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Courteeners head for the Victoria

Mega group Courteeners - one of the first bands to be announced for the Glastonbury Festival this year - are warming up for a huge sell-out gig at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium with two dates - one of them at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax next Tuesday (May 23).

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Top pianists’ recital will help fund festivals of the future ...

Top pianists’ recital will help fund festivals of the future ...

Hard on the heels of the 5th annual Hebden Bridge Piano Festival in April, comes a spectacular fundraising Gala Piano Recital which is intended to help provide some financial security for programming yet more exciting and adventurous Festivals in 2018 and beyond.

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Black Dyke’s brass feast

Black Dyke’s brass feast

Soloist Peter Moore, principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and 2008 winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, will join Black Dyke Brass Band when it returns to Leeds Town Hall on Sunday, June 4 for a gala concert.

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When 
Julie
comes
around

When Julie comes around

Sometimes it can take years to find your calling.

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Cool jazz is on offer at the Fielden Centre

Cool jazz is on offer at the Fielden Centre

The trio of piano, bass and drums is one of the best-loved of jazz ensembles, in which great musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum and Bill Evans have brought popular songs into the realms of high art.

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Heaven 17

WIN: Tickets to Wentworth Music Festival see Tony Christie, Heaven 17, T'Pau, Lemar and more this Sunday

Music icons Tony Christie, Heaven 17, T'Pau and Lemar joing a host of hotly tipped bands and TV comedy stars for the first ever Wentworth Music Festival this Sunday and you could be going for FREE!

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Party In The Park with 5 After Midnight and Sam Lavery at Flamingo Land on Saturday, June 3, 2017

PREVIEW: Party In The Park at Flamingo Land with 5 After Midnight and Sam Lavery on June 3

Flamingo Land really has got The X Factory with 5 After Midnight and Sam Lavery performing at its Party In The Park show on Saturday, June 3.
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The Mission to party at Sheffield O2 Academy Friday, May 26, 2017.

PREVIEW: The Mission to party at Sheffield O2 Academy on Friday, May 26

English gothic rockers The Mission are on a real mission to party with fans at Sheffield's O2 Academy this Friday, May 26.

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Festival floods town
with watery works

Festival floods town with watery works

The theme of this year’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is Water and local poet Winston Plowes is one of the artists taking inspiration from the town’s waterside setting, a confluence of rivers and canal, writes Paul Clarke.

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FUNNY GIRL,              , MUSIC - JULE STYNE, Lyrics  Bob Merrill, Book  Harvey Fierstein, Director  Michael Mayer, Choreography  Lynne Page, Set Design  Michael Pavelka, Costumes  Matthew Wright, Lighting  Mark Henderson, The Savoy Theatre, London, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

Sheridan’s starring role

Sheridan Smith steps onto the stage at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford next month in a show that has won critical acclaim and enjoyed record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre in London.

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Broadway boost for hospice choir

Broadway boost for hospice choir

Overgate Hospice Choir will be ‘Breezin’ Down Broadway’ at its forthcoming concert - and hoping to break through the £300,000 barrier.

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Magic!

Magic!

Join the hilariousMr Toad and his trusted companions as they leap through the countryside and battle the wicked Weasel King in this all new family adventure starring Billy Pearce and Jade Natalie.

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Three concerts in five days

Three concerts in five days

Classical music lovers get a special treat with three concerts in five days at the 31st Pennine Spring Music festival at St Thomas’s Church, Heptonstall.

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European champions to play in Brighouse

European champions to play in Brighouse

Elland Silver Band formed a youth section in 1995 and to say they have been a success is an understatement. Last month they were crowned European Champions in Ostende.

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They’re magic

They’re magic

The 10th anniversary season at Wainsgate Chapel kicks off on Sunday, May 21 with acoustic music from the quirky Manchester trio The Magic Beans.

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Bernard’s been making them laugh for 45 years

Bernard’s been making them laugh for 45 years

Bernard Wrigley has delighted audiences for more than 45 years delivering seriously daft songs, meaty traditional pieces, humorous monologues as well as an acting part or two.

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Wakefield St George's Day - West Yorkshire Police's Brass Band leads the way

Police band at Minster

The big band sound will echo round the historic walls of Halifax Minster this weekend, when West Yorkshire Police Band perform in concert.

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It’s back to a musical future for St Michael’s

It’s back to a musical future for St Michael’s

Back to a Musical Future is a rather apt title for the award-winning St Michael’s Amateurs who return to the stage after an enforced break due to the 2015 Boxing day floods.

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Dig Down the new single from Leeds and Reading headliners Muse

VIDEO: Leeds and Reading Festival headliners Muse release single Dig Down

Dig Down is the new single with accompanying sci-fi-styled video released by Leeds and Reading Festival headliners Muse.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: MosFest to roar with Three Lions chart-toppers at Sheffield's Don Valley Bowl

Three Lions chart-toppers The Lightning Seeds will help Mosborough Music Festival to roar again this year but with a new name and venue after its original home became a building site.
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