Arts and Entertainment Kendrick Lamar, here performing live with Imagine Dragons, enjoyed a 99 per cent rise in Spotify traffic after his Grammys performance

The rapper notched up the plays after collaborating with Imagine Dragons

Jim Rose Circus, Udderbelly's Pasture

Having taken a straw poll of a number of people who witnessed the Jim Rose Circus in its Nineties heyday, it seems that the ringmaster of the weird has lost the crack in his whip.

Florida: No kidding as the children stay at home

Comedian David Schneider leaves his children at home and indulges in a no-luxuries-spared trip to Orlando, Florida, where he gets dazzled by theme parks and palatial hotels – and meets a dolphin called Dexter

The Darkness, Alexandra Palace, London

Plenty of glitter, but little sparkle

The Darkness, SECC, Glasgow

Lycra-clad motley fools

Jam Master Jay killed in shooting

The Cute Little Guy On The Left Is Marshall Bruce111, And That's His Mom Debbie.....

The Cute Little Guy On The Left Is Marshall Bruce111, And That's His Mom Debbie. Marshall Grew Up To Be The Mean-Looking Guy Who Goes By The Name Of Eminem-The Biggest, Wickedest, Whitest Brother In Hip Hop, A Million- Selling Rapper Who Any Mother Could Be Proud Of. But not Debbie. She says he's been a bad, bad boy, telling the world that she neglected and abused him. And, as every homeboy knows. You don't dis your family. Which is why Debbie's suing little Marshall for $10 million. ..TEXT: Eminem is a bad, bad boy. And that in hip hop circles is about as good as it gets. He's one of the hottest acts in America right now. His first album sold two million copies, his poster adorns the bedroom walls of teenagers across the nation, magazines queue up to interview him. Not bad for a white-trash kid from the wrong side of the tracks - you'd think his mother would be burning with pride.

Rock & Pop: Born-again hippies

Al Green

Pop: The brothers formerly known as chemical


Obituary: Bruce Fairbairn

RECORD PRODUCERS can create their own sound a la Phil Spector or do their utmost to enable artists to shine like George Martin with the Beatles. The Canadian producer Bruce Fairbairn, often called the "king" of heavy metal producers or "the schoolteacher" for his focused, methodical approach, belonged to the enabling school. "My job is to help a band create the album they want to make," he told interviewers.

Pop / Jazz: Pop singles chart

1 (1) Believe Cher

Racing: Son out to stump Aussies

NOW HERE'S an interesting reversal of stereotypes. When Taufan's Melody, trained in Sussex by Lady Herries, won the Caulfield Cup, one of Australia's biggest races, a couple of weeks ago, all manner of antipodean trainers and jockeys lined up to cry "foul". Shane Dye, one of the continent's best riders, complained that foreign horses were simply better than those trained locally, and should not be allowed to run in Australia's top events. Should Taufan's Melody, Faithful Son, or indeed any of three other British- trained candidates for the race, win the Melbourne Cup itself next Tuesday, the moan machine will probably overheat. And you thought that it was the Poms who were supposed to be whingers.


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Unhappy staff outing for Chris Evans plc

First Morning 1: The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, on Sky tv

Papa was a rolling stone

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