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Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne My Edinburgh A regular at the Fringe since 1996, Irish comic Jason Byrne delivers a fine line in inspired daftness along with much mischievous interaction with the willing victims in the front row. ...
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Roy Hargrove

Feed your ears Harking back to the best of classic jazz while satisfying newcomers to the genre is a difficult trick, but trumpeter Roy Hargrove doesn’t seem to be struggling. (more…)...
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Jack Bruce

Rockin’ the blues Jack Bruce, the legendary bass guitarist of Cream, is on his way to Edinburgh with a supergroup that includes Procol Harum’s Robin Trower and jazz drummer Gary Husband. (more…)...
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Tracy Chevalier

Can you dig it? A lightening bolt of inspiration inspired Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring, to write about an unusual fossil hunter from Lyme Regis. (more…)...
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Mark Millar

A wanted man Comic writer Mark Millar talks Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, and why he thinks graphic novels still have a touch of the pirate about them. (more…)...
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Frank Skinner

King of the road Frank Skinner’s going back to his roots, compering a variety show for the modern age and writing about the journey he took to get there. (more…)...
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Emmanuel Jal

The good fight After a stolen childhood as a soldier in Sudan, rapper Emmanuel Jal is still fighting, but now it’s for the rights and education of other African kids. (more…)...
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Cherie Blair

When Cherie Blair’s memoir was first published in May last year, she braced herself for a gale of hostility. “I rather expected it,” she says. “I don’t claim to be superhuman, and not hurt by some of the things...
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Carol Ann Duffy

Poet to the people Carol Ann Duffy is racking up a lot of firsts – she’s the first Scottish, first female and first openly bisexual Poet Laureate. But is she intimidated? Never. (more…)...
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Peter Blake

King of Pop Extraordinary vision, a collector’s eye, an innate sense of colour and composition, and oh yeah, the cover of one of the world’s most iconic albums all add up to make Peter Blake the legendary artis...