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CD REVIEW: Seth MacFarlane: In Full Swing

Reviewer: Mark Clegg Seth MacFarlane is an animator/voice actor/writer/comedian/director/actor/producer. Anyone familiar with his animated TV show Family Guy will probably also know that he is a singer. Family Guy’s regular Road to… episodes (themselves an homage to the Crosby/Hope movies) often feature Brian the dog and Stewie the baby (both voiced by MacFarlane) singing. In fact, a large proportion of ...

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Musical Director: Ray McVay Reviewer:  John Kennedy From the late 60s to early 70s any Christmas UK TV schedule would be meagre fare were it to miss another repeat of The Glenn Miller Story (1954, Dir. Anthony Mann). Jimmy Stewart's signature voice of considered throaty hesitation on the telephone to his wife remains cinematic gold and was often parodied with ...

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Swing – Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Director: Peter Daly Writers: Steve Blount, Peter Daly, Gavin Kostick and Janet Moran Reviewer: Ciara Murphy The critically acclaimed Swing, presented by Fishamble, returns to Dublin’s Bewley’s Café Theatre to an eager audience and a full house. Winner of the Bewley’s Café Theatre Little Gem Award at the 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, the production lives up to its name providing ...

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Hot Club of Cowtown – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:4] The Hot Club of Cowtown is a trio of musicians who offer vintage entertainment. This is not just a matter of material and instruments but also of attitude. As musicians develop their skills performances often turn into sterile demonstrations of technical expertise with endless and pointless solos. While The Hot Club are superb musicians there is ...

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