The Week in Lighting & Sound
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Going La La - Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes. It won every award it was nominated for - including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song.

The ceremony featured several references to Mr Trump - not least when Meryl Streep launched an attack on the US President-elect while accepting the Cecil B Demille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment. Streep referred to Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter and said, "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose." The Golden Globe Awards, which are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honour the best in TV and film from the past year.

With or Without You - U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal Joshua Tree album this summer by playing the album in full around the world. The 25 shows include dates in London and at Dublin's Croke Park, where the band played a triumphant homecoming show on the original Joshua Tree tour. Released in 1987, the album included hits such as Where the Streets Have No Name and With or Without You.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, U2 guitarist The Edge said the band had not yet decided how to structure the concerts. "The show might not necessarily start with track one, side one - Where the Streets Have No Name - because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment," he said. "So we're still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go."

Home Banker - Sir David Clementi has been recommended as the next BBC chairman, it is understood. The ex-Bank of England deputy governor wrote the 2016 report which suggested scrapping the BBC Trust and having the BBC run by a board made up of senior staff and independent members.

"The BBC Trust model is flawed. It conflates governance and regulatory functions within the Trust," wrote Sir David. "The BBC should have a unitary Board charged with responsibility for meeting the obligations placed on it under the Royal Charter and Agreement, and responsibility for the interests of Licence Fee payers.

"Regulatory oversight should pass wholly to Ofcom, which is already the public service regulator for the UK's broadcasting industry and has the ability to look at the BBC in the context of the market as a whole. Ofcom would be a strong regulator to match a strong BBC." The appointments panel has put his name to the prime minister; an announcement is expected later this week.

Cover Art - The Last Shadow Puppets' Tina Turner-inspired cover has beaten David Bowie's posthumous album for Best Art Vinyl of 2016. The LP, titled Everything You've Come To Expect, features a 1969 photo of Tina Turner dancing and is the collaborative work of designer Matthew Cooper and Vogue photographer Jack Robinson.

The shortlist included David Bowie's posthumous album Blackstar, Justice's Woman, Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker and Rihanna's Anti album. All nominated vinyl covers will form a window installation at the Hari Hotel in central London until 31 March.

Farewell - Singer songwriter Peter Sarstedt has died aged 75 after a six year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy. He was best known for the 1969 number one hit Where Do You Go To My Lovely for which he won an Ivor Novello Award for best song. He enjoyed a 50-year long career in music and made 14 albums, the last of which was Restless Heart released in 2013.

(Jim Evans)


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