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Scottish musicians like Tommy Reilly and Midge Ure are set to perform at an event recognizing the end of Scotland's Year of Homecoming 2009, organizers say. Geoff Ellis, head of the DF Concerts promotional firm, said Homecoming Live: The Final Fling will bring to an end the Scottish campaign intended to draw people of Scottish ancestry to the country of their roots, The Scotsman reported Sunday. This is a homecoming gig, the kind of thing that is going to bring people back to Scotland, Ellis...
A fan of the Rangers, a leader in Scottish soccer, was given two years probation Tuesday for singing an offensive song about the Irish during a match. The Rangers also banned William Walls, 20, of Glasgow for life, The Scotsman reported. Walls was caught by Rangers stewards during a match with Kilmarnock in November singing the Famine Song.
By Kenneth Walton BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: OSBORNE AT 60 *** CITY HALLS, GLASGOW LIKE most "Hear and Now" recordings by the BBC SSO - foremost intended to satisfy the radio dimension of the programme - the live concert format can be a little shambolic.
By TIM CORNWELL THERE WAS ONE PLAY BY TENnessee Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of such American classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, which he never wanted performed in his lifetime.
By MAUREEN ELLIS IT'S difficult to fathom how the timeless grace of Marlene Dietrich dovetails with the angular rock of Radiohead, but somehow Scottish Ballet's latest Autumn Season provided the seamless bridge between the contemporary and classic.
By Keith Bruce THE explosion of music venues in Glasgow in recent years, with the Carling Academy, ABC, Oran Mor, Classic Grand and Stereo all joining established favourites such as Barrowland and King Tut's, has left Scotland's capital city looking ever more impoverished.
By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT THREE cinemas in Scotland have received more than GBP50,000 from the UK Film Council to help update their facilities.
By VIVIENNE NICOLL AT the moment it is just a massive building site like so many others along the banks of the Clyde. But within weeks, the public will see the fi rst steelwork of an iconic world-class building rising from the ground.
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