The two shows that changed TV forever

Twenty years ago, The Sopranos and The West Wing slipped on to our screens. Television would never be the same again, writes Ed Power.

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Review: Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next is a rollercoaster you’ll want to stay with

You can’t keep a world-conquering pop star down.

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Review: Post Malone in Dublin - Not music to change your life but tremendous fun

Ed Power went to see Post Malone play the 3Arena in Dublin.

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Love in the air for Post Malone's Valentine's show

His rise from the obscurity of the Dallas suburbs had meanwhile taken on soap opera trappings following the incarceration by emigration officials of his collaborator ...

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Looking back: Two Irish grannies inspire Oscar-nominated short film

Both of Louise Bagnall’s grandmothers died before she was an adult, but thinking of them led her to create an Oscar-nominated film, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Pictures of pubs prove a pint: Photographer chronicles the beauty of Irish pubs

Gary Teeling’s photos of beloved pubs across the country have formed a chronicle of changing times in Ireland, writes Paula Burns.

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How the Canova Casts came to Cork from the Vatican

As the Crawford revamps its Sculpture Gallery, Colette Sheridan explores the fascinating story involving Napoleon’s mother, Pope Pius and a Kerry viscount.

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Deserved recognition for Kerry couple at 'Oscars of trad music'

Co Kerry couple Nicky and Anne McAuliffe will get a lifetime achievement award at this weekend’s Gradam Ceoil, writes Pet O’Connell.

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A question of taste: Film-maker Rebecca Daly

Cork-based film-maker Rebecca Daly will be in attendance at Triskel tomorrow for a screening of her latest offering, Good Favour, which runs at the venue until Monday. ...

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Les Levine: The Troubles from a different perspective

Les Levine tells Richard Fitzpatrick why his pictures from the Troubles emphasise other aspects than a photojournalist would.

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From Rio to Ireland: Sue Dolan presents an Olympic feat of creation

When Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympics in 2016, ceremonial splendour was preceded by evictions and bloody protest as inhabitants of a slum adjacent to the Olympic ...

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Acting that speaks louder than words: The enduring appeal of silent movies

Luke Rix-Standing journeys through a time when films were made to be seen and not heard.

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Kenneth Branagh is staying true to his Belfast roots

Despite big success with Hollywood blockbusters and his current Shakespeare film, Kenneth Branagh is still one of the nice guys of the film world, writes Esther ...

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GameTech: Chance to win €25k in Fortnite

Ronan Jennings spoke with Lead Comcast (commentator) for the EStars event, Nikita Buffee.

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Director Barry Jenkins is hitting the mark again

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Going with the flow: The Cork woman encouraging young and old to get dancing

Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín has moved upriver to her family’s home place to encourage young and old to get dancing, writes Pet O’Connell

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Music with meaning straight from the heart of Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader’s grandmother was packed off from Tralee to Glasgow after suffering sexual abuse by the Black and Tans. Such strong links to Ireland are woven ...

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Des Bishop was in fine form on his return to Cork

Des Bishop may be living in New York at the moment, but when he comes to Cork he’s very much playing to a home audience.

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Quarter Block Party returns to streets of Cork

Quarter Block Party mainly based around North and South Main streets in Cork for the weekend. Here's a taste of how it went:

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Cork soprano Emma Nash returns to her hometown with opera dance fusion production

Cork soprano Emma Nash returns to her hometown with a production of Orfeo ed Euridice featuring a new dance element, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Getting the right bookshop Vibes

Joan Lucey is the owner of Vibes and Scribes, which originally opened in Macroom, Co Cork, in 1991. Two years later, she opened a shop in Bridge St in Cork city, ...

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Opera review: Orfeo ed Euridice, Civic Theatre, Tallaght

Orfeo of Greek myth was the brave minstrel who dared to go where few had ventured to rescue his beloved Eurydice, armed only with his lyre and musical skills.

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Album review: Backstreet Boys, DNA

Backstreet Boys are back — but is that alright?

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Scene and heard: This week's entertainment news

Here is this week's entertainment news.

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Cork Youth Orchestra: Making the most of musical youth

Tomás McCarthy has been immersed in music since he was a child and is passionate about the rewards of taking up an instrument, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Scoring an Eoin goal: Cork musician Talos follows up hectic year with sophomore album

With tours of the US and UK, and a new album out today, Talos is already ticking the boxes on so many of his ambitions, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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A question of taste: Mary McGrath, artistic director of First Cut Youth Film Festival

Mary McGrath is from Ballybrannigan near Cloyne, Co Cork, and is the artistic director of the First Cut Youth Film Festival.

