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The Puppini Sisters: The Highlife Tour – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

The Puppini Sisters

Reviewer: Donna Kelly To tie in with the release of their fifth studio album, The Puppini Sisters embark on new tour, bringing their fun and sassy vocals to venues across the UK including Sale Waterside Arts Centre. Best known for their close harmony vocals, The Puppini Sisters made their name 10 years ago when their first album Betcha Bottom Dollar ...

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BBC Philharmonic: Schubert, Strauss & Brahms – Huddersfield Town Hall

Conductor: Juanjo Mena Soloist (horn): Alberto Menendez Escribano Reviewer: Ron Simpson   The Orchestra of Opera North’s 2015-2016 Kirklees concert season came to an early finish with a solid programme of 19th Century Austro-German classics in the capable hands of the guest orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic. The Spring concert season has been curtailed because the next few months see the ...

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BBC Philharmonic: Smetana, Bartók & Dvořák – Leeds Town Hall

Violin soloist Augustin Hadelich

Music: Smetana, Bartok, Dvorak Conductor: Juanjo Mena Violin soloist: Augustin Hadelich Reviewer: Rich Jevons In this all-Eastern European programme, we commence with the second of Czech composer Smetana’s symphonic poems from Ma Vlast, familiar in its heroic and lyrical celebration of his homeland and in particular, the river Vltava. It is a perfect piece to demonstrate the strength of the ...

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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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