Gorillaz back with anthem for our times

Gorillaz release Humanz, Cranberries remix old favourites while we round up new sounds from Mark Lanegan and Cattle and Cane

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

Strike up the band for the finale of popular concerts

A rousing finale is planned for the last concert of the 13th season of Musical Extravaganza in Padiham.

Colne Chirst Church, where Jack was the organist for 25 years.

Colne organist retires after 25 years of service

After more than two decades spent entertaining countless congregations, a fleet-fingered Colne organist has retired, playing at his final service on April 16th.
Burnley Light Opera Society staging Stephen Sondheims Broadway musical, Follies, at The Burnley Mechanics. (s)

Review: Follies; BLOS

Burnley Light Opera Society beautifully orchestrated on the opening night a Broadway tale of ghosts and broken dreams to professional standards.
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Frankie Harrison-Bradley. (s)

Pendle's champion of original music

Pendle musician Frankie has a fire in her belly for discovering the next-big-thing - and she's throwing light on caverns of talent to give local artists a shot at success.

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The former Cat's Whiskers nightclub in its heyday, which is now home to Gala Bingo at the foot of Centenary Way in Burnley.

Cat's Whiskers grand reunion WILL go ahead thanks to nurse Debbie's disco fever

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs certainly hit the right note.
Rag 'N' Bone Man

Gig review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man at Manchester Academy

A sea of phone screens recording videos which will never get watched necessitated the need to crack your neck to see Rag ‘N’ Bone Man on stage.

Actresses Emily Williamson and Cathryn Osborne rehearsing for Be My Baby, a musical to be staged by Colne Dramatic Society next week. (s)

Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

A pendulum of musical theatre conjuring tears and laughter, Be My Baby will swing audiences back to the sixties next week.
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Joe Bonamassa performing at the Opera House, Blackpool. Pictures: Pete Doherty

CONCERT REVIEW: Joe Bonamassa at Blackpool Opera House

“I threw open the curtains of my hotel room and children were riding a rollercoaster right past my window!” Joe Bonamassa told the sold-out crowd at the splendid Opera House.

Wreckless Eric is playing at Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre next month. (s)

Free spirit Eric to rock Barlick

There is no domesticating Wreckless Eric’s sound - it runs at a gallop, free of the aesthetic bridles of the music industry.

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Do you remember going down "The Cat's" as iconic nightclub the Cat's Whiskers was known as.

Hop down to the Cat's for a dream of a reunion

An appeal from Down Under to organise a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs may be on the cards.
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The Folkestra

BAND PROFILE: The Folkestra

A punk-driven rock-fuelled folk-machine from Colne.
The Shires

REVIEW: The Shires, Opera House, Blackpool

British country duo The Shires got the second leg of their UK tour under way with a fine performance in Blackpool.

Little Anthony makes his first full UK performance at Blackpool International Soul Festival this summer

Soul festival debuts to make an impression

A ‘once in a lifetime’ line up is set to wow soul fans for the second Blackpool International Soul Festival.

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Following the success of Grease, Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Group is taking on another huge musical. (s)

Rent; The Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Group

Challenging themselves to pull off another huge musical is this group of Pendle thespians.

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ALL HAIL HYENA! supporting Grandaddy at The Albert Hall, Manchester. (s)

Trio rub shoulders with indie stars

A Burnley punk band rubbed shoulders with some of indie's brightest stars when they supported rock band Grandaddy on their first tour in 11 years.

The Gathering MKII features a stellar line up of musicians

Top artistes re-live the glory days at music feast of a gig

Seasoned musicians from four iconic bands are set to light up the stage next week.

Complete Control

BAND PROFILE: Complete Control

Complete Control started out life 15 years ago as a Nirvana tribute band called Penny Royal.

Actresses Emily Williamson, Brogan Riley and Cathryn Osborne rehearsing for Be My Baby, to be staged by Colne Dramatic Society next month. (s)

Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

Audiences will be swept up in a flurry of laughter and tears when this poignant musical about downtrodden mothers is staged in Colne next month.

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Burnley Light Opera Society is presenting Follies at The Burnley Mechanics this month. (s)

Follies; Burnley Light Opera Society

A haunting tale of ghosts, disillusionment and a punctured American dream will offer a medley of song and dance.
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