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2009-09-06 14:42:25

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...

2008-12-17 00:21:21

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. Rangers management has been trying to overcome the team's image as the favorite of sectarian Protestants and have asked fans not to sing that song and...

2008-10-06 06:00:26

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. No surprises, then, that this long 60th birthday tribute to composer Nigel Osborne was as much a spectacle of scene-shifting as of performance. Thankfully, though, Osborne's music is, in so many ways, beautiful. And in two...

2008-09-27 09:00:21

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. It was And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, with its central character of a transvestite who brings a sailor home in the hope of seducing him. It was Williams's only openly homosexual play. Central character Candy was based on Candy Darling, a friend of his and one of several transsexuals...

2008-09-20 12:00:34

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. All eyes were on the world premiere of artistic director Ashley Page's latest ensemble piece, Pennies From Heaven, a pleasing snapshot of 1930s society set to a crackling soundtrack of recorded music. Filmic stories unfolded against the...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

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. A whole generation of Edinburgh rock fans have become accustomed to shelling out to ScotRail as part of the cost of their addiction, travelling west to see all but the few shows staged at the Liquid Room, Corn Exchange...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

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. Glasgow Film Theatre, the Filmhouse in Edinburgh and the RBS Screen Machine in Inverness have all benefited from the film council's capital fund, which has awarded GBP475,000 to 56 cinemas across the UK. The Screen Machine has been given GBP28,965 to buy a new digital projection system, the GFT GBP20,000 for building work, ventilation...

2008-07-18 15:00:46

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. The GBP74million Riverside Museum, which will replace the Transport Museum in the West End, will not open until the summer of 2011. But 100 people are on site completing the groundwork necessary before the stunning structure by architect Zaha Hadid can...


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