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Kent to rock Barlick

You could say the blues are tattooed onto the very soul of Kent Duchaine.

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DEM is playing at Bands on the Square, Barnoldswick, on Sunday night. (s)

DEM are the people's champions

This 80s-inspired rock band is bull-dozing down the walls of despondency threatening to cut our paths short.

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Singer-songwriter Emily Maguire is playing at Barnoldswick Music and Arts Centre next weekend. (s)

Emily bringing healing music to Barlick

Emily Maguire is blowing music’s transformative powers through venues like dandelion seeds in the wind.
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Langho singer/songwriter Ella Shaw.

Singer Ella Shaw dedicates song to Manchester and the bomb attack victims

Britain's Got Talent star Ella Shaw has dedicated one of her songs to Manchester and anyone who lost their lives in Monday's devastating bomb attack.

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Ltitia Sadier is playing the Continental in Preston on Friday

‘Epic’ line-up starts with avant-pop legend Laetitia

Lætitia Sadier, the French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab, comes to Preston’s Continental on Friday with a new group – the Source Ensemble.

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Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch the Voices of Craven summer concert next week.

Opera, song and all that jazz

Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch a summer concert extravaganza off to a spectacular start.

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Revellers celebrate Christmas at the Cat's Whiskers in the 1970s.

Countdown to massive reunion of town's most iconic nightclubs

Tickets have gone on sale for a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs.
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Dead End Monday has launched a new album of melodic rock. (s)

DEM are champions of the people

This 80s-inspired rock band is bull-dozing down the walls of despondency threatening to cut our paths short.

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Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

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The Gospel Touch choir who feature in the Voices of Craven

Thrill to the sound of music at summer concert extravaganza

The Voices of Craven, a superb musical initiative that aims to use the power of song to build up local community choirs and bring world renowned musicians to Lancashire, is back for 2017.

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John Watterson. (s)

Fake Thackray captures poetic soul of Yorkshire bard Jake

Singer John Watterson is not in the business of imitation – his act as Fake Thackray serves as a peephole into the life of a complex bard steeped in mystery and wonder.

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Musical, American Idiot, devised by the founders of Spectacle Arts. (s)

Leap towards professional theatre with Spectacle Arts

The founders of a new theatre company know all too well that rejection – blinding, like thickets of woodland – can weigh people down to a halt.
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Will Young will be a judge in the summer

Will Young and Chaka Khan among guest judges for new BBC show Pitch Battle

Will Young, Seal and Chaka Khan are among the singing stars who will join judges Kelis and Gareth Malone to choose the next big music group in new BBC show Pitch Battle.

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Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre performed a cabaret at last months National Operatic And Dramatic Associations North West Awards. (s)

Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre displays award-winning style

These 16 budding stars proved exactly what makes them an award-winning theatre group when they performed at the NODA Awards last month.
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Brogan Riley, Emily Williamson, Charis Deighton and Cathryn Osborne, taken by Gilly Fontaine-Grist. (s)

Review: Be My Baby; Colne Dramatic Society

A poignant musical being shown in Colne this week throws light on the outcast women of the sixties, swallowed by shame and swept under darkness.

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Glen South's Afternoon Variety Shows have been so successful they are now being held every month. (s)

Duo rolling out monthly variety shows

Nelson can't get enough of the laughs - and Glen South and Martin McCarthy's sell-out variety shows are multiplying to meet the demand.
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Humanz by Gorillaz

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

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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.

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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.
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