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    with Alan Corr - lots of positive reaction to 'Centenary' concert in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre last night, criticism of some high profile figures in Harper Lee letters, Rufus Wainright unveils first taste of his new Shakespeare album

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    with Alan Corr - Shakespeare's skull was probably stolen from his grave, John Cleese furious that a theatre group didn't seek permission before using his Fawlty Towers concept, confirmed that new album to come from The Stone Roses, tributes flood in for A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg who died on Tuesday

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    with Alan Corr - UK Culture Minister launches a new arts strategy which may be of interest to Irish institutions, Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries fronts a new musical collaboration called D.A.R.K.

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    with Alan Corr - details announced of Dublin Dance Festival 2016, a Bobby Sands documentary premieres at Canadian film festival, an extremely rare Beatles record sells for £77,500 at auction in England

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    with Alan Corr - artist Sean Scully wins Harpers Bazaar International Artist of the Year Award, Colum McCann shortlisted for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, Prince to publish an unconventional biography in autumn 2017  

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - film rights already bought to Cecilia Ahern latest novel "Flawed", original Torquay hotel which inspired the tv comedy "Fawlty Towers" to be torn down, Michelle Obama releases new anthem for female empowerment   

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    with Alan Corr - deaths announced of Booker-winning author Anita Brookner and Glenroe actor Robert Carrickford, winner announced of the 'Nice Screams A Citizen's Anthem' competition - Donnacha Toomey for "A Dhuine Uaisle Uachtair Reoite" ("Better World in Mind")

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    with Alan Corr - "Room" wins 9 awards at Canadian Screen Awards last night, the Irish western "An Klondike" nominated for a raft of IFTA's, tributes continue for musician Conor Walsh who died on Friday

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    with Alan Corr - Ireland doesn't rank particularly high in list of World's Most Literate Nations, BBC launches a new sitcom written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan, Peter Capaldi claims BBC is 'not looking after' Dr Who

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    with Alan Corr - no official permission yet for Star Wars filming on Malin Head in Donegal, author Elena Ferrante whose true identity is unknown makes longlist for Man Booker Prize, Game of Thrones fans confused by reports of death of George Martin

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