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Thursday 27 May 2010, 12:16
This Tuesday saw the relaunch of the long-established and important Grassroots youth project, which has seen tens of thousands of young people access its music and media opportunities.
Grassroots' Charles Street HQ in Cardiff has been refurbished and their music studio (in which Manic Street Preachers...
Friday 21 May 2010, 12:05
Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones has landed a prestigious role in West End favourite Les Misérables, directed by Cameron Mackintosh.
The star from Pentyrch, Cardiff, who came to prominence on the hit ITV programme, has already started rehearsals for the long-running show.
Lucie will play the part...
Monday 17 May 2010, 12:08
The leading lady for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of The Wizard Of Oz will be found this coming weekend in the dramatic climax. The three Dorothys will face the public vote in...
Thursday 13 May 2010, 14:29
The Classical Brits take place tonight at London's Royal Albert Hall, and anticipation is high for a strong Welsh performance.
Thursday 13 May 2010, 09:07
Jarvis Cocker, the former frontman of Britpop favourites Pulp, has recorded an album of the sounds of nature for National Trust: The Album. It features material recorded at the historic Powis Castle near Welshpool.
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 16:39
Over 1,000 fans of BBC One show Over The Rainbow took part in a sing-along event at Cardiff's St David's Hall on Sunday.
Some fans queued from as early as 8am to take part in the musical masterclass alongside ex-Dorothys from the show and I'd Do Anything winner, Jodie Prenger.
Participants at the Over...
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 13:16
Phil Carradice has written a fascinating article on Welsh one-hit-wonders for the BBC Wales Music site. From Ricky Valence's death ballad Tell Laura I Love Her, to Tammy Jones' cracking version of Let Me Try Again, find out about these temporary chart toppers on BBC Wales Music. Read the article.
Wednesday 12 May 2010, 09:04
Read on to find out about three Welsh singers whose career never lived up to their initial success...
Wednesday 5 May 2010, 12:06
Zeta Jones played Desiree Armfeldt and starred alongside Alexander Hanson and Angela Lansbury in the Broadway production. She will...
Friday 30 April 2010, 12:58
Tuesday 27 April 2010, 09:27
The new Doctor Who and his companion are set to host two concerts in July as part of the BBC Proms.
Actors Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will introduce the BBC National Orchestra of Wales' performances with the London Philharmonic Choir on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July. The orchestra...
Friday 23 April 2010, 14:14
This weekend sees the Sunday Times wallow in its annual celebration of mammon, as it publishes its Rich List. Topping the list of musical millionnaires under 30 are two Welsh stars, Charlotte Church and Katherine Jenkins, each with a personal fortune estimated at £11m.
The paper makes estimates based...
Thursday 22 April 2010, 11:14
After testing new material in small venues under the name of Renegades, Feeder have announced a comeback under their own name.
Their new single, Call Out, will be released on 14 June on their own label, Big Teeth Records. It marks a return to the rocky sound of their early releases, they say.
Wednesday 21 April 2010, 15:18
Best remembered for being one of the very few films starring Hammer horror staples Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (oh, and also a pre-Last Of The Summer Wine Peter Sallis), the 1970 film Scream And Scream Again is notable for the appearance in the film and soundtrack of Cardiff's Amen...
Tuesday 20 April 2010, 11:08
With the Ryder Cup taking place at Newport's Celtic Manor resort this year, Goldie Lookin' Chain have hooked up with some film students to record a video for a song titled Golf Is Coming.
Friday 16 April 2010, 09:59
"He does not want shift work but I believe the reason for his not liking shifts is because he is a member of a vocal group which is supposedly an amateur affair." So said a dole officer of Sir Tom Jones as he started his life as a singer. But this unemployment record card and five more failed to meet...
Thursday 15 April 2010, 10:01
Sir Tom Jones has had a ban from the village of Fochriw, near Caerphilly, lifted after 47 years.
Thursday 15 April 2010, 09:27
When I was about 11, I and my like-minded mates used to debate regularly as to who was the best guitarist in the world. Was it Steve Vai? Joe Satriani? Brian May? Eric Clapton? Nuno Bettencourt? Or maybe Slash?
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 17:40
Wednesday 14 April 2010, 16:06
Welsh star of stage and screen Pryce has been starring in the West End as tramp Davies in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. The show, directed...
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