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Glasgow’s Concert Halls has announced an International Classical Season from Oct 2009– May 2010. The programme will boast artists from all over the world, with four concerts at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, two mini-series of chamber ensemble performances and solo recitals at City Halls.

2manydjs are just one of the new names announced for this year’s TITP jamboree. Soulwax’s DJ spin-off join the line-up for the Slam Tent on Sat 11 Jul, along with Green Velvet and Tiga. Elsewhere, Starsailor and The Dykeenies have been added to the bill, while La Roux joins the line-up for the Futures Stage on Sun 12 Jul.

Charity does indeed begin at home following the announcement of Tartan Turns 2009, a night of showcase entertainment to raise money for Action Duchenne. Check it out at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on Sun 12 Apr, 6.30pm.

The £300m Caltongate development by Mountgrange Capital has collapsed after the Bank of Scotland pulled their financial support. The controversial plans for the development of Edinburgh’s Old Town had previously attracted hundreds of objections from campaigners and heritage groups. The plans included a luxury hotel, an office complex and 200 homes.

Thousands OF INDEPENDENTLY owned shops across the UK will participate in Record Store Day on Sat 19 Apr, in a bid to celebrate the culture and unique place they occupy both nationally and most importantly in their local communities. Over 50 independent record shops across the UK will participate with free in-store performances, signing sessions, free label samplers and goodie bags.

The date for next year’s Oscars has been bumped until later in the month to avoid a clash with the Winter Olympics. The 82nd Academy Awards will now happen on 7 March, two weeks later than this year’s ceremony on 22 February. The 2010 Winter Games are scheduled for 12-28 February.

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