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Cali-R

Sizzling entertainment is Cali-R promise

Cali-R, celebrating memories of the late lamented California Ballroom in Dunstable, returns to the marquee at Dunstablians Rugby Club on Saturday (July 11) for a night of soul, Motown, funk and ska.

Vintage artist Rebecca Jayne will be among the attractions

A day to celebrate our town centre

Street entertainment with an American flavour will come to Luton on Saturday, July 4.

Colourful scenes will abound at the gala day, pictured here in 2013

Ampthill Festival sees in the summer with proms and gala

New York, New York is the theme for the Ampthill Park Proms taking place on Sunday.

Glenn Carter in Jesus Christ Superstar

Biblical retelling is giving musical twist

A rock and roll musical with a religious flavour is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre.

The festival is in its 12th year

A taste of true art at Kubrick estate festival

The Childwickbury Estate, once home to film director Stanley Kubrick, is getting ready to open its gates for the 12th annual Childwickbury Arts Fair.

Kevin Precious

Nothing Precious about comedian

Freewheeling comedy compère and former teacher, Kevin Precious is bringing an Edinburgh preview of his new comedy show to the Grove Theatre, Dunstable this month.

Impressive line-up for LutonAid weekend

LutonAid is celebrating ten years of local musicians coming together to raise funds for Keech Hospice care this year, with an impressive line-up boasting four-piece extreme metal band Aghast.

The Pistols

God Save the Queen from Pistols tribute

A long-standing tribute band to one of the icons of the punk era are to perform at a pub in Leighton Buzzard on Saturday night.

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Luton playwright works with JK Rowling on Harry Potter play

Luton playwright Jack Thorne has been named as the man working with JK Rowling to bring a Harry Potter production to the West End.

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers brought to the stage video

The award-winning Leighton Buzzard Drama Group are reproducing three episodes of a famous sitcom at the Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

Fawlty Towers was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975.

Model's from last year's show in outfits by Lale

Beds Music and Fashion Week is coming to Dunstable

Dunstable looks set to be a new landmark of fashion in the county, as Beds Music and Fashion Show comes to the town.

Fathers Day fun at The Mall

Kids get creative for Father’s Day

Young shoppers made Father’s Day gifts and cards at a free workshop at The Mall on Saturday.

Community

LutonAid celebrates 10 years

LutonAid is celebrating ten years of local musicians to raise money for Keech Hospice Care at a two day music event on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11.

Masquerade ball. Photos by RoxPix Photography

Thousands raised for charities at masked ball

Hundreds of people attended a masquerade ball to raise £3000 for Keech Hospice Care and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Free places at dance summer school

Tina’s School of Dance are offering 15 children the chance to receive free places for the summer schools in the summer holidays, thanks to funding from the community project, Your Say, Your Way.

The Favourite Aunties

All-female group lined up for festival formed from choirs

A group formed from members of local choirs in Bedford will be opening the act for a music festival starting on Saturday.

Fred's House

Come and chill with outdoor music festival at Kempston

A local initiative to bring a free music festival-in-a-day to the people of Kempston and the surrounding area is back this summer.

Bruno Heinen and Kristian Borring are creating a musical Postcard to Bill Evans

Bring your jazz hands down to pavilion cafe in Bedford

There will be jazz in the park coming to the Pavilion Cafe in Bedford next week.

Paul Youngs band Los Pacaminos are among the acts performing at the Rhythms of the World festival

The world on our doorstep

One of Britain’s biggest world music events comes to Luton’s doorstep on Saturday and Sunday June 20 and 21.

Fungus the Bogeyman

Filming of Fungus the Bogeyman in Totternhoe

Classic children’s story Fungus the Bogeyman is being adapted for a Christmas TV special – and you’ll never guess where his special lair is...

Cast of Spamalot on Tuesday night. Pic by Al Hunter

Video: What’s it like to appear in Spamalot video

Entertainments reporters Sammy Jones and Steve Mills were given the chance to appear for one night only in Spamalot the musical.

Ben Bowman as Michael Jackson

For a tribute show to king of pop, you simply can’t beat it

One of the most iconic musicians of pop music is to be recreated for the stage with a show coming to Stevenage later this month,

The Paul Hegley band

Feeling the blues as rock band performs

Lovers of gritty, original blues rock will be in for a treat when The Paul Hegley Band perform at the Wheatsheaf on Friday night.

Leon Bratt from Luton in Mecca singing competition.

Gallery: Leon Bratt takes Star Search competition by storm video

An unsigned singer has won a national talent competition after being badgered to enter by his granddad.

Music

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Tony Joe White, “Swamp Fox­The Definitive Collection 1968­1973” (Union Square Music)­ Louisiana born Tony Joe White was one of America’s finest purveyors of top notch roots music long before this all embracing term became fashionable, and his distinctive songwriting skills supplied a rich vein of material for the likes of Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield and silky voiced soulman Brook Benton, whose classic version of White’s smouldering “Rainy Night In Georgia” soared into the higher reaches of the U.S. singles charts in 1970. This splendid 2CD set chronicles the cream of Tony Joe’s own vinyl output from those far off days, including gruffly memorable gems such as “Polk Salad Annie, “ “Backwoods Preacher Man” and the autobiographical “Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana.”

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The Last Resort

Music for everyone in town this weekend

There will be plenty of live music in Leighton Buzzard this weekend.

Joe Pasquale and Joe Tracini

Joe’s comedic role

Joe Pasquale will be appearing alongside his son in a classic modern day musical based on one of the most beloved British comedy films.

Jamie Lomas in Dead Simple

A dead simple way to carry out a murder at a theatre

A crime drama with an all-star cast will be performed at Milton Keynes Theatre next week.

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