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Simply Dylan – The Lowry – Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “If anyone has brought friends with them who don’t know about Bob Dylan, then you may not be friends by the end of the night” jokes John O’Connell the front man of Simply Dylan. It seems an odd introduction to the night ahead as O’Connell takes us on a journey through the extensive back catalogue of one ...

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CD REVIEW: Bright Star – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Writer: Steve Martin Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Lyrics: Edie Brickell Reviewer: Holly Spanner Having played the banjo from a young age, writer and composer Steve Martin previously collaborated with lyricist Edie Brickell on their 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come For You. The collaboration proved to be a success, the title track scooping a Grammy for Best American ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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Richard Thompson – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.5] In 2011 Richard Thompson was presented with an OBE in the New Years Honours list for his services to music. That makes him something of a national treasure. The crowd at the Lowry certainly wouldn’t disagree with that. Most of them look like they’ve followed him through his four decades in the business and they’re still ...

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INTERVIEW: Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is nothing short of Broadway royalty. Having won both an Emmy (Pushing Daisies) and a Tony (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and most recently presented and performed at the Oscars, she flits between stage, film and TV work with apparent ease and boasts one of the world's most distinctive (four-octave) voices. Perhaps best known for creating the ...

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