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The actress impressed the judges with her spirited tango

Album: R Kelly, Love Letter (Jive)

"I wanna bring love songs back to the radio," oozes R Kelly at one point here, making you wonder which station he's tuned to, so rarely does radio's gaze stray from that subject.

Spurned lover jailed for brutal stabbing

A spurned lover who repeatedly stabbed a mother-of-two a month after he was bailed following a previous assault on her was jailed for eight years today.

Bebel Gilberto, Koko, London

Bossa chill that's just a bit too cool

Gilberto Gil, Royal Festival Hall, London

A veteran artist has a history. And, it could be argued, a responsibility.

Album: The Ipanemas, Que Beleza (Far Out)

With four albums behind them, and only the slyvoiced singer and percussionist Wilson das Neves left from the original Rio studio band, Que Beleza could resemble the scraping of a barrel more than the scraping of a gourd.

Album: Vinicius Cantuaria, Samba Carioca (Naive)

Produced once more by his New York neighbour Arto Lindsay, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Cantuaria's latest album – launched with a concert at London's Barbican on Tuesday – returns to the laid-back, drifting samba-jazz with which he made his name.

You'll be dancing in the streets on this island

There's more to the Dominican Republic than its beach resorts. Ben Lerwill heads to the capital, a city with a footloose soundtrack

Album: Leo Gandelman, Garrincha!! (Far Out)

Original music for new Brazilian film Garrincha: Estrela Solitaria, a biopic of the bandy-legged football genius. It's an instrumental jazz score interleaved with a bit of public domain drumming and dialogue extracts, louche cha-cha and mambo dance numbers summoning up the late 1950s.

Samba girl, 7, wins a late pass to kick off Carnival

Judge rules youngster can take star role after protest by child rights campaigners

Etherington shortens odds on England 'long shot'

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Album: Chipmunk, I Am Chipmunk (Jive/Sony)

"I never chose this," Chipmunk dissembles on "Saviour", the modesty-free opener. Of course, British rap doesn't need saving right now.

Jesús Alfonso: Conga player and musical director of Cuba's 'Kings of Rumba'

Known in Cuba as "Los Reyes de la rumba" ("The kings of rumba"), Los Muñequitos de Matanzas are recognised internationally as being among the leading ambassadors of this ancient AfroCuban musical tradition – one of the building blocks of contemporary salsa.

Allardyce uses praise to bury Blackburn's deficiencies

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Strictly come merchandising

BBC1's Saturday night spectacular has grown big enough for a stadium tour – complete with lucrative spin-offs.

Austerity entertainment: Hot to trot!

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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

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