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    Film - The Blue Angel

    John Byrne discusses 'The Blue Angel' starring Marlene Dietrich which is released by Masters of Cinema and is on Blu-Ray and DVD now.

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    Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

    Harvey O'Brien previews this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival -www.jdiff.com.

    Harvey O’Brien’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013 Recommendations:

    Blancanieves - Savoy Cinema - Saturday 16th of February 11am.

    The King of Pigs - Cineworld - Monday 18th of February 9pm.

    Irish Film Board shorts - Wednesday 20th of February Lighthouse Cinema 610pm.

    The War of the Roses - Savoy Cinema - Friday the 22nd of February.

    Shampoo - Lighthouse Cinema - Sunday the 17th of February at 12pm – Robert Towne will attend the screening.

    Dario Marianelli: Film composer is at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday the 19th February at 8pm.

    West of Memphis - Cineworld – Friday the 22nd February 6pm.

    Silent films – Spies (Spione) – Sunday 17th February Lighthouse Cinema at 820pm

    Cops & One Week (Buster Keaton Double Bill) – Sunday 24th February IFI at 1pm

    (Full listings on www.jdiff.com)

     

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    Actor Sonya Kelly

    Actor Sonya Kelly on what she gets up to when she's not acting - Bikyam yoga, apparently.

    Sonya's show 'The Wheelchair on my Face' is at the Ennis Book Club Festival on March 3rd, Garter Lane in Waterford on March 8th & 9th and Hawkswell Sligo on March 21st - www.fishamble.com for full details.

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    Georges Melies - A Trip To The Moon

    One of the most important films ever made - now one hundred and 11 years ago, is 'A Trip To The Moon' by Georges Melies. It is 16 minutes long and was made only six years after the birth of film. John Byrne on Georges Melies 'A Trip to the Moon' which is available now on DVD.

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    Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

    Veronica Dunne on the final of the Seventh Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition which will take place at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Thursday January 31st with report by Evelyn O'Rourke.

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    Dance - Body and Forgetting

    Liz and Denis Roche on the dance production 'Body & Forgetting which is at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin until the 2nd of February and then tours to Longford, Sligo, Cork, then onto Kilkenny and then Limerick. For more details the website is www.lizrochedancecompany.com

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    'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé'

    John Byrne discusses a new DVD release 'Fairy Tales: Early Colour Stencil Films from Pathé' which looks at the 'trick film' where the music halls and vaudeville theatres were trawled for the most fantastical acts. It's released by the BFI and is available now.

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    Artist Guggi

    Declan Long joins Artist Guggi at his latest exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Dublin's Kerlin Gallery. Declan Long also discusses the refurbishment of the National Gallery with Seán Rocks.

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    TV - Dallamullóg on TG4

    A new series on TG4 (Sundays 830pm & Tuesday 1130pm) 'Dallamullóg' looks at matching tradespeople with artists to create a piece of art which is then judged by an art critic. Series producer David Clarke and artist Liam de Frinse join Seán Rocks. www.tg4.ie for full details.

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    Film - Lincoln

    Tony Tracy discusses the depiction of Abraham Lincoln in films ahead of the release of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

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