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    with Alan Corr - Adele tops The Sunday Times rich-list of young stars under 30, Brad Pitt close to signing as next lead in television series True Detective, Dublin City Council want public suggestions on how to develop/ improve Dublin's cultural quarter Temple Bar

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    with Alan Corr - the film 'Grace of Monaco' with Nicole Kidman getting scathing reviews after it's opening at Cannes Film Festival, Christie's post-war art sales reach $744m for works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, Bob Dylan covers a Frank Sinatra song 'Full Moon & Empty Arms' on his latest album

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    with Sinead Mooney - Metallica will be the first heavy-metal band to headline Glastonbury 2014, Drogheda-born author Erika McGann wins Waverton Good Read Children Award for her novel ‘The Demon Notebook’, the film ‘Noah’ not getting a release in China because censors dismissed it on religious grounds

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    with Alan Corr - Eoin Colfer announced as the third Laureate na nÓg which aims to promote the importance of childrens literature, the planned Morrissey biopic 'Stephen' apparently will cover his pre-Smiths life, Chuck Berry will receive the 2014 Polar Music Prize (musical equivalent of a Nobel Prize)

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    with Alan Corr - four lesser-known artists shortlisted for Turner Prize, a new Ronald Reagan biopic will be told through the eyes of a KGB agent, TV3 unveiled it’s new schedule this afternoon, including a new Irish soap ‘Red Rock’and Gogglebox (an Irish version of the Channel 4 series about couch potatoes watching television) 

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    with Alan Corr - the statue of Michaelangelo’s ‘David’ has weak ankles but experts say it will not collapse, members of REM and Nirvana, Sleater Kinney coming together as Superearth, the manuscript of a lost Felix Mendelssohn song rediscovered 140 years after it went missing

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    with Alan Corr - Chris O’Dowd getting rave reviews for his Broadway debut as Lenny in ‘Of Mice & Men’, the Who will release new material for their 50th anniversary this year, a couple of the events taking place for independentWorld Record Store Day on Saturday  

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    with Alan Corr - rumours continue that AC/DC might split forever because band-member Malcolm Young is ill, new book by Ian McEwan ‘The Children Act’ will be story of religious parents who refuse medical treatment for their child, consternation that The Daily Telegraph list of the 20 Best British Novels of All Time features three Irish authors – James Joyce, John Banville and Flann O’Brien  

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    Arts News with Alan Corr - the Ceiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall in London to mark the end of President Higgins' official visit to the UK,  Ray Davies (of The Kinks) to appear at the Dublin Writers Festival in May, Joan Jett and Michael Stipe may sing with surviving members of Nirvana tonight when the band are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tonight      

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    Alan Corr - two more Irish writers Donal Ryan and David Parker made the shortlist for the IMPAC Award, two more seasons confirmed for Game of Thrones, newly de-classified documents reveal CIA used the Boris Pasternak novel 'Dr Zhivago' to spread unrest amongst the population of the Soviet Union during the Cold War

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