Gigs and Concerts

The Quiet Life?

When I moved into my idyllic cottage by the lake and escaped the madding and frequently maddening crowds on the coast I did so for a variety of reasons. Some were financial; it's a lot cheaper inland. Some were spiritual, although I have yet to turn all New Age and there is a permanent ban on…

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James Arthur unplugged at La Sala by the Sea tonight

X Factor winner James Arthur will be appearing at La Sala by the Sea tonight. The Impossible star is taking part in an exclusive, acoustic s performance for La Sala by the Sea Unplugged. James Arthur will be performing a number of hits supported by La Sala favourites Rody Kin and Tony Capo. This one-off event is set to mark the opening of the evening restaurant, which sees the venue at sunset…

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes a Marbella break!

Superstar footballer Cristanio Ronaldo took a luxury time out in Marbella this weekend. Flying in by private jet the Real Madrid player rented two luxury villas in the exclusive La Zagaletta development where he stayed with girlfriend Georgina. It was Ronaldo's second visit this year. Recharging his batteries after his Champions League Final victory and ahead of captaining Portugal in the World…

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2SeasSessions Sundays – HBR

In the first of a regular series, 2SeasSessions profile some of their artists that appeared on their brilliant acoustic sessions. Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa (HBR) is a singer/songwriter from Bahrain, best known for being a member of the Royal Family but most also recognised for his musical talents. When we invited Hassan to perform at our studio in Bahrain, there was every reason to expect a…

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Something for the Weekend’s Book Review – History of Wolves

In the first of a regular series, Alicia Duggan of The Bookshop reviews Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves History of Wolves is beautifully written, wonderfully descriptive and completely enthralling. Fourteen-year-old Madeline (Linda) lives with her laid back, hippy parents on the grounds of their former commune in the woods of northern Minnesota. Linda, who is isolated at home and socially…

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BREAKING NEWS. Pedro Sanchez becomes Spanish prime minister

Pedro Sanchez became Spanish prime minister this morning. For the first time in Spain’s democratic history, a no-confidence motion removed Mariano Rajoy from power. “Pedro Sanchez will be the prime minister of the government and I want to be the first to congratulate him” Mariano Rajoy said in Congress ahead of the vote that ousted him. Deputies in the lower house cast 180 to remove the Partido…

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BREAKING NEWS. Rajoy loses vote of no confidence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was sensationally ousted in a vote of no confidence this afternoon Socialist Party challenger Pedro Sanchez gained enough votes to support the no confidence motion when key Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) backed him. Rajoy chose not to attend the second session of the debate, and so far has refused to step down, as Sanchez has urged him to do. Sanchez is widely…

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Always Time for Wine!

Oenophiles, charge your glasses! A score of exclusive wines, including the finest vinos de pago, cavas de paraje and grandes de España, as well as a selection of gourmet gastronomic products, will participate in the first edition of Wine Time Marbella, a exhibition that will allow both professionals and the public to discover some of the world´s most exclusive wines, but also those wines of…

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Kool and the Gang and UB40 confirm summer concerts

Rock Lounge, the area´s best and most established concert promotor on the coast is pleased to announce two great party concerts this summer. On  Thursday August 16 UB 40, featuring original band members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey, will perform all their worldwide hits including “Red Red Wine” and “Kingston Town” at The Bullring in Estepona. Following sell out shows in the USA, the O2 London,…

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Meet the Brewer Tap Takeover Tonight!

If your Tuesday is turning into a thirsty one, head down to El Grifo tonight. Marbella's best and friendliest craft beer bar is hosting a "Meet the Brewer Tap Takeover" from 9pm. Benjamin Rozzi, head brewer at the award winning Basqueland Brewing Project (BBT) will be talking beer and taking questions. The evening is a great opportunity for any interested in the creative process and how the beer…

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LDV Sports Management cry foul as Marbella FC owner Grinberg renages on sale

While Marbella FC may still be in contention for promotion, off the field issues continue to disrupt the club's future. In April the owners of Marbella FC, including president Alexander Grinberg (pictured above with ex-Marbella mayor Jose Bernal) who was arrested under suspicion of money laundering last year Marbella FC owner arrested in Mafia swoop came to an agreement with LDV Sports Management…

