Will Macdonald, Monkey's Creative Director and Executive Producer, commented: 'Ludicrous times demand ludicrous entertainment, and that's what this show delivers thanks to a righteous collective of celebrities, a free bar and the world's best karaoke machine. What could possibly go wrong? As Starship nearly said: Nothing's Gonna Stop Them Now.' … [Read more...] about Scarlett Moffatt, Jess Wright, Diana Vickers lead line-up for new ITV show Celebrity Karaoke Club… with the competition featuring a twist!
Singing the song
Alongside a snap of them gazing up at the camera, he penned: 'Pair of Osborne's ❤️ this is a better picture, me and you, on a boat in Dubai was the worst weather they had in Dubai in 30 years and still had an amazing time, as long as I'm with you ❤️.' … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Jossa puts on a very leggy display in denim hot pants for lunch in Essex… as husband Dan Osborne defends their marriage in furious rant
Resident at the Berlin State Opera, where Barenboim has been music director since 1992, this superb ensemble has a sound distinguished by rich strings and integrated virtuosity. Check out their accounts of Elgar’s symphonies. Sea PicturesandFalstaff (Decca) pairs the popular orchestral song cycle, here sung with warmth and stamina – tempos are broad but never too slow – by Elīna Garanča, and the less frequently heard symphonic study Falstaff: full of wistful humour and poignancy, characterfully played. The woodwind, especially, deserve individual naming, but in this orchestra, teamwork is the order of the day. … [Read more...] about Classical home listening: Falla from Mexico City, Elgar from Berlin
At first they and the crowd appeared to follow a chain of command which began with Mr Yushchenko. But before last night's supreme court decision there had been signs of dissent in the ranks, as part of the crowd grew increasingly disenchanted with their leaders and less keen for compromise. … [Read more...] about Victory in sight for the orange revolution
Luhansk, a town of more than 400,000 inhabitants, has been the worst-hit city in east Ukraine during the recent conflict. Capital of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, the city spent more than a month encircled by Ukrainian forces. As battles raged between local rebels, with Russian support, and the Ukrainian army and volunteer battalions, more than half the city fled, to relatives in other cities or refugee camps in Russia. Those who stayed were generally those too frail to move or those with absolutely nowhere to go. … [Read more...] about Despair in Luhansk as residents count the dead