News Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday for the second day of his trial.

A radio announcer has told the court in the trial of DJ Dave Lee Travis that she was in a “panic” after he allegedly grabbed her breasts when she was speaking live on air.

People cough twice as much at classical concerts than normal, research finds

Cacophony of sound? People cough on purpose during classical concerts, research finds

Classical music fans regularly complain that their enjoyment of concerts is ruined by the coughing and hacking of their fellow audience members. New research has suggested they have good cause to complain; people cough twice as much during a classical concert and what is more, many do it on purpose.

Max Hole, pictured with singer Karen Mok, has called on the Classical music industry to shed its stuffy and elitist image

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Max Hole is right - conductors must do more

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Nice music, shame about the clapping

Intrusive applause can spoil the mood at a classical concert, leading conductors tell Simon O'Hagan
Classical music is all about the nuances of the playing and the intensity of the experience, and you don't have to be a snob to feel that an ill-timed audience interjection can
undermine them

Why clapping ruins concerts

Intrusive applause can spoil a classical concert, leading conductors tell Simon O'Hagan

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If the man who now runs former East Germany's once-hated Stasi archive realises his ambitions for the New Year then sometime in 2013, The Rolling Stones will hold a rock concert on top of the East Berlin building still containing millions of communist secret police files.

Impetuous: Matthew Barley

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The cellist Matthew Barley is marking Britten's centenary with an unusual tour

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Album: The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico: Super Deluxe Edition (UMC/Polydor)

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Album: Alice Cooper, Old School (Universal)

Covering the era (1964-1974) when Alice Cooper was the band, not the character, Old School traces their development from tinny garage blues outfit, via mildly malevolent psychedelia, towards operatic glam-noir.

Jessie J: The 24-year-old star of The Voice topped the poll in 2011

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Chart-topping star Jessie J has postponed her entire sell-out arena tour because she wants to spend more time recording her album.

Christopher Maloney will join X Factor tour despite 'online abuse'

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Fortune smiles on Brodsky Quartet's Wheel of 4Tunes tour as stolen sheet music recovered

The classical group had music books stolen from the boot of a car while on tour

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Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

It was pure serendipity that Jocelyn Pook’s "Hearing Voices" for mezzo-soprano, recorded voices, and orchestra should chime so neatly with the debate which has suddenly broken out - not least in this newspaper - about how society treats mental illness.

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