A free concert was held to celebrate the life of Andy Hamilton at Symphony Hall. The jazz musician moved to Birmingham in 1949 from Jamaica and was a regular performer at the venue.
The event was compered by Dr Carl Chinn and featured tributes from a number of Birmingham's most notable figures.
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A senior court prosecutor from Worcester stabbed his wife in the head as she slept after a bout of depression brought on by work pressures.
A man has appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the murder of another man who was found dead in Coventry on Monday night.
"This was an incident of domestic violence of the highest severity which sadly had tragic consequences."