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Deaf woman hears live music for the first time

A woman whose emotional reaction to hearing sound for the first time was filmed and posted on the internet has been to see her first live concert.

Joanne Milne had been profoundly deaf since birth, until cochlear implants gave her hearing. She took ITV News Tyne Tees cameras with her to the Sage Gateshead, for a special performance of Stabat Mater by a baroque orchestra called The English Concert.

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County Durham band releases EP after arena success

North Road Credit: Ian West

An acoustic trio from County Durham, North Road, is launching an EP one year after winning a competition that saw them perform at the arena in Newcastle.

North Road Credit: Ian West

The band won the Big Audition and supported acts such as Lawson, Example and Pixie Lott at Metro Radio Live. In September, they're going it alone, releasing an EP at the Gala Theatre, Durham, to raise money for a children's charity.

Status Quo to play Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

Rockers Status Quo have announced a concert at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena in December.

Status Quo have had over 60 chart hits in the UK since the 1960s Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

“Status Quo Live In Concert” is an 11-date tour, which will bring them to the North East on Monday, 8th December. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 28th March.

The band will be supported by Chas and Dave.

Lawson to perform at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

The pop band Lawson will perform at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival in Tynemouth on 11th July.

The four-piece only released their first single in 2012, but they have already had five top ten singles and a top five debut album.

Lawson at the Brit Awards in February 2014 Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

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Tyneside musician hopes to crack America

Pam Royle talks to musician Beth Jeans Houghton Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

On ITV Tyne Tees News tonight Pam Royle talks to Newcastle singer-songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton who has been given a grant by the government to take her talent to America.

Beth has been given a government grant to take her music to America Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The 24-year-old from Heaton performed her first gig aged 16 at the Head of Steam pub in Newcastle.

She is now among a small group of UK musicians who will receive funding to help export their products.

Pam and Beth in the Tyne Tees studios Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The 14 acts are to receive a grant from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills to help promote British music abroad.

For more on the Music Export Scheme goto http://www.bpi.co.uk/export-scheme.aspx

Little Mix take America!

The group have been a huge success in America Credit: Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The girlband Little Mix have done what so many British bands have failed to do - and cracked America.

Half of the band are from South Shields and just over two years since becoming the first group to ever win the X factor, their album is number one in the US iTunes charts and their name is up in lights in New York's Times Square.

Little Mix perform a concert for their fans at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square Credit: Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Tinie Tempah announces Middlesbrough show

Tinie Tempah Credit: PA/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Brit award winning UK artist Tinie Tempah will perform at Middlesbrough's TFM Soundworks. He joins a list of acts playing in the town including Dappy, The Game and Chip. Tinie will be there on April 8. Event organiser Junior Masandi called the show 'a great coup for the town'.

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