Putting a fresh twist on Rigoletto

A new production of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, Rigoletto, is about to tour Ireland.

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A question of taste - Maurice Seezer

MAURICE SEEZER is a songwriter, film music composer and founding committee member of the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival.

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The Girl on The Train is a one-way ticket to success for Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins is glad she took a gamble with The Girl On The Train, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

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The Girl on The Train is a one-way ticket to success for Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins is glad she took a gamble with The Girl On The Train, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

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A stitch in time still stirs debate at UCC’s Glucksman Gallery

THE controversial knitting map, commissioned as a community art project for Cork’s 2005 Capital of Culture celebrations, is the subject of a symposium taking place at UCC’s Glucksman Gallery.

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Why Matt Dillon is big on the small screen

MATT DILLON has been acting since the late 1970s, but is only now making his leading-man TV debut. It’s not, he clarifies, because he’s snobbish about the medium.

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Dominic West: 'The Affair' offers a "very subjective reality"

Dominic West, star of hot new TV series, The Affair, tells Susan Griffin what’s so good about the show

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The Staves: Sweet-sounding sisters go overground

As their star continues to rise, The Staves bring their gorgeous harmonies to Ireland, writes Ed Power

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The Vamps are going in their own direction

The 1D comparisons may be inevitable but The Vamps are closer to a ’real band’ writes Ed Power

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Hungry to explore a post-Tiger nation

After impressing with his Sir Henrys play, Cork actor Ray Scannell is again delving into Ireland’s recent past, writes Padraic Killeen

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Kit has to face up to stardom

KIT HARINGTON has admitted he finds the global fame that comes with being a successful actor disconcerting, and that he wants to keep trying to live a normal life.

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5 things to do this week

Stuck for something to do this week? Then take a look at our recommendations.

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Children’s books

Who Is King? By Beverley Naidoo and Piet GrobIer (Frances Lincoln €18.90). 

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Book review: The Science Of Happiness

Stefan Klein Scribe Publications, £12.99; ebook, €18.68

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Book review: Villa America

American author Liza Klaussmann speaks to Sue Leonard about the toll the creative process can take on the imagination, particularly when writing fiction about factual characters 

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The Bear Whispers To Me

Chang Ying-Tai (translated by Darryl Sterk)

Balestier Press, €15.35; Kindle, €12.55

 

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