Gigs and Music

Gigs & Music

The Bad boy of Michael Jackson tributes heads to Portsmouth

Jackson live!

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George Hart of Emptifish                                       Picture: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Emptifish at the Wedge, Southsea

The Emptifish story has to be one of the great rock n roll stories of all time.

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Metronomy, Lady Leshurr and Sundara Karma among the first wave of acts to be announced for this year’s Blissfields festival

Blissfields has today announced its first wave of acts for this year’s festival, including Metronomy, Lady Leshurr, Sundara Karma, The Japanese House, S4U, and BBC Radio1 Xtra’s Sian Anderson.

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Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright talks new album, family and turning 40 as she heads to Brighton on tour

One way or another, family and its tangled relationships have been a running theme in the work of Martha Wainwright.

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Little Mix announce Hampshire date

Little Mix are heading to Hampshire as part of their ‘Summer Shout Out’ tour.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

REVIEW: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Sweeping Sibelius at Portsmouth Guildhall

It has horns, swans, and one of the greatest finales of all time. But how do you start a concert when Sibelius’ Symphony No5 is the centrepiece?

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CLUB SCENE with Sam Cherry

This week looks to be a busy one with a decent variation of events for Portsmouth! Plenty of hip-hop to boot, too – a bonus for those following the expanding Portsmouth scene.

Families participating in one of Evolve's workshops at Aspex Gallery

Language and labels in the arts to be discussed

ARTS venues from across the city are teaming up later this month for day-long discussion to discuss the use of language and labels when working with people who have special needs and disabilities.

Mike Allen at The Kings Theatre in 'his seat'  in The Dress Circle.   Picture: Malcolm Wells

Mike takes his final bow as The Guide’s classical expert

The Guide’s classical music critic Mike Allen is taking a final bow after more than four decades in the arts and music spotlight in Portsmouth.

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Victorious Festival 2016 Picture: 

Alberto Baucis

REVEALED: Your guide to camping at Victorious Festival 2017

A GUIDE to camping at this year’s Victorious Festival has been unveiled as excitement builds ahead of the spectacle.

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The Tin man, David Pratt, tries on the metal suit, assisted by Dorothy, Melanie Lockheart and the Scarecrow, Tony Doye

THIS WEEK IN 1979: Families combine in Wizard of Oz show

A family show in every sense came to Merchistoun Hall Community Centre, Horndean, thanks to the efforts two local families.

Bill Lennon in the lead role of The Bob Dylan Story. Picture by Jonnie Page.

Like a Rolling Stone, this tribute to Bob Dylan gathers no moss at Portsmouth Guildhall

From folk figurehead to protest singer, and latterly a Nobel laureate, The Bob Dylan Story celebrates the life of this mercurial artist.

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Mark King of Level 42 being inducted into the Guildhall Wall of Fame in October 

Picture: Sarah Standing (161418-5207)

Thumbs up as Guildhall announces new patron

LEVEL 42 frontman Mark King has been announced as the first ever patron of Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the charity that runs Portsmouth Guildhall.

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Emptifish playing an impromptu set outside vintage shop Dead Man's Glory at Southsea Fest 2016.

Picture: Paul Windsor.

Emptifish celebrate the release of first new material in 30 years with Wedgewood Rooms gig

For a band who were supposed to only be getting back together for a one-off gig to promote the release of their Best Of album, this fish, if you’ll pardon the expression, has proved to have legs...

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New musical director required for acapella chorus choir

A NEW musical director is required to lead an a cappella chorus choir that meets every Tuesday.

It's A Sin will return to Wedgewood Rooms tonight for its last outing of 2016. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

CLUB SCENE with Sam Cherry

Well, what a year 2016 has been. Many negative events have happened but, keeping it positive, I firmly believe that our music scene has grown, and 2017 looks to be very bright!

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Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Photos.

New year, new sounds

The past 12 months haven’t really been the best.

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This year's Victorious Festival Picture: Alberto Baucis

Massive boost to Portsmouth economy as 2016 Victorious Festival pulls in £8.4m

PORTSMOUTH has scooped a £8.47m jackpot thanks to this year’s star-studded Victorious Festival, The News can reveal.

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Rick Parfitt of Status Quo performing during the 2009 Glastonbury Festival 
Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Memories of Rick Parfitt at Hayling

Rock star Rick Parfitt’s death has sparked memories of his early days in Hayling Island.

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