How Leonard Cohen mined sacred texts for lyrics to his songs . New book reveals extent of the musician’s fascination with scriptures of Judaism and Christianity
Gandhi in heels? Maria Callas statue hits the wrong noteCritics compare figure of famous soprano erected in Greek capital to an Oscar statuette The sculpture stands opposite the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in a small park close to the Acropolis of Athens. Photograph: Aristidis Vafeiadakis/Shutterstock
Corrie and Shameless star Sally Carman says despite making an effort to dress smart and wear make up to auditions, she always gets cast as the 'down-and-out crackhead'.
The ‘survival week’ special will see villagers face icy water rapids, a chaotic maze and a dramatic waterfall scene.
Every year from 2021 until the end of the decade, winners in five categories will receive £1 million to develop their projects.
Revel Horwood said the actor looked like he was recovering from hip surgery, while Anton Du Beke said it was uncomfortable to watch.
The 'EastEnders' star admitted she struggled in rehearsal after breaking her hearing aid.
Randy Bachman to be reunited with his guitar that was lost for four decades. The treasured instrument was stolen from the rock star in Toronto in 1976 and was recently found in a Tokyo shop
Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants review – a rare mix of delicacy and boldness. (Lateralize)The singer’s original material and a guest list of top musicians fit like a glove on this follow-up to last year’s Weathering the Storm
Coldplay review – a heavenly thrum. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, LondonChris Martin and co – and Ed Sheeran – keep the festivities local, for now, launching Coldplay’s space-inspired new album in a venue the band last played in 1999
One to watch: Jamire Williams. A go-to collaborator for everyone from Herbie Hancock to Solange, the LA-based musician explores endless possibilities on his stunning new solo album
The week in classical: Fidelio; Gabriela Montero – review Glyndebourne, Lewes; Kings Place, LondonThe introduction of a new character does Beethoven’s great opera no favours. Elsewhere, there’s breathtaking invention – with a little help from Charlie Chaplin ‘The visuals spin and lurch and confuse’: Glyndebourne Tour’s Fidelio, with Callum Thorpe, Adam Smith, Dorothea Herbert and Dingle Yandell. Photograph: Richard Hubert Smith
Classical home listening: Quatuor Ébène and the Gesualdo SixThe French quartet play late-night Schoenberg, jazz and more, while Josquin is the springboard for Owain Park and his crack vocal ensemble Febrile… Quatuor Ébène Photograph: Julien Mignot
The post-apocalyptic series is about to launch its seventh season – but is yet to be renewed for an eighth.