Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Wednesday's programme..........Abie Philbin Bowman talks to American stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, the programme takes a look at a new film about James Joyce featuring the music of John McCormack, chat with the author Sebastian Barry about his latest novel “The Temporary Gentleman”, a preview of the forthcoming tv series "Fargo" and acclaimed film-maker Josh Oppenheimer talks about his documentary "The Act Of Killing".

    Arena Tuesday 26 March 2013

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    Arena Tuesday 26th March 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Film - Good Vibrations

    Tony Clayton-Lea on the film 'Good Vibrations' which is about the Belfast record store of the same name, run by Terry Hooley, which kept going through the Troubles. The film is released on Friday March 29th.

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    Clive Davis - 'The Soundtrack of my Life'

    Jim Carroll discusses the book Clive Davis "The Soundtrack of My Life" which is out now and published by Simon & Schuster. Davis was instrumental in the careers of artists such as Janis Joplin and Whitney Houston.

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    Book: Disney's Most Notorious Film

    John Byrne discusses the book 'Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence, and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South' with Seán Rocks. Song of the South was made in 1946 and little is known about it. The Author is Jason Sperb and the Publishers are Texas University Press.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:28 p.m.
      Title: Me and Bobby McGee
      Performer(s): Janis Joplin
      Performer(s):
      Album: The Essential Janis Joplin
      Duration: 0:04:43
    • 07:34 p.m.
      Title: Me And Julio Down At The School
      Performer(s): Paul Simon
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:02:58
    • 07:40 p.m.
      Title: Copacabana (at The Copa)
      Performer(s): Barry Manilow
      Performer(s):
      Album: Ultimate Manilow
      Duration: 0:05:56
    • 07:44 p.m.
      Title: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
      Performer(s): Whitney Houston
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:05:01
    • 07:48 p.m.
      Title: Empire State Of Mind Part Ii Broken Down
      Performer(s): Alicia Keys
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:49
    • 07:53 p.m.
      Title: I Say A Little Prayer
      Performer(s): Aretha Franklin
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:44

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