Paul Kalkbrenner is putting a real live twist on his DJ sets

Creating the music in the moment is what sets Paul Kalkbrenner apart from some of the globetrotting DJs he is normally lumped with, writes Ed Power

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round up

All the latest news from the world of music, film and entertainment.

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Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival: Playing on remote control in Grounded

The alienation of a drone operator is explored in the Irish premiere of Grounded. Director Selina Cartmell tells Padraic Killeen how the character is relevant for us all in the internet age

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Michael Twomey is always open to a new approach

ACTORS never retire, they just die away,” says Cork theatrical stalwart Michael Twomey, who at 82 shows no sign of slowing down. 

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A question of taste - Niall O’Flaherty

London-based Niall O’Flaherty, 44, is lead singer with the Sultans of Ping. The Cork band will play at the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow at the Electric Picnic this weekend.

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The TV version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover is new take on an old novel

An upcoming TV version has taken liberties with Lady Chatterley’s Lover, not least toning down some of the language, writes Susan Griffin.

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For Cork band Crojayn, minding the pennies means the sounds will look after themselves

Crojayn used the proceeds of their busking in Cork to finance their first EP, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Let me hear you say yeah for Underworld at Electric Picnic

Underworld are one of the dance acts guaranteed to get the crowd rocking at Electric Picnic, writes Ed Power

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There’s no place Jess Glynne would rather be

Jess Glynne is revelling in her role as one of the most exciting new voices in pop, writes Ed Power.

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Lee Valley artists drawn together for Macroom show

Emer Kelly’s work in a Macroom exhibition was often inspired by Cork’s urban environment. However, her move to the country may bring some changes, writes Mark Ewart

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Showbiz round-up: Daniel Craig just wants a quiet drink

DANIEL CRAIG has said there is one thing that leaves him shaken and stirred – fans taking pictures of him when he’s trying to relax with a quiet drink.

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Five things to do this week

Making plans for the week ahead? We’ve got you covered.

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Children’s books

I’m a Girl! By Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury; €8.80)

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Book review: Operation Thunderbolt

OPERATION Thunderbolt tells the story of one of the most celebrated, modern counter-terrorism operations. 

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Book review: One Wide Expanse

MICHAEL LONGLEY is one of the most popular Irish poets of the modern era. 

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Book review: Think Like An Engineer

WE remember the name of penicillin-discoverer Alexander Fleming. But who now recalls Margaret Hutchinson? 

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Book review: The Girl Who Wasn’t There

SEBASTIAN von Eschburg is the lonely offspring of a frosty marriage. 

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Book review: Morning and Evening

MORNING and Evening, the latest of Jon Fosse’s novels to be shepherded into English by the Dalkey Archive Press, attempts to make sense of nothing less than the perpetual astonishment of life itself.

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