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Square Chapel relishes bringing full length opera to its intimate stage

The Magic Flute

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Take That star Gary solo tour takes him to the Vic

Take That star Gary solo tour takes him to the Vic

Gary Barlow has announced a tour of the UK kicking off in April 2018, playing 34 dates in 24 intimate venues - and the great news is he’s heading to Halifax on May 24.

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Gay rights activist Tom Robinson still glad to be singing debut hits

AUDIO CHAT: Gay rights star Tom Robinson still glad to be touring debut hits 40 years on

GAY rights activist Tom Robinson is still glad to be touring his debut classic hits 40-years on.

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Halifax Choral Society is celebrating its 200th anniversary

Some musical treats in store across Choral Society’s very special season

Halifax Choral Society has an enviable and unchallenged record of 200 years in continuous existence.

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Celebration: Halifax Choral Society celebrates 200 years. The choir in full voice

Voices will rise in celebration as Halifax Choral Society celebrates 200 years of music with special concert

It will be a unique honour when Halifax Choral Society members and guests step onto the stage to open their annual programme next weekend.

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Tony Christie live in concert at Doncaster Dome, Friday, October 13, 2017.

PREVIEW: Tony Christie is on his way to Doncaster Dome - homecoming show October 13

He's been to Amarillo, down every avenue and alleyway - but singing legend Tony Christie is coming home to entertain fans at Doncaster Dome on Friday, October 13.

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Take it easy with the Illegal Eagles in Halifax this week

Take it easy with the Illegal Eagles in Halifax this week

The Illegal Eagles are returning to the stage celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK and international touring, including a date at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday.

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PREVIEW: Indie rock royalty Reverend and the Makers crown return to glory with The Death Of A King

The king is dead. Long live Sheffield indie rock royalty Reverend and the Makers who look set to crown a return to their glory days by storming back up the charts with new album The Death Of A King.
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Eric Norton, right, with Jack Marshall (altos) in a 22-piece orchestra rehearsing at Priestwell Sunday School, Todmorden, early 1950s

Professional entertainer Eric Norton, who as a musician played dates in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Luddenden Foot and Halifax

Eric Norton, who died on Wednesday, September 6, at the age of 84 was for many years a local picker-maker and part-time musician, who later fulfilled a life-long ambition by becoming a professional nightclub entertainer.

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Halifax Young Singers

Singers date to help food drop-ins

A harvest festival concert will raise money for two groups which help struggling local families in need.

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Charity music festival is held in Sophie’s memory

Charity music festival is held in Sophie’s memory

It is 10 years since the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster - a crime that shocked the nation and brought hate crime firmly into the public arena.

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Best wishes, Geoff: Bill Birch cuts the centenary cake, donated by Oddies, with Geoffs daughters-in-law Diana Love, left, and Rosalind Love

Lots of love for Geoff’s life and world of music

Hundreds of people celebrated the life and times of a Todmorden musical legend on the centenary of his birth at events last weekend.

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Sheffield indie comeback stars Milburn release long-awaited third album Time on September 29, 2017.

Time for Yorkshire indie comeback stars Milburn to storm the charts - album details announced

It's Time for Yorkshire's indie comeback stars Milburn to storm the charts - their first album in 10-years will be called Time and is to be released on September 29, they announced today.

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Geoff Love, right, with Johnny Pearson and Shirley Bassey at Abbey Road studios, September 1959. Picture from the book courtesy of Bill Francis, FlairPhotos

Now it’s time to celebrate the release of Love’s story at Todmorden’s Geoff Love Centenary Weekend, September 2 and 3

Books are ready to buy, walk maps printed, the cinema projector primed and bands are ready to start playing - it’s time to salute Geoff Love!

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M People star Heather Small

PREVIEW: M People's Heather Small headlines Flamingo Land Party In The Park on Saturday - tickets from £10

Heather Small, the voice of M People, headlines Flamingo Land's Party In The Park summer finale this Saturday, September 2 - with tickets from just £10.

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VIDEO: The Sherlocks will play main stage at Leeds Festival, says boss Melvin Benn

Yorkshire's latest indie chat stars The Sherlocks were today celebrating their debut album smash hit Live For The Moment with a ringing endorsement from Leeds Festival boss Melvin Benn - who says they will be back playing the main stage.
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VIDEO: Yorkshire indie stars The Sherlocks pop champagne to celebrate debut album chart hit with fans at Leeds Festival

Yorkshire's latest indie stars The Sherlocks popped a bottle of champagne to celebrated with fans at Leeds Festival as their debut album Live For The Moment smashed into the charts at number six.

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Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017

Hot chance for bands to support big names at O2 Academy venues

New bands are being given the chance to join their music heroes on the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017 at O2 Academy stages all over the country.

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