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Prince's former backing band in Dunfermline gig

Prince's former backing band in Dunfermline gig

MINNEAPOLIS funk masters fDeluxe join an elite group of musicians to play at both the Carnegie Hall in New York and Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, when they appear at the Fife venue on April 30. The seven-piece, who formed the backing band for the artist formerly known as Prince on his Purple Rain movie and as the Family had hits in their own right including Nothing Compares 2 U, includes Paisley Park stalwarts St. Paul Peterson, Jellybean Johnson, Susannah Melvoin and Eric Leeds and reformed in 2011 at the instigation of Prince-sponsored percussion star Sheila E after a long hiatus. They play Carnegie Hall, New York, on March 7 before embarking on the European tour that will bring them to Scotland for the first time.

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Vic Bar opening event revealed

The Vic Bar at the Glasgow School of Art will celebrate its reopening on January 23. The venue will feature Croc Vs Croc Presents: The Reopening of the Star Dancer Portal for its opening event.

The new facility, created as part of the GSA redevelopment, is a 800 capacity building arranged over two floors with three project spaces, a downstairs, 300-capacity cafe bar restaurant referred to as The Vic and a large 500-capacity upstairs space known as The Assembly Hall with touring standard audio-visual facilities.

As well as music there will be "performers and installations on all floors, specially commissioned lighting automatons in the Assembly Hall, sound works on the staircase and projections outside and in".

l theartschool.co.uk

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