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    Your Lie in April review: Endearingly odd musical adaptation of teen m | Theatre | Entertainment

    Musicals based on Japanese manga are all the rage, it seems. Following closely on the heels of Death Note comes this musical adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s celebrated manga-turned-anime about teenage romance and the healing power of music. The English version with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics from Carly Robyn Green & Tracy Miller is an endearingly odd encounter between East and West. With one or two exceptions the songs are generic compositions-by-numbers and the story is almost operatically absurd.  Teenage piano prodigy Kosei (Zheng Xi Yong) cannot hear his playing after his Tiger Mom (Lucy Park) dies. Two girls…

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    K-Pop icons Stray Kids BST Hyde Park stage times on Sunday – Who are S | Music | Entertainment

    South Korean artists have taken global charts by storm, lead by BTS, who are currently on a two-year break for military service. Taylor Swift was the best-selling artist last year, but the next two were both K-Pop groups, Seventeen and Stray Kids. The latter also had 2023’s second and ninth-best selling albums in the world with 5-Star and Rock-Star. The eight-piece group is set to hit Hyde Park’s main Great Oak Stage this Sunday, July 14, ahead of the July 19th release of their new EP Ate and lead single Chk Chk Boom. The lads’ next world tour, Dominate, will…

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    Inside Stevie Nick’s complex relationship with former bandmate Lindsey Buckingham | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

    It’s been decades since Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham broke up, but their turbulent romance remains one of rock history’s most legendary and complicated relationships. Both parties channelled their heartache into some of the band’s biggest hits, using their music to take barbed digs at one another. Indeed the group’s only US number one Dreams, was just one of the songs penned by Stevie in the aftermath of their split. They haven’t been a couple since 1976 but the spectre of their relationship still looms large. The couple first met in high school when they were teenagers. Stevie,…

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    Concord early access beta release time, dates and how to get a free PS5 code | Gaming | Entertainment

    With Overwatch receiving lots of criticism since the launch of the (sort of) sequel, fans of the hero shooter genre are looking for an alternative to come along and steal the spotlight. From what I’ve seen of the early gameplay footage, Sony published PS5 and PC exclusive Concord might just have the chops to fill this particular void. While the game has looked impressive in trailer form, the upcoming beta tests will give fans a proper look at the game that could give Overwatch 2 a real run for its money. If you’re looking to check out Concord and see…

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    Kit Harington stars as outrageous Slave Play hits London – our verdict | Theatre | Entertainment

    The clue is in the title. The absence of a definite or indefinite article suggests that Jeremy O Harris’s play may not be all that we expect. And so it is, or rather, isn’t. One of the most controversial plays ever to appear on Broadway it arrives in Britain with pre-packed provocation. The presence of Kit Harington as Jim, the only English character in an otherwise all-American play, is a smart piece of trans-cultural casting. Harington proves once again that he can hold the stage as well as anyone and goes beyond the call of duty by getting his, er,…

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    Indiana State Fair honours 60th anniversary of Beatles’ historic show with special event | Music | Entertainment

    Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 3, when the fair will present a full day under the banner “Celebrating The Beatles.” Fans and music lovers alike can look forward to tribute concerts, showcases of Beatles memorabilia, and a variety of themed activities that will transport you back to the unforgettable 1964 performances. The celebration starts early with a Beatles-inspired hot air balloon launch at 6 a.m., bringing a fun and nostalgic vibe. At 10 a.m., you can enjoy the Beatlemania Brunch, featuring dishes and drinks inspired by the iconic band. The Liverpool Lunch at noon and Fab Afternoon Tea at 4 p.m. offer more…

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    Argos customers rushing to buy headset that transforms PS5 experience | Gaming | Entertainment

    We all know about the PS5’s immersive DualSense controller and the super speedy SSD, but one feature that tends to get glossed over is the Tempest audio engine, which makes it feel as though sounds are actually moving around you, albeit only in supported games. Indeed, if you really want to get the most out of your PlayStation 5 console, then Sony’s very own PULSE 3D Wireless headset is the accessory to choose in order to truly experience the console’s spatial audio technology. While other headsets may have better bass and clearer microphones, the PULSE 3D is the one that…

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    PS Plus Extra and Premium July 2024 reveal date, time, predictions and leaks | Gaming | Entertainment

    UPDATE: If the latest leaks are anything to go by, then July is looking like a banner month for PS Plus Extra subscribers. According to the leaks, PS Plus Extra subscribers will be able to download Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, Remnant 2, No More Heroes 3, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition, Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Enhanced Edition on July 16. ORIGINAL: If you’re a PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium subscriber, then you’ll be waiting for Sony to announce the new games for July 2024. The next batch of…

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    The best new Mario game of 2024 is out now, but it’s not on Nintendo Switch | Gaming | Entertainment

    A brand new Super Mario Bros game has just been released, although it’s not available for Nintendo Switch, iOS or Android. Super Mario Dobble is the latest version of the popular card game from Asmodee. If you’re not familiar with Dobble, it’s a popular card game that supports upwards of eight players. The aim of the game is to spot the common symbol between two cards and name it before your opponents. It’s simple enough for anybody to pick up and play, even if you don’t like video games. It’s a little bit like Snap, although the difference is that…

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    Nintendo Switch Sports free Basketball update release date, launch time and gameplay | Gaming | Entertainment

    Despite launching all the way back in 2022, Nintendo Switch Sports is about to get another major update, as Nintendo gets ready to add a brand new activity to the game. Unveiled during the recent Direct conference, the Nintendo Switch Sports Basketball update has a July 9 release date. There’s no official launch time, although based on past first-party game updates, fans can expect Basketball to be added to the game at around midday UK time. Better yet, the brand new Basketball mode isn’t part of a paid expansion pack, but will instead be available as a free download. Judging…