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Fans flock to see Ade Edmondson’s Shepherds in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Ade Edmondson (front left) with the Bad Shepherds

1:15pm Thursday 24th April 2014

IT SEEMS as though everything Ade Edmondson turns his hand to becomes a success.

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up

Lancashire Telegraph: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up

11:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

TAKE a look at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival line-up for May 1 - 5.

Blackpool's Four Seasons’ magic sounds live again

1:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be heard at the Grand Theatre Blackpool over the summer.

Now Snake’s a real sax symbol

Lancashire Telegraph: Now Snake’s a real sax symbol

1:03pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SNAKE Davis’ winding musical voyage has propelled him from Clitheroe’s Rolling Thunder Club a quarter of a century ago through to a burgeoning CV that reads like a Who’s Who of 20th century pop music.

Still chance to see comic Sarah Millican’s show

Lancashire Telegraph: Sarah Millican

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A LIMITED number of tickets are still available for top comedian Sarah Millican’s show at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on Wednesday.

Folk star Sam Lee tastes life on wildside

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Lee is keeping a tradition alive

11:59am Thursday 24th April 2014

ACTION man Sam Lee is on a musical mission of discovery.

Political animal Bez is ready for DJ party

Lancashire Telegraph: Bez – real name Mark Berry – joins anti-fracking campaigners at Barton Moss.

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HAPPY Monday’s freaky dancer Bez has revealed plans to run for MP in next year’s general election... But he will be standing in Rawtensall first.

Winning ways of Geordie Joe McElderry

Lancashire Telegraph: Winning ways of Geordie Joe McElderry

9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN it comes to winning TV shows, Joe McElderry is the man to turn to.

Oswaldtwistle Players’ to stage Wyrd Sisters

Lancashire Telegraph: Erinn Bâtard, Gayle Knight and, Rachel Bamford as the witches

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AUDIENCES are being urged to get in the ‘spirit’ for Oswaldtwistle Players’ production.

Katherine Jenkins plans for a perfect summer evening

Lancashire Telegraph: Katherine Jenkins has a rosy glow

10:27am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

OPERA star Katherine Jenkins is doing her bit to encourage youngsters to enjoy classical music.

Loyal fans get acoustic reward from Neil Sedaka at Manchester concert

Lancashire Telegraph: Neil Sedaka still on stage, after 61 years

10:24am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PAVAROTTI once told Neil Sedaka that after the age of 70 the voice disappears.

Brian Conley talks about his new live show

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Conley

11:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT’S been a long journey for one of Britain’s best loved comic entertainers, Brian Conley.

No mystery that Toyah Willcox still rocks

Lancashire Telegraph: No mystery that Toyah Willcox still rocks

10:08am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TOYAH Willcox has never been afraid to speak her mind, and, now she’s a 50-something, the former high priestess of punk doesn’t show any signs of putting the brakes on.

The Levellers announced as Ramsbottom Festival headline act

Lancashire Telegraph: Big names appearing at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival include The Levellers

11:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEGENDARY folk rockers The Levellers will kick off the 2014 Ramsbottom Festival, headlining the popular Friday night slot.

Country star Suzy Bogguss enjoys our country

Lancashire Telegraph: Suzy Bogguss is appearing at Bury Met

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the most influential female artists of the ‘new wave’ country music in the Nineties will be making a special appearance in the North West next week as part of a brief UK tour.

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bohemians and, inset, Rob in action

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands start their UK tour this month, stopping off in East Lanacshire with their brand new show.

Back to future for sci-fi popsters the Rezillos

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rezillos today

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FAST, flash, sci-fi styled and on another planet, the Rezillos flew into punk’s slipstream like a flying saucer from a faraway universe.

Forecast for the season is fun at The Grand, Clitheroe

12:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CLITHEROE’S Grand Theatre has announced its summer season with Scots’ rockers Big Country and singer songwriter Thea Gilmore topping the bill.

A taste of ballet for youngsters in Manchester

11:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

A BALLET designed for young audiences comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre at the end of the month.

Setting the record straight about music pioneer Chris Hewitt

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Hannett

11:42am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE austere words etched on Martin Hannett’s headstone read, ‘The Creator of the Manchester Sound.’ Two decades after his death, the mysterious and extraordinarily prolific Factory Records producer is to be remembered with a book, documentary and exhibition about his life.

Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEADING Delta blues musician Corey Harris will be making a rare visit to the UK in May including a date in the Ribble Valley.

Free tickets for Blackburn nightlife revival

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs band India Mill

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

FRIDAY night live, an initiative to reinvigorate Blackburn’s night- time economy, gets under way on April 25 with a host of bands and solo artists playing in venues around the town centre.

Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Burdon will top the bill at the festival

3:53pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROCK legend Eric Burdon will headline the 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The hits Selected for their longevity

Lancashire Telegraph: Pauline Black and The Selecter

3:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PAULINE Black remains as passionate an advocate for social justice and music’s power to both entertain and carry a message as she was when The Selecter were at the forefront of the Two Tone movement in the early Eighties.

Valley Academy to perform Grease

Lancashire Telegraph: Emma Hitchon and Sam Newsham, centre, as Sandy and Danny and the Valley Academy cast of Grease

2:52pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

GREASE is the word for 60 young performers taking to the stage this week.

