THE FIVE BEST MUSIC
Friday 11 February 2005
A 1980s rehash job or the new Cure? These New Yorkers, probably the biggest-hyped band of 2005 so far, have a lot to live up to. (01865 420042) Sat
(Royal Festival Hall, London)
The American tenor sensation Michael Slattery makes his UK debut in Leonard Bernstein's philosophical romp. (0870 380 0400) tonight & Sat
CHELTENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL (Town Hall, Cheltenham)
Taffy Thomas, Crucible, Harriet Barlett, Sharon Shannon and the Fraser Sisters are on the bill. (01242 227979) to Sun
ZJAZZ BRITANNIA (Barbican, London)
Gilles Peterson appears tomorrow as part of this two-night celebration of British jazz. Courtney Pine headlines on Sunday. (0845 120 7550) Sat & Sun
THE MAGIC NUMBERS
This hirsute boy-girl quartet ply dreamy tunes that meld country rock and folk with a smidgeon of jazzy vibes. (0113-244 1573) Sat
Review: Of Mice and Men
By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work
Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar
What do gigantic horse heads tell us about Falkirk?
Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings
The actor has confessed to his own insecurities
Allotments are the focus of a new reality show
Arts & Ents blogs
The Hobbit: There and Back Again set for possible title change
The best movies on Netflix: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Game of Thrones season 4 episode 2 breaks torrent record as fans watch online
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
Mrs Doubtfire 2: Robin Williams set to star in sequel to 1993 comedy
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for sale...is anyone brave enough to buy it?
- 2 The Hobbit: There and Back Again set for possible title change
- 3 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Andre Johnson: Wu-Tang Clan-discovered rapper severed his penis and jumped from LA building