'Mitch Mitchell wasn't the most accurate drummer ever, but he had that swing...'
Opera star Rolando Villazón is relishing his royal turn on TV, he tells Jessica Duchen
Top brass angered by claims of military incompetence after singer's morale-boosting trip to front-line troops is thwarted
Two leading French dieticians will slug it out in court tomorrow for the title of lightweight champion of the world.
The bromance is back on. After 15 years, Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow are on stage together, hugging and looking into each other's eyes as they sing their new single "Shame" in front of an excitable crowd of 60,000.
The Welsh singer is the most expensive classical record signing of all time – and she's firmly in control of her multi-million pound empire
Theatre-goers can't move for star-cross'd lovers this spring. These days, though, it's not enough merely to stage the greatest romantic tragedy of them all: you need an angle. First up is Colchester's Mercury Theatre production, in which the seven-piece Astillero Tango Orchestra from Buenos Aires are putting their sultry stamp on the action. Then in Bristol next month comes "Juliet and her Romeo", a radically reconfigured romance in which the lovers are not callow, starry-eyed youths but octogenarians (played by Siân Phillips and Michael Byrne) whose children (rather than parents) are trying to prevent their nuptials. Hot on its heels comes the RSC, with 30-somethings Sam Troughton and Mariah Gale in the leads and "Enron" director Rupert Goold at the helm. Details on the production are being kept under wraps though, judging by the whizz-bangery of Goold's "Macbeth", this will be no pedestrian passion. "There's a lot of fire in the production", confirms a spokesperson, cryptically.
Preview of Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies' is postponed just four weeks before premiere
The jury is still out so far as the pitch goes. But the beer did not run dry, there was more than enough food to feed the 16,000 spectators and England were not left wanting yesterday when it came to passionate and vocal support. Yes, all in all, the world's newest Test ground passed its first examination with flying colours.
England 336-7 v Australia
Barry Manilow is to perform at the BBC Proms in the Park concert, it was announced today - his only UK date this year.
Her album is a record-breaking best-seller, she's just won a £2.3m contract, and today she sings for her country. Sadie Gray reports
She might be married to a man who is in jail on remand, battling drug addiction and the subject of a police investigation into an alleged assault, but life's not all bad for the singer Amy Winehouse.