A star is born occasionally at CADA drama school in Cork

CADA Performing Arts drama school in Cork, having successfully staged the musical CATS, is now preparing for Les Miserables, at the Firkin Crane theatre. Catherine Mahon-Buckley, CADA’s unflappable director, takes the enormous undertaking in her stride.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

A Question of Taste: Bernard O’Shea

BERNARD O’SHEA performs his stand-up show, What To Expect When You Are Not The One Expecting, at the Everyman Cork on Saturday. You can listen to him every morning on 2fm and see him on Monday nights on the Republic of Telly. 

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

It’s adding up for trio of Irish rappers, Rusangano Family

A FRESH voice has emerged on the Irish music landscape. It takes the shape of Zimbabwean MC, God Knows, and his Irish producer, MynameisJohn, and their remarkable debut album, Rusangano/Family.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Russell Crowe relished the opportunity to direct his first film, The Water Diviner

At 50, Russell Crowe has embraced the challenge of directing his first film, says Keeley Bolger

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Review: An Intimate Evening with Michael Murphy and Friends

Their’s are faces and voices we grew up with - Michael Murphy, Emer O’Kelly, Eamonn Lawlor and Eileen Dunne. In the days before Twitter and 24 hour news they were the ones to deliver the stories of the day to us.

Read article

New orchestra is alive to the sound of Cork

CORK has a new orchestra, and the aptly named Cork Concert Orchestra will soon hold its inaugural performance.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

When familiarity breeds new opportunity in Shakespeare’s Romeo and juliet

Wayne Jordan has had fun with his production of Romeo and Juliet, writes Padraic Killeen

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

These are the ten most important women in recent rap history

With Nicki Minaj playing at the 3Arena tonight, Ed Power selects the ten most important women in recent rap history

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Singer Julie Feeney evolves with a magical creative mix in new show

Singer embraces movement and visual performance as she embarks in a new theatrical direction, says Padraic Killeen

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

The Rubberbandits are bringing a new show to a town near you

Beware. The Rubberbandits are bringing their madcap musical to a town near you, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Five things to do this week around Ireland

Five things in the world of arts to do this week.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Interview: Robin Wright, House of Cards actress

Her ‘House of Cards’ character gets to the top of the pile by ruthless ambition, but Robin Wright is more laid back and relaxed about her career, Ed Power discovers.

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article

Book review: The Kindness

Polly Samson’s novel The Kindness is built around a family secret — the suicide of a beloved uncle. She tells Sue Leonard about it and what it’s like to write songs for her husband David Gilmour’s band Pink Floyd.

Read article

Movie reviews for this week

Cinderella ****
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water ****
Get Hard **

 

This story is enriched with multi-media content

Read article
Get the Numbers Write

What to watch on TV this week

Anton Savage and Sheana Keane present new adult literacy series, Get the Numbers Write, on TV3 on Monday.

Read article

Children’s books

Thank You, Jackson
by Niki and Jude Daly
(Frances Lincoln, €15.10 HB) 

Read article

Book review: Something Coming Through

Paul McAuley’s 20th novel is the ultimate bailout narrative. Economic collapse, environmental destruction, terrorism, and political extremism have crippled the world, but help is here in the form of the Jackaroo. 

Read article