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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.

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Zuco 103: Untypically tropical

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Black music industry poll is a whiter shade of pale

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