Arts and Entertainment Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull are collaborating the the World Cup 2014 song,

"We Are One (Ole Ola)" will debut at the opening ceremony in Sao Paulo in June

UK hostage goes back to make film of ordeal

Mark Henderson, kidnapped by guerrillas in Colombia in 2003, has returned after receiving an email from one of his former captors

Roberto Cavalli: 'I love a woman, I love to judge how beautiful she is, how beautiful I can make her'

Carola Long meets the godfather of glamour, Roberto Cavalli

First Night: The Graham Norton Show, BBC1

Relief at the BBC as Norton plays it safe in Ross's shoes

Album: Giant Sand, Blurry Blue Mountain (Fire)

Slouching into his 50s, Giant Sand songwriter Howe Gelb sounds a tad circumspect about life in general on Blurry Blue Mountain.

Trisha Brown Dance Company, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

This year's Dance Umbrella celebrated Trisha Brown, an iconic postmodernist choreographer who emerged from the art scene of downtown New York in the 1970s. At the outset of her career she gave performances in lofts, in galleries, in unexpected spaces. She rigged up dancers with ropes, so that they could walk round tree trunks or down the sides of buildings.

Stringfellows dancer was women's rights student

A topless dancer attempting to sue Stringfellows for unfair dismissal was once a women's officer responsible for promoting the rights of female university students, a tribunal heard today.

Stephen Petronio Company, Barbican Theatre, London

This year's Dance Umbrella kicks off with Stephen Petronio in the character of an old sea-dog. His new work, I Drink the Air before Me, is about storms, stylised or emotional in the music and dancing, rather more literal in the framing devices. It has some memorable dance images, and some lulls.

Why do some O2 tickets cost £200? "Supply and demand"

London venue says promoters set its sky-high prices

Farc's top military commander is killed in air strike on jungle base

A top commander of the rebel group Farc has been killed in a military raid on his jungle camp in one of the biggest blows against the insurgency, the Colombian government said.

Betancourt finally opens up about her six years in jungle captivity

Memoir tells of beatings from Colombian guerrillas and breakdown of friendship with fellow captive

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London

How do dance companies survive their founder choreographers? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, at Sadler's Wells before a UK tour, was created by Ailey, who died in 1989. Directed by Judith Jamison, it's remained one of the world's most successful contemporary companies. Yet it can look bogged down by its need to honour Ailey. This second programme had a cheerful world premiere, but first we had to get through a work of hagiography.

Trail of the unexpected: Colombia’s Caribbean

El Cliff is just one attraction of Colombia's islands – which deserve a better press, says Simon Calder

'Mugabe chicken' pop group Freshlyground banned

A south african pop group known for its World Cup collaboration with Shakira has been barred from Zimbabwe after releasing a video depicting Robert Mugabe as a chicken.

David O'Doherty, Greenwich Comedy Festival, London

While this easygoing Irishman performs, we witness day turning to night through the windows of his ornate venue. As the day goes through its motions from its extremes of light and dark so O'Doherty shows us the extremes of his act, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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