Arts and Entertainment Azealia Banks, first mermaid of hip-hop, is to headline Lovebox 2013 with Plan B and Goldfrapp

Plan B, Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp are to headline this summer’s Love Box festival in East London.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Koko, London

Despite the heroic overtones of his stage name, tonight is more a case of get cape, fumble, recover, as this idiosyncratic solo artist struggles with the richer soundscapes of his second album. Maybe the fact that Sam Duckworth, to give him his real name, is wearing glasses means that he is more Clark Kent than Superman.

The Winter's Tale / Pericles, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

The rubric of the Royal Court has always been to produce new plays as if they were classics and classic plays as if they were new. Clearly, they have chosen well for the regime change that will happen next January. Artistic director Dominic Cooke turns that philosophy into wondrous theatre in these paired, artfully cross-cast and promenade productions for the RSC.

Fan banned for throwing phone

Zuco 103: Untypically tropical

Zuco 103 take traditional Brazilian styles and mix them with a wide variety of international trends. Phil Meadley meets the band

Drum'n'bass diva

The New Zealander MC Tali has put the spotlight back on dance

The Ten Best Drum'n'Bass Tracks

Album: Kosheen

Kokopelli, Arista

Album: Nitin Sawhney

Human, V2

Black music industry poll is a whiter shade of pale

WHITE FACES are as prominent as black ones in a list of the 100 most influential people in British black music published this week by Touch magazine.

CD REVIEWS - Dance

RAM TRILOGY: MOLTEN BEATS

DANCE MUSIC: CD REVIEWS

VARIOUS ARTISTS: FREEZONE 6: FOURTH PERSON SINGULAR

MUSIC: CD REVIEWS - DANCE

BREAKBEAT ERA: ULTRA OBSCENE (XL Recordings)

Classical Review: Sound and fury, then a warm glow

PROMS 49 & 50 ROYAL ALBERT HALL/ RADIO 3 LONDON

Pop: Drum'n'bass for foodies

GOLDIE RONI SIZE THE FULL CYCLE CREW SEVERNSHED BRISTOL

CLUB OF THE WEEK: FRESH 'N' FUNKY @ HANOVER GRAND

Fresh 'n' Funky has been running for longer than I can remember on what used to be considered a "dead night" - Wednesday. But the event seems to produce the same level of intense revelry each week.
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 23 January 2015
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project