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Entertainment News Archive - August 24, 2008

A city choral group will give a concert for charity. St David's Singers will be performing at United Reformed Church, in Southernhay, on Saturday, September 13, at 7.30pm. The programme will include pieces by Victoria Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Mozart and Brahms.

Greenbelt Festival is back at Cheltenham racecourse for another year bringing with it a unique mix of music, talks, performing arts and comedy. Last night the Christian festival got under way with a reggae-infused set by Michael Franti and Spearhead on the main stage.

By LIZ PHILLIPS Brixham waterfront's answer to Woodstock twangs into life next month when the pioneering Fishstock Festival switches on the amplifiers for top act Mad Dog McRea and a host of other entertainers.

By Richard Ault Talented Victoria Wood achieved the exam grades she wished for and is now hoping for another dream result when she competes on stage in Stoke's Top Talent.

By LAURA NAYLOR Mamma Mia has been declared the hottest show in town after dancing its way to the top of the UK box office. Almost every show at cinemas in Staffordshire and Cheshire has been a sell-out - with some theatres being forced to turn people away.

A thousand lucky fans were surprised when stars from "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"-- Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Olesya Rulin, KayCee Stroh, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Justin Martin, Matt Prokop and Jemma McKenzie-Brown-- showed up to cheer them on as they participated in the Ultimate Fan Pep Rally, an event which included an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming film.

Keeley Hawes has an almost Madonna-like way of reinventing herself. From a mousey-bobbed MI5 agent in Spooks to a time-travelling cop with an 80s perm in Ashes To Ashes, she manages to pull off any guise with style. On the set of her latest show Mutual Friends she's sporting long blonde locks.

By Geraint Thomas Picture the scene. You turn up for your music GCSE exam, naturally you are a little nervous. The first question asks you to compare and contrast two different singers. You play the first track and listen to Katherine Jenkins give a delightful version of Calon Lan.

By Senay Boztas As the husband-and-wife team leave their successful Channel 4 slot to go digital, the couple reflect on the future of the talk show.

By Kate Bassett Alan Bennett's dark comic drama dissects northern working-class family life and tantalises with its hints of autobiography Theatre Enjoy Theatre Royal BATH Class Enemy Royal Lyceum EDINBURGH Gigi Open Air Regent's Park LONDON Alan Bennett is giving himself no pats on the back about his largely forgotten play Enjoy 28 years on from its slated premiere.

Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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