His name makes you think of a city centre dribbling drunk and his look has become so bedraggled of late to suggest that he has laid his furry hat on more than a few park benches. Yet Jay Kay, aka squeeze of Denise Van Outen and Stevie Wonder singalike, has worked his butt off to become the 90s pop icon he is. Wish he wouldn’t dance like that, though. (Brian Donaldson) Jamiroquai play SECC, Glasgow, Thu 77 Jun. See Rock and Pop listings, page 48 See also Reader Offers, page 776.
Movie Top Tens
A terrific idea, this: take some of crnema’s most respected actors and compile a career retrospective in the form of beautifully illustrated essays exploring their range as performers. First in the series are Harvey Reservoir Dogs Keitel while the Dennis Hopper canon is dipped into for the eclectic likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Blue Velvet. The series continues in the autumn, with De Niro and Depp next in line including essays from several regular contributors to The List. (Rob Fraser) Movie Top Tens, published by Creation Books, £ 72.95.
Traverse Festival Programme
There’s a new, improved formula at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre this August. During the Edinburgh Festival, the venue will host four world premieres, including the scathing satire of Mark (Shopping And Fucking) Ravenhill’s Some Explicit Po/oroids and Scottish writer Aileen Ritchie’s Africa-set The Juju Girl. Add to that a new play by David Greig, the return of Irish company Corcadorca (Disco Pigs, 1997) and the first full-length play from Linda McLean, performed by Paines Plough. Will you take the Trav challenge? (Alan Morrison)
The Traverse Festival Programme is available now, call 0737 228 7404 for details. For more Fringe and Festival news, see Agenda, page 79.
4 THE “ST 10—24 Jun 1999