Israel's latest star and her musical heritage
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico aged 87, a source close to his family says.
Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York amid fears big business investment could risk extravaganza's integrity
BBC News presenter George Alagiah is diagnosed with bowel cancer and will take a break from broadcasting while he receives treatment.
Three artists are shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2014, for work featuring a homeless man, a reluctant mother and a mature fashionista.
A giant light installation in an old gas storage tank in Germany, works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe side by side in Paris - and more from the world of arts.
The Banksy picture at the centre of a row over ownership is moved from a youth club by police and taken to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.
Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
An exhibition of the 1,300-year-old Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham is named best event at a ceremony celebrating culture in the north-east of England.
The album from Disney's animated film becomes one of only 11 albums to have topped the US chart for 10 weeks or longer.
Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez whose vibrant prose conveyed an overflowing imagination
James Blunt has waged war on Twitter trolls by targeting them with witty one-liners.
Actress Jessica Brown Findlay ditches the make-up and glamour of Downton Abbey for gritty adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn
Britain's latest boy band The Vamps tell BBC Breakfast about getting together and the band's "Yoda".
How loud does it have to be for your ears to bleed?
A "zoo" of 20ft (6m) high graffiti animals appears on the walls of an abandoned nursing home in Wiltshire.
A sequel to hit 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire is on the cards, with actor Robin Williams and the writer behind Elf on board.
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.
Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?
Four guitar bands to look out for in 2014
New music for Ben-Hur from Police drummer Stewart Copeland
Actors James Franco and Chris O'Dowd make their Broadway debuts in the latest adaptation of Of Mice And Men
Puerto Rican salsa singer and composer Cheo Feliciano dies in a car crash in his native island aged 78.
Estelle Lovatt and David Bailey discuss Finland's decision to produce the "world's first" homoerotic stamps
The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Yorkshire as the venue for his next UK exhibition.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.