Arts Vibe

Bill Murray ain’t afraid of no ghosts

Bill Murray’s modern-day old grump is the perfect fit for the former Ghostbuster, writes Keeley Bolger

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The lost Gaeltacht of Lower Manhattan

The yellow cabs tick downtown in the rain,                                                            sparked electrons in the bright-lit veins.

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Tuesday’s Poem - My Zen Father

The only books you ever read

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: A little taste of fame

ALEC Ounsworth likes not being famous. For a few scary months in 2005 he was on the cusp of something akin to celebrity (the indie rock equivalent at least). The experience did not agree with him very much.

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Art : Tom Climent: A Place Found, Nash 19 Sternview, Cork

Tom Climent has built a solid reputation for paintings that seduce the eye, and compositions that smoulder with theatrical tension and atmosphere.

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Bastille to storm De Barra’s for Amplify

Social media ensures there’s no such thing as keeping a secret these days, and the word is very much out that De Barra’s in Clonakilty, Co Cork, will host the big gig tonight in this weekend’s Guinness Amplify event. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Necks: The best band you’ve never heard of

THEY have been described, by the New York Times as “one of the greatest bands in the world”. The Guardian has been similarly breathless, eulogising them as “one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet”.

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Dreadzone are still in the groove

They were contemporaries of UK acid-house era acts Leftfield, The Orb and Massive Attack, but Dreadzone’s roots reach back to Mick Jones’s urban groove-oriented post-Clash act, Big Audio Dynamite. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Elysian Quartet

St Multose, Kinsale 3/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - First Aid Kit

Olympia, Dublin 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Album Review: Blue-eyed Hawk - Under The Moon

(Edition Records) 4/5 This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Lloyd Cole

Triskel Christchurch, Cork

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Opera review: The Rape of Lucretia at the Wexford Opera House

"A rotted body politic riven with lies and factions and a sense that debauchery, despotism and tyranny governs all," is how director, Michael Barker-Caven describes the background of The Rape of Lucretia. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard: London Grammar join Hozier for Guinness Amplify line-up

GIG WISE: With Electric Picnic out of the way, the next biggie on the Irish music horizon is the Guinness Amplify festival taking place through the five provinces on different weekends in September and October. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The sky’s the limit for The Script ahead of homecoming gig

With sales of 10m records, and a sold-out homecoming gig, The Script really don’t care what the critics say, writes Ed Power. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The nasty heckling Tig Notaro got in Ireland paled into insignificance after her double mastectomy.

It’d take more than hecklers to knock down Tig Notaro

Asking comedians about their most memorable heckle is a sure-fire way to hear a funny anecdote. But for Tig Notaro the question dredges up an unpleasant memory of her first visit to Ireland, several years ago, at Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs Festival. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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David Mitchell: Now living near Clonakilty, the Southport-born author of Cloud Atlas has just published new novel The Bone Clocks. Pic: PA

Cork-based Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell on Twitter, his children, and latest novel

Cork-based David Mitchell tells Zahra Saeed about his new novel, forays into Twitter and getting inspiration from his children. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Liam Heylin

New play from Liam Heylin set for UCC’s Granary Theatre

All the world’s a stage for playwright and journalist Liam Heylin, whose latest play, West for the Weekend, is about a lawyer with a gambling problem.

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Album Review: Interpol - El Pintor

Interpol get a hard time for sounding a lot like Interpol. The charge is that, after several engaging albums, the New Yorkers are slouching towards creative dotage, regurgitating a grab-bag of tics and tropes: clanging guitars, brooding melodies, Ian Curtis-esque singing from frontman Paul Banks. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard: Tips for Electric Picnic

PICNIC PARTICULARS: The programmers at Electric Picnic have been doing their stuff for quite a few years, so hopefully the mellow tones of Portishead won’t jar with the exuberance of the Saturday mainstage crowd at 10.30pm.

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Clean Bandit, l-r, Luke Patterson, Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith. 'Rather Be' was one of this summer's big smashes.  <

CLEAN BANDIT: There’s no place they’d rather be

What a crazy, thrilling year it’s been for Clean Bandit. Twelve months ago, the Cambridge quartet were an obscure novelty, touting an unlikely mash-up of classical music and r’n’b. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Kate Bush returns to centre stage

Kate Bush made a sensational return to the concert stage on Tuesday night — 35 years after her last, and only, tour. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Shooting Snipe on Parnell Street

From the house on Janesboro height My father recalled hearing hunters shooting For snipe in fields around Parnell Street.

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Giant passed by when Seamus Heaney died

It is too early, yet, to think about the literary meaning of the unexpected passing of poet Seamus Heaney nearly a year ago says Thomas McCarthy.

