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Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.

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Dead Man Fall’s gig to help visa crisis

Dead Man Fall’s gig to help visa crisis

A Cumbernauld band is to host a fundraising gig as it tries to scrape together the huge cost of US visas.

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Lord of the Dance is celebrating 20 years since its debut. Pic: Brian Doherty.

Lord of the Dance returns to Scotland with new show

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional masterpiece and the show is heading to Edinburgh this weekend.

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Anastacia's 2017 UK tour includes two Scottish dates  the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on May 30 and the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on May 31.

Anastacia is bringing her new tour to Scotland this summer

American singer-songwriter Anastacia is embarking on a new chapter in her life.

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Gloria Gaynor

Disco queen Gloria heads to Falkirk

Disco queen Gloria Gaynor will headline a concert at the Falkirk Stadium in June which includes a host of other music favourites.

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Evergreen Irish duo at home away from home

Evergreen Irish duo at home away from home

March and April 2017 sees the return to Scotland of perennial concert favourites Foster and Allen with the simultaneous release of “The Gold Collection”.

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Gayle Telfer Stevens  and Louise McCarthy head abroad in their new stage show.

Don’t miss The Dolls on their brand new tour

The Dolls are embarking on a new 2017 tour which is already selling out at venues across Scotland.

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Lord of the Dance celebrates 20 years since its debut in 2017 and the organisers are celebrating with Johnston Press by offering five pairs of tickets for each of the shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Contributed pic.

Lord of the Dance returns to Scotland with new show

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional masterpiece and the show is heading to Scotland.

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Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

Curtis channels Ol’ Blue Eyes

The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, ‘Sinatra at the Sands’ and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz.

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The Stranglers are embarking on a tour of Scotland.

Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!

The Stranglers’ story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it’s one that is still being written.

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The cast of Summer Holiday during rehearsals. Fraser Morrison (2nd left) is lead, Alastair McLeod is on the left

Forget Doris, summer is here

Cumbernauld’s Fraser Morrison is the leading man in a new stage production of the Cliff Richard musical Summer Holiday.

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Anton and Erin will be performing in 'Swing Time'.

Swinging into Scotland with Anton and Erin

Strictly stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are returning to Scotland with a spectacular new show for 2017.

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An unusual twist on Romeo and Juliet

An unusual twist on Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Remixed, which opens tonight at Cumbernauld Theatre, is an unconventional retelling of the Shakespeare classic.

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

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John Hurt in his role as 'the War Doctor' in a Doctor Who special episode.

Actor Sir John Hurt dies at 77.

Veteran character actor John Hurt, star of movies including Alien and Harry Potter, has died at 77 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Strictly Come Dancing rumbas north of the border as the second stop on its UK live tour this weekend (January 27-28).

Facts about Strictly as the live tour comes to Scotland this weekend

Scots are in for a real treat when Strictly Come Dancing rumbas north of the border as the second stop on its UK live tour this weekend (January 27-28).

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James with director Danny Boyle

Cumbernauld’s James recalls his time on set of Trainspotting sequel

Local actor James McElvar can be seen in T2 Trainspotting, opening this weekend.

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Amy Macdonald releases her new album on February 17.

Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something

It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.

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Rewind Scotland Festival 2017 taking place once again at Scone Palace in Perthshire from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23.

Rewind Scotland Festival 2017 line-up announced

Fans of 1980s music are in for a real treat this summer when the Rewind Scotland Festival returns for its seventh consecutive year.

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The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

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