Singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, Blondie, Ellie Goulding and Bloc Party are among acts added to the line-up of next-year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Sir Paul McCartney is to take on the X Factor for the Christmas number one after joining the line-up of a Hillsborough charity single.
Three days before the BBC hosts its annual Children in Need telethon it is desperately fighting to shore up public trust in the organisation.
When Adele's producer stepped into the limelight at the Grammys, a Svengali was unmasked, says Elisa Bray
Ready Steady Go! may be the most fondly remembered 1960s pop TV show. It lasted barely three years, fading out, at the end of 1966, before it could outstay its welcome – like the sharp singles it helped to promote. Ray Davies and the producer Vicki Wickham's one-night-only revival for Meltdown can't resurrect the social club the studio became for the Beatles, Stones and Kinks, or the young dancing Mods who were almost trampled by careening cameras. The minimal set – a couple of period photo-decorated signs – is a letdown. But somehow, the spirit of pop at its most warmly creative catches light again.
"Women of the world, take over," the whimsical Scots bard Ivor Cutler once urged, his advice taken last Friday at a concert featuring women performers from different strata of the musical spectrum.
After the billboard success of transgender model Lea T, comes the next gender-bending face of fashion, the Serbian-born Australian model Andrej Pejic. With his flowing blond locks and pixie pout, he's the androgynous face of Marc Jacobs' newly launched spring/summer ad campaign, and stars alongside female lookey-likey Karolina Kurkova for Jean Paul Gaultier. We don't know whether to fancy him or envy him.
The Independent Online caught up with the multitalented pop singer Paloma Faith ahead of her gig at London’s HMV forum last week. She explains why she abandoned her plans to dance professionally for a job in a pub singing with her mates. Even though she's a major star she's still keen on the X Factor - so much so she confesses she'd like to write a song for contestant Rebecca.
The singer Paloma Faith is known for her bold, retro look. But on a recent holiday in Cuba, she decided to give her signature style a tropical twist. Here, she explains how she did it
Poster campaigns may have been overshadowed by new media, such as Twitter, and the televised debates
Forget the plot (an immortal man risks losing his daughter in a bet with the devil) and revel in the fantastical world Terry Gilliam summons in this exposition on the imperative of the imagination (in the film industry as much as life itself).
16-18 July, Victoria Park, London
Doubtless figuring that Alesha is a more bankable prospect following her adoption as judge on Strictly Come Dancing than she was a year ago, when the original version of The Alesha Show was released, Asylum have chosen to reissue it with a handful of extra tracks to tempt the undecided.
Have faith, she's here to stay
Burlesque, magic and modelling – Paloma Faith has done it all. Fiona Sturges meets the multi-talented popstar
Audacious artistic entrepreneurs, from Peckham to Glasgow, have defied the recession by forming small but perfectly formed businesses on the cutting-edge of creativity