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Collector David Kronn

David Kronn’s collection is raising our sights

David Kronn is gradually donating his invaluable, acquired photographs to the IMMA, says Richard Fitzpatrick. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Roger McGough fell in love with poetry listening to a physics teacher recite it spontaneously in class.

ROGER MCGOUGH: The rhythm of life

Roger McGough’s poems convey the beauty of everyday language, says Richard Fitzpatrick This story is enriched with multi-media content

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PHIL LYNOTT: The legend lives on

On what would have been his 65th birthday, Ed Power looks at Phil Lynott’s legacy

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Live music - Bill Frisell and Friends

Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Live music - Sinead O’Connor

National Concert Hall, Dublin

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The Tuesday Poem - Turning Thirty

Now you blame no one and nothing

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The road from perdition - Slash talks to the Irish Examiner

Guitar legend Slash tells Ed Power about sobriety, striving for simplicity with a new band, and jamming with Rory Gallagher. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard: Ballyturk tickets selling out all round

BALLYTURK: Anybody wishing to see Cillian Murphy’s return to his hometown stage needs to get on the case soon as all evening performances of Ballyturk at Cork Opera House (August 26-30) are sold out- This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Tuesday Poem: Words for Samuel Beckett

It seems that from your quiet plot,

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Five things to do this week

1|film|GOD’S POCKET

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Steve Blount with co-star Janet Moran

Swing: Dancing a path to stage success

Irish actor Steve Blount, one of the co-creators and stars of Swing, currently on at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, was at a house party about a decade ago when he first met his co-star Janet Moran.

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Shania McDonagh: Her striking pencil portrait of Connemara fisherman  Coleman Coyle won the top prize at the Texaco Children's Art Competition.

Children’s art shows ageless talent

The Texaco Children’s Art Competition has reached its 60th year, making this touring exhibition of the 2014 winners and special merit recipients that extra bit special.

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Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

La Roux’s second album did not come by its title flippantly. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Classical Review: Classical Thursday Recital Series

St Columba’s, Ennis

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Hermione Norris plays older mum Roanna, a businesswoman embroiled in a bitter battle with her husband after starting a relationship with younger man Simon (Luke Thompson).

New TV series ’In The Club’ delivers on family drama

A new TV series revolves around women of different backgrounds who meet at an antenatal class, writes Keeley Bolger. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in a scene from Ballyturk

Ballyturk to take Dublin and Cork audiences by storm

As Ballyturk is readied for Dublin and Cork, Enda Walsh is already thinking about his next play, writes Alan O’Riordan. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Hozier puts song online in advance of new album

MUSIC NEWS: Hozier is in Mitchelstown this weekend, and has also released a video of a duet with Karen Cowley on his single ‘In A Week’ that was recorded at Kilkenny Castle.

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INDIEPENDENCE HIGHLIGHTS: FIVE OF THE BEST

Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip
Tonight: The Big Top Stage, 1130pm

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Chuck D is still fighting the power

It’s 25 years since Public Enemy hit the mainstream with the Do The Right Thing film. Their frontman tells Don O’Mahony why his group’s message remains relevant This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week

1|theatre|LOVE, PEACE AND ROBBERY

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Scene and Heard: Beyonce may be writing for ’Shades’ soundtrack

MUSIC NEWS: Beyoncé has posted a short teaser trailer for the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey movie on her Instagram account — although it seems fairly ironic that the singer, a key figure in the ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign for young girls, should lend her support to a film based on a book which has been criticised for its portrayal of women and overt sadomasochist themes.

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Last Irish show for Pip and Dan

SCROOBIUS PIP sounds surprisingly upbeat as he contemplates the imminent demise of his collaboration with musical partner, Dan Le Sac.

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Net flicks Sultans of Ping back in favour

Online and celeb endorsements are helping revive a 90s Irish band, says Ed Power

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Damien Dempsey predicts it’s all good at the moment

Though he may have a sixth sense, Michelle Cooney finds musician Damien Dempsey is still very present to his loyal fans

Often hailed as a working-class hero, he is being celebrated in the more literal sense after saving a drowning man. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Protest singer Kahn is in tune with ‘the working man’

Si Kahn says his music career began as a hobby. He is also a union activist.

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Crain’s creativity is rooted in her culture

Ed Power talks to American songwriter Samantha Crain about her work This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - Cat Power

Olympia, Dublin This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Live music - O Emperor/ Ger Wolfe

Mitchelstown Caves This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The Tuesday Poem

And The Candles Burn - Wasps v Humans

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Lostprophets members: Watkins said he was innocent

MOST musicians who’ve been in big bands, launching a new project, will only talk about how excited they are to be moving forward, how their new music has put them back in touch with what first excited them about music. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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5 Things to do this week

1|music|BUNNY WAILER

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