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JLS star goes back to school

Former JLS star JB Gill has gone back to college to inspire a new generation of music moguls.

JB was in Sheffield this afternoon to launch his new showbiz school - and a course which he helped design - to teach students about music management.

The two year course starts later this year - and JB himself - will be taking some of the lessons - as Michael Billington has found out.


JLS star speaks to Sheffield showbiz students

JB Gill Credit: PA

JB Gill from boyband JLS is hoping to inspire the next generation of Simon Cowells ahead of the launch of a new Showbusiness School at Sheffield College.

Today he'll be talking to students and young people about his career journey and will share his knowledge and insider expertise.

The visit takes place ahead of the launch of a showbusiness school, set to open in September.

The school hopes to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and know-how to become the business brains behind artists, musicians and performers developing careers as agents, managers and marketing and public relations advisors.

JLS to play new Leeds Arena

JLS Credit: Press Association

Chart-toppers JLS are the first act to be announced to perform at the new Leeds Arena. The X Factor runners-up are booked to take the stage at the multi--million pounds venue on December 20, next year.

But the band will not be the first to perform, since an opening programme is being put together for September 2013, but is is the first official confirmation of an artist to appear at the Arena currently being constructed on Clay Pit Lane in Leeds.

Tickets go on sale from 10am November 16 **either by calling the Leeds Arena booking line on 0844 248 1585 (from 10am-7pm Friday), visiting [

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JLS concert postponed

A JLS concert that was due to take place at Scarborough Open AirTheatre has been posponed. It was originally taking place on 18 August, but the group's tour manager says they have had to change the date "due to unforeseen and unavoidablerescheduling".

The new concert will now take place on Saturday 25 August.

Any fans who boughttickets for the original date and are able to go on 25 August will be able touse the same ticket. Anyone who cannotmake the new date and would like to return their ticket for a refund should goback to where they bought it from originally. A full refund, including any bookingfee and credit card charges paid, will be honoured. These returned tickets willthen be re-sold to new customers.

– David Archer, Scarborough Borough Council


Lincoln's got the X Factor

X Factor winners Little Mix are going to join JLS as they perform in Lincoln.

They will also be joined by another X Factor star, Alexandra Burke, when they play at the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday 2 September.

We've known for a little while Little Mix might join JLS and Alexandra on this summer tour, so to be able to finally confirm they are definitely taking part in all six scream-inducing, trail-blazing shows is amazing.

– Dion Clements, Tour spokesperson