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    with Alan Corr - the death announced today of writer & activist Maya Angelou, the BBC investigating complaints about poor sound quality on TV drama ‘Quirke’, this year’s John Ford Symposium takes place on 6-8 June including an open-air screening of ‘The Quiet Man’

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    with Alan Corr - Limerick preparing for a troupe of giant puppets from the French Theatre Company ‘Royal Deluxe’ to appear on streets in September as part of the City of Culture celebrations, the top-grossing movies of all time, according to a Beat on the Street report Dublin is joint-third in a poll of best cities for buskers

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    with Alan Corr - the winners at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Netflix planning to invest in a major tv series by Peter Morgan called 'The Crown' about Queen Elizabeth II's life as the Queen of England, Kim and Kanye West are spending 5 days honeymooning in Cork

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    with Sinead Mooney - there are 6 names on the shortlist for this year's Davy Byrne Short Story Award, Quentin Tarantino hopes to release extended version of Django Unchained as a 4-part tv series, Marianne Faithful planning a new album to include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earl amongst others plus a 12-month world tour to celebrate her 50 year career

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    with Alan Corr - Nick Cave wins Best Album at 2014 Ivor Novella Awards for 'Push The Sky Away' and Christine McVie confirms she is rejoining Fleetwood Mac, a Bavarian aristocrat who helped turn The Rolling Stones in multi-millionaires has died, actress Jennifer Lawrence gives details of her post-Oscar partying

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    with Alan Corr - Ken Loach new film Jimmy's Hall has been picked up at cannes Film Festival for distribution in America, JJ Abrams offers a fan a part in Star Wars 7 in support of UNICEF campaign 'Force For Change', the planned Jimi Hendrix biopic still in dispute with the Hendrix estate

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    with Alan Corr - the crime writer John Banville hits out at the amount of violence on television, Alfonso Cuarón in talks to direct the Harry Potter spin-off, what people can expect to see in Miley Cyrus concert at the O2 in Dublin tonight 

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    with Alan Corr - Kate O'Toole reveals the ashes of her father Peter O'Toole are being kept at Áras an Uachtaráin until he can be laid to rest in the west of Ireland, the 10th Dublin Dance Theatre Festival starts tomorrow, Collins English Dictionary asks for public submissions for new additions to the dictionary - (words like felfie, adorkable have already been suggested)

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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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