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The prison house is a tough school but it saved the young Maurice McIntyre and reconnected him with music. In the late 1960s McIntyre became one of the most passionate and articulate spokesmen of the Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and an exponent of fiery but spacious "spirit jazz".

Musical: A dose of the winter blues

SOUTH PACIFIC SHEFFIELD CRUCIBLE

Ropy revival's unenchanting evening

First Night: South Pacific; Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Clinton: The timetable of his disgrace

This is the timetable of President Clinton's disgrace:

Clinton settles Jones sex case

PRESIDENT BILL Clinton scored a landmark victory in his fight against impeachment last night, settling the lawsuit which sparked off the investigation into his sexual misdoings.

Theatre: Not even the cavalry can save us now

THE LAST APACHE REUNION THE TOBACCO FACTORY BRISTOL

Film: The Big Picture - All too black and white

PRIMARY COLORS (15) DIRECTOR: MIKE NICHOLS STARRING: JOHN TRAVOLTA, EMMA THOMPSON 143 MINS

It's cool to be Clinton's home town

American Times LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas ignores the Monica factor

IT IS ALMOST 7pm; the sky is dark but for the gash of a flame- red sunset, and the stragglers are hurrying from their cars into the county agricultural hall on the edge of Lonoke, Arkansas, 20 miles from Little Rock.

Clinton awaits sex-case ruling

LAWYERS FOR Paula Jones were pleading yesterday for the reinstatement of her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. The four-year case was dismissed last April after a judge in Arkansas, Susan Webber Wright, ruled that there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial.

Travel: Huntin', shootin' and, most of all, fishin'

Forget Arkansas' famous son; it's the fish that pull in the crowds. Kevin Pilley learns a little patience and a lot of jargon

Words: Yumorous, adj.

SOME HANG on every breath Clinton spares from that fabled cigar. The more sophisticated, making do with John Walsh's summary on Tuesday, learned that the President's secretary had not watched. "It's almost yumorous," he replied. "I'd have to be an exhibitionist not to exclude everyone at those moments."

Let's not talk about sex

America's Puritan

Clinton in crisis: Our boy has let us down, say the folk in Little Rock

Clinton in crisis: the American public remains divided on whether the President should go as lawyers prepare his fightback

The Starr report: The devil is in the detail

KENNETH STARR became the independent counsel investigating the Whitewater affair in August 1994, a year before Monica Lewinsky got her job as a White House intern, and yet his report deals almost exclusively with events after her arrival. It is safe to say that without Lewinsky there would be no Starr Report. Much of the document merely confirms long- held suspicions. The fascination is in the details; some are trivial, many are salacious, and a few will probably decide whether or not Congress moves to impeach the President.

Clinton In Crisis: Foes get the glow

THE ACCUSERS: Far be it for the President's enemies to say `We told you so' - but they will, writes David Usborne
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there