The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers performed at the concert at Victoria Hall in Bolton on Saturday evening. Fusilier Rigby’s mother, stepfather and sisters all attended. The soldier, from Langley, Middleton, was stabbed to death in the street near Woolwich Barracks in London on 22 May. Organiser Ann-Marie Etherington said the concert was “moving and emotional”. ‘Poignant finale’ About 600 people attended the event, at which the Manchester branch of the Scots Guards Association Pipes and Drums also performed. Ms Etherington, from the Rotary Club of Great Hardwood and Rishton said: “The Fusiliers designed the programme so there was something for everyone, with everything from James Bond theme music to music from shows. “It was very emotional in parts but there was some humour too. “The finale was extremely poignant. The final song was Here’s to the Heroes and then Lee’s two young sisters were presented with a large portrait of him.” She said: “Lee’s mother Lyn told me it had been difficult but she was very moved by it and grateful. She said she was glad she came.” Lee Rigby was a drummer with the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Ms Etherington added: “Victoria Hall has superb acoustics and, with the 50-strong Fusilier band and 12 pipers, it made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.” The 25-year-old soldier had been in the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers since 2006. He was walking to the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, when he was struck by a car and then attacked. Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, have been charged with his murder. They deny the charges.
A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Celine Dion to perform NYC concert for superfans Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:40 p.m. EDT October 11, 2013 The free Pandora-sponsored show in New York City will celebrate her new album, ‘Loved Me Back to Life.’ Celine Dion performs on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City on July 27, 2013. (Photo: ClEment Allard, AP) SHARE 216 CONNECT 25 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE If you’re 21 or older, live in the tri-state area, have added a Celine Dion station on Pandora and consider yourself a passionate fan of the Canadian singer you may be in luck. Internet radio Pandora is bringing Dion to New York City’s Edison Ballroom on Oct. 29 for a special show in its Pandora Presents series. The concert, in anticipation of Dion’s upcoming album, Loved Me Back to Life, is free. The catch? You need to meet the qualifications above in order for Pandora to consider handing you an invitation. The Pandora Presents series gives out concert tickets to intimate shows around the country to fans who have “demonstrated an affinity for the identified artist” through their use of online streaming service. Not a 21-year-old Dion superfan who lives in or around New York? There’s still hope for you if you want to see the diva sing live. Enter at the singer’s website for a chance to win a two-night trip to the Big Apple and a pair of tickets for the show.
Concert review: One Direction’s final Auckland show
Screaming tweens turned out in droves for One Direction’s second sold out concert, at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Brandishing signs and posters, some of which read “Niall, Irish you were naked”, “Marry me Harry” and “Date me I’m a llama tamer”. The band has come a long way since their X Factor days and they seem to be right at home with their superstar status, but it’s hard to believe that they would ever get used to the high pitched shrieks of their fans. Video After a quick opening set from Aussi pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer and about 30mins worth of ads for the 1D perfume, skin care produces & braces … Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction took the stage for, not only their last night in New Zealand, but also for the 118th show of their ‘Take Me Home’ World Tour, which started back in February this year. The night kicked off with the energetic anthem Up All Night getting the crowd out of their seats. There is no doubt that these boys can sing. Their harmonies, for the most part, seemed effortless. There were a few moments where some notes were a little too high for Zayn, but he made up for it with an amazing vocal run at the end of Last First Kiss. Midway through the enormous 3 hour performance, songs like Moments and Little Things felt a nod to the 90s boy band stool ballads … minus the stools. The 1D boys opted to sit on various parts of the stage while belting their hearts out. In more upbeat songs like Kiss You and She’s Not Afraid, the guys would skip or two-step their way across the stage, no synchronised dance moves in this boy band (except of course for their trade mark ‘paddle the canoe’ move during Live While We’re Young). That’s not to say that they don’t know how to get their groove on.