First Call, Last Call

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First Call

IF YOU HAVEN'T had a chance to see these delectable divas strutting their stuff on the London stage, then take advantage of this national tour. With immense humour Fascinating Aida (right) project their luminous voices filled with controversial politics and gossip. From Jerry "my wife's a transsexual" Springer to Clinton's cigars, Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Issy van Randwyck leave no GM banana skin unturned.

Venue information from www.fascinating.aida.co.uk or on 0171-580 6792 to 27 Jun

Last Call

THE FICKLE pop world has been kind to Deacon Blue, who decided to reform for a one-off charity gig, only to add another date when demand exceeded all expectation. Since their break-up, some of the founding band members have forged new careers. Ricky Ross has gone solo, while Dougie Vipond can be seen presenting on TV, so despite a surprising number of hit singles, such as "Fergus Sings the Blues", "Real Gone Kid" and "Wages Day", and five million album sales to their credit, it's uncertain whether a permanent reunion is on the cards.

Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (0141-287 777) 1 Jun

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