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A Stradivarius violin at the restoration and research laboratory of the Musee de la Musique in Paris

Stradivarius violin worth millions stolen from musician during armed robbery

The rare violin is known as the Lipinski and was on loan to the lead violinist Frank Almond

Making an old man happy

"Every occasion he would come out with a song, no matter where he was, he would stop and do 'Singing in the Rain', I remember as a child he would have us jumping and singing and swinging round poles".

A petition to deport Justin Bieber has reached 100,000 signatures

Deport Justin Bieber petition reaches 100,000 signatures: White House to issue official statement

White House staff must now review the request and issue an official statement

Listen to Bret Easton Ellis interview The National's Matt Berninger for an hour

The National are Ellis' favourite band

Fearne Cotton and BBC criticised by mother of murdered school girl Sarah Payne for broadcasting word 'Megalolz' following Ian Watkins' conviction

The Radio 1 DJ is the ex-girlfriend of convicted Lost Prophets singer, who infamously used the phrase to make light of his crimes

Kendrick Lamar, here performing live with Imagine Dragons, enjoyed a 99 per cent rise in Spotify traffic after his Grammys performance

Kendrick Lamar enjoys 99% Spotify traffic rise after Grammy Awards performance

The rapper notched up the plays after collaborating with Imagine Dragons

Rap Genius app: Side-stepping Google with a 'pocket guide to human culture'

The website that aims to let users 'annotate the world's text' has launched its first iPhone app following a spat with Google

Kyla La Grange, gig review: 'Easier to market than to love'

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

Connan Mockasin, gig review: 'Psychedelia comes wreathed in dry-ice cool'

Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Win Butler of Arcade Fire. The band are confirmed to headline Primavera 2014

Primavera 2014: Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar and Queens of the Stone Age to headline

The National, Pixies, and Disclosure also confirmed for Barcelona festival

Taylor Swift 'attacked' by Ryu from Street Fighter in Grammys YouTube mash-up

It says a lot about how seriously people take the Grammy Awards that a video of Taylor Swift's performance of All Too Well has attracted around 180,000 views, while a 28-second clip of it complete with high kicks from Street Fighter's Ryu has already clocked over 2.2 million.

Controversial performer Miley Cyrus is teaming up with Madonna for a duet on MTV Unplugged

Miley Cyrus teams up with Madonna for MTV Unplugged performance

The duo will sing a mash-up of their hits 'Don't Tell Me' and 'We Can't Stop'

Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun warns star to ‘be better’ or ‘quit the music business’

Scooter Braun (pictured left), the man credited with discovering the 19-year-old, says that Bieber gets “so angry” about the negative publicity

The duo in 2007

Punt & Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless, comedy review

Hexagon Theatre, Reading

Pete Seeger: A rebel with a cause – but a less confrontational attitude

Without him... folk music would not have flourished as it did

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