Seventy years of excellence

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Northampton on Sunday (November 27) with Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony as part of the Royal & Derngate’s new orchestral season.

Amy Lennox (Elly), Michael C Hall (Newton), Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl)

Review: David Bowie's spirit rises again in Lazarus

Peter Ormerod reviews Lazarus, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, at King's Cross Theatre, London

Theatre and Comedy
Friars founding father and ex-grammar school teacher Robin Pike, head of Sony US Rob Stringer and David Stopps at the final day of the Friars exhibition PNL-140807-143753001

Paper boy gets top job at Sony entertainment

Rob Stringer’s rags to riches story is enough to inspire any young local hoping to make it in the music business.

Erin Rae

A mix of Americana and folk

Folk band Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles perform at Tingewick village hall tomorrow (Saturday) with tracks from their latest album, Soon Enough.

Pauline Nobes

Baroque concert channels Vivaldi at Syresham Church

The distinguished baroque violinist Pauline Nobes willjoin Preston Capes music ensemble Fiori Musicali for a concert later this month.

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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Sir Malcolm Arnold PNL-160928-113036001

Celebrating Northampton born composer Sir Malcolm Arnold

The eleventh annual Arnold Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16, celebrating the life and work of the prolific and illustrious Northampton born composer Sir Malcolm Arnold.

Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond shares Andy Williams memories at Aylesbury

Jimmy Osmond pays tribute to Andy Williams with a show coming to the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

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

Music 1
Towcester Studio Band

Towcester band giving thanks with a concert

Musicians from several bands are coming together to celebrate the recovery of one of their colleagues who suffered life threatening injuries in a car accident.

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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The Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. Photo by Tom Hindley.

Five shows you must see at the Waterside Theatre this season

We take a look at the five best shows you must see at the Waterside Theatre this season.

Whats on
Ne-Yo has old more than ten million albums worldwide

Superstar Ne-Yo announces Milton Keynes date

Global chart-topper Ne-Yo is performing Milton Keynes this December.
David Essex

Rock on with Essex concert

Twinkle eyed Seventies teenage heart throb David Essex is returning to the stage with a series of concerts.

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’.

Music 1
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.

Red Priest present their Winter Baroque Carnival in the Ugland Auditorium in December

Stowe House hosts music, theatre and art

Music, theatre, art, comedy and children’s events are all part of the autumn programme through to December at Stowe House.

Jimmy Osmond in Moon River and Me

Jimmy Osmond returns to Northampton

Time differences can play havoc when doing interviews with American stars.

Cwmbach Male Choir

Melodious voices fill church

The Rotary Club of Towcester is delighted to welcome a return visit from the Cwmbach Male Choir.

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