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Latest reviews of entertainment in South Wales from reviews of shows and concerts at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena to performances by the National Orchestra Of Wales.

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    Kevin Bryan's record reviews

    "American Music Library-The Hits of 1961" (Fantastic Voyage FVTD 201)-This interesting new series of anthologies focusses attention on tracks which...

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    Getting lost in music

    GLAM ladies of disco, Sister Sledge, will invite audiences at The Corran to throw some shapes on Saturday.The sisters have been making dance-floor fillers and...

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    Swans have got the X Factor!

    ★ Swansea CityI think I need to start with talking about the storming result Garry Monk and the mighty Swans have had to this season. I don't think I am alone...

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    BREATHE

    Joan ArmatradingAT: Grand Theatre, SwanseaON: October 14YOU SHOULD GO IF... You need a little Love and Affection in your lifeSOUL singer and musician's...

  • Saturdays in Cardiff

    DIARY DATE: The Saturdays, September 18, Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.THE ladies have just put out the video for What Are You Waiting For, their latest single,...

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    IF I STAY (12A)

    STARRING: Chloe Grace Moretz, Joshua LeonardWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:Musical prodigy Mia Hall has never felt like she fits in with her parents or little brother...

  • Grace of Monaco (PG)

    STARRING: Nicole Kidman, Tim RothGENRE: DramaShowing: Swansea's Taliesin Arts Centre, Tuesday, September 2, 7.30pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★✩✩✩WE SAY: This good-looking,...

  • Lucy (15)

    STARRING: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan FreemanGENRE: sci-fi, thriller, adventureRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★★✩WE SAY: Luc Besson's cartoonish but...

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    BULLETS

    SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR (18)STARRING: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-LevittGENRE: Thriller/Action/Romance...

  • Deliver Us From Evil (15)

    STARRING:Eric Bana, Joel McHale.GENRE: Thriller, horrorRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY: Deliver Us From Evil delves in to apparent encounters with the...

  • Xanadu (12a)

    STARRING: Olivia Newton John, Gene KellyGENRE: Fantasy, romanceShowing: Neath's Gwyn Hall, August 30, 8.30pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:Make a date with Olivia...

  • Verdi's Rigoletto on the Big Screen

    GENRE: OperaShowing: Wednesday, September 17, on Swansea's big screen, 7pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★★✩WE SAY:Enjoy a little culture al fresco with the next offering on...

  • The Inbetweeners 2 (15)

    STARRING:Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison.GENRE: ComedyRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:The Final fling of the Inbetweeners brings the laughs...

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    MILLION DOLLAR ARM (PG)

    STARRING: Jon Hamm, Aasif MandviWE GIVE IT: ★★★★✩WE SAY:Sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) and business partner Ash Vasudevan (Aasif Mandvi) are on the brink...

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    Kevin Bryan's record reviews

      Dr.John,"Ske-Dat-De-Dat...Spirit of Satch" (Proper Records)- Mac Rebennack's latest CD offering finds the New Orleans singer and keyboardist paying...

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    Sister Sledge at the The Corran Resort

    GLAM ladies of disco, Sister Sledge, will invite audiences at The Corran to throw some shapes on August 30. The Laugharne venue is venturing into music of late,...

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    Line-up of dreams

    NO, you're not dreaming - Burt Bacharach is actually bringing his debonair self to Brecon Jazz Festival today. In fact, since Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula are...

  • Troll 2 (15)

    STARRING: Michael Stephenson, George HardyGENRE: Horror, B MovieShowing: Neath's Gwyn Hall, August 29, 9pmWE GIVE IT: ★★✩✩✩WE SAY:THE Gwyn Hall continues its...

  • The Nut Job (U)

    STARRING: Liam Neeson, Brendan FraserGENRE: Family, animationRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:RACCOON and his bird sidekick, Cardinal, preside over...