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Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday
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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Wyndham’s Theatre, London — power and poignancy

Audra McDonald’s performance in this musical play is a remarkable tribute to Billie Holiday

From left, Adrian Thompson, Clarissa Meek and Orla Boylan in ‘Albert Herring’
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A delightful Albert Herring at The Grange, Northington, Hampshire, UK

Britten’s opera feels still feels fresh after 70 years

Opera North's 'Billy Budd' at Aldeburgh Festival

Billy Budd, Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk, UK — outstanding performances

A production of Britten’s opera that bent over backwards to serve the music

Co-founder Westergren out at struggling Pandora

Senior executives leave as internet radio service is squeezed by Apple and Spotify

Chick Corea, left, with Frank Gambale at the Barbican
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Chick Corea Electric Band, Barbican, London — technical prowess

Full-on fusion-jazz from the keyboard player and his band

Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti in 'Les pêcheurs de perles'
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Les pêcheurs de perles, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater — artistically bankrupt

The principles sing well, but the production — directed by Wim Wenders — is clunky

Ed Sheeran on stage at Glastonbury
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Glastonbury Festival, Sunday — Barry Gibb, Shaggy, Ed Sheeran

The surviving Bee Gee ably filled the ‘legend’s’ slot, while Sheeran’s show capped a meteoric rise

The Village People in 1978
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How the US doctrine of manifest destiny became the gay anthem Go West

The Village People’s disco hit went on to be covered by The Pet Shop Boys

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Glastonbury Festival, Saturday — Katy Perry, Stormzy, Jeremy Corbyn

Perry’s arena-pop pizzazz threatened to steal the show from headliners the Foo Fighters

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Glastonbury Festival, Friday — Radiohead turn back the clock

The rockers played an epic set of intense musicianship that incorporated songs from their nine albums

Justin Adams ft. Anneli Drecker: Ribbons

Neil Young-sounding project splices together the guitar vamps with which Tuareg songs open and close

Lorde: Melodrama

Album has 11 tracks, each linked by shared imagery and sung by the New Zealander with husky intensity

Kraftwerk, Royal Albert Hall — ‘a stirringly emotional experience’

This show seemed to yearn for an analogue age, a simpler, perhaps more hopeful world

Imagine Dragons: Evolve

Singer Dan Reynolds indulges his fantasies of suffering and reward amid catchy but bombastic music

Algiers: The Underside of Power

Abrasively claustrophobic beats, defiant squalls of rock ‘n’ soul and brooding electronic music

Handel: Ottone

Max Emanuel Cencic is emotionally involving and Lauren Snouffer sings with exceptional grace

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphonies Nos. 8, 9 and 11

The São Paolo Symphony’s playing under Isaac Karabtchevsky sizzles with Latin American pizzazz

Britten Oboe Quartet: A Tribute to Janet

Nicholas Daniel’s tribute to his ‘beloved teacher’ is just an excuse for an hour of delightful and varied music

Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse: Morphogenesis

Greg Chudzik’s bass provides support while clarinet, violin and percussion add contemporary classical textures

Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory

The Californian rapper’s album features chopped-up electronic pop and guest verses from Kendrick Lamar

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