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2008-07-19 18:00:22

SUMMER finally arrives this weekend and, for the next 10 days at least, it'll be a scorcher. Last night's lighting up of Bambuco - the temporary bamboo bridge across the Tyne - marked the launch of the SummerTyne festival, which lines up sizzling music and family events at The Sage Gateshead until July 27. From noon today until 4pm, the outdoor Performance Stage hosts the Steel Pandango, a slice of the Caribbean on Tyneside and a chance to show off local steel pan talent. It's...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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