Acclaimed violinist criticises music teaching in the UK
Gary Barlow is to release his first solo album in 14 years this November.
For a Led Zeppelin reunion refusenik, Robert Plant does perform an awful lot of material by the group who defined seventies rock in all its magnificence and occasional self-indulgence.
Frank Zappa vowed never to return to Britain unless he got an apology from the Queen after the Royal Albert Hall cancelled a musical performance of his notorious film score 200 Motels in 1971. Zappa did eventually return to the UK but died without getting an apology from anybody. Now there will be redress of a kind when the show is finally given its UK premiere.
Sky-high ticket prices keep families away, but clowns need kids' gasps or it's just plain silly
A pensioner claiming to be a Catholic nun who sent envelopes containing white powder to parliamentary figures including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was given a community order today.
Driven by religion plus a fascination with digitally-engineered sound, Jonathan Harvey has carved a most individual niche in contemporary music. His religion is of the mystical variety, drawing less on the Anglicanism of his youth than on the Buddhism he later embraced, finding expression in a series of ecstatic works.
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
... and he reserved a blessing for our own Jonathan Brown at the start of his British visit
Nathan Cleverly has pulled out of his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi this month, because of a viral infection.
The people's favourites show they're still in a different class
Kate Winslet signed autographs as she walked the red carpet at the re-launch of the film that made her a star.
After a slow start, the boy wizard brings magic to the piano
A Jackson who's still a real thriller
Derek Deane's glamorous in-the-round dance celebration returns
Michelle McDowell has just been named Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year. Trouble is, for many of her predecessors it was a poisoned chalice