Scene & Heard - Entertainment news round up

A round up of this weeks entertainment news

Scene & Heard - Entertainment news round up

MUSIC NEWS:

Hozier has been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and after playing two gigs in London earlier in the week, ended up cancelling an appearance at The Forum in Kentish Town due to what was described as “a very bad throat infection”.

Iggy Azalea has also been struggling lately, and cancelled her Great Escape arena tour in the US for a “mental break”. The Aussie rapper had previously postponed the same dates from March to September.

Led Zeppelin’s last three records will be re-released in remastered form next month, the latest in a recent reissue series from the group. Presence, In the Through The Out Door and Coda were remastered by Jimmy Page and will come with a disc of previously unreleased music on July 31, reports NME.

The Rolling Stones are also on the release trail, with their 1971 classic, Sticky Fingers, available in various formats from Monday. Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the album contains such tracks as ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses’, and versions of this re-issue also feature live material of other tunes from around that era. And yes, the vinyl will feature that zip-down cover.

GIG WISE:

Live at the Marquee in Cork kicks off next week with Riverdance, but it gets interesting for music fans on June 16 with Beck. Cork-based band O Emperor have snagged a nifty support slot for that gig. The Coronas have also announced decent support for their two gigs, with June 19 also featuring Ham Sandwich and Róisín O; while June 20 has Hudson Taylor and Little Hours.

Cork also gets a new venue from August onwards, with the old church at St Lukes being kitted out for some interesting gigs that are still easily accessible from the city. First up in the eclectic line-up are string quartet the Balanescu Quartet on August 7, while other acts for subsequent weeks include Mick Flannery, Panti Bliss and Donal Lunny.

Also in Cork, Declan Sinnott will be playing tracks from his new album at the Pav tonight, while 90s boyband East 17 play the same venue on June 20.

John Grant has already sold out his Vicar Street appearance on November 9, and has added a second gig the following night.

Tickets went on sale this morning for Jason Derulo’s appearance at the 3Arena in Dublin next January 26.

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ALL AND SUNDRY:

The Tony Awards for Broadway productions take place on Sunday, and Cork man Bob Crowley, pictured, is up for four awards — two for costume design, and two for scenic design.

Other possible winners include Helen Mirren for her role as Queen Elizabeth II, and Bradley Cooper for The Elephant Man.

Vanbrugh Quartet & Friends tomorrow at the Aula Maxima in UCC will act as a fundraiser for the Cork-based quartet’s scholarship scheme.

FILM TIPS:

Swedish comedy Force Majeure has been getting some great reviews, and is part of the roster at Triskel in Cork from Sunday to Wednesday.

The same venue also has A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night a film described as ‘the first Iranian vampire Western’. We don’t doubt it.

The London Film Festival doesn’t take place until October, but it has already lined up an impressive opener.

Suffragette stars the likes of Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Brendan Gleeson, and you won’t be surprised to hear that it deals with the campaign to allow women to vote in the early part of the 20th century.

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