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You can be the greatest performer in the world, but if the atmosphere on the night isn’t right a gig can still fall flat.

Sarabeth Tucek’s intimate gig at the Thekla was by no means a disaster but there was definitely something missing.  Mainly an audience.

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Sam Baker was travelling through Peru in 1986 when a terrorist bomb blew up the train he was on. Several passengers died including the German boy he was sitting next to, and Baker suffered brain damage, gangrene, renal failure, a mangled left-hand and shrapnel in his leg.

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Mr Big may not be a familiar name to everyone, but the band enjoyed worldwide success with their single, To Be With You, which topped the charts in 15 countries in 1991.

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It now seems inconceivable that in May 1940 the British war cabinet actually considered suing for peace with Hitler.

Yet over the three days in question we are asked to believe that an appeasement plan to approach the German fuhrer through the Italian dictator Mussolini was under serious discussion. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in office only 16 days, is faced with a plea from his Foreign Secretary, Lord Halifax to give up the war, which is going badly.

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Reggae has to be one of the most reliable forms of music there is.
If that’s a polite way of saying it all sounds the same, that’s not such a bad thing.

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Critically acclaimed American singer songwriter Sarabeth Tuceck is set to play the Thekla tonight.

In town to promote her second album “Get Well Soon”, Tuceck comes with quite the indie pedigree.

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There’s a fine line between critically-acclaimed credibility and the indistinguishable line  of bands that might be at T4 on the Beach one year and  a footnote in pop history the next.

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