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
Will explain back story to fictional kingdom Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything