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The Voice Israel singer Lina to support Will Smith

Winner of The Voice Israel in 2013, Lina has been announced as the support act for Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff at this weekend’s Livewire festival in Blackpool.

The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

Book review: The Last Notch by Arnold Hano

Reprinted for the first time under his own name, American author Arnold Hano’s innovative, provocative Wild West tale of greed, self-loathing and redemption sees a legendary outlaw attempting the perilous, complicated path toward amnesty.

Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

Book review: Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah

They say blood is thicker than water… but the love between two sisters has turned to a thin trickle after a callous betrayal 26 years ago.
Head down to Botany Bay for a weekend of family fun on the canal

Things to do this weekend (August 25 to 28)

There's plenty of events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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Blurry pictures appear to show an Apple branded television screen in a test lab

'Leaked' images show 'Apple TV in testing lab'

The long-rumoured Apple TV could be on the way after a 'leak' purporting to show it in production was posted online.

The cast of Illyria's The Mikado at Lytham Hall

REVIEW: Mikado, Lytham Hall

Playing in front of the largest audience of their nationwide tour inspired Illyria’s cast to produce an A star performance on a dry calm evening.

Theatre and Comedy
Jordan North who worked at the Pleasure Beach

Radio 1 slot for rising DJ star

A former Pleasure Beach radio DJ is set to hit the big time with a slot on BBC Radio 1.


Will the real Elvis please stand up?

As fans around the world marked the anniversary of his death this week, we take a look back through the archive at Elvis’ lasting legacy in Blackpool

Black Magic will be appearing at Blackpool North Pier Theatre

Girl group to bring magic of Little Mix

Since winning The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone on to conquer the charts with a new style of girl power.

The Head will be in Blackpool in November

The Head launch UK tour at Bootleg

Rock band The Head launch their UK tour at Blackpool’s Bootleg Social this autumn ahead of launching their new album.

Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

Maureen Nolan

Maureen set to soar into resort for festive fun

Stage star and resort resident Maureen Nolan will be taking the second star to the right and straight on till the Opera House this Christmas, The Gazette can exclusively reveal.

Theatre and Comedy
Sire Alex Guinness as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars' spin-off in the works

Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi may be getting his own Star Wars movie directed by Billy Elliot film-maker Stephen Daldry.
The X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry will be coming to Slimefest in Blackpool

More stars on Slimefest line-up

The X Factor winner Matt Terry is the latest act to be added to the line-up for Slimefest this October.
The 12th series of the BBC One show

Celebrity Masterchef debut a ratings winner

Celebrity MasterChef's series opener was a ratings success as food fans tuned in to watch a new bunch of stars roll up their sleeves in the kitchen.

"It's going to be so exciting. It doesn't happen very often, does it?"

Bonnie Tyler to sing total eclipse of the heart during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler will sing her classic hit Total Eclipse Of The Heart during next week's solar eclipse in the US.
Katie Price

Reality star Katie Price heads to Blackpool for Home gig

Reality star and Loose Woman Katie Price is heading to Blackpool – as she promotes her return to music.

La Voix


A ‘true variety show with a lot of feathers and a lot of glitter’ has taken over North Pier this month.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Funny Girls 2017

Something Funny’s going on at top resort cabaret spot

There’s double the fun at Blackpool’s famous Funny Girls club this summer.

Alexandra Burke in Sister Act

Sister Act star’s got fire in stomach for a return to the recording studio

Audiences at next weeks Opera House show Sister Act should keep a close eye on Alexandra Burke as she takes to the stage.

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