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Wild Beasts, Wilton's Music Hall, London

Tucked down a London backstreet, in the oldest surviving music hall in the world, British romantics Wild Beasts take to the stage. Hailing from the little town of Kendal in the Lake District, these four lads ("young men" is perhaps more appropriate, as laddish they are not) have come a long way since the 2006 release of their first single, "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants".

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Russian-led waterway deal

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Balletboyz: The Talent, Sadler's Wells, London

Run by former Royal Ballet dancers William Trevitt and Michael Nunn, the Balletboyz has always been a canny company, balancing new choreography and an urge to demystify contemporary dance. As their own dancing careers come to an end, Trevitt and Nunn have moved on to a second generation.

Corpse smuggled into football match in Colombia

Police officers were caught napping at a top flight clash in Colombia as fans managed to smuggle in a coffin containing a corpse.

Dissidents tell pop stars: Don't play in Belarus

Belarusian dissidents have called on international pop stars to boycott their country in protest at the imprisonment of hundreds of pro-democracy activists.

Campaigners call on stars to abandon Belarus concerts

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Album: Various artists, Cartagena! The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 (Soundway)

The title tells you plenty, but it's worth adding that Cumbia compilations of this consistently high quality are pretty thin on the ground.

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