Category Archives: Music

Buble and Babs get festive

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Michael Buble appeared on Barbra Streisand’s recent album Partners and now she’s repaying the favour by performing on his annual Christmas TV show.

The one hour special, Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York, will also feature Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and the famous Rockettes.

The show airs in the US on NBC on December 17. I hope one of the UK broadcasters will show it too.

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Imagine all the people

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Katy Perry, Idris Elba, will.i.am and Nicole Scherzinger are among the stars performing on a new charity cover of John Lennon’s Imagine.

It’s been created by UNICEF and is aiming to raise awareness of children’s rights.

The single also features Bjorn from Abba, Adam Lambert and Craig David.

The Last Goodbye

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Billy Boyd’s been discussing his song for the final Hobbit film.

The actor, best known for playing Pippin in Lord of the Rings, has recorded The Last Goodbye for the closing credits of The Battle of the Five Armies.

“We focused on not just the final instalment, but moreso on this 10-year epic adventure,” says Boyd.

“A song to sum up the six movies. We recorded in Wellington, New Zealand, at one point traveling to Auckland to Neil Finn’s studio — where we recorded some of the guitar”.

You can listen to the song here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6319735/the-hobbit-song-premiere-billy-boyd-the-last-goodbye

I’m not ashamed to say it brought a tear to my eye.

Matthew Morrison heads to Neverland

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Glee’s Matthew Morrison is to lead the cast of the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.

The musical is based on the film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and the theatrical production is being produced by Harvey Weinstein.

The show’s music has been written by Take That star Gary Barlow alongside Eliot Kennedy.

The show begins previews on March 15 and officially opens on April 15.

’tis the season!

It’s that time of year – Christmas lights are being switched on around the country and celebs are coming out to flip the festive switches.

Rita Ora will be at Westfield London on November 3 to light the shopping centre’s tree; Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will do the honours on Oxford Street on November 6; Jason Manford will be joined by Shayne Ward, Collabro and Warwick Davis in Manchester’s Albert Square for the big switch-on on November 7 and X Factor winner Sam Bailey will perform at Leeds’ light-up on November 13.

Meanwhile, the Regent Street lights will be themed around Night At The Museum: Secret at the Tomb with the big switch-on taking place on November 16.