Gerard Mortier, who spearheaded an operatic production of Brokeback Mountain at Madrid's Teatro Royal, dies aged 70.
London-based DJ and producer Route 94 has made his debut at number one in the UK chart with My Love.
The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung, launches a free music streaming service called Milk Music.
Animated film Room on the Broom scoops a prize at the British Animation Awards, less than a week after losing out at the Oscars.
The producers of a new musical based on ITV's X Factor admit there is "still work to do" after an audience was left waiting almost 50 minutes between acts at one performance.
Actress Penelope Keith is joined by Michael Crawford as the pair receive their honours from the Queen at Windsor Castle
Sir Kenneth Branagh's visceral version of Macbeth wins three prizes at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Artist Cornelia Parker teams up with a scientist to turn fragments of drawings by Picasso and Constable into a work for Manchester's Whitworth gallery.
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone wins the first jazz prize to be awarded in the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition.
An alternative Thought for the Day from The Vicar of Dibley, played by Dawn French, is part a special series of BBC Radio 4 programmes featuring fictional characters.
Chichester Festival Theatre will reopen after a £22m refurbishment with a new production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Rupert Everett as Salieri.
One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
Getty Images, the world's largest photo agency, makes millions of its pictures free to use, in an effort to combat piracy.
Documentary The Act of Killing, about Indonesian death squads in the 1960s, is named best film at the inaugural Guardian Film awards.
Comedian and US Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been announced as the host for this year's MTV Awards.
The actor is in final negotiations to perform the voice of Shere Khan, the killer tiger in the children's story.
The Black Keys are announced as the third musical headliner for the 2014 Latitude Festival in Suffolk.
A woman was found sleeping in the bedroom of the house the singer rents in Atlanta.
A man convicted of a sea scooter crash that killed Usher's 11-year-old stepson is given four years in prison.
A female-only weekend on the BBC station is extended to 39 hours on air to celebrate International Women's Day.
The stars of British Asian sketch show Goodness Gracious Me are reuniting for a one-off episode to help celebrate 50 years of comedy on BBC Two.
Birds of a Feather is to return for a second series on ITV after proving a hit with viewers.
Rasoo is the lead singer of The Muckers, one of Iran's leading rock bands. Ahead of a trip to SXSW in Texas, he spoke to the BBC in Tehran about keeping on the right side of the religious authorities.
Hilary Mantel says the stage version of Thomas Cromwell, played by Ben Miles, is someone 'who might knife you under a bridge'
Music piracy in Ivory Coast is a major problem with an estimated 80% of potential revenues lost to boot-legged CDs and illegal downloads.