News Archive

Singer Rebecca Ferguson Collapses on Live Television

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The singer and former X Factor finalist was on the ITV chat show Loose Women to promote her new single, “All That I’ve Got”. But viewers at home were shocked when she fell to the floor mid-song as the end credits started to roll.

The incident trended on Twitter within moments,...

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Opera Singer Graeme Danby to Perform at Great North Passion

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Graeme Danby and a group of singers will perform at the Great North Passion, a retelling of the last hours of Jesus, to be broadcast on BBC One on Good Friday.

In the lead-up to April 18, 12 shipping containers across the region will be turned into artworks representing a Station of the Cross,...

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Singer Tim Lambesis Pleads Guilty In Plot to Kill Wife

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Tim Lambesis, the frontman for metalcore band As I Lay Dying, pleaded guilty yesterday to a felony murder solicitation charge for hiring an undercover agent to murder his estranged wife.

The heavy metal singer, who earlier denied the charge, entered the plea at a Vista, Calif. courthouse and...

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Singer Robin Thicke and Actress Wife Paula Patton Split

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

R&B singer Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton said on Monday that they have separated after nearly 10 years of marriage.

“Blurred Lines” singer Thicke, who caused a sensation with a raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance last year with Miley Cyrus, and Patton...

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Von Trapp Family: Last Surviving Singer Dies

Monday, February 24th, 2014

The last surviving member of the Trapp Family Singers, whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was portrayed in the musical The Sound Of Music, has died aged 99.

Maria von Trapp passed away at her home in Vermont in the US, according to her half-brother Johannes von Trapp.


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P!nk Will Take The Stage At The Oscars

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Pop-rock queen P!nk will take the stage at this year’s Oscars, The Academy announced on Friday.

“We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time,” said show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in an official statement. “She is regarded as one of the greatest...

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Singer David Bowie Wades into Debate over Scottish Independence

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Singer David Bowie has waded into the controversial debate over Scottish independence from Britain.

The 67-year-old, who won best British male solo artist at the UK’s Brit Awards on Wednesday, used his acceptance speech to say “Scotland, stay with us”.

A national referendum on...

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Bella Hardy Wins Folk Singer of the Year Award

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Folk music paid tribute on last night to one of its legends, the late Pete Seeger, but also honoured one of its brightest young stars.

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place in front of 4,500 people at the Royal Albert Hall, concluded with a poignant tribute to Pete Seeger, led by the...

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Hunt is on to find Staffordshire’s Young Singer of 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Talented young singers from across Stafford, Stone and Rugeley are being urged to hit the right note with judges.

The John WR Taylor Memorial Singing competition, run by the Friends of Staffordshire Young Musicians, aims to unearth some of the county’s top vocalists.

It is open to...

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Peter Andre Reveals He May Have Done Too Much Reality TV

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Clearing his name from any rumours that he may be taking part in the next series of Celebrity Big Brother, the Mysterious Girl singer has said he won’t be recording any more reality TV in a hurry.

After competing in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, the tanned Aussie celeb...

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Final Hours of INXS Singer Michael Hutchence Revealed

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Police inspectors who headed the investigation into the death of INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence tell of infected cigarette burns and drug addiction.

Former detectives Mark Smith and Michael Gerondis have described for the first time the scene inside the singer’s room at Sydney’s...

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‘Absurd!’ Rumours Of Beyonce And President Obama Affair Slammed By Singer

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Who’d have thought that Beyonce and Elizabeth Hurley would ever have had anything in common?

Well, being at the centre of vicious rumours about having affairs with US Presidents has happened to them both recently, and this week, Beyonce was forced to deny anything had gone on between...

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Former Soft Cell Singer to Showcase Album in London

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Soft Cell vocalist Marc Almond has teamed up with Ivor Novello-winning composer John Harle for an album on London’s dark history, which tours the country next month.

The Tyburn Tree – named after the infamous gallows near to Marble Arch – is an intense album with plenty of dark humour...

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Bronski Beat Singer Kevin Glancy Narrowly Avoids Jail

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A singer who found fame with Eighties pop stars Bronski Beat has narrowly avoided prison after fiddling more than £30,400 in a benefit fraud scam.

Kevin Glancy, who also worked with The Communards, has lived in Grimsby for more than ten years and insists he has never lived the “rock...

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West End Star Talks About Playing Iconic Welsh Singer Tom Jones

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A West End star who was hand-picked to play Welsh icon Tom Jones says he feels “a great responsibility” to deliver an authentic performance in the singer’s hometown.

The world premiere of musical Tom: A Story of Tom Jones, which follows the crooner’s rise from small-time Valleys singer...

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