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Cutie and the Boxer (E) Zachary Heinzerling, DVD (82mins)

Album: Snarky Puppy, Ground Up (Art of Groove)

Band of the moment Snarky Puppy (a collective from north Texas led by bassist/composer Michael League) aren't just post-jazz: they're post everything.

Album: Lang Lang, The Chopin Album (Sony Music Classical)

The Lang Lang brand is now so pervasive, and the live performances so geared to the gallery, that we only meet the real pianist on CD.

DVD & Blu-ray reviews

The Five-Year Engagement (15) Nicholas Stoller, DVD/Blu-ray (124mins) ****

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell defiant as Ipswich fans turn following latest defeat by Derby County

Ipswich Town last night quashed  reports that manager Paul Jewell has quit the club. Whispers spread around Portman Road that Jewell had left following a last-minute defeat to Derby County. However, Ipswich denied that rumour and said he remains in charge for now.

Led Zeppelin

Fancy sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? Just press 'play' on your live DVD

DVDs of live performances are selling in their millions, often bought by fans who were at the gig and want a memento.

WH Smith boss Kate Swann to step down

WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann is to quit the retail chain in June after nine years at the helm.

Television presenter Justin Lee Collins sentenced to 140 hours unpaid work as he is found guilty of harassing ex-girlfriend Anna Larke

38-year-old subjected Anna Larke to sustained emotional and domestic abuse during their seven month relationship

Vicar's killer placed condoms, pornography and party poppers around dead body, court hears

A man killed a fatally stabbed a highly-respected clergyman inside his vicarage then arranged the body in a gruesome tableau of pornography, religious imagery and party poppers before staying the night to drink beer and watch films, a court heard yesterday.

Michael McIntyre, The O2, London

If there had been a spot for stand-up in the London 2012 closing ceremonies, it would surely have gone to Michael McIntyre.

Cultural life: Lucy Rose, singer

Music

I listen to the Maccabees’ new album Given to the Wild all the time, especially if I’m travelling anywhere. The guitar work is incredible, such as the double guitar harmonies.

London Welsh will not take action against Deacon Manu after Gavin Henson fractures cheekbone

London Welsh today confirmed they would not pursue any further action against Deacon Manu over Gavin Henson's fractured cheekbone.

Tracy Anderson, Madonna's one-time exercise expert

Fitness: What do you call Madonna's personal trainer who's releasing a DVD? Brave

Famously buff and fearsomely fit, Madonna's exercise regime would make a marine weep. Her bulging biceps aren't everyone's cup of tea – not that the Material Girl gives a damn what the haters say – but for those who are inspired by her physique, Madge's personal trainers are workout wizards and lords of the dance routines.

Feldman, Music for Piano and Strings Vol 2 – Smith Quartet/Tilbury (Matchless)

John Tilbury's survey of Morton Feldman's music for piano and strings continues with "Patterns in a Chromatic Field" (1981) and "Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello" (1987).

HMV slumps to £16.2m loss

Troubled music retailer HMV slumped to a loss of £16.2 million today but said its recovery was on track as it ramps up sales of electronic devices.

Album: Manuel Galbán, Blue Cha Cha (Concord Picante)

The great Galbán, who died last year while still making this album, was the Duane Eddy or Bert Weedon of Afro-Cuban guitar stylings, whose sly reverb and tricky tremelo decorated the island's music from cha-cha-cha to the Buena Vista Social Club.

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