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TOP TRIBUTE BARRY and Robin Gibb have given the stars of Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees Story their seal of approval describing their show as "fantastic" and "absolutely brilliant".
By PATSY FULLER GILBERT and Sullivan's muchloved Mikado is undergoing a spectacular makeover... in black and white. All the costumes, sets and props will be in monochrome when Spa Opera perform the light-hearted operetta at the Spa Centre in Leamington later this month.
BULKINGTON is poised to sample a fresh take on music produced by brass performers. The village is to host The Brassketeers, a fourpiece ensemble who cover everything from favourite classical pieces to television and film theme tunes.
THE name may be familiar, though many readers will acquaint the name Colin Armstrong not with music, but more likely with books of the secondhand variety. The truth is this is the very same person who until recently ran Armstrong's Books and Collectables in Albany Road, Earlsdon.
BULKINGTON is poised to sample a fresh take on music produced by brass performers. The village is to host The Brassketeers, a fourpiece ensemble who decided five years ago that the brass world was in desperate need of a group playing vibrant, exciting music.
PINK FLOYD fans can remember the late Richard Wright when a tribute band takes to the stage. Coventry-based band Dark Side of the Wall will imitate their idols at Henry's Music Club on Saturday. The event at The Stoneythorpe Hotel, Warwick Road, Southam, starts at 7.30pm.
ANYONE who wants to try their hand at playing African music will have their chance on Saturday. The Coventry Refugee Centre, in Bishop Street, is holding a free workshop in Ugandan traditional music.
A STRING of special events have been organised to celebrate Coventry's pensioners as part of International Older People's Week. The opening event will be held tomorrow at St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, city centre, from 10.30am-5pm.
By Tina Junday TALENTED singer Adam Wallis wants more youngsters to get involved in music in Coventry. Adam is a member of the ACM Gospel Choir, who were semi- finalists on BBC's Last Choir Standing talent show this summer.
A FORMER Nuneaton college band is celebrating after reaching the top of an online music chart. The Fores, who met while studying performing arts at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, reached the number one spot in a chart organised by the north west-based DJ The Music Man.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.