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Hylands Estate kicks off its Summer Series of live music events | Music | Entertainment

Hylands Estate kicks off its Summer Series of live music events | Music | Entertainment

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The Stables Summer Series starts this weekend with the first in a line of show-stopping acts at the incredible Hylands Estate in Chelmsford, Essex. The public park, which was the home to V Festival for almost two decades, is branching out into shining the spotlight on some homegrown heroes.And the fun starts this weekend on Friday, May 20.Tickets are out now, get them here.Kicking off the long line of events is Indo-British Poet and World-Music performer Shephali Frost.The artist combines contemporary jazz music with ancient Ghazals, Nazms and Sufi music, on what will no doubt be a truly stunning evening.Saturday, May 21, will see the arrival of Beans on Toast, a local folk legend who "sings songs, tells stories, and puts the world to rights".And this is just the first weekend of incred...
Superlove: ‘We’re forever going to be working things out’ | Music | Entertainment

Superlove: ‘We’re forever going to be working things out’ | Music | Entertainment

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Superlove are the breath of fresh air that music has been yearning for. Their recently-released debut album, Colours, is a wonderful blend of confident beatdowns - the likes of which fans of Don Broco or State Champs might recognise - and the pop sensibilities of The 1975 (or perhaps even Duran Duran?).Their specific "genre" (if you're into that sort of thing) is hard to pin down, making them feel like a real enigma. Superlove's singer and bassist Jacob has revealed this style was designed with their own creativity in mind.Jacob spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk just before their album's release last month. And, while the band are still relatively small at the moment, they have big aspirations - beginning with their music production.Jacob, and Superlove's guitarist/singer Jon, wrote ...
Can Tom Hanks redeem swindled Elvis Presley | Music | Entertainment

Can Tom Hanks redeem swindled Elvis Presley | Music | Entertainment

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‘Colonel’ Tom Parker controlled every aspect of Elvis’s life (Image: Art Zelin/Getty )But even the gifted and likeable Hanks may struggle to humanise his latest role – as Elvis Presley’s bullying, controversial manager, “Colonel” Tom Parker. Parker set the template for shady business dealings in the music industry. He kept Elvis in his shadow, giving the megastar bad advice throughout their 22 years together while ripping him off. Whenever dodgy show business deals are discussed, the name “Colonel” Parker is usually top of the list.He notoriously ensured his world famous star never played any concerts outside the US, but what few knew was that this was because Parker was an illegal immigrant living under a fake name and he was afraid his true identity would be revealed if he left the ...
Elvis only grandson’s death ‘shattered my heart’ – Lisa Marie’s emotional new tribute | Music | Entertainment

Elvis only grandson’s death ‘shattered my heart’ – Lisa Marie’s emotional new tribute | Music | Entertainment

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Two years ago, Elvis Presley’s grandson Benjamin Keough died by suicide at the age of just 27. The son of The King’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley was dearly loved by his family and now his mother has shared a rare tribute to him after seeing Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis movie. The 54-year-old has watched the upcoming biopic a couple of times with her three daughters Riley Keough and twins Harper and Finley.Lisa Marie’s first Instagram post for 15 months read: “Hello everyone, I haven’t posted in quite some time because there really isn’t much to say, as I am and will forever be mourning the loss of my son. Navigating through this hideous grief that absolutely destroyed and shattered my heart and my soul into almost nothing has swallowed me whole. Not much else aside from my other 3 children ...
Brian May names band who ‘inspired Queen’ – ‘Should have been as big as Rolling Stones’ | Music | Entertainment

Brian May names band who ‘inspired Queen’ – ‘Should have been as big as Rolling Stones’ | Music | Entertainment

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May has been promoting the reissue of his solo album, Another Word, and posted an intimate video where he looked back to Queen's earliest days. The UK music scene in the early 1970s was a melting pot of artists poised for extraordinary success. Freddie Mercury served David Bowie on a clothes stall at Kensington market and used to follow Jimi Hendrix to gigs all over the country. Queen's profile began to rapidly rise with the release of second album Queen II in August 1973, which hit number five on the charts. They also embarked on the first of two tours supporting a fellow British rock band who May believes should have been "as big as the Stones."  For the remainder of 1973, Queen toured the UK as the support for Mott the Hoople and then again in the US during April and May 1974, before...
Frank Sinatra’s mistress sent his second wife tell-all letter a day before their wedding | Music | Entertainment

Frank Sinatra’s mistress sent his second wife tell-all letter a day before their wedding | Music | Entertainment

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Frank Sinatra began secretly dating Ava while he was still married to his first wife, Nancy Barbato, in 1950. At the time, Frank was a Hollywood icon who had taken the world by storm with his incredible voice. And Ava was MGM's biggest star who had been in dozens of Hollywood films, including East Side, West Side, The Bribe and The Great Sinner.But it didn't matter to Frank - who died on this day, May 14, in 1998 - that he was married, he knew he wanted to marry Ava the first time he laid eyes on her.Frank reportedly saw a photo of Ava before they even met, prompting him to announce: "I’m going to marry that woman."Months of headlines followed showing Frank and Ava out shamelessly wining and dining together. And before long, Nancy decided she couldn't take it anymore. While Frank was en...