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Andrea Bocelli : Concerto Tour 2012 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Being a Tuscan, Opera has naturally become a way of life for 55 year old Tenor; influences like Puccini and Mascagni are not forgotten during Bocelli’s epic Concerto Tour, which played Liverpool’s Echo Arena to an engrossed and rapturous capacity crowd. A balance of Aria’s, Cantata’s and Oratorio’s span the two and a half hour programme, ...

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Subtext – The Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Choreographer (Swerve Dance Theatre Company): Helen Ganberg Choreographer (Neshima Dance Company): Batel Magen Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:3.5] Communication and language is the integral theme in this production. Split into four shorter pieces (two by each company); Subtext explores the various shades, vocabulary and patterns of language, expressing them through unique contemporary dance. The first, Tall Stories by Swerve Dance Theatre ...

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Patrick Wolf: 10 Year Anniversary Acoustic World Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Despite only being 29 South-London singer songwriter Patrick Wolf is marking his ten years as a recording artist with an album of re-recordings from throughout his career (along with some new material) - Sundark and Riverlight - featuring a stripped down acoustic sound accompanied by an acoustic world tour. If you take acoustic to mean a ...

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The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey – The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Director: Nicholas Rawling Music: Christopher Reed Reviewer: Holly Spanner [rating:4.5] Homer’s Odyssey is the second oldest piece of existing work in Western literature, believed to have been written in the 8th Century BC. The poem tells the story of Greek hero Odysseus and his perilous journey home after being imprisoned on an island by the Goddess Kalypso. Odysseus must outrun ...

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Suzi Quatro: Unzipped – The Hippodrome Casino, London

Reviewer: Christopher Owen [Rating:4] Suzi Quatro is a rock and roll icon. Approaching 50 years in the performing industry, she here gives an honest and frank look and listen into her life and career from the highs, to the very lows and then back up to the highs in her stripped back show 'Unzipped'. She fills you in on what ...

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Eddi Reader – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley [rating:4.5] Eddi Reader tells the audience how very grateful she is that so many people are in The Lowry tonight, because she hasn’t even got a record out. Her reason? She’s been “watching too much Judge Judy”. This candid humour sets the tone for an evening where the audience can really feel like they get to know ...

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Amy Macdonald – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] There really was no need for Amy Macdonald to declare to her sold out audience in Salford how much the area reminds her of Glasgow and how comfortable she feels in the city, because they were eating out of the palm of her hand from the moment she stepped onto the Lyric stage. Rising to fame ...

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Chester Literary Festival – Peter Hook: Unknown Pleasures – The Laugh Inn, Chester

Reviewer: Brian Gorman [Rating:4] Salford-born Peter Hook is a living legend, but seemingly one of the most unspoilt and down-to-earth blokes in the music business. A founding member of Manchester post-punk band Joy Division, Hook achieved worldwide fame with 1980s electronic dance maestros New Order (formed from the remaining members of Joy Division following the death of lead singer Ian ...

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