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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Kevin Bryan returns with his latest round-up of some of the new music releases.

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Belper Games fun day

It’s A Knockout teams compete and Ferocious Dog plays live at Belper Games

A weekend of madness, fun and music are on the cards as the Belper Games return.

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Rare production of Tisbe is a jewel in La Seranissima’s crown

Rare production of Tisbe is a jewel in La Seranissima’s crown

La Seranissima is an acclaimed company specialising in the Italian baroque and their expertise made Tisbe at Buxton Opera House a very special performance, writes Mavis Kirkham.

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Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

Film Review: Talented cast overcome cliches in Ideal Home

In Ideal Home, the same-sex parenting comedy with a warm and fuzzy centre, Steve Coogan is the lively cookery show presenter, Erasmus, whose long-lost grandson, Bill, arrives unannounced when his dad is arrested, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Fleetwood Bac play Devil's Arse Cavern, Castleton, on August 3.

Fleetwood Bac go their own way at Devil’s Arse Cavern

Tribute band Fleetwood Bac will be performing an underground gig in a Derbyshire cave.

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Katherine Kingsley as Dusty and Roberta Taylor as Kay in Dusty. Photo by  Johan Persson.

Dusty Springfield is captured to a tee in musical

Katherine Kingsley is the star of a touring production of a new musical about Dusty Springfield, writes Alan Payne.

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Paris Youth Foundation. Photo by Sophie Graham.

Y Not is a festival highlight for Paris Youth Foundation

Paris Youth Foundation lead singer, Kevin Potter, says 2018 has been ‘a bit mad,’ with new music out as well as a string of shows and festivals, writes Amos Wynn.

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The Eulogy of Toby Peach. Photo by Richard Davenport.

Departure Lounge festival of performance is back

A summer festival of fresh and thrilling theatre returns to Derbyshire this month.

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Burn Down The District.

Bands tune up for Twisted Metal Fest in Chesterfield

A husband and wife will be putting on a big day of bands to revive the Chesterfield metal scene.

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Daughter of the Regiment at Buxton Opera House. Photo by Robert Workman.

Opera della Luna rides high in updated The Daughter of the Regiment

The original story of Donizetti’s opera The Daughter of the Regiment is about a baby abandoned at barracks who is brought up by mlitary personnel, writes Mavis Kirkham

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PB Theatricals production of Ruddigore.

PB Theatricals Youth Theatre stage three G&S operettas

Performers will be airing their talents in three Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in five locations this month.

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Wow factor to Joanna MacGregor’s piano recital

Wow factor to Joanna MacGregor’s piano recital

Joanna MacGregor’s piano recital was exciting and varied, writes Mavis Kirkham

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Imi performs at Tramlines Festival.

Imi, Universal Tree and St Petersburg join Tramlines’ stellar line-up

Seven breaking talent additions join Sterephonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Reverend and the Makers at this year’s Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.

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The event will feature over 100 types of gin.

Gin lovers head underground for Peak District 'Rave in the Cave'

Following the huge success of last year’s event, the Peak District will again welcome a gin festival with a difference this summer.
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Fans enjoying the Stainsby Festival,, Derbyshire, United Kingdom on 16 July 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

50 years not out for Stainsby Festival

Stainsby Festival is a survivor, weathering threats such as land sale, foot and mouth disease, heatwaves and storms.

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Jean Genie

Jean Genie sings the hits of David Bowie

David Bowie’s classic hits such as Starman, Rebel Rebel, Life On Mars and Young Americans are among the songs performed by tribute act Jean Genie.

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Flautist Ashley Solomon shows his skill in playing challenging pieces

Flautist Ashley Solomon shows his skill in playing challenging pieces

Ashley Solomon explored the repertoire for unaccompanied flute by three great Baroque composers: father and son Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl

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Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Judith Owen - rediscCOVERed (Twanky Records). Judith Owen has always seemed content to march to the beat of a markedly different drummer from many of her contemporaries in the singer-songwriter field, and the Welsh chanteuse’s latest offering on her own Twanky label is populated by the most eccentric collection of cover versions that you could ever wish to hear. Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water is given a thorough going over alongside radical re-imaginings of everything from Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun to the Grease anthem Summer Nights, and the finished product is a thoughtful, jazz inflected delight.

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James Cleverton (Gusmano) and Jung Soo Yum (Zamoro) in Alzira at Buxton Opera House. Photo by Richard Hubert Smith.

Verdi’s creation Alzira is an opera worth hearing

Alzira is the last of Buxton International Festival’s early Verdi trilogy and provides a rare opportunity to see this tuneful opera staged, writes Mavis Kirkham

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