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While Laura Mvula deserves credit for blending her Caribbean heritage with her classical training, Sing to the Moon is far from the masterpiece some claim.

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Clean-fuels drive breaks down

Grandaddy | Dingwalls, London

Music: The greatest collaborator

Van Dyke Parks has worked with Brian Wilson, Grace Kelly and Albert Einstein. Does that make him a genius or a hustler?

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Cornelius

Cornelius, a left-field stadium-filling sensation back home in Japan, takes his name from the hero of Planet of the Apes. Musically he's a head-on clash between Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren at their creative bursting points, with a lot more riffing, experimental pop weirdness and sampling thrown in. It's an addictive and accessible formula - one minute of "Mic Check", his Fantasma album opener that whisks from chimp noises to the grooviest post-Beastie beats and grooves, is enough to get most people hooked. Live shows are known for their stunts and lighting, so be prepared to expect anything from brilliance upwards.

C&W clinches Hanoi deal

Cable & Wireless has clinched a $207m (pounds 127m) deal to install 250,000 telephone lines in Hanoi, British embassy sources said, adding that an official announcement will be made later by the company's head office.

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Sean Lennon

Education Your Views: Fees income should all be reinvested

The Government has promised that pounds 140m of the money raised by abolishing grants and bringing in tuition fees for undergraduates will be reinvested in higher education. What this proves is that tuition fees are not "fees" at all, since if I pay "fees" to go to a university, I expect ALL - not some - of that money to be reinvested in university education.
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