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.

Southbank Centre to host largest festival of 20th century music in 2013

The 250 events are inspired by Alex Ross' book The Rest is Noise

Iestyn Davies, Ensemble Matheus, Spinosi, Wigmore Hall, London

‘A singularity of voice’ is the title of Iestyn Davies’s current Wigmore residency, which is being supported by the Iestyn Davies Syndicate.

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Sir Paul McCartney: 'There was something a little bit suspect about Jimmy Savile'

The Beatle speaks to The Independent's arts editor David Lister about his friendship with the disgraced DJ

Rylan Clark vs Gary Barlow: X Factor contestant blasts judge in online rant

X Factor contestant Rylan Clark entered a war of words with Gary Barlow by blasting the show's chief judge in an online outburst.

Sensitive ears spell trouble for live music

Noise complaints and new flats are threatening the survival of gigs, clubs and festivals, says Chris Beanland

For those about to rock, turn the amp off and go home

Noise complaints are threatening the future of live music
Swing kings: the Brad Mehldau Trio have stood the test of time

IoS jazz review: Brad Mehidau Trio, Barbican Hall, London

Generous, creative – and still groovy after all these years

Union Chapel gigs under threat from housing development plans

A working church in Islington has become an important live music venue, playing host to stars from Elton John to Noel Gallagher. But gigs at the Union Chapel are under threat from a housing development.

Letitia Baldrige had helped shape the Kennedys’ Camelot White House before she became a much-consulted etiquette expert

Letitia Baldrige: Queen of etiquette

Letitia Baldrige had helped shape the Kennedys' Camelot White House before she became a much-consulted etiquette expert, firmly telling an enquirer that she detested the clinking of glasses in a toast: "We do not clink, we approach." (Although she thought it was quite acceptable to cut salad with a knife.)

Susan Boyle launches Poppy Appeal

Singing sensation Susan Boyle has launched this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal.

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Salmond tears into the Tory-led 'Lord Snootys'

Scottish First Minister pulls no punches at SNP conference as he urges his cheering supporters to follow his dream of independence

Album: John Eliot Gardiner/ORR, Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 Live at Carnegie Hall (Soli Deo Gloria)

Two decades ago, John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique recorded a milestone series of Beethoven symphonies that challenged accepted notions of Beethoven performance.

Caught in the Net: You gotta fight for your right to funding

What do you do if you're a musician with an album to make and your funding falls through? Raise the money yourself, of course!

Council defends £425,000 of public money spent on Alicia Keys gig

A city council has defended spending £425,000 to help stage a concert by singer Alicia Keys.

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