2010 Video Music Awards Preshow

MTV News kicks off the biggest night in music with the first-ever televised solo performance from Young Money’s first lady, Nicki Minaj at the “2010 VMA MUSIC AWARDS’ which will air on MTV UK on Monday September 13th at 8pm followed by the awards show at 9pm. Nicki Minaj, one of hip hop’s most innovative artists today, known for her playful lyrics and fashion forward style, will set the carpet on fire with a live performance of her hit single “Your Love.” “I am truly honored to be a part of this year’s VMAs. Just yesterday I was an underground female rapper. See Barbz? Dreams do come true,” says Nicki Minaj.

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Fuzzbox Brings Fizz To First Shifnal Festival

Fuzzbox, the princesses of power punk pop, are to headline the finale night of Shifnal’s first art festival.

The Midlands girl group, who have had five Top 50 hits such as Pink Sunshine and International Rescue, are headlining a day-long series of events on Saturday September 25th at Idsall School. It will be one of the band’s first concerts since reforming after a break of almost 20 years.
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Band Amys Ghost For Reading And Leeds!

Reading band Amys Ghost are pleased to announce they have been chosen by BBC Introducing to play both Reading and Leeds festival.
The news was announced tonight by Radio One DJ Huw Stephens. Amys Ghost will be playing on Friday in Reading and Sunday at Leeds. Their time slot is unconfirmed as yet.

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Michael Jackson to be remembered by fans

Los Angeles – A large gathering of fans are expected to pay tribute to the late King of Pop Michael Jackson at his tomb in Forest Lawns Cemetery on Friday, one year after he died.

Police in Glendale, who have jurisdiction over the Forest Lawn Cemetery in which Jackson was buried, has instituted a ban on overnight camping, parking, and street vendor sales near the cemetery.

Fans will be allowed to walk by the front of the Holly Terrace area of the Great Mausoleum in Glendale, where Jackson is interred. They can leave flowers and other tributes in a designated area and must then leave the park, authorities said.

From 8:00 (1500 GMT) Friday morning, Jackson devotees are allowed to pay their tribute to the pop icon until the gates close at 18:00 (0100 GMT Saturday).

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Nomfusi & The Lucky Charms free concert at Mzoli’s

Back from her whirlwind tour of the Easten  Cape, Nomfusi joins the Lucky Charms for yet another knock-out concert on Sunday afternoon 23 May, this time at the legendary Mzoli’s Butchery in Gugulethu. Sponsored by Pesto Princess, this will be the first of a series of free concerts in the townships of the Western Cape and Gauteng, dubbed the Pesto Princess Soul Sessions. This will mark their last concert before leaving on a 10-day tour of Europe on 28 May, which includes a prime slot at the Dunya Festival in Rotterdam, a concert at the hip and happening Sugar Factory in Amsterdam, as well as sharing the bill with Freshlyground at the Afrika Festival in Osnabruck, Germany.

The show starts at 14h00 and entrance is free.

Jools Holland To Perform At SO 2010

Legendary musician and television presenter Jools Holland and world-renowned street theatre performers complete the line up of headline acts for SO Festival 2010 in Skegness.

The host of BBC2’s ‘Later…’ and New Year’s Eve ‘Hootenanny’ shows, Jools Holland will officially kick off this year’s festival with a performance at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness, on Thursday 22nd July.

Jools will be joined on stage by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra drummer, Gilson Lavis, as well as vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. There will also be a special guest appearance from former Soft Cell frontman, Marc Almond.

On the Saturday night (24th July) Skegness will be transformed into an aquatic wonderland, when world famous French street theatre performers, Plasticiens Volants, present their critically acclaimed mobile show, Perle.

Massive inflatable sea creatures and giant puppets will float and dance over the crowds and transform the Skegness skyline into a magical oceanic display, featuring seahorses, multi-coloured fish and colourful crustaceans. This will launch the 2010 illuminations display and include a fire display as part of the performance.

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