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BLOG: Into the music: Nashville

The popularity of all things Country has a tendency to peak and trough through the decades. The current resurgence with the likes of Country to Country and Nashville Live going from strength to strength could arguably be attributed to the success of a certain, long-running, television series; with this in mind, Helen Tope takes a look back over the seasons ...

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LATITUDE 2015: The Last Leg Live

Artist(s): Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker Venue: The Comedy Tent Reviewer: Glen Pearce Often live versions of a TV show hits miss the mark. Trying to recreate a much-loved format in front of a live audience is a challenge. When that live audience is a festival audience the challenge is even greater. The Last Leg,though, is a perfect fit ...

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Derren Brown: Miracle – Grand Opera House, York

Writers: Derren Brown, Andy Nyman &Andrew O'Connor Director: Andy Nyman, Andrew O'Connor Set Designer: Simon Higlett Lighting Designer: Tim Mascall Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Derren Brown is here to remind us just why, after 13 years of touring, BAFTA and Olivier awards, record breaking ratings and dozens of TV shows he remains the master of illusion. As ever he requests that ...

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CD REVIEW: Bombshell: the new Marilyn musical from Smash

Writers: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] If you're a musicals fan and haven't come across Smash season one, get on it now - this addictive TV show is essentially a grown-up Glee which deals with the backstage dramas behind creating a hit Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe. If you have - and you ...

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