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11:48, 17 AUG 2017
Horace Panter turns old images of Birmingham into something special
The musician-turned-artist is among several to have recreated photographs by Phyllis Nicklin of 1950s Birmingham
Ukranian choir members given reprieve from conscription to tour UK
The Boyan Ensemble will be performing four concerts in the Midlands in October
First official Queen app launched by SoshiGames
Birmingham tech company has plundered the band's official archives to produce gaming app with quizzes, photos and music
Review: Skryabin Sonatas by Peter Donohoe at Adrian Boult Hall
Christopher Morley enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime journey through all ten of Skryabin's piano sonatas
Birmingham City University
New £40m Birmingham Conservatoire plans set for approval
Planning officers say brick design, previously compared to an Oxo cube, is 'high standard'
Music & Nightlife
Ukrainian Choir escapes war zone to perform in Midlands
Members of The Boyan Ensemble will be performing at Ludlow, Malvern and Hereford this month.
Ed Sheeran heads to Birmingham on his UK tour
Ed Sheeran has become one of the UK's biggest-selling artists but, as Andy Welch finds out, modesty is still his number one trait. Ed will play two gigs in Birmingham, one at The NIA and then the LG Arena.
Birmingham Town Hall
Top trumpeter Alison Balsom works with Tipton children to encourage more youngsters to take up an instrument
Award-winning musician explains why she has become an ambassador for musical education and keen to pass on her experience to the next generation
National Indoor Arena Birmingham
Canalside dining on the menu for new-look NIA
Two new tenants announced as regeneration of National Indoor Arena takes shape ahead of grand relaunch in December
Sir Willard White to launch the autumn season's classical programme at Malvern Theatres
Christopher Morley takes a look at this pretty hillside town's classical offerings.
Judas Priest: An unbreakable metal that was forged in the Black Country
They are one of the most influential heavy metal bands to come out of the Midlands and now 40 years on, Judas Priest are still rocking. Sarah Probert reports
O2 Academy Birmingham
Review: London Grammar, at the O2 Academy, Birmingham
Four months after playing the Academy's middle room, London Grammar are back in Birmingham to pack out the main room
CBSO awarded Best Concert in Japan accolade by classical music magazine
Critics hail far east performances conducted by Andris Nelsons during orchestra's world tour.
The Institute Birmingham
Louisa Rose Allen is enjoying international success
A US TV show has helped British singer songwriter Louisa Rose Allen enjoy international success. She talks to Sarah Probert about her rise to fame and being followed around the world by people offering her cake.
Broad Street Birmingham
Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne honoured with Birmingham star
Songwriter behind classics such as Mr Blue Sky joins list of people to be commemorated on Broad Street
When pop and rock's biggest names staged a Wembley tribute to Nelson Mandela
Enda Mullen remembers a spring day at Wembley Stadium in 1990 when some of the biggest stars in music performed at a concert to celebrate the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa.
Glee Club Birmingham
The Old Dance School to record live album at Birmingham hometown gig
Glee Club performance to be released as album in the spring
Plenty on the menu for the West Midlands festive musical offering
Christopher Morley takes a look at some of the festive concerts taking place around the region
Scandal in the air for the best classical reads this Christmas
Christopher Morley reviews the top classical reads for Christmas.
Robert Plant reveals why Led Zeppelin reunion won’t happen
A new biography of rock legend Robert Plant reveals why another Led Zeppelin reunion won’t ever happen. Paul Cole reports.
Birmingham Symphony Hall
Review: Bryan Ferry, at Birmingham Symphony Hall
The fans who braved the November chill were treated to a two hour plus Ferry tour de force from the former Roxy Music frontman
Birmingham music teacher wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Classic FM awards
Peter Bridle, of King Edward's School, honoured at the radio station's annual Teacher Of The Year awards
Laura Mvula favourite to land Barclaycard Mercury Prize
Odds on Birmingham singer-songwriter winning coveted music prize plummet
Birmingham singers win Songs Of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year title
Town Hall Gospel Choir wins inaugural crown in final held in the city