Bodyguard is set to premiere north of Border
More dates may be announced, but currently His Majesty's in Aberdeen has a Scottish exclusive, and certainly the Scottish premiere, of the stage version of the Whitney Houston/Kevin Costner film The Bodyguard. The musical has been running at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End since the end of 2012 and now has Alexandra Burke in the lead role of Rachel Marron, with Tristan Gemmill as her minder, Frank Farmer. The new touring production, which has yet to be cast, will premiere at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre in February 2015 before opening in Aberdeen from Tuesday, March 17, for a fortnight run. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.
Latin flavour to
Scots-based Chilean singer Valentina Montoya Martínez is presenting a Latin American Summer Solstice Night of Song and Poetry at Café Life in Stockbridge, Edinburgh on June 21. As well as singing folk songs from Chile and her own compositions, Martínez, who has gained recognition through her work with Mr McFall's Chamber and her group, Valentina and Voces del Sur, will be reading poems by Chilean laureates Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral in a cultural evening rooted in Chile's tradition of Peñas, a meeting place for musicians, artists and lovers of folk song, poetry and grassroots culture. Doors open at 8pm
Meeting about all that jazz
The Scottish Jazz Federation is holding an open meeting at the Scottish Music Centre in Candleriggs, Glasgow on Tuesday June 24 at 3pm. All members of the jazz community are invited and anyone wishing to raise a specific issue on the day can submit a question in advance either by email to ScottishJazzFederation@gmail.com or by contacting any member of the Scottish Jazz Federation board via the "About the Scottish Jazz Federation" section of the organisation's website. Questions should be submitted by June 16.