Butterfly effect: Ellen Kent returns to Ireland with two new opera productions

Ellen Kent braved a war zone in her efforts to bring two marvellous operas to Ireland, writes Jo ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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10 things you didn’t know about ’The Jazz’, brought to you by Guinness

We bring you some insider knowledge on the world-famous Jazz Festival.

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Gerry McAvoy (left)with Band Of Friends.

Gerry McAvoy: Trusty bass player revisits Rory Gallagher’s music

Gerry McAvoy spent 20 years on the road with Rory Gallagher. Despite the hard work involved, he remembers ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week

Five cool things to do from the world of arts, film and music this week

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TV watch: Not to be missed this week

SATURDAY
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years BBC Two, 9pm

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Movie reviews: The Judge, The Best of Me and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Declan Burke casts his eye over the latest movie releases. 

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Books for children

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, etc
by Diane and Chrystyan Fox
(Words ...

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Book: The Dark

The Dark
VM Giambanco
Quercus, €16.99; ebook, €7.24
Review: Roddy Brooks

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Book: The Monogram Murders

The Monogram Murders
Sophie Hannah
Harper Collins, €11.50
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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Book: Miss Carter’s War

Miss Carter’s War
Sheila Hancock
Bloomsbury, €15.99; ebook, €10.07
Review: ...

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Book: Only When I Laugh

By Paul Merton
Ebury, €14.99; ebook, €8.99
Review: Hannah Stephenson

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A sharp wit and a sassy attitude

Nora Ephron had effortless style and her steeliness was as impressive as her slick observations. Marjorie ...

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Laureate of yearning

Van Morisson’s incantations and repetitions, admonitions, yearnings and folk-music prove that ...

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Most delightfully evil book you wish you could read, but not now

Confessions
Kanae Minato
Translated by Stephen Snyder
Mulholland Books/Hodder, €13.40, ...

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Scene and Heard: Hozier’s ever rising star

MUSIC NEWS:

Hozier’s rise shows no bounds, with ...

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Hugh Bonneville has variety from Downton to Paddington

From Downton Abbey to Paddington Bear, Hugh Bonneville enjoys mixing it up, writes Susan Griffin.

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Take 5 with Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh

Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh was born in Boston but raised in Shrule, Co Mayo.

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Film maker Yann Gonzalez has no nightmares, just dreams

HAVING grown up in the idyllic Côte d’Azur town of Antibes, Yann ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Franks for the memories: Cork band Frank & Walters mark 25 years

The legendary Cork band are marking 25 years in the business with a gig at the Opera House, writes Eoin ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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From the stage to Love-Hate

ANDREW FLYNN of Galway-based Decadent Theatre Company is bringing Stuart Carolan’s debut play, ...

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