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Black Teeth And A Brilliant Smile

From L-R Playwright Lisa Holdsworth, author Adelle Stripe and director Kash Arshad outside the Beacon Pub, Bradford
From Freedom Studios, the producers of the Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchangean…
12th Dec 2018 11:48 AM

Showaddywaddy Live In Brid

Andrew Liddle
Features Writer
Showaddywaddy Live
From the moment seven middle-aged men jumped on stage and launched themselves into a thunderously loud Sabre Dance, the audience knew they were in for a wild, full-on encounter with…
10th Dec 2018 11:08 AM

Newport Talking: Gen By Jonathan Edwards

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
It would be a bloody poor heart that didn’t warm to Jonathan Edwards’ poetry. When, with My Family and Other Superheroes, he walked away with the Costa Poetry Prize in 2014, no one should have…
9th Dec 2018 03:39 PM

Saucy Sinders & Her Double Entendre Crew!

Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
“When you’re over 50 never trust a fart” was the hilarious opener offered by the resident baddie in this year’s production of Cinderella at the Leeds City Varieties, setting the tone for a…
7th Dec 2018 10:52 AM

The Nutcracker: Well Sparkly!

Richard Trinder
Editor
Northern Ballet dancers in The Nutcracker. Photo Emma Kauldhar
I couldn't help overhear the enthusiastic audience as they left Leeds Grand's opening night of Northern Ballet's The Nutcracker.
One…
5th Dec 2018 10:08 AM

Mariah Carey, Leeds Arena

Graham Clark
Features Writer
Christmas albums are part and parcel of Christmas in America and although the trend has caught on here it is still not as prolific as it is across the pond. Mariah Carey has released two Christmas…
11th Dec 2018 03:19 PM

James Come Home To The North

Graham Clark
Features Writer
James
The Charlatans were a perfect choice to open up for James on their current tour. The band led by the ever youthful Tim Burgess treated the fans to the best of their back catalogue. Weirdo still…
9th Dec 2018 07:20 PM

Alice In Wonderland At The SJT

Andrew Liddle
Features Writer
Josie Dunn, Elliott Rennie, Ebony Jonelle, Robert Jackson - photo by Tony Bartholomew
After gaining rave reviews last year with A Scarborough Christmas Carol, the same team of creatives are back in…
8th Dec 2018 02:13 PM

Madness, Leeds Arena

Graham Clark
Features Writer
It could be 1979 all over again, The Specials have just released a new single this week and Madness are back out on tour,
Dubbed The Sound of Madness tour, the opening sequence shows footage of the…
7th Dec 2018 09:18 AM

Years And Years - The Palo Santo Tour

Graham Clark
Features Writer
If you listened to some of the songs in the current singles chart you might be under the impression that pop had lost its spark and vitality. Years and Years are what pop music should be all about:…
4th Dec 2018 09:07 AM
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Grand Opera House, York
The Hepworth Wakefield
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Rita Ora - Phoenix (Atlantic Records)

Graham Clark
Features Writer
This second album from Rita Ora has been a long time coming. Most of the tracks have already been released as singles as the album could even be a greatest hits album.
She has some very good songs…
10th Dec 2018 12:50 PM

Poem Of The Week: ‘Risk’ By Anaïs Nin (1903-1977)

Steve Whitaker
Literary Correspondent
Anaïs Nin
Our short – very short – poem of the week is as much an aphorism as a poetic text, although it is complete, in and of itself. If poetry is a condensed form of expression then ‘Risk’…
9th Dec 2018 04:01 PM

Compilation - Dave Pearce - Dance Anthems (New State Music)

Graham Clark
Features Writer
Spread over 3 CD's this exciting new compilation brings together some of the best dance tracks when dance tracks actually got into the singles chart. With a lot of these types of compilations it is…
8th Dec 2018 01:56 PM

Ocean Colour Scene, Leeds O2 Academy

Graham Clark
Features Writer
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
For those who got in early Martha Reeves and The Vandellas were an extra treat. Martha told the Leeds audience she had come all the way from Detroit and wasn't going to…
6th Dec 2018 05:00 PM

Bryan Ferry - Bitter-Sweet (BMG)

Graham Clark
Features Writer
The fashion at the moment seems to be artists re-recording their hits in a new format. Bryan Ferry has gone back to his past and developed a soundtrack to the Netflix period drama Babylon Berlin.
Bryan…
3rd Dec 2018 02:59 PM
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