Tom Parsons and Megan Riordan in 'Once'.

Once comes home to Dublin

The film turned musical is back in Dublin where it all began, writes Padraic Killeen

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Scene & Heard - Entertainment news

We bring you a round up of all the latest news and reviews from the world of entertainment.

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Amy McAllister and Mark O'Halloran in The Shadow of aGunman.

Mark O’Halloran says Shadow of a Gunman character is an echo of the author

Mark O’Halloran explains to Padraic Killeen how the central character of Davoren in The Shadow of a Gunman echoes O’Casey’s view of his younger self

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Timmy Creed and Mary Lou McCarthy as Joe and Mag in the Everyman production of Loversby Brian Friel. atre.

Julie Kelleher to make directorial debut at Cork’s Everyman with ’Lovers’

THE artistic director of Cork’s Everyman, Julie Kelleher, is making her directorial debut at the venue with a production of Brian Friel’s Lovers.

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A question of taste - Kormac

As both a live DJ and leader of his own eight-piece big band, Kormac has rocked clubs and festivals from Melbourne to Dublin. 

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10 things you need to know about AC/DC ahead of tonight’s gig in Dublin

AC/DC play in Dublin today. Richard Fitzpatrick offers 10 things you need to know about the world’s greatest rock band.

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PC game bad news for Batman

POW! BAM! KABLAM! That is the sound of your computer trying to run Batman: Arkham Knight. The Caped Crusader’s latest game has been an absolute disaster on PC. The game locks up so often it’s putting Mr Freeze out of a job. Did the Joker get his hands on the code before release? Whatever the case, the joke is on us.

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Classical music: West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Bantry House/ St Brendan’s Church

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Madeleine D'Arcy felt huge pressure to live up to the fact that she had won a big award.

‘Waiting for a Bullet’ short story collection on target for top prize

Madeleine D’Arcy’s first short story won an award. Her first collection may too says Colette Sheridan.

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Illustrating characters - telling children stories through pictures

Children will get the most out of a book when they can identify with its heroes and are not being talked down to, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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A scene from Tom Moore's second feature,The Song of the Sea.

Song Of The Sea: Drawing on Irish myth

Tomm Moore has already enjoyed a night at the Oscars for his Song of the Sea, and now the animated feature is about to be released in Ireland, writes Ed Power

 

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Emilia Clarke has been hobbling about on crutches following a recent fall.

Showbiz roundup: Emilia Clarke almost broke a leg

GAME OF THRONES star EMILIA CLARKE has revealed why she has been hobbling about on crutches — she simply slipped. The actress — Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO show — has been pictured sporting some kind of leg injury.

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Norman Jay is on the bill for the Valentia Isle festival in Co Kerry.

Summer vibes guaranteed with Norman Jay

The legendary purveyor of musical good times tells Ed Power why he’s looking forward to playing in Kerry

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Five things to do this week

Make the most of the week ahead with these five things to check out.

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Movie Reviews: Slow West, Minions, She’s Funny That Way

Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) is an outlaw killer who is rarely without a cigar in Slow West (15A), which may be writer- director John Maclean’s way of telling us that his debut feature is part-homage to the neo-realist Western pioneered by the cheroot-chewing Clint Eastwood. 

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Children’s books

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies (Simon and Schuster €8.80)
Little Syd loves to visit his grandpa’s house at the end of the garden. 

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Book review: The House Of Hidden Mothers

ACTRESS and writer Meera Syal has set the literary bar high for herself. Her first novel Anita And Me is now a national curriculum set text, her second, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, was made into a BBC drama.

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