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L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, Mediterraneo (Virgin Classics)

Album review: L'Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, Mediterraneo (Virgin Classics)

Mediterraneo is a fascinating project designed to embody the notion that “the sea does not separate cultures, it connects them”.

The Hilliard Ensemble, Prayers and Praise: Vocal Music by Alexander Raskatov (Challenge Classics)

Album review: The Hilliard Ensemble, Prayers and Praise: Vocal Music by Alexander Raskatov (Challenge Classics)

Like other former Soviet composers freed from compulsory atheism, Alexander Raskatov employs a great many liturgical and religious texts in his music.

Devendra Banhart, Mala (Nonesuch)

Album review: Devendra Banhart, Mala (Nonesuch)

Devendra Banhart's last few albums left little impression, and despite moving to Warners' artists colony Nonesuch, his latest seems unlikely to arrest that trajectory.

Steve Mason, Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time (Double Six)

Album review: Steve Mason, Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time (Double Six)

On his most rewarding release since The Beta Band, Steve Mason grapples with politics both public and personal, but in a warm, engaging manner that draws the listener in.

Tyler said she’d be happy with a top five placing, and suggested she might do better than Humperdinck

Page 3 Profile: Bonnie Tyler, Singer

Another nul points in the making?

Of Monsters And Men

Music review: Of Monsters and Men, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

“This is in your native language,” jokes Ragnar Þórhallsson, singer and guitarist for Icelandic indie-folk act Of Monsters and Men, mocking the crowd’s lacklustre response to his attempts to start a singalong for radio favourite Mountain Sound.

Album: Grenados/Guridi etc, Canciones Españolas – Schwartz/Martineau (Hyperion)

Sharpness and sweetness combine attractively in Sylvia Schwartz's voice.

Album: Brigitte Beraha & John Turville, Red Skies (E17 Jazz)

There's a purity and innocence to Beraha's voice that can leave her exposed in a duo such as this, pianist Turville's spare chording offering nowhere to hide.

The reserves pictured playing at Langtree Park yesterday

FA to investigate after Liverpool v Manchester United under-21 match is marred by unrest

A fan invaded the pitch and flares were set off in the stands

Album review: Josh Groban, All That Echoes (Reprise)

The Groban Phenomenon seems unstoppable – All That Echoes crashed into the American charts at No 1, and will likely follow suit here too – though for all his personable self-deprecation, the blend of operatic pop on which his reputation is built seems strangely thin and insipid.

Troubled country singer Mindy McCready was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Mindy McCready suicide confirmed

Preliminary results of a post-mortem examination confirm that US country music star Mindy McCready's death was suicide, authorities in Arkansas said today.

British group: Mumford & Sons

Brit Awards 2013: No wild things from a music scene in the wilderness of mediocrity

Emeli Sandé, happily, doesn't look like an identikit winner, but she does sound an awful lot like Adele

Discord at the disco? Sweden’s Loreen (left) and German challenger Natalie Horler, lead singer of Cascada

Eurovision: Meet the new song. Same as the old song

The Eurovision Song Contest is no stranger to controversy. Whether it’s claims that Franco rigged the 1968 show to boost Spain’s flagging tourism industry, or the Azerbaijani government being accused of forcibly evicting people from their homes to make way for beautifying its capital, Baku, ahead of 2012’s contest, barely a year goes by without at least a whiff of scandal.

Album: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, What the Brothers Sang (Domino)

The brothers are the Everlys, Dawn McCarthy is the singer and creative force behind Californian psych-folkers Faun Fables, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy is, oh you know, Bonnie "Prince" Billy.

Jamie Lidell, Jamie Lidell (Warp)

Album review: Jamie Lidell, Jamie Lidell (Warp)

Though latterly resident in Nashville, Jamie Lidell continues to mine the territory where soul meets techno, a precarious manoeuvre that sometimes finds him tumbling between two stools.

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Sarah Silverman (middle) with sister Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman (right) and sister actress Laura Silverman (left) at Jerusalem's Western Wall for feminist Hanuka candle-lighting ceremony
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The Bach Choir has been crowned the inaugural winner of Sky Arts’ show The Great Culture Quiz
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas