Kate Atkinson shortlisted for book award

Kate Atkinson shortlisted for book award

Edinburgh-based author Kate Atkinson is again in the running to win the prestigious Costa Novel Award – two years after she last scooped the title. The 64-year-old, who won the Costa Novel Award last year for Life After Life, as well as in 1995 for the bestselling Behind The Scenes At The Museum when it was sponsored Whitbread, made this year’s shortlist for latest novel, A God In Ruins, earning her the opportunity to become…

Read More

Prince cancels tour in wake of Paris attacks

Prince cancels tour in wake of Paris attacks

Prince has cancelled his Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone European tour in the wake of the Paris attacks – including the opening date of the UK leg, which was due to take place at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 27. The Minneapolis maestro was set to perform the unique gig, backed only by his piano, twice in one day – but he used his Twitter account to confirm the news, tweeting a single link to…

Read More

Madonna cries at concert as she pays tribute to Paris

Madonna cries at concert as she pays tribute to Paris

Just as Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson had done at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall the same evening, Madonna interrupted her show in Stockholm last night (November 14) to pay an emotional tribute to the victims of the Paris terrorist atrocities. In a six-minute speech ahead of performing her 1989 hit Like A Prayer – which Madge dedicated to the victims of the attacks – the US superstar admitted she nearly cancelled her performance and explained why she had ultimately decided to go…

Read More

One Direction deny they’re making solo albums during break

One Direction deny they’re making solo albums during break

One Direction have poured cold water on speculation that they will be releasing solo albums after the boyband take an “extended hiatus” from March 2016. Speaking to Steve Wright on his BBC Radio 2 show, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, took it in turn to reply “No” when the DJ asked them, “Is everyone doing a solo album?” In June this year, Styles’ representatives were forced to deny he was working on a solo album –…

Read More

US judge shakes off Taylor Swift lawsuit

US judge shakes off Taylor Swift lawsuit

A California judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit against singer Taylor Swift – amusingly, by quoting the lyrics to some of her biggest chart hits. The Pennsylvania-born pop sensation was being sued for £27 million for allegedly stealing the lyrics for her song Shake It Off. As reported on AAA, US R&B artist Jesse Braham  – who goes by the stage name Jesse Graham –  claimed in legal papers that Swift stole the words from a song he wrote…

Read More

Ticket sale for intimate Prince gigs postponed

Ticket sale for intimate Prince gigs postponed

Fans that were hoping to secure tickets to see Prince on his intimate Spotlight…Piano and a Microphone tour have been left disappointed by the news that this morning’s ticket sale has been postponed. The legend is scheduled to perform the opening date of his UK Spotlight…Piano and a Microphone Tour at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday, November 27. He will perform the unique gig, during which he will be backed only by his…

Read More

Foodies Festival Christmas – Preview and Competition

Foodies Festival Christmas – Preview and Competition

Christmas is set to come early in Edinburgh this weekend (November 13 – 15) when the EICC is transformed into a spectacular culinary wonderland for the Foodies Festival Christmas. Scotland’s top chefs will join award-winning artisan producers and international street food vendors at the event, which will also feature a Champagne Ski Bar and a Scottish Gin Theatre. Mark Greenaway, Brian Grigor (Number One at The Balmoral), Fraser Allen (The Pompadour) and Peter McKenna (The…

Read More

Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s

Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s

Over 250 young people from Scouting and Girlguiding will swap their camping gear and the outdoor life for the glitz and glamour of theatre world. Running from the 17 – 21 November at the King’s Theatre, the Edinburgh Gang Show includes incredible song and dance numbers from pop sensation Sam Smith to classic musicals such as Miss Saigon and many more, as well as laugh out loud sketches. Andy Johnston, the Edinburgh Gang Show Director said: “It is…

Read More

Busted confirm 2016 gigs with Charlie Simpson

Busted confirm 2016 gigs with Charlie Simpson

It’s the reunion they said could never happen – even the members themselves have admitted it. But today Busted announce their return to the world of pop in 2016. Matt, James and Charlie are returning to the road with a full UK arena tour, and they are working on brand new Busted music for the first time since 2004. “For me, there’s a huge sense of unfinished business… I always thought in my heart we’d…

Read More

Breakfast At Tiffany’s comes to the King’s Theatre

Breakfast At Tiffany’s comes to the King’s Theatre

Former Emmerdale star Verity Rushworth is set to step into the fabulous shoes of screen goddess Audrey Hepburn when she plays the role of Holly Golightly at the King’s Theatre next year. Truman Capote’s classic novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out,Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Olding (One Man, Two…

Read More
1 88 89 90 91 92 97