Arts news

Wednesday 4th May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - major acts confirmed for new mega festival 'Desert Trip' in California in October, a Blues Brothers cartoon series is on the way, secret artwork revealed on vinyl edition of David Bowie final album 'Blackstar'

Tuesday 3rd May

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Gabriel Byrne nominated for Tony Award for his role on Broadway in "Long Day's Journey Into Night", launch of a new music streaming rival to Spotify, Radiohead release new single ahead of the release of their 9th album

Friday 29th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - ELO re-schedule tonight's Dublin concert due to illness, Sky poll adult and children to find their favourite children television shows of all time, Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander to be the new Lara Croft

Wednesday 27th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - according to family sources Prince died intestate and left no will, significant boost to tax breaks for Irish film industry, Led Zeppelin may be able to settle Stairway To Heaven lawsuit for $1

Friday 22nd April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - tributes continue for Prince who died yesterday, Johnny Marr to release his autobiography in the autumn, Romania removed from the Eurovision competition over a national debt

Tuesday 19th April

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Villagers and Snow Patrol nominated for Ivor Novello Awards,  AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson issues statement about having to leave the band because of hearing loss, Pierce Brosnan leads tributes to actress Doris Roberts his former Remington Steele co-star

Thursday 14th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - texting at cinema could get the go-ahead, Éigse Michael Hartnett 4-day festival begins tonight, open casting tomorrow in search of Irish extras for new US television show set in prehistoric times

Wednesday 13th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Top Gear will be filming in Dingle this weekend, IMMA launches major new fund to support contemporary art, Bono has a novel suggestion for defeating Isis

Tuesday 12th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Kanye West makes music history in America as the first artist to reach number one on the US album chart mostly through streaming / Bryan Adams cancels concert in Mississippi to protest that state’s new law on Transgender access to toilets / Gene Simmons of KISS in public row with N.W.A.

Monday 11th April

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Extra Bruce Springsteen tickets going on sale & he also cancelled a concert in North Carolina, to protest that state’s new law on Transgender access to toilets. Enda Kenny opens the Kevin Barry recital rooms in the National Concert Hall. New film from Martin McDonagh – the working title is ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

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