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Ireland’s next big thing on playlist pop and lessons learned touring with Niall Horan

Wild Youth have been widely tipped as the country’s next big thing. They tell Ed Power about their unashamed pop leanings and what they learnt from touring ...

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Junior Brother brings his off-kilter alt folk sound to Cork festival

Ronan Kealy aka Junior Brother has drawn plenty plaudits in the past year with his off-kilter alternative folk music.

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GameTech: Spaceport Hope just what the docker ordered

In space, no one can hear you (on) Steam. That opening line isn’t worth a euro, but then again neither is Spaceport Hope, our featured budget game this week. ...

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Crisis and comeback: The shenanigans that saved the Cork Film Festival

In an excerpt from his book on Cork in the 1980s, Michael Moynihan looks behind the scenes at the shenanigans that saved the city’s film festival.

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Making sense of synaesthesia through the arts

When Jane Mackay hears some words, she also sees them as colours. The artist tells Marjorie Brennan about the wonders of being able to paint music.

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Building on the Bauhaus’ legacy

Founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany in 1919 and closed by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus school has had a huge global influence on art, architecture ...

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5 things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll has you covered on things to do this week.

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Anger is an energy: Sleaford Mods have more to say than other bands

Jason Williamson may not want to be the spokesman of his generation, but Sleaford Mods still have more to say than most other bands, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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We Sell Books: ‘Romance rules the world’

John Coffey runs Uneeda Bookshop at 71, Oliver Plunkett St in Cork. The shop sells second-hand books and also vinyl records, cassettes, CDs and DVDs, writes Majorie ...

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Album review: Ian Brown, Ripples

Ed Power reviews the new solo album from Ian Brown of the Stone Roses

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Long road to success for Irish film producers with ten Oscar nominations under their belt

The ten Oscar nominations for The Favourite is just the latest highpoint on the long road to success for Ireland’s top film producers, writes Esther McCarthy. ...

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A question of taste: Rory Nolan

Rory Nolan is from Co Wicklow. He plays Ross O’Carroll Kelly in the stage show Postcards from the Ledge, with upcoming dates including Pavilion Theatre, Dún ...

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Ordinary lives, special people: Writer and actor Marie Jones

Best known for her comedic yet poignant play, Stones in His Pockets, Belfast writer and sometime actor, Marie Jones, is bringing Fly Me to the Moon to the Everyman, ...

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Interesting body of work coming to Cork

Fat Blokes is one of a number of corporeal shows at Quarter Block Party in Cork, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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GameTech: Evil returns and it is a good thing

The game has been locked away for 20 years, but now a full remake has escaped from Capcom studios.

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Larry Gogan on turning down the BBC and the truth about some of those Just a Minute quiz answers

With the legendary broadcaster finishing on 2fm tomorrow, he tells Marjorie Brennan about his career highlights and that famous ‘Just A Minute’ myth.

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How 'Welcome to Night Vale' creators turned a podcast into a live event

When Joseph Fink and his writing partner Jeffrey Cranor set out to make a podcast in 2011, their expectations were low but their ambitions even lower.

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Melissa McCarthy’s move away from comedy has paid off

Melissa McCarthy’s move away from comedy has paid off with an Oscar nomination for her role as a real-life fraudster, writes Laura Harding.

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Tears for Fears are still sowing the seeds of love

A personal tragedy derailed the 1980s star duo's tour last year, but they're back to play gigs in Killarney and Dublin, writes Ed Power

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A fistful of Clint: 10 films that define Eastwood's career as a director and an actor

As the beloved 88-year-old actor/director releases another film, avowed fan John Daly selects 10 of his favourites

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Live music review: White Horse Guitar Club at the Cork Opera House

This opener to the White Horse Guitar Club’s sold-out Cork Opera House concert set the high-tempo tone from which there was no going back.

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Art review: Brian Eno at the RHA, Dublin

“A few million years,” is how long it would take to see the same combination of images in his work 77 Million Paintings, Brian Eno once said. The couches ...

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Hey baby it’s the Opera House sell-out guitar men

The lads from up the road done good, done very good indeed.

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