We are going to see “This is Elvis” at the New Alexandra Theatre on Thursday….. Can’t wait as my wife is a huge Elvis Presley fan and this is my birthday treat!
By Julie Wallis twitter.com/NiceNic63
This is Elvis at New Alexandra Theatre
This is Elvis is at New Alexandra Theatre all this week and it really is something special! Not just another jukebox musical, This is Elvis is way more than the sum of its parts.
The first half has a little story and some acting revolving around Elvis (played by Steve Michaels) and his comeback tour in 1968. Act one opens at the NBC studios and Elvis is due on set but has some worries that he is no longer relevant to today’s music scene. Of course he does appear on the show and is a huge hit with the audience.
We then move to his Graceland home where we find out that Elvis’ lack of confidence is partly because his manager, the Colonel, has told Elvis that rock and roll is not here to stay and had persuaded Elvis…
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Concert in memory of the late great Bearwood jazz musician Andy Hamilton, who was once the Bandleader on Errol Flynn’s Caribbean yacht
Next weekend Andy Hamilton, the great saxophonist would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
To commemorate Andy’s centenary the Silvershine Jazz Club will by hosting a special celebration of his life in a concert where many of the musicians who played with him over the years will be coming along to pay their respects and play on stage.
The concert is on Saturday 24th March, from 8pm at Corks Club in Bearwood, tickets £7
You can buy tickets via the Silvershine Jazz Club… http://www.bearwoodjazz.co.uk/
My greatest Brummie is JRR Tolkien for inventing the fantasy literature genre with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings….Birmingham ought to have a statue of Tolkien as well as a flower in my opinion…….
via Sian for Birmingham St Mary’s
Charity launches poll to remember city’s greatest icons
Birmingham St Mary’s is launching an online poll to find the Greatest Brummie – so that they can be honoured in a unique art installation which celebrates the lives of loved ones.
Taking place throughout March, the Selly Park-based hospice is asking local people to vote for their favourite Birmingham icon who is sadly no longer with us but left a lasting legacy to the city.
The winning Brummie will then have a handcrafted wrought-iron flower planted in a beautiful art installation in the heart of Brindleyplace – which will form part of the hospice’s annual Forget Me Not appeal.
Birmingham St Mary’s Forget Me Not
To decide the Greatest Brummie, voters can take part in a series of polls via the Hospice’s Twitter page, which will take place every Sunday this month (MARCH). The…
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