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Posted: 01 Jan 1970

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Mowbray Park, Sunderland 9-10 August The North East’s thriving music scene was superbly showcased at Sunderland’s Split Festival which goes from strength to strength and this year took place at Mowbray Park. Saturday’s line up was headlined by Dizzee Rascal, who by all accounts was superb, while for me the highlight would doubtless have been the always brilliant Lake Poets. It was Sunday I was able to attend however. This was a good choice musically but an awful o...

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Bettye Lavette

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Sage Gateshead20 July Let’s get the major question out of the way first – yes, she can still sing. The worry when spending time in the presence of a “living legend” is that time hasn’t been kind and 50 years of singing has taken its toll – look no further than Smokey Robinson’s “performance” on a recent TV special from Edinburgh – a convincing argument for rebuilding Hadrian’s Wall…. In Bettye’s case, a rather less-than-convincing appearance on “Later” a couple of years ago ...

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