LENNY Henry looked unrecognisable with a shaved head and braided locks. The actor has taken on the role of music legend Stevie Wonder for an upcoming TV show. With all his hair shaved off but for Stevie's iconic trademark braids, Lenny looks like an entirely different person. Rocking a pair of black sunnies and a sequinned tuxedo jacket, the 59-year-old could have passed for the superstar himself. The ex-husband of comedienne Dawn French was spotted filming scenes for The Lenny Henry Birthday Show in London. And the funnyman is about to hit a benchmark birthday - he'll be celebrating the big 6-0 in August. Lenny was also caught channelling other celebs beyond Stevie, including Brit grime artist Stormzy. Though viewers will have to wait until the programme airs to find out for what purpose. And his celeb impersonations are not the only transformations he's undergone lately. The comedian showed off his dramatic weight loss when he met the Queen at a reception at Buckingham Palace. … [Read more...] about Lenny Henry looks unrecognisable with a shaved head and braided locks as he takes on role of Stevie Wonder for new TV show
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WHITNEY Houston is one of the best-selling musicians the world has ever seen, after producing ballads that saw her rise through the charts. The American singer was cited as the most awarded female act of all-time - but how did she die and what else do we know about the legend? When and how did Whitney Houston die? Houston was found unconscious in a suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012. She was submerged in the bathtub when she was found. Medics arrived and found her unresponsive and the singer was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Her cause of death was reported as drowning and the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use". Cocaine was thought to have been used shortly before her death - and a number of other drugs were found in her system. The 48-year-old's death was listed as an "accident". Who went to her funeral? An invitation-only memorial service was held for Houston on February 18, 2012. The service was scheduled for two hours but ended up … [Read more...] about How did Whitney Houston die, when was her death and what were the singer’s biggest hits?
VONDA Shepard will always be associated with her theme song and appearances at the bar in the American television series Ally McBeal, but she adds up to much more than her top ten hit Searching My Soul. Hence Sunday's show (February 18) at Pocklington Arts Centre has sold out, with the audience looking forward to Vonda and her full band performing Tell Him, Maryland, Hooked On A Feeling, I Only Want To Be With You, Baby Don’t You Break My Heart Slow, Proud Mary, Walk Away Rene and You Belong To Me. "I'm still promoting my most recent album, Rookie," says the 54-year-old American singer-songwriter, who toured in 2015 and 2016 too. "It's over a year, maybe a year and a half since it came out [in fact it was 2015]; I'm keeping it vague because I'm feeling pressure to write another one! "It's a fun album, and it's always good to start the show with the new material and as the night develops we'll get on to the Ally McBeal songs and have a dance party at the end. It builds up to … [Read more...] about Vonda Shepard on Ally McBeal, Stevie Wonder and having a dance party at Pocklington
If it's cold outside there's plenty of indoor entertainment to enjoy this weekend. From family theatre to darts to a musical on the menopause, take your pick from our highlights in the Guide. *JOIN darts legend Bobby George for an Exhibition Evening at the George Albert Hotel at Wardon Hill near Evershot tonight from 7pm. Call 01935 483430 for tickets. They cost £10 each. *Join Angel Heart Theatre for a steam punk style puppet show based on the classic fairy tale of Snow White. The Return of Little Things comes to Piddletrenthide Village Hall today at 4pm. It tells the story of a curiously mechanical kingdom in which everything ticks but nothing laughs. It is ruled by The Queen Who Never Smiles and she is determined to control everyone and everything, even time itself. *TV stars Cheryl Fergison and Rebecca Wheatley singer Maureen Nolan and comedian Hilary O'Neil will appear in Menopause the Musical this afternoon and this evening at Weymouth Pavilion. This … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND: Paul Weller, Bobby George, Stevie Wonder tribute and We are the Lions, Mr Manager
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Derby later this year. This concert, presented with Entertainers Ltd, will be staged at Derby Arena on Friday, June 29. The show has been seen by over one million people all over the world and was performed for the Royal Variety Show in 2016. The audience will be dancing in the aisles to 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated by a talented cast and band. This spectacular concert takes them on a musical journey through all their favourite songs, including Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In … [Read more...] about Hits galore when Magic of Motown comes to Derby Arena later this year