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.
Former hit TV show World of Sport (WOS) wrestling is set to return in a one-off event that will resurrect the once hugely popular Saturday afternoon programme.
Here are the listings of the BBC Proms season 2013 in full:
"Thank you for sticking with me all these years," the 35-year-old bluesman acknowledges to his loyal fans before the encore. Occasionally, however, it was a bit of a struggle "sticking" with this two-hour encounter.
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
School pupils are set to be taught a science lesson live on Facebook from the Royal Albert Hall.
“We don’t do encores... If you want an encore then this is the last song, if you don’t, this is the second to last.” At a time when encores at gigs have become almost mandatory, and therefore meaningless, Laura Marling’s approach to them is refreshingly unconventional.
Nicola Christie sits in on some lively rehearsals at The Sage.
Kate Winslet signed autographs as she walked the red carpet at the re-launch of the film that made her a star.
As austerity bites, the temples of culture will have to change and be at the centre of communities, says Nicholas Kenyon
As austerity bites, the temples of culture will have to change, says Nicholas Kenyon
A surefooted heroine should appeal to a modern audience, but this Italian reality show falls flat
Michelle McDowell has just been named Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year. Trouble is, for many of her predecessors it was a poisoned chalice
If Tommy was made of bricks and mortar it would be Grade I listed by now. The tale of the deaf, dumb and blind kid with messianic tendencies is heritage rock, as safely establishment as the Albert Hall itself.
Roger Daltrey is performing The Who's 1969 hit rock opera Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall next week, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
Sam Roberts, with a six-word text, summed up the feelings of i readers up and down the country.