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The Osmonds perform in the Midlands

The Osmonds are coming to the Midlands as part of the hit musical Boogie Nights.

They have been in the music business for five decades, Jay and Merrill will be guest starring alongside Jimmy Osmond in the 70s musical.

The band have recorded over 200 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 59 gold and platinum recordings.

The tour will come to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stoke, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton.

For more information on dates and tickets see the Boogie Nights website.


'Opera in a helicopter' to premiere tonight

Helicopter opera
Tonight Birmingham hosts an operatic first Credit: ITV Central

Tonight Birmingham is hosting a world operatic first, as a string quartet takes to the skies to perform in helicopters.

As part of the London 2012 Festival the Birmingham Opera Company are performing Mittwoch aus Licht by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

It's the first time the six hour long opera, which has a 150 strong cast, has been performed in its entirety.

Mr Hudson to give music masterclass

A group of lucky students from Birmingham will receive a music masterclass from one of the most promising artists in the industry.

Mr Hudson has worked with the likes of Kanye West, Jay Z and Dizzee Rascal.

The 30-year-old will offer his expertise to the next generation of chartoppers, as he opens the "rock room" at his old school, King Edwards in Edgbaston.

Hudson will show the budding muscians how to produce a song, as well as giving them a chance to perform their music.

Hannah Proops, Assistant Director of Drama who organised the visit said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the boys to get advice from someone who is so prominent in the music industry, and I'm sure it will be a day they'll remember!"


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