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Singer/Musician Jessie J

Jessie J’s Alive and kicking – and more in control than ever before

Since her 2010 debut single, singer Jessie J  has enjoyed a  phenomenal run of  success. She tells Andy Welch about the many  essons she’s learned in a few short years

Gary Bainbridge: Hanging on the telephone

I QUITE enjoy the Bourne films for their realistic take on what it's like to be an assassin for the CIA who has lost his memory but still knows eight languages and how to do kung fu.

CD Reviews: Andrew Greenhalgh on Daft Punk, Jamie Cullum and Gabrielle Aplin

THE hype machine has gone into overdrive on this, French duo Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter’s first album since 2005’s Human After All and the follow-up proper to 2001’s truly groundbreaking Discovery.

China Forbes of Pink Martini

MUSIC INTERVIEW: China Forbes of Pink Martini on her Philharmonic Hall date

China Forbes, of ‘part language lesson, part Hollywood musical’ act Pink Martini

MUSIC REVIEWS: Albums with Andrew Greenhalgh

WHEN a handful of US bands shook up the alt-rock scene in the early noughties, it seemed unlikely that 12 years on, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs would be the biggest ongoing concern.

Brain Barwick: Trips to Wigan and Hull reinforce positive impression of Rugby League

SINCE we were last in contact I have continued a whistle-stop tour of the Super League in my new capacity as chairman of the Rugby Football League, and continue to be impressed by what I see both on and off the pitch.

Bird prepare to take flight

CYNICS might say that these photos look like Bird were just messing about on Crosby beach with their mums’ net curtains.

Jennifer Lopez

Emma Johnson: Disdain for Chastain but J-Lo‘s frock was sheer genius at Golden Globes

CHRISTMAS is a lean time for style obsessives like myself. When all of Celebville decamps to Barbados and St Barts it leaves a designer dress shaped hole in our lives.

national news

Morning news headlines for January 14, 2013

PLANS for a radical shake-up of state pensions will be announced today; much of England has woken up to snow and a British plane loaded with military equipment and foreign troops is due to leave for Mali this morning, as Britain supports French efforts to halt an advance by rebels.

Brian Barwick: My iPod betrays me again...

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Webb spins a brand new Spidey

The Amazing Spider-Man (12A)Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka.

My Day Off: Women’s Organisation officer Jo Austin uses music to empower people

Jo Austin, from Waterloo, is an engagement and marketing officer with The Women’s Organisation, and loves music and singing

Amelie brings Liverpool’s Titanic Girl letter to life

Amelie brings Liverpool’s Titanic Girl letter to life

A YOUNG Liverpool actress is portraying the little girl who inspired Liverpool’s Sea Odyssey giant marionette Titanic memorial show.

Emile Sande, singer, musician

INTERVIEW: Brit Awards Critics’ Choice Award winner Emeli Sande ahead of her O2 Academy Liverpool date

After years penning songs for others, Brit winner Emile Sande is enjoying her time in the spotlight Andy Welch discovers

Musician, Karima Francis

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Singer Karima Francis talks about her heartfelt songwriting and her Eric’s gig

Karima Francis tells Jade Wright about her heartfelt songwriting, and how she’s on the mend

SAM WALKER: Why Twitter is helping boy bands get big in America

SO A few days ago I was asked to do something which I thought, just for a minute may actually impress my children: appear on BBC One’s children’s current affairs show Newsround.

MUSIC COLUMN: Every day seems to bring a new Adele statistic

21 has now sold more copies than Michael Jackson’s Bad. Adele’s second album is the eighth biggest seller in UK history.

Jamie Bowman: Nostalgia just aint what it used to be

THIS WEEK, as the character from The Fast Show might say, I have mostly been listening to Brit Pop.

MUSIC REVIEW: The X Factor Live at the Echo Arena

THE image of the four girls from Little Mix hung suspended on 40ft wires was manna from heaven for those who would like to paint Simon Cowell as some kind of evil puppet master.

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson: Go on Karl Lagerfeld, make me a Chanel of your peace and send Adele a frock

ADELE is a “little too fat”, Russian men are “ugly” and the Royal Family is “unnecessary”.


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