Elizabeth Reaser, Fred Weller and Gia Crovatin in 'The Money Shot'
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The Money Shot, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

Neil LaBute takes easy shots at Hollywood stereotypes

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Leonard Cohen on stage at Wembley Arena ©Rex
Never before has one of rock music’s most illustrious artists contemplated how to approach that tricky 80th birthday album
Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome ©Getty
Contemporary art has replaced rock’n’roll as the go-to art form for young people with no particular talent, but plenty of attitude, to express themselves
'Guillaume Tell' at Welsh National Opera
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Guillaume Tell, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

A bold and gritty start to the Welsh National Opera season

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 19: Azealia Banks performs on stage at Brixton Academy on September 19, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)

Azealia Banks, Brixton Academy, London

The rapper has a star quality that defies her stuttering career

Woundwork 1 at Paris Opera Ballet
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Lander/Forsythe, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier, Paris

The season opens with Brigitte Lefèvre’s farewell programme

11th September 2014. Albion at the Bush Theatre

Albion, Bush Theatre, London

Chris Thompson’s play looks at the rise of the British far right

Isabel Karajan at Shostakovich Festiva
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International Shostakovich Days, Gohrisch, Germany

Spoken drama augmented (and sometimes undermined) the music

LSO Valery Gergiev
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LSO/Gergiev, Barbican, London

Gergiev delivered a typically high-octane Russian evening

Image from Wendy Sacks’s series ‘Immersed in Living Water’

Oxford Photography Festival, Various venues, Oxford, UK

This new venture shuns themes to focus simply on strong work

James Garmon, left, and Will Featherstone in 'Dr Scroggy's War' at Shakespeare's Globe, London
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Doctor Scroggy’s War, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

A wise, funny, sad play about a pioneering first world war surgeon

Marcello Magni in 'The Valley of Astonishment'
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The Valley of Astonishment, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, New York

A fascinating exploration of the human mind from Peter Brook