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Concert finale will be celebration of budding and professional talent

A grand finale concert will round off a spectacular event where budding singers have been encouraged to make their voices heard.
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A festival of 'Hope & Glory'

With so many festivals setting up camp throughout the UK nowadays, it can take something special for a fledgling event to push its way to the fore.
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The young choir from Whalley's Oakhill School with their certificates and trophy from the Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Drama.

Young choir hit the right note

A choir from a Whalley school enchanted the judges with their singing at the annual Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music and Dance.

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Slaidburn Silver Band.

Summer concert dates for your diary

Clitheroe Town Council’s band concert will be held at Clitheroe Castle bandstand next month.

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ukulele group

Have a go at .... playing the ukulele

A member of the lute family, the ukulele is a small guitar-like instrument associated with folk singer George Formby.

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One of the youngest revellers celebrates Padiham on Parade last year.

Pack up your troubles and head for Padiham on Parade

Revellers are set to go back in time for the second Padiham on Parade event.

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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande releases live charity version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Pop star Ariana Grande has released her emotional rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a charity single after performing it on stage at Sunday night's benefit concert.
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Ariana Grande who returned to England for the I Love Manchester benefit concert for victims of the bombing.

Concert joy for young fans after tickets land at 11th hour

Bitter disappointment turned to tears of joy for five young Burnley schoolgirls when they received tickets for yesterday's I Love Manchester concert at the 11th hour.

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Ariana Grande is to headline the I Love Manchester benefit concert that young Burnley fans may have missed out on due to ticket touts.

Ticket touts could have cheated schoolgirls out of tickets for I Love Manchester concert

Five young schoolgirls, who were caught up in the Manchester Arena bomb blast, were left "gutted" today after probably missing out on the chance to go to Sunday's benefit concert due to greedy ticket touts.

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Rev. David Anderson, Imam Fazal Hassan, Father Frankie Mulgrew and Father Jim Lochhead after the remembrance service for victims of the Manchester bombing tragedy.

Hospitals come together to remember Manchester bombing victims

NHS staff at Burnley General and the Royal Blackburn teaching hospitals attended two special remembrance services to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Langho singer/songwriter Ella Shaw.

Singer Ella Shaw dedicates song to Manchester and the bomb attack victims

Britain's Got Talent star Ella Shaw has dedicated one of her songs to Manchester and anyone who lost their lives in Monday's devastating bomb attack.

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Ltitia Sadier is playing the Continental in Preston on Friday

‘Epic’ line-up starts with avant-pop legend Laetitia

Lætitia Sadier, the French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab, comes to Preston’s Continental on Friday with a new group – the Source Ensemble.

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Police outside the MEN arena this morning.

More than a dozen Ribble Valley school pupils at Manchester bomb attack gig

A local headteacher has confirmed that more than a dozen of his pupils were at the MEN arena last night when the devastating bomb attack happened.

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Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch the Voices of Craven summer concert next week.

Opera, song and all that jazz

Rising opera star Bibi Heal is set to launch a summer concert extravaganza off to a spectacular start.

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Festival-goers will be able to take their drugs to a testing tent run by The Loop, which will then tell them what is in the drugs before destroying what was handed over

Music festivals to allow revellers to test illegal drugs

Some of Britain's biggest music festivals are poised to allow revellers to test their drugs before they take them.

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Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

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Revellers celebrate Christmas at the Cat's Whiskers in the 1970s.

Countdown to massive reunion of town's most iconic nightclubs

Tickets have gone on sale for a "mother of all reunions" to celebrate the heyday of some of Burnley's most iconic nightclubs.
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Rock star Chris Cornell 'may have taken own life'

The death of rock star Chris Cornell is being investigated as a possible suicide, Detroit police have said.

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The Gospel Touch choir who feature in the Voices of Craven

Thrill to the sound of music at summer concert extravaganza

The Voices of Craven, a superb musical initiative that aims to use the power of song to build up local community choirs and bring world renowned musicians to Lancashire, is back for 2017.

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Tragic teen Oliver McIvor (centre) with his cousins Brandon (left) and Bobby Carter who are organising a charity football day in his memory.

Hundreds expected at grand charity day in teen soldier Oliver's honour

Organisers of a massive charity fun day are hoping for good weather this Saturday.

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