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

AEROSMITH WEMBLEY STADIUM LONDON

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.

POP: SINGLES CHART

1 (1) Rollercoaster B'Witched

Unhappy staff outing for Chris Evans plc

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

Papa was a rolling stone

Rock stars' kids - they've got instant fame and cool credentials. Are they grateful? Not a bit of it, says Cayte Williams
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee