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Singing from behind a black veil Jared Leto belted out ‘Escape’ and as the curtain fell there he was sporting a brand new mohawk.

30 Seconds to Mars lead singer

His new style fitted in perfectly with the band’s new rebellious themed album ‘This Is War’ and the recent lawsuit with their label Virgin Records.

The band then launched straight into one of their new songs ‘Night Of The Hunter’ followed by two classics ‘Attack’ and ‘From Yesterday’ from the iconic ‘A Beautiful Lie’ album.

Next, Jared Leto decided it would be a good idea to play a few acoustic songs from the balcony! And he was right; the crowd loved it and were screaming song names when Jared asked for requests.

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Transvestite comedian Eddie Izzard has jumped from comedy to theatre, to Hollywood and back again. And now he is back, again!

Eddie Izzard - Stripped

His religious, historical and philosophical ramblings of previous tours continue in Stripped despite any West End or Hollywood influences over the past five years. His opening line was “Let’s talk about everything that’s ever happened.” So he did: dinosaurs, Darwin, Noah’s Ark, Latin, bees, the Bible and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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It’s no surprise that Jimmy Carr didn’t include the war amputee joke in his set of Rapier Wit that caused such a fuss when he told it to a 2,500 strong Manchester crowd. 

Jimmy Carr - Rapier Wit

Just in case you didn’t hear it first time round, here’s another chance, “Say what you like about those servicemen amputees from Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re going to have a f**king good Paralympic team in 2012.”

This is Jimmy Carr we’re talking about, so what did people expect? He’s not exactly known for his family orientated content. But he’s a crowd pleaser, the only thing peple do other than laugh at a Jimmy Carr gig is ‘tut’.

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Clay Shirky claims that ‘society doesn’t need newspapers.’ It needs journalism.

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Clay Shirky

Shirky is of the opinion that the industry is not what it was and that people are sceptical about how to preserve newspapers. There is, in fact, no single ‘model to replace the one the internet broke.’

He gives an interesting and descriptive view of newspapers being replaced by the Internet and the notion of citizen journalism.

Shirky compares the arrival of the Internet to Gutenberg’s Printing Press: both revolutions in the field of journalism and elsewhere. He describes how society can benefit from the role of newspapers but explains that change is inevitable since the Internet is more efficient in availability of information, finding it and is constantly being updated.

 He argues that society is getting the journalism is needs, just in a different form.

For more information visit http://www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkable/