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Thriller Live – Darlington Civic Theatre

The cast of Thriller Live

Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Mark Clegg Despite the public controversy and criticism that surrounded both his personal life and his untimely death, it’s probably safe to say that nobody can deny that Michael Jackson was a massive talent. Often cited as “the greatest performer of all time”, such hyperbole would seem silly if it didn’t cause one to at ...

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Let it Be – Opera House, Manchester

Cast of Let It Be Tour 2016

Director: John Maher Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall The Beatles need little introduction. Their impact on the British music industry was a phenomenon in the 1960s with their popularity ceasing to decline ever since – a testament to the incredible talent they had to offer. Let It Be is a celebration of the music of The Beatles. Debuting at the West End’s ...

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Kate Baldwin and Friends: Welcome to My Party – The Sheen Center, New York

Kate Baldwin

Director: Erin Ortman Reviewer: Tim Koch In a city packed with high-profile entertainment options, it is easy to forget how many valuable experiences exist beyond the bright lights and chaos of Times Square. The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture is located on a quiet section of Bleecker Street in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan. Its Loreto Theatre, where actress Kate ...

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Leona Lewis – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Leona Lewis in concert

Reviewer: James Garrington Whatever you think about TV talent shows and the long-term career potential of some of the winners, sometimes they do turn out a gem – and Leona Lewis is surely one of the great success stories. Predictably, when an international superstar hits the road on her first tour for three years, Symphony Hall is packed to the ...

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Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo – London Palladium

Musician/Performer/Composer:Stanley Clarke,Hiromi Uehara Reviewer: Georgina Newman If you know the world of contemporary jazz then you'll surely know the work of four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke and the equally extraordinaryHiromi Uehara.Philadelphia-born bassist Clarke is a household name, and after 40 years in the business, he's still polishing his reputation as a virtuoso bass player.Clarke has been brightening the jazz ...

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Symphonic Rock – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: David Firman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating 70years as a leading London orchestra, having been founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946. It has had a chequered history, almost coming to an end in the 1960s after Beecham’s death, even living under the threat of the loss of the epithet Royal in the title. ...

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Turin Brakes – Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Turin Brakes

Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Turin Brakes have been around since the late 90’s but still feel like a band waiting to be discovered. They have never been mainstream, so have skirted the lower reaches of the charts only intermittently, but have built up a devoted cult following. The Derbyshire contingent loyally turn out for their performance in the intimate setting of ...

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Paul Carrack: Soul Shadows 2016 UK Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Paul Carrick playing live

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Ask most people if they know who Paul Carrack is and chances are, you’ll be met by a blank stare. But while you may not recongise the name, you’ll certainly know the voice. Dubbed as 'The Man with the Golden Voice' by the BBC, the Sheffield-born singer/songwriter is the talent behind an array of UK pop hits ...

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