Arts and Entertainment Michael Kagan's oil painting 'Pilot 2' for White Lies' album cover

Michael Kagan's oil painting was judged the most creative

Simian Mobile Disco, Astoria, London

Simian Mobile Disco were early recruits to the Nu-Rave movement. James Ford and Jas Shaw were DJing as a sideline to vent frustration at the limits of a long US tour with their "real" rock band, Simian. That band fell by the wayside, as they combined pounding DJ sets with clipped song structures on last year's Attack Decay Sustain Release. The expectant crowd for this NME Awards gig supports the switch.

Arctic Monkeys earn seven NME Awards nominations

The Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys look set to dominate this year's NME Awards after receiving a record seven nominations.

Close-up: Nu-rave pioneer James Ford

He's produced the Arctic Monkeys and the Klaxons but now he's taking centre stage

Could the Orange Revolution be just a mirage in the snow?

Six days on and still they chant, still they march, still they seek to overturn the election result that cheated them. The crowds and the momentum are on their side, but, say Andrew Osborn and Ivan Lozowy in this special report from Kiev, nothing in Ukraine is that simple

The Independent Archive 27 September 1989: `A simple idea, but very revealing at its best'

`Juke Box Jury' has returned to the screen in its Sixties format. Jim White takes a first peek

Tennis: Tim and Greg Show alive and kicking

Davis Cup: After Frightful Friday, Henman and Rusedski aim to serve up Super Sunday for Britain

Racing: Route's touch of speed to trouble Mill

HOWARD JOHNSON could not believe his eyes yesterday. He had no more trust in Morceli's either. The Co Durham trainer watched at home as White Lea Farm's grey eminence vaulted several of Sandown's fences perfectly before treating another as if it had retreated into his blind spot.

Tennis: Sweden step into arena of intimidation

ANDERS JARRYD says that he cannot understand why some of the game's leading players refuse to play in the Davis Cup.

Pop: The loon with all the tunes

CLINT BOON EXPERIENCE THE GARAGE, LONDON N1

THEATRE: Ridiculous, but quite sublime

IF YOU think fringe comedy means guys standing up and talking into microphones then try The Right Size. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, who form this comedy duo, have brought last year's Edinburgh Festival hit to the Vaudeville for six weeks. They've come to the right theatre too. Do You Come Here Often? is pure vaudeville.

Theatre Review: Hostages to misfortune

First night: Klaxons, Trumpets and Raspberries

choice: play

Klaxons, Trumpets and Raspberries, Gate Theatre, London W11 (0171- 229 0706)

Racing: Dettori suffers objectionable afternoon

Yesterday was a rare one to forget for Frankie Dettori. He was disqualified from two races at Goodwood, including the afternoon's feature, the Celebration Mile, for riding offences, and given a five-day ban that must be a blow to his chances in the jockeys` championship.

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