Arena Tuesday 14 May 2013

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena Tuesday 14th May 2013

Arena Tuesday 14th May 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Charlene Lydon, Programmer at Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema, on this year's Cannes Film Festival. www.irishfilmboard.ie for details of the Irish films at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Live Music - Soak

Live Music - Soak

SOAK (AKA Bridie Monds-Watson) performs 'Doorstep' and 'Explosion' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. SOAK plays Dublin's Peppercanister Church on June 19th - www.ticketmaster.ie for tickets.

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Cronin

Actor Patrick Cronin on his role in 'Death of a Salesman' at Cork's Everyman Palace Theatre - www.everymancork.com.

Book: Air Castle of the South

Book: Air Castle of the South

Jim Carroll on the new book on the music of Nashville, Tennessee 'Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City' by Craig Havighurst which is published by the University of Illinois Press.

Dan Brown Public Interview

Dan Brown Public Interview

Dan Brown will be in conversation with Seán Rocks on Monday May 20th at Dublin's National Concert Hall as part of this year's Dublin Writer's Festival. For tickets log onto www.nch.ie or www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Latest Paperbacks

Latest Paperbacks

Sinead Gleeson with a roundup of the latest paperbacks including Mohsin Hamed's 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' (Hamish Hamilton), 'Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter (Penguin), 'The Flame Throwers' by Rachel Kushner (Harvill Secker), The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Penguin) and 'Marry Me' by Dan Rhodes (Canongate).

Music Played on the Show

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Hank Williams

3:06

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Patsy Cline

2:21

Eurovision Theme - Charpentiers Te Deum

Eurovision Theme - Charpentiers Te Deum

Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

1:43

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