Scene and Heard

MUSIC NEWS: It’s a world record you’d never want to be part of. Jay-Z and Kanye West played the track ‘Niggas In Paris’ 12 times at a recent show in the French capital.

Scene and Heard

West told the crowd how it should “remember this moment for the rest of your life”. While the Portaloo shortage scuppered Glastonbury this year, organisers are optimistic that punters’ nitrogenous compounds can be catered for in 2013 and have announced that tickets will go on sale on Oct 7. Red Hot Chili Peppers (lead singer Anthony Kiedis, inset) have announced they’ll be releasing nine new double-A singles in the next six months. There are rumours that the Kino in Cork may get a new lease of life as a music venue.

GIG WISE: Anybody who had planned on going to Nicki Minaj (left) at the Olympia in Dublin on Jul 4 should be aware the concert has now been switched to Aug 21. Also in Dublin, Bon Iver have announced an appearance at the 02 for Nov 12. The Coronas sold out the Marquee last week and are to return to the Rebel county for the Indiependence festival near Mitchelstown (Aug 3-5). Gomez are at Cyprus Avenue in Cork on Tuesday while dance legend A Guy Called Gerald plays a DJ set at the Pavilion on Jul 6.

FILM TIPS: Triskel Christchurch in Cork has a science-fiction series over the next few days, with films including Forbidden Planet, Fahrenheit 451 and The Andromeda Strain. In Galway, the Film Fleadh runs from Jul 10-15, and Irish monster movie Grabbers has been announced as the opening film.

COMEDY CAPERS: Jack Dee (inset, right) is at the Olympia in Dublin on Dec 1. Tickets on sale now. City Limits in Cork tomorrow has John Donnellan, Ross Brown and Karen McNulty.

ALL AND SUNDRY: The Cope Foundation in Cork is involved in organising the International Song Competition, an event for people with intellectual disabilities that begins on Wednesday. A photographic exhibition featuring a year of civil partnerships in Ireland is currently on at Exchange Dublin as part of Pride week. The Big Gay Wedding Project is by Seattle native Shawna Scott. Chapterhouse Theatre Company is putting on productions of The Importance of Being Earnest next Thursday at Bantry House, and Pride and Prejudice at Ardgillan Castle, Skerries, Co Dublin, on Jul 13.

Des O’Driscoll

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