Blackburn actor Peter Gunn on Miley Cyrus and life on the Corrie cobbles

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Gunn

3:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

BEING recognised for his role in Coronation Street is a regular occurrence for East Lancashire actor, Peter Gunn, who recently left the cobbles after a three year stint.

Blackburn Drama Club: Duets by Peter Quilter

2:42pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Blackburn Drama Club launches its new season tomorrow night with a reading of Duets by Peter Quilter.

Diamonds Are Forever: The Royal Court Theatre, Bacup

2:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Diamonds Are Forever for one night only at the Royal Court Theatre, Bacup, this weekend.

Broadway Lights and West End Nights: Burnley Light Opera Society

Lancashire Telegraph: Society members in rehearsal

2:38pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Take a trip to the heart of theatreland with Burnley Light Opera Society this week.

Visiting Hours: New Millennium Theatre, Waterfoot

Lancashire Telegraph: Maureen Jackson, Ian Pickup, Tony McDonagh, Helen Lockett and John Spencer serve up the laughs.

2:36pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ACTORS hope to have their audiences in stitches at the New Millennium Theatre from Saturday with a medical comedy triple bill.

20th century classic looks at society

4:05pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE mass-hysteria of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is being recreated in The Garrick’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, running at The ACE Centre from tonight until Saturday.

Confusions will reign

4:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Relationships and communication breakdowns underpin the themes of Stage Two Downham’s spring production – Alan Ayckbourn’s series of five short plays Confusions, at the village hall on Wednesday to Saturday, April 2 to 5, 7.30pm.

Well-known story being set on stage

4:02pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE first rehearsal for Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company’s ‘mystery’ autumn musical takes place on Thursday.

Former Accrington and Rossendale College goes back to his own uni days

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Accrington and Rossendale College goes back to his own uni days

4:01pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MEMBERS of a new theatre company will relive the hangovers and headaches of student life in a play written by their artistic director.


Lancashire Telegraph: Rod Stewart on song

5:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

ROCK legend Rod Stewart has finally hung up his football boots at the age of 69 – so he can avoid getting injured before his Lancashire concert this summer!

From Sweeney to Boycie, what a life!

Lancashire Telegraph: John Challis was part of TV gold

3:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

We’re The Sweeney, son, and we haven’t had any dinner.’ Mention the phrase in Britain now and some people — not all just men of a certain age — will immediately know you’re talking about the dynamic 1970s’ cops and robbers show.

Searchers found lifetime of fame

Lancashire Telegraph: The Searchers with John McNally

2:34pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE end of a Searchers concert will invariably see a small collection of teenage musicians hanging back as John McNally and the band sign autographs and chat to their fans.

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tops Blackburn variety bill

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Cricket

3:26pm Friday 21st March 2014

TOP TV comic Jimmy Cricket will be the headline act for the first of a new monthly series of Alf Wright’s Afternoon Variety Shows at King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Web made Andy McKee a guitar star

Lancashire Telegraph: PLUCKY: Andy McKee. Picture: Christine Porubsky

3:23pm Friday 21st March 2014

AMERICAN acoustic guitarist Andy McKee was catapulted to stardom when his signature song Drifting landed 80 million internet hits.

TV joker Joel Dommett promises a live show that’s full of surprises

Lancashire Telegraph: Joel Dommett

3:19pm Friday 21st March 2014

One of the rising stars of the stand-up scene, Joel Dommett comes to Burnley Mechanics next week. Here he answers a few questions.

Blackburn's star guest is Smiths star Mike Joyce

3:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER Smiths drummer turned broadcaster Mike Joyce will be the guest DJ at a special music night at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, in May.

Band’s invitation to would-be musicians

Lancashire Telegraph: BLOWING HARD Nelson Brass Band is appealing for new members

3:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

NELSON Brass Band is holding two open days to give would-be musicians the chance to try out for the band.

Easter panto comes to Manchester

2:53pm Friday 21st March 2014

A SPECIAL family pantomime for Easter comes to Manchester Opera House next month.

Laughter set to take over the world

2:47pm Friday 21st March 2014

DATES have been announced for the next World of Comedy gigs in Blackburn and Darwen.

James Walsh plays new album

2:11pm Friday 21st March 2014

STARSAILOR frontman James Walsh will be playing a date in the intimate surroundings of Manchester’s Deaf Institute next month to promote his debut solo album.

Make a date with The Enemy in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Enemy

2:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE Enemy have announced a Blackburn date as part of a UK tour.

What Kate Rusby did next...

Lancashire Telegraph: Kate Rusby

2:06pm Friday 21st March 2014

SHE'S one of Britain’s finest folk voices and next week Kate Rusby returns to Burnley Mechanics. JOHN ANSON caught up with her ahead of the show for a quick chat Where have you been Kate? we’ve missed you on the live circuit I have been touring here and there and making albums, and having babies, all the normal stuff!

Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra in Blackburn

3:04pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE newly-formed Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra will be the main attraction at Blackburn Music Society’s spring concert at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday night.

Bible gets the stripped-down comedy treatment

Lancashire Telegraph: The Reduced Shakespeare Company tackle the greatest story ever parodied

3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IN the beginning was the word — but now it’s just got funnier.

All venues great and small for Matt Woosey

Lancashire Telegraph: Matt Woosey sings the blues

3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BEING on the road has become a way of life for blues artist Matt Woosey, who comes to Owaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre next weekend.


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