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    on Tuesday's programme.....a look at acclaimed actor/director Steven Berkoff's Dublin-production of 'The Actors Lament', a new biography of one of England's most famous and controversial poets Philip Larkin and there's music from the band Wild Promises

    Arena Tuesday 4 February 2014

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    Arena Tuesday 4th February 2014

    On tonight's programme Gerry Godley celebrates 75 years of Blue Note jazz; Michael Longley reads some of his poetry and we have an interview with Rebecca Storm as she prepares for her concert in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Sunday 16th February.

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    Blue Note Jazz

    As a label Blue Note records is synonymous with the very best of jazz and this year it celebrates its seventy fifth birthday.

    Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label, established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis. Francis Wolff became involved shortly afterwards. It derives its name from the characteristic "blue notes" of jazz and the blues

    Gerry Godley reports.

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    Robert Graves Poetry

    “Selected Poems”  A new edition of the Poetry of Robert Graves edited by Michael Longley has just been published. Michael Longley reads selected poems and talks about Graves' life.

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    Rebecca Storm

    The performer Rebecca Storm has been a familiar part of the Irish musical theatre world for many years now.

    And on Sunday 16th February she takes to the stage in Dublin one more time for a special one off concert in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

    Evelyn O’Rourke met up with Rebecca to talk about her life and times on stage...

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Tell Me It's Not True
      Composer: Willy Russell
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Album: Blood Brothers
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Bouncing With Bud
      Composer: Powell
      Performer(s): Bud Powell
      Performer(s): Bud Powell
      Album: The Complete 1946-1949 Roost, Blue Note, Verve & Swing Masters, Blue Note Records, 5321362
      Duration: 2:59
    • Title: Straight No Chaser
      Composer: Thelonious Monk
      Performer(s): Thelonious Monk
      Performer(s): Thelonious Monk
      Album: Thelonious Monk: Live At the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival, Blue Note
      Duration: 1:00
    • Title: It's You Or No One
      Composer: Dexter Gordon
      Performer(s): Dexter Gordon
      Performer(s): Dexter Gordon
      Album: Homecoming - Live At the Village Vanguard, Blue Note
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: The Sidewinder
      Composer: Lee Morgan
      Performer(s): Lee Morgan
      Performer(s): Lee Morgan
      Album: The Best of Lee Morgan, Blue Note
      Duration: 1:30
    • Title: Downtime
      Composer: Robert Glasper
      Performer(s): Robert Glasper
      Performer(s): Robert Glasper
      Album: Double Booked, Blue Note
      Duration: 2:00
    • Title: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
      Composer: Webber, Andrew Lloyd
      Performer(s): Lloyd Webber A/Rice
      Performer(s): Lloyd Webber A/Rice
      Duration: 5:43
    • Title: Easy Terms
      Composer: Willy Russell
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Duration: 1:00
    • Title: Tell Me On A Sunday
      Composer: Webber, Andrew Lloyd
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Duration: 0:30
    • Title: I Dreamed A Dream
      Composer: Webber, Andrew Lloyd
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Performer(s): Rebecca Storm
      Duration: 1:00

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