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Wider web: Simon Cowell is looking for new stars from the 'YouTube Generation'

For Simon Cowell, TV is not enough: The impresario's endless star-seeking is going global, on YouTube

You might have thought Simon Cowell had rooted out enough talent from the bedrooms of Britain with his hit shows The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. But in his never-ending quest for the Next Big Thing, the pop impresario is launching a new "global audition", this time through the medium of YouTube.

Anna Prohaska, Enchanted Forest (Deutsche Grammophon)

Album review: Anna Prohaska, Enchanted Forest (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sensitively accompanied by Jonathan Cohen's ensemble Arcangelo, soprano Anna Prohaska here offers a selection of baroque arias based on the supernatural – a mythopoeic world of nymphs, fairies, gods and sorcerors.

Purity Ring, St John's at Hackney, London

Purity Ring, St John's at Hackney, London

Few highlights struggle through a soupy, samey, set in Hackney

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

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The Sumatran tiger, endemic to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, is an endangered species
voicesJonathon Porritt: The wild tiger population is thought to have dropped by 97 per cent since 1900
Arts and Entertainment
Beast would strip to his underpants and take to the stage with a slogan scrawled on his bare chest whilst fans shouted “you fat bastard” at him
musicIndie music promoter was was a feature at Carter gigs
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Story line: Susanoo slays the Yamata no Orochi serpent in the Japanese version of a myth dating back 40,000 years
arts + entsApplying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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Performers dressed as Tunnocks chocolate teacakes, a renowned Scottish confectionary, perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow on July 23, 2014.
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Popular plonk: Lambrusco is selling strong
Food + drinkNaff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
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Gardai wait for the naked man, who had gone for a skinny dip in Belfast Lough
newsTwo skinny dippers threatened with inclusion on sex offenders’ register as naturists criminalised
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Shake down: Michelle and Barack Obama bump knuckles before an election night rally in Minnesota in 2008, the 'Washington Post' called it 'the fist bump heard round the world'
newsThe pound, a.k.a. the dap, greatly improves hygiene
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Graham Fellows as John Shuttleworth
comedySean O'Grady joins Graham Fellows down his local Spar
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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them altogether

Countries that don’t survey their tigers risk losing them

Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on