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.

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.

Police outside the MEN arena this morning.

Pupils from Catholic high school at Manchester bomb attack gig

A headteacher has confirmed that more than a dozen of his pupils were at the MEN arena last night when the devastating bomb attack happened.

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.

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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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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.
DJ Nadia Lucy is looking forward to both the drop of her new record and TV appearance of a hit dating show. (s)

DJ Nadia’s First Date with record label

Head-spinning’s not just in the club for this Padiham DJ - she’s dizzy with excitement for the launch of her upcoming record and TV appearance on a hit dating show.


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.

A charity fun day is to be held in memory of Martin Simm, a much loved son of Padiham who died at the age of 40 last year.

Vintage ex Claret special guest at charity fun day

A charity fun day will be held next week in honour of one of Padiham's best known sons.

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.

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.

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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Tragic teen Oliver McIvor (centre) with his cousins Brandon (left) and Bobby Carter who are organising a charity football day in his memory.

Hundreds expected at grand charity day in teen soldier Oliver's honour

Organisers of a massive charity fun day are hoping for good weather this Saturday.

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.

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

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.

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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