Movie reviews: San Andreas, Danny Collins, Man Up

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson stars in San Andreas (12A), playing LAFD chopper rescue pilot Ray, whose considerable skills are tested to their limits when California experiences a massive earthquake.

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round-up

MUSIC NEWS: You’ll be hearing a lot of Jamie xx in the coming weeks, with his appearance at Forbidden Fruit tomorrow coming just a day after the release of his much anticipated album, In Colour. 

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FIRST THOUGHTS: Laub’s latest novel translated into English

Diary of the Fall

Michel Laub (translated by Margaret Jull Costa)

Vintage, £8.99; Kindle: £4.35

Review:

Billy O’Callaghan

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Legal eagle Al Lubel now plays for laughs as comedian

As he gets ready for the Cat Laughs festival, Al Lubel tells Richard Fitzpatrick why he’s better at stand-up than his old job defending criminals

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Derry singer Soak is focusing on her music, not her sexuality

At 18, Soak is already tired of answering questions on her sexuality. Her debut LP should put some of the focus back on her music, writes Ed Power

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Israel Galván dances to his own tune

THE 2015 Dublin Dance Festival is in full swing, with events in an eclectic range of genres. The appearance of flamenco superstar, Israel Galván, at the Abbey Theatre from tonight is eagerly anticipated.

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Lismore’s sweet sounds of success

THE sixth Lismore Music Festival takes place at the weekend. It’s Ireland’s only summer opera festival, competing with the well-established English Glyndebourne and other mid-European events.

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Gaming leads the way in equality

IN 1998, there was a quiet first for video games. In a run-down, post-apocalyptic church, under a nuclear sky, two characters of the same sex were married by a part-time preacher. It was a fleeting ceremony in dusty digital Arizona, but things would never be the same for games again. 

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Jesse Armstrong is a class act on page and screen

Jesse Armstrong’s observations on posh people have borne fruit in his debut novel and his writing for sitcoms such as Peep Show, says Richard Fitzpatrick

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Sun and the stars shine at Fastnet festival in Schull

Good films and a great atmosphere contributed to another success in Schull, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Let loose your inner animal at the Cork Midsummer Festival

Acrobatic circus performers Circa will be one of the highlights of Cork Midsummer Festival, writes Colette Sheridan

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Adult Females Attack Without Provocation, by the late Cork-born photographer Bob Carlos Clarke

In the frame with the Survival charity auction

Work from a famed Cork photographer and Sebastião Salgado feature in today’s auction of images in aid of the Survival charity, writes Richard Fitzpatrick.

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Cormac Boydell

Artists find a shore thing in West Cork landscapes

A new exhibition at West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen features a range of artists who pay homage to the local environs, writes Alan O’Riordan

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Entertainment news round-up: Lara rings it on Cannes red carpet

LARA STONE has given a hint that it’s not completely over with husband DAVID WALLIAMS - when she arrived on the Cannes red carpet with her wedding ring firmly on.

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Young Wonder

5 things to do this week

Looking for something to do this week? Here are five suggestions.

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