Rapper T Dogg is a senior sensation

Move over Jay Z, Drake and Kanye West. The latest rap artiste sensation is hot on your heels.
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The English Heritage blue plaque to Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, at his former home at 22 Gladstone Avenue in Feltham, west London

Who deserves a blue plaque?

Lancashire has a host of influential musical connections going back over the ages from the likes of George Formby to classical star Kathleen Ferrier.

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Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter feed of Ringo Starr of the former Beatles drummer with Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr come together for studio session

The last two living ex-Beatles have teamed up for the first time in seven years.

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Prince, back on Spotify

Prince's music back on Spotify after deal reached

The music of late singer Prince will return to streaming service Spotify, the company said.

Covered in Punk. Photo: Andrew Hope.

Band profile: Covered in Punk

A punk covers band with a bit of a twist, Covered in Punk came together largely thanks to the wonders of musical social networking.

Beat-Herder announces first acts

The countdown to the barmiest festival in all the land is well and truly on.
Green Day

Review: Green Day, Leeds First Direct Arena

Punk rockers Green Day have never been afraid about getting political.

The International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs, Blackpool

Top things to do at the weekend (February 3 to 5)

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Drop the Floor is to host a St Patrick's Day concert in March.

Drop in to St Patrick's Day celebrations

Popular Clitheroe band Drop the Floor are set to host a St Patrick's Day concert next month.

Ribble Valley Punk Festival

Punk festival captures people’s imagination

Ruts DC will provide the big headline act for Clitheroe’s third punk and new wave festival, Into the Valley, next spring.
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Crowds at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling line-up announced

Part of the line-up has been announced for this year’s Kendal Calling Festival in July.

Aynsley Lister

Stars shine a light on Blues renaissance

Having lived under the threat of closure, the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, Britain’s largest and longest-running event of its kind, is back with a bang under new management.

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Travel and Leisure Show

Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Ed Sheeran is heading to the North West

Ed Sheeran announces UK and Ireland tour dates...and he's coming to the North West!

Hot on the heels of his double single release earlier this month Ed Sheeran has announced his UK and Ireland tour dates.
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The film High Society - to be shown at The Dukes, as part of the 'A Life More Ordinary' scheme for people living with dementia.

Film and relaxed time for dementia sufferers at The Dukes, Lancaster

Join the ‘High Society’ at The Dukes this February at a special daytime film screening.

Ella with her double bass player at VintageTV.

Songstress Ella on Vintage TV

Langho singer/songwriter Ella Shaw will perform a Live Lounge set on music channel Vintage TV on Thursday evening.

Pigeon show

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.
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Macmillan committee members pose with some of the raffle prizes at the 
Macmillan fundraiser night at The Grand, Clitheroe.

'Oh what a night' for cancer support charity

More than £5,000 was raised on Saturday night at a tribute evening in aid of Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support.

New World String Trio, all set to perform at  Knowle Green Village Hall.

Music series resumes with string trio at Knowle Green Village Hall

Classical music returns to a village hall next month when a popular, non profit making lunchtime concert series resumes.

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Mack and Mabel cast flash mob in Clitheroe town centre. (s)

Mack and Mabel mob

Members of Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society found a novel way to promote their new musical offering, Mack and Mabel, when they took to the streets to perform as a flash mob.

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