Arts news

Monday 25th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - rave reviews for John Carney's Irish film "Sing Street" at Sundance Film Festival, Kris Kristofferson will donate all proceeds to Childline from Irish concert, photo of organic potato sells for €1m 

Friday 22nd January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Charlotte Rampling and Michael Caine join debate on lack of diversity in Oscar nominees, first acts announced for Longitude festival in July

Wednesday 20th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - publishing giant George Weidenfeld dies, Spotify buys Irish music app Soundwave, Leonardo di Caprio has his eye on role as Vladimir Putin 

Tuesday 19th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - African-American film-makers boycott the Oscars because of lack of racial diversity in nominees, MInister for Arts announces €8m fund for re-development for National Archives building in Dublin, tributes paid to Eagles founding member Glenn Frey who died yesterday

Monday 18th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - derelict cottage in Donegal where Brian Friel set "Dancing At Lughnasa" to be preserved for posterity, Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to play Laurel & Hardy, a star constellation has been registered as part of 'Stardust for Bowie' project and Bowie's albums making the charts in many countries 

Thursday 14th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - great news for Irish film-makers with a record number of Oscar nominations, tributes pouring in for British actor Alan Rickman who died today, rumours there was a private cremation for David Bowie shortly after his death

Wednesday 13th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Irish Film Board seeking more government funding to maintain success in the sector, "Fifty Shades of Grey" leads the race for the Razzies worst film of the year

Friday 8th January

Arts News

with Anthony Thuillier - lots of Irish interest in just-announced BAFTA nominees, Season 6 of Game of Thrones will be released in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un depicted as a baby on cover of New Yorker

Thursday 7th January

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish actress Caitriona Balfe wins People's Choice Award in LA for her role in tv fantasy series 'Outlander', Saoirse Ronan speaks out about lack of good roles for young female actors, to mark first anniversary of attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices French literary writings on tolerance are being translated and made free online

Wednesday 6th January

Arts News

with Alan Corr - shortlist announced today for Choice Music Prize 'Irish Album of the Year', Motorhead to stream frontman Lemmy's funeral on You Tube, French composer Pierre Boulez dies aged 90



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