 years

This was not the reception Beethoven had imagined. On 7 April 1805, when the last chord of his landmark Third Symphony rang out in Austria's Theater-an-der-Wien at the close of the first public performance, applause soon gave way to uneasy coughing. The dramatic and lengthy work, designed as a response to Napoleon's meteoric career, was dismissed by many in the Viennese audience as a misguided attempt to be original. Yet its new sound, marked by driving rhythms and military instrumentation, reflected the violent change in Europe and took orchestral music in a completely fresh direction.

This autumn the BBC is to attempt to present the 250-year-old tradition of the symphony in its proper context for the first time. Through an unprecedented series of television and radio programmes,
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Google Reveals Its 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Vuvuzela's Included

A team of a hundred and one musical souls from 30 nations are soon to be performing together at the Sydney Opera House. It's the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011--and it has vuvuzelas in it.

Orchestras all around the world, including big names like the London Symphony and Berliner Philharmoniker, spent time last month selecting over 300 finalists from a huge slew of auditioned applicants to Google's prestigious musical extravaganza. These people were subject to a public vote, and that's how Google narrowed it down to just 101 people from five different continents.

Three of these people are singled out in Google's blog post about the news: A vuvuzela-playing German trombonist, a clarinetist from Arizona who's never left the U.S. and a Chinese Guzheng player--an instrument that "a lot of the world has never seen or heard before."

The culmination of the effort, after rehearsals in Australia from March 14th on, is a
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Tonight's TV highlights

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Doctor Who | One Under | The Old Guys | The It Crowd | BBC Proms 2010 | Pet Shop Boys at Glastonbury

Doctor Who

7pm, BBC3

The notion of regeneration, while a brilliant way to keep Doctor Who fresh and introduce new blood, makes it tricky for any actor parachuted into the lead role. That's why they let Matt Smith film a few later episodes first, allowing him to find his voice, before recording The Eleventh Hour, the opening episode of this series. It's a fine story, one in keeping with the eccentric Britishness of the show, as it concerns both a global alien threat and a nice village green. Karen Gillan and show-runner Stephen Moffat appear in Doctor Who Confidential after. Po'n

One Under

7.30pm, Channel 4

The title of this First Cut documentary refers to a person under a train on London's underground. Lucy Bennett's film introduces us to Debbie, whose husband
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The Third Golden Age Begins?: Welcome to the Berliner Philharmoniker

In the golden days of radio the great symphony orchestras of the world broadcast over short and long wave bands, creating pockets of listeners all over the globe. In isolated Japan in the 1940s the young composer Toru Takemitsu learned the ways of Western music from the Armed Forces radio network. In Maine, Charles Ives listened to the premiere of his 2nd Symphony, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, over the radio. When FM came in after the Second World War, sound quality improved, but the since the range of FM is limited to line-of-sight, those millions of listeners lucky enough to get an ionosphere bounce from New York to Vermont or Chicago to Colorado were left in silence. The advent of the long-playing record took the thrill and necessity away from live broadcasts, and radio audiences shrank. Then came the golden age of...
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Sir Simon Rattle's album to be made available digitally before official release

The Gramophone Listening Room is officially launching with some of the greatest names in the world of classical music: Sir Simon Rattle, the great Berliner Philharmoniker and Emi, a company that has a long and distinguished tradition of recording the orchestra. To mark the release on 7 September on a new Brahms symphony cycle from Rattle and his Berlin orchestra on Emi, The Gramophone Listening Room will be offering its subscribers the opportunity to listen - ahead of release, and exclusively - to Rattle's performance of Brahms's Fourth Symphony. It is available to stream ahead of its ...
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Plant & Krauss Are The King And Queen Of The Grammys

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Former Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant and his new performance partner Alison Krauss were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after claiming a fistful of honours.The duo picked up awards for Album of The Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Country Collaboration and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.

Lil Wayne, who was the most nominated artist at this year's Grammys, took home three prizes and a share of the Best Rap Performance for a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us with Jay-z, T.I. and Kanye West.

Coldplay were also triple winners, claiming Song of The Year, Best Rock Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

Double winners included Metallica, Al Green, Daft Punk, gospel star Kirk Franklin, Brad Paisley and Peter Gabriel and composer Thomas Newman, who won honours for their work on the Wall-e soundtrack.

Neil Diamond, the Four Tops, Dean Martin and music mogul Clive Davis were among those honoured with special awards during the ceremony.

The night was a star-studded affair - with more performers than ever before hitting the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the event.

Highlights included Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift's duet on the country star's 15, Jennifer Hudson's stirring rendition of Diane Warren's You Pulled Me Through - backed by a gospel choir, the Jonas Brothers' collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Coldplay's performance with rapper Jay-z and Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke's rousing tribute to New Orleans with Terence Blanchard and Allen Toussaint.

Rockers U2 kicked off the 51st Grammys with new song Get on Your Boots and heavily-pregnant M.I.A., who was due to give birth on Sunday, performed Paper Planes/Swagga Like Us with rappers Lil Wayne, Jay-z, T.I. and Kanye West.

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