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Katy B, Little Red, review

Katy B's new album, Little Red, finds meaningful connections in club-friendly songs with real heart, says Helen Brown<p>Katy B, aka the 24-year-old Kathleen Brien, has clearly gone up in the world since she released <b>her refreshing 2011 debut album, Katy on a Mission</b>.<p>Back then, her videos showed her …

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Ella Fitzgerald: one of the greatest singers of all

<b>Ella Fitzgerald, who died on June 15, 1996, aged 79, was an extraordinary vocalist, who won 13 Grammys. The late jazz musician and historian John Chilton, who first met her more than half a century ago, evaluates her career.</b><p>When Ella Jane Fitzgerald sang for Chick Webb's band at New York's Savoy …

Grammys 2014: how Daft Punk saved dance music

Up for five Grammys, French duo Daft Punk are revered as the godfathers of modern electronic dance music - and no wonder, says Bernadette McNulty<p>When <b>Daft Punk</b> play on Sunday night at the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony, it will be only the second time the French dance duo have performed live on …

Nearly 50 years ago today, the Beatles taught the US to play

In February 1964 they sang to 73 million viewers on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and, says Neil McCormick, changed the country – and popular music – forever<p>Fifty years ago, <b>the Beatles</b> hit America like a seismic wave, changing the country and popular <b>music</b> forever.<p>It would be hard to overstate the impact …

London Brixton Academy: the first decade - in pictures

In 1982 former public school boy Simon Parkes bought a rundown cinema in London for £1. Over a glorious decade he turned it into a stronghold for reggae, rock, hip-hop and dance music. In his hilarious new memoir he recalls the often hairy balancing act of managing musicians, promoters, local …

Justin Bieber and the art of the celebrity police mugshot - in pictures

Justin Bieber is not the first global superstar to have felt the long arm of the law. Take a look at our rogues' gallery of celebrities who have had their likenesses recorded by police for the benefit of posterity