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The Sam Factor 

20 Jan 18

Talking to X Factor singer Sam Lavery.


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Swan way 

20 Jan 18

Discount orchestra tickets available for health service employees.


Council
Brass, Percussion and Steel Pans Concert 

20 Jan 18

Join Warwick Symphonic Brass, Percussion Ensemble and Steel Pans Ensemble for a night of spectacular music…


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ALBUM REVIEW: The House by Porches 

19 Jan 18

Aaron Maine’s Porches started working on ‘The House’ shortly after 2016’s ‘Pool’ was released- and it does, indeed, sound like a continuation of themes; this collection of songs expands on what we’ve heard before from the New York …


News
Save the dates as popular outdoor events return for 2018 

19 Jan 18

DRAGONS, jousting, cinema under the stars, family fun, live music and fireworks are all back as part of Tamworth Borough Council’s 2018 programme of outdoor events.


News
‘Shake-away’ those winter blues with live shows bursting into town 

19 Jan 18

THEATRE is continuing on tour in Tamworth this February, with the rip-roaring alt-folk band Noble Jacks and the high-spirited, gypsy style jazz music of Tantz.


Blog feature
Music of Bob Dylan to feature in new Lichfield Garrick show 

19 Jan 18

The music of one of the most influential musicians of all time will be brought to life in a show at the Lichfield Garrick.


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Peter Wyngarde RIP 

19 Jan 18

Okay he may be better known as an actor and all round chap than a singer but Peter Wyngarde, who’s passed away at the grand old age of 90…


Blog arts
Maybe Baby – Buddy Holly 

19 Jan 18

Maybe Baby by Pete Clemons One of the more enduring memories of my childhood, as far as listening to music is concerned, is that of an old 1950s style radiogram which had a good few 45s stored away in it.


Rugby
Tributes to reggae music legend who battled racism in Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

Steel Pulse drummer Steve Grizzly Nisbett has died aged 69…


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The Streets: Heroes Become Weak 

19 Jan 18

Felix Page reviews The Street’s comeback single and ponders whether one of Birmingham’s biggest cultural exports has lost his touch The post The Streets: Heroes Become Weak appeared first on Redbrick .


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Essential Albums: The Spice Girls – Spice 

19 Jan 18

Suraj Hallan talks The Spice Girls legendary debut album, an empowering milestone in pop culture feminism The post Essential Albums: The Spice Girls – Spice appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Blondie 

19 Jan 18

Naomi Penn reminisces about Blondie’s unsurpisingly kick-ass Arena show earlier this winter The post Live Review: Blondie appeared first on Redbrick .


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MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 19-Thu Jan 25 

18 Jan 18

  NEW RELEASES The Post   (12A) Some 40 years after All The President’s Men told how Washington… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Jan 19-Thu Jan 25 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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Creative Funk – Breezies 

18 Jan 18

Just look at that.


News
Warwick Folk Festival once again promises the finest in roots music 

18 Jan 18

Warwick Folk Festival to welcome Show of Hands, Jon Boden Remnant Kings, Korrontzi, Gordie MacKeeman His Rhythm Boys, Granny’s Attic, Vishten, and many more…


Event
Friday Social, 19 Jan 2018 

17 Jan 18

19 Jan 2018 – Rock Pop at The Actress Bishop Start the weekend off right and join us for our brand new Friday Social – kicking off at 5pm we offer free food, from popular local eatery Hen and Chickens Live music from Jake Henry Ross Lydon (…


Rugby
Reviewed: The Sound of Music at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham 

17 Jan 18

The Sound of Music hit all the right notes and then some…


News
Black Country Living Museum’s Peaky Blinders Nights are back for 2018 and better than ever! 

17 Jan 18

Step inside the murky underworld of the Peaky Binders and discover their dark history at this unique event.


Blog
Craig David is coming to Bullring – here’s how you can meet him 

17 Jan 18

Grammy-nominated Godfather of Garage music will be signing copies of his new album The Time Is Now…


Local news
Save The Dates: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Guest Artist Line Up 

17 Jan 18

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is hosting a great line up of guest performances this month.


Blog feature
‘I Believe’ To Be Screened At Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2018 

17 Jan 18

For those who attended Deaffest 2017 and had the opportunity to watch Deaffest’s first ever music video I Believe; we’re excited to let you know that this music video has been selected to be screened at the 4th Seattle Deaf Film Festival (SDFF).


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Ed Doolan – an appreciation 

17 Jan 18

Thoughts on the passing of an old colleague News broke yesterday that Ed Doolan had passed away.


Event
Nightmares On Wax Releases New Video Ahead of Tour 

17 Jan 18

The legendary Nightmares On Wax has shared the video for the title track from his forthcoming album, ‘Shape The Future’, out January 26th.


Blog feature
Tenors needed! 

16 Jan 18

Calling all tenors! We need you for our Bach St John Passion Concert.