This Cork music school is still rocking after 25 years

STUDENTS of the music, management and sound course at Cork city’s Colaiste Stiofáin Naofa (CSN) are a little starry-eyed with dreams of becoming rock stars. 

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Theatre review: The Pillowman

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

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There is great power to Julianne Moore’s impressive dementia role in Still Alice

THE mantelpiece in actress Julianne Moore’s home must be pretty crowded. She has won 20 awards for her performance in Still Alice, as a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

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This unconventional Irish band is a Choice Music Prize favourite

The Gloaming may not be a conventional band, but they could win the Choice Music Prize, writes Ed Power

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Marty Whelan is bringing out a CD of his favourite tunes

The Lyric FM presenter has gathered some of his favourite tunes for a new album, writes Ed Power

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Tuesday Poem: It’s Our Dance

Brendan Cleary was born in Carrickfergus and now lives in Brighton. He has published eight collections of poetry and is editor of the journal The Echo Room.

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Illustrator Tomi Ungerer says Ireland is the best place to live

Tomi Ungerer shares his views on the Nazis, sex and the Charlie Hebdo killings with Richard Fitzpatrick

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Madonna reassurs fans after falling for one of her dancers

MADONNA has reassured fans following her tumble at the Brit Awards. She fell down a small flight of stairs as she performed, when one of her dancer’s matador horns caught in her long, flowing cape and pulled her off balance.

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Five things to do this week

Five things to do from the world of arts, film and culture this week.

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Angels rise again with stories from beyond the grave in Cork

The beautiful work of a famous Youghal glassworks is on display at an exhibition at the Crawford in Cork, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Movie reviews: Focus, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Catch Me Daddy

Focus ***
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ***
Catch Me Daddy ****

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What to watch on TV this week

Keelin Shanley returns with a new series of The Consumer Show on RTÉ One, Wednesday.

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Children’s books

The Dawn Chorus
written and illustrated by Suzanne Barton
(Bloomsbury; €8.80) 

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Book review: The Village Effect

by Susan Pinker
Atlantic Books,
€18.99; ebook, €12.53

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Book review: The Illuminations

by Andrew O’Hagan
Faber & Faber, €26.99;
ebook. €15.99

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Book review: The Kind Worth Killing

by Peter Swanson
Faber & Faber,
€22.50, ebook €8.47

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Book review: Inherent Vice

by Thomas Pynchon
Vintage Books, £8.99;
Kindle: Not Available

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Book review: Bark

by Lorrie Moore
Faber & Faber,
€10.99; email, €9.09

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