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Robert de Niro opens Nobu in Marbella

Iconic American actor Robert de Niro flew into Marbella last night to officially open the latest addition to his Nobu Hotel and Restaurant business. Flanked by co owners Nobu Matsuhisa, Meir Teper, Drew Nieporent, and managing partner Richie Notar, as well as Puente Romano owner Daniel Shamoon, de Niro arrived by helicopter and was whisked to a press conference. A traditional sake opening party…

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Vikings land at Playa Padre

Vikings were spotted on the beach in Marbella this weekend. Maria Bravo and Katheryn Winnik  - star of the hit TV series Vikings - kicked off the summer season at  fashionable Marbella Beach Club Playa Padre.     Bravo, who is a co-owner of Playa Padre together with Nicolás Escanez, Albert Beniflah and other members of the MOSH Group.  said: "It is a pleasure to start the summer season…

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Happy Food in Marbella!

Want to get healthy and happy this summer? Marbella-based food guru Bettina Campolucci-Bordi http://Marbellisima – Bettina Campolucci-Bordi has just published her latest book Happy Food. The healthy food guide is available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Food-Fresh-Simple-Vegan/dp/1784881570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526206339&sr=8-1&keywords=happy+food+bettina next…

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BREAKING NEWS: Victim named in Fatal shooting

What should have been a happy family celebration turned into a scene of horror in San Pedro earlier today Website Marbella Confidencial named the victim as David Ávila Ramos, 36, known as ‘el Maradona'. He was fatally shot in front of his wife and children as they were due to attend one of the children's communion. The attack took place close to the Iglesia Parroquial Virgen del Rocio just before…

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Liverpool to prepare for final in Marbella

Liverpool will train for the biggest match in their recent history in Marbella. Jurgen Klopp will make the final preparations for the upcoming Champions League Final at the Marbella Football Center between May 16-19. The team will take on Real Madrid in the final in Kiev on May 26. Liverpool have trained at the Marbella Football Center before. In February they held a four day training camp after…

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BREAKING NEWS. MARBELLA BOMB SCARE

Marbella's main street the Avda. Ricardo Soriano has been cordoned off due to a bomb scare According to reports a threat was reported via anonymous phone call at 11am to a Bankia branch in Marbella which is next to Zara. The agents of the Tedax unit of the National Police are checking the premises to look for possible explosives using sniffer dogs.

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Mutterings from the Lake – Keep your kit on!

So here we go, ready for another summer season on the coast. The last of the spring rains have fallen - I know this because a huge excavator was down a few weeks ago, shattering the peace and quiet of the lake. Istan Town Hall send this behemoth down once a year to smooth out the track to the lake as it is an ‘acceso publico’, although after the deluge of the past couple of weeks, the ‘publico’…

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Beach Polo comes to the Kempinski

Estepona will be the centre of the polo world for one weekend in May when the first edition of the Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup 2018 take place. At a press conference at the Kempinski Hotel Bahía,  Estepona mayor José María García Urbano stated  “Estepona has a unique opportunity to show the world its capacity to organise important events such as these”. He stressed that it was an excellent…

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Club Med lays first brick on its return to Spain

A beautiful Marbella day greeted the official announcement and laying of the first brick marking Club Med's return to Spain. Club Med president Henri Giscard d'Estaing, Marbella mayor Angeles Muñoz, Dr Dokali Megharief, founder of Magna Hotel and Resorts and Jihad Megharief, president of Magna Hotel and Resorts, we present at the event, held in the resort's grounds.   The company's…

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El Paseo del Mar – eclectic, electric, unmissable!

We are witnessing a renaissance in the luxury hotel market on the Coast. Already this year Nobu Hotel has opened at the Puente Romano, while work has already started on the W Marbella to the east of town. Bringing its A game to the table in an increasingly competitive market, the Kempinski Bahia Hotel, took the bold move of rebooting and revamping. One of the best known hotels on the Coast -…

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