Orchestra telling stories with concert of Eastern wonders

Musicians from the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra will treat their audience to an evening of musical storytelling tomorrow (Saturday).

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Concert organiser Christine Sugary Staple with headliner Neville Staple

Specials man celebrates diversity at Belgrade concert

Coventry 2 Tone hero Neville Staple headlines a concert in the city this weekend celebrating the area’s cultural diversity.

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Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros announce big reunion gig

Eighties boy band Bros are getting back together - more than 20 years after they called it a day.

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Dean Elliott as Buddy Holly

Landmark musical to return to the Belgrade

A true musical phenomenon comes to Coventry next week when Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story takes to the Belgrade Theatre stage.

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Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1997

Why Be Here Now is the worst essential album ever

Peter Ormerod reviews the 1997 Oasis album Be Here Now, which is being reissued this week

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Belle Harmonie. From left to right: Rachel Fisher, Lauren McDonnell, Molly Homer and Ellie Jackson

Kenilworth girl group wows X Factor judges

A Kenilworth girl group has wowed the judges on TV singing show The X Factor after making it into the later stages of the competition.

Lee Mead shot to fame in 2007 on the BBC One show Any Dream Will Do

Lee Mead performs favourites for an enchanted evening at the Spa Centre

Musical star Lee Mead will perform much-loved show tunes at the Spa Centre in Leamington on Sunday October 2.

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The Carducci Quartet will play works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Beethoven

Season to mark a decade of Leamington Music

Leamington Music celebrates its tenth anniversary next month with the first of a season of concerts by string quartets.

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A still from the video for the Katalina Kicks song 145

Leamington musicians play to help tackle homelessness

Oasis guru Alan McGee is teaming up with bands in Leamington as part of his new campaign against homelessness.

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Classical Reflection comprise twins Naomi and Hannah Moxon

Stars line up for Spa Centre show

An exhilarating evening of music sung by some of the country’s best crossover-classical singers is promised in Leamington this month.

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The Cheeky Girls scooped the number two spot - their highest chart appearance for some time. Shutterstock

Revealed: Top 50 worst albums EVER

Mr Blobby has beaten Justin Bieber to the unwanted title of ‘worst album of all time’.

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Firestarter by The Prodigy was one of the top 10 funeral songs. Pic: Katy Blackwood

Revealed: The Top 10 most unusual funeral music requests

A Top 10 with a difference has been revealed - of the most unusual music requests made for funerals.

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When a gig goes wrong: pop musics hall of shame

When a gig goes wrong: pop music’s hall of shame

Israeli fans of Australian popstar Sia have reportedly filed a £1.6m lawsuit against her promoter because they felt short-changed by her recent live show.

Main photo:Folk-rockersWinterMountain. Inset(top):The New Desert Blues. Inset (below): Shanade.

Music, film and more at Kenilworth Arts Festival

Kenilworth will come alive with music, film, theatre and more next week as the town holds its first Arts Festival.

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Physical theatre company Frantic Assembly is coming to the arts centre

Big names on their way to arts centre

Warwick Arts Centre’s autumn programme promises big names and something for everyone over the coming months.

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How well do you know your Beatles lyrics?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Beatles lyrics?

Next month sees the release of a new Beatles documentary, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard.

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Vinyl sales driven by midlifers - not hipsters

Vinyl sales driven by midlifers - not hipsters

Vinyl has had something of a resurgence in recent years and it is thought that annual sales could surpass the three million mark in the UK for the first time in decades.

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The Orchestra of the Swan

Grand concert for new hall at Warwick School

Internationally renowned musicians will be performing at Warwick School for a celebration gala concert to mark the opening of the school’s new performing venue.

A previous Party in the Park in Southam.

Specials guitarist to play at charity festival remembering three lost friends

An original Specials guitarist and a Coronation Street star are giving up their time to take part in this year’s Party on the Pitch in Southam on Saturday July 16.

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