Nice Work If You Can Get It for former Strictly winner Tom Chambers in Crazy For You at Mayflower Theatre

When Tom Chambers first saw the musical Crazy For You more than 20 years ago, he knew that the lead role of Bobby was one for him.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice present Visions Of A Life in all its variety

When Wolf Alice released the first single from their second album in June this year, it grabbed you with both hands, shook you hard and forced you to take notice.

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Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

Black Star Riders come under Heavy Fire on their latest tour

Five years and three albums in the Black Star Riders are starting to feel confident enough to move away from their roots.

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Holly V Maslen's artwork out for Free Art Friday at The Square Tower

THE BIG READ ‘What a treat it must be, to be out and find a piece of art’

Free Art Friday was started in Portsmouth by street artist My Dog Sighs and has become an international movement. We met some of the people who keep it thriving.

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Hayley Garner, one half of street artist duo Nomad Clan, working on the mural at Play Dead studio in Highland Road, Southsea

Internationally renowned street artists Nomad Clan prepare for a career-spanning show in Southsea

AN internationally renowned street art team have brought their work to Southsea.

The Darkness. Picture by

Simon Emmett

BIG INTERVIEW The Darkness: ‘For anyone to give a damn when we’re five albums in is great’

The Darkness are back with new album Pinewood Smile, and they’re firing on all cylinders – when they’re not stuck on the train.

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Stefan Oldsal and Brian Molko of Placebo

Alternative rock act Placebo cancel Portsmouth show

Alternative rockers Placebo have announced that they are cancelling dates they had already rescheduled due to ongoing health problems.

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Gordon Powell with his brother Jeff Powell at The Paradise Club in the 1990s.

‘He was a true Pompey legend and was loved by so many people’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘legend’ of the Portsmouth nightclub scene who has died suddenly aged 65.

Monk Misterioso

Journey into silence with the music of Thelonious Monk at Portsmouth Guildhall

He was one of the great jazz mavericks, writing standards like Round Midnight, and Straight, No Chaser.

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Revellers at last year's Portsmouth Beer Festival at the Guildhall

It’s not just not ale on offer at the Christmas Beer Festival

WITH more than 120 cask ales, mulled cider, gin, prosecco and plenty of fine live music, the Portsmouth Christmas Beer Festival is back for a fourth year.

Hugh Maynard and Russell Watson perform at the media launch of Heaven On Earth at Wembley Arena in April, 2017.

New musical about the story of Adam and Eve which was due to come to Portsmouth goes into liquidation

A MAJOR new musical which was expected to call in at Portsmouth has gone into liquidation just weeks before its debut nationwide tour was due to start.

Jimi Love pays tribute to Prince in Purple Rain

Let’s Go Crazy one more time with Prince tribute act

When Prince died suddenly of an accidental fentanyl overdose aged just 57 in April 2016 it left millions of fans reeling.

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Ghostpoet. Picture by Steve Gullick

Ghostpoet’s new album is imbued with politics – with a small ‘p’

If you’re after light-hearted sunny music, look away now.

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Mollie Scott. Picture by Amba Goodwin Photography

Mollie’s got Naked ambition

Portsmouth’s very own Mollie Scott takes to The Wedgewood Rooms stage on Sunday to release her second EP, Naked.

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Imelda May

There’s Life, Love, Flesh and Blood as Imelda May draws on all human experience for album number five,

With her fifth album, Life, Love, Flesh and Blood, sees artist Imelda May take a big shift in sound.

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Richard Thompson. Picture by Pam Littky

Folk legend Richard Thompson will headline Wickham Festival in 2018

Folk legend Richard Thompson has been announced this morning as the first headline act for next year’s Wickham Festival.

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The Happy Mondays. Picture by Paul Husband Photography

BIG INTERVIEW: Shaun Ryder: ‘The sex and drugs has gone so it’s just the rock’n’roll now’

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Madagascar the Musical is at the Kings Theatre

Move it, move it, as Madagascar A Musical Adventure comes to The Kings

JOIN Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

Southsea Alternative Choir

Celebrating the Summer of Love in wintertime at The Southsea Alternative Choir’s annual charity gig

If you were at Victorious Festival this summer, there’s a good chance you caught one of The Southsea Alternative Choir’s six sets.

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Medhavi Patel as Jayaben Desai in We Are The Lions, Mr Manager.

A lesson in history, done with style, wit and panache

It was a pivotal moment in the modern history of the trade union movement.

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