Film of the Week: Central Intelligence (12A)

Underscored with a heartfelt anti-bullying message, Central Intelligence is a surprisingly sweet and goofy mismatched buddy comedy that might lack the quick-wittedness promised by its title but has good will in abundance.

Undated Film Still Handout from The Legend of Tarzan. Pictured: Samuel L Jackson, Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard. See PA Feature FILM Skarsgard. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Warner Bros. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Skarsgard.

The Thursday Interview: Alexander Skarsgard talks Tarzan

Tarzan’s about to return to screens - but not quite as you’ve ever seen him before. Susan Griffin meets True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard

The Glowing Man by Swans

Albums round up: The Glowing Man by Swans; The Last Days of Oakland by Fantastic Negrito; Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt; Warm Leatherette (deluxe edition) by Grace Jones

A farewell to the current incarnation of experimental rock band Swans, The Glowing Man finds Michael Gira and co in impressive form.

Music in the Gardens will feature four nights of concert fun in Sheffield's Botanical Gardens - Thursday to Sunday, June 30 to July 3.

PREVIEW: Sheffield's Music In The Gardens - blooming fun with James, The Feeling, UB40 and proms

Music will be in full bloom at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens with indie stars James opening the first of four big name concerts at this year’s Music In The Gardens.

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Elliot Levey who is appearing in The Might Walzer. Picture by Jonathan Keenan.

Elliot Levey on growing up Jewish in Leeds, becoming an actor and Tom Hiddleston’s pants

Elliot Levey always intended to become a lawyer, but having ended up on stage, he tells Sarah Freeman why he was made for his latest role as a good northern Jewish boy.

Sit Down stars James will get everyone up dancing when they open Sheffield's Music In The Gardens

WIN: Sheffield Music In The Gardens VIP tickets to James, The Feeling, UB40 and Last Night In The Garden

Music is blooming in Sheffield with four big concerts this week at the city's annual Music In The Gardens festival and we have VIP tickets to be won to EVERY night.
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Kaiser Chiefs. Picture: Danny North

Gig review: Kaiser Chiefs at Dalby Forest

GIVEN his stints as a judge on television’s The Voice and Sunday Brunch-time DJ with Radio X, some people may have forgotten that Ricky Wilson is actually the lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs, too.

John Newman. Picture: James Hardisty

Gig review: John Newman at Dalby Forest

Four songs into his set in the beautiful surroundings of Dalby Forest on the North York Moors, a sweat-drenched John Newman pauses to address a mixed age audience who’ve been enthusiastically bopping along to some of the most danceable numbers in his catalogue.

Ricky Wilson on stage at Dalby Forest. PIC: Mike Cowling

Gig review: Kaiser Chiefs, Dalby Forest

GIVEN his stints as a judge on television’s The Voice and Sunday Brunch-time DJ with Radio X, some people may have forgotten that Ricky Wilson is actually the lead singer of Kaiser Chiefs, too.

PIC: James Hardisty

Wildflowers’ poignant reminder of futility of war

A field on the edge of Leeds is awash with a sea of red and the sunshine glow of daisies, bathed in the warmth of an azure June sky.

Day Dream denim dress, �59.95. This was taken on Joe Brown's summer shoot in Gran Canaria.

Fashion: No average Joe

Joe Browns is the Yorkshire fashion brand that’s been bucking the trend with its quirky, liberated approach. Stephanie Smith meets founder Simon Brown.

Heaven 17 announce UK tour including Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday, October 25.

Sheffield's 'greatest band' Heaven 17 to celebrate with homecoming gig on UK tour

Temptation chart-toppers Heaven 17 - recently voted Sheffield's greatest band by Star readers - are to celebrate with a UK tour including a steel city homecoming.
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PP Arnold. Picture Gered Mankowitz

Music interview: PP Arnold

PP Arnold’s career began as a backing singer for Ike and Tina Turner, and she’s still going strong. Duncan Seaman reports.

Donny Osmond talks about recording his latest album with his 'brother' Eliot Kennedy in Sheffield - ahead of his 2017 UK tour.

AUDIO: Donny Osmond reveals how he made golden album in Sheffield and 2017 UK tour details

And they called it Puppy Love...but that was five decades ago when superstar Donny Osmond was the poster boy on millions of bedroom walls and graced the front cover of what seemed like every other issue of Jackie magazine.
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Toddla T gets to work in his BBC Radio 1 studio at Broadcasting House. Photos: Glenn Ashley

VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Sheffield's Radio 1 DJ Toddla T spins the word forTramlines

Radio 1 DJ Toddla T has come a long way since his mum used to shout at him to turn the music down in his Sheffield bedroom.

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Utah Saints

Music interview: Utah Saints on Big Disco, Leeds

It’s been billed as “Yorkshire’s biggest ever party”, an event in Leeds intended to climax with 25,000 people simultaneously dancing to a single song chosen by a public vote.

Saul Williams

Gig preview: Saul Williams at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Saul Williams, hip-hop artist, poet and actor, will be heading to the Belgrave Music Hall next month to perform his eclectic mix of rap, rock and dance to an loyal Leeds crowd.

Neil Young, seen here in 2009, is still a force to be reckoned with. (PA).

Gig review: Neil Young at First Direct Arena, Leeds

There is an old saying that you should always leave the audience wanting more.

Imran Qureshi.

Meet the artist who has turned two corners of Bradford parks into works of art

As part of the Yorkshire Festival, artist Imran Qureshi has turned two corners of Bradford parks into works of art. Sarah Freeman met him.


Film interview: Will Smith talks Independence Day: Resurgence

It’s 20 years since Will Smith and co saved Earth from an alien invasion - Keeley Bolger talks to those behind the apocalyptic sequel

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