Arena With Seán Rocks

Arena With Seán Rocks

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Arena Wednesday 5 February 2014

coming up on Friday's show....Bantry is in full swing for the West Cork Literary Festival, Liz Nugent returns to the world of crime and deception in her latest novel "Lying In Wait" and the latest albums from Mstrkrft, Jack & Amanda Palmer and Bear's Den

Arena, Wed 5th February

Tony Clayton Lea is in studio to review Americana - The Kinks memoir by the band’s lead songwriter, Ray Davies, and God Save The Kinks,a band biography by Ron Jovanovic; Willie Vlautin tells us about his new book, The Free; and Declan Long has checked out the glorious production of a new book about 'Hieronymous Bosch'; and Swan Lake is coming to Dublin

 

Willie Vlautin

Willie Vlautin

Willie Vlautin is in studio to talk about his fourth novel, The Free.

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Matthew McConaghey

Matthew McConaghey

Matthew McConaughey has just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof, in the film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. Set in the 1980s, it tells the story of a Texan diagnosed with AIDS who decides to source his own medication in Mexico to help fight the disease.    

RTE Ten’s Alan Corr recently met up with Matthew Mc Conaughey and asked him how he decided to portray the life and character of Ron Woodroof....

The track is My Morning Jacket with ‘Ready to be Called On’ from the soundtrack to the movie.....

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Swan Lake

Swan Lake

On the 9th November 1995 a new production of Swan Lake was unveiled at the famous Sadlers Well Theatre in London.

Within minutes of the performance starting though, there were ripples in the audience because the role of the swan was being danced by a man on stage for the very first time.

Nearly twenty years later this now famous production lives on, and is visiting Dublin in a few weeks time. To find out more about the show, Evelyn O’Rourke went to London to meet up with some of the dancers and the team behind the show.

Swan Lake is visiting Dublin later this month and will be performed from Tuesday 25th February to Saturday 1st March at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. More information can be found at http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

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Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch

The Dutch Painter Hieronymous Bosch - famed for his lavish, surreal and incredibly detailed paintings - died almost 500 years ago. Now Taschen has published a major new collection, 'Hieronymous Bosch: The Complete Works' compiled by Stefan Fischer. Declan Long has been reading it for us

 And you can see some of the images from that book at http://www.taschen.com/

The Kinks

The Kinks

The band's lead singer, Ray Davies, has just published his memoirs, Americana, and a new biography, God Save The Kinks, looks at the band's legacy. Tony Clayton-Lea has been reading them for us.

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Music Played on the Show

19:48

Title: You Really Got Me

Performer(s): The Kinks

Album: Kinks

Duration: 2:26

19:54

Title: Lola

Performer(s): The Kinks

Album: Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1

Duration: 4:20

19:57

Title: All The Way From Memphis

Performer(s): Mott The Hoople

Album: Mott (Legacy Edition)

Duration: 3:35

00:00

Title: Ready To Be Called

Composer: Unknown

Performer(s): My Morning Jacket

Album: Dallas Buyers Club

Duration: 3:25

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