At The Cinema - The farewell concert by Irish pop band Westlife is to be screened live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland and across Europe. The group, who announced last October they were splitting after 14 years, are set to bow out with a final concert at Dublin's Croke Park on 23 June. The event will be screened at more than 200 cinemas in nine countries including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia and Norway. There are also plans to screen the gig in Australia and South Africa. The band, whose 14 UK number ones include 1999 hit Flying Without Wings, have sold more than 44 million records worldwide. Organisers said tickets for the 23 June concert sold out in minutes, leading them to schedule another date at the Dublin venue on 22 June.

No Show - Lady Gaga has cancelled a concert in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, citing security concerns after protests by religious groups. The singer said she was "devastated" at the decision. Police in Indonesia had refused to issue a permit for the US pop star after Islamic groups objected to her show, claiming it was too vulgar.

The hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) had threatened to try to stop Lady Gaga getting off the plane. Indonesia is officially secular but has more Muslims than any other country. More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the 3 June event. Promoters said they would offer refunds.

Respect Jamaica - This summer, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, The O2 London and its multiple venues including indigO2, will be transformed into a Caribbean oasis as over 50 artists take to the stage as part of Respect Jamaica 50.

The two week extravaganza, from 25 July to 6 August, will include a broad spread of Jamaican singers, DJs, writers, comedians, actors and poets from Damian Marley and Lee 'Scratch' Perry to Shaggy and Jimmy Cliff "showcasing the cultural depth and diversity of this esteemed nation".

All key Olympic events will be screened at the venues to ensure none of the action is missed, including Jamaica's hotly anticipated gold medal run. Rob Hallett, president of International Touring at AEG Live, said, "Having held a lifelong affection for Jamaica and its culture I am honoured that AEG Live, along with Jamaica 50 will be presenting the entertainment as part of Jamaica's official celebrations in London of 50 years of independence with the greatest array of Jamaican talent, over 12 nights, that this country has ever seen."

(Jim Evans)

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