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 Thursday 13 February 2014

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    New Film Reviews

    Three new movies out this week, the World War 2 drama, Monuments Men, British underdog comedy Dance-off, Cuban Fury, and a classic story of Boy Meets Laptop, 'Her'.
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    The Cork Spring Poetry Festival.

    The festival is organised by the Munster Literature Centre and is based at the Cork Arts Theatre. The festival started yesterday and continues until Saturday night and features readings, workshops, book launches and even a film event. Kathy D'arcy loves her local poetry festival and joins Sean from RTE Cork. www.Corkpoetryfest.net
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    The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

    Jim Carroll joins Sean to review Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel a new book by Sherill Tippins that attempts to capture life as it was lived inside the Chelsea

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:22 p.m.
      Title: The Last Thing On My Mind
      Performer(s): Stark Sands With Punch Brothers
      Performer(s):
      Duration: 0:03:46
    • Title: Visions Of Johanna
      Performer(s): Bob Dylan
      Performer(s):
      Album: Blonde On Blonde
      Duration: 0:07:40
    • Title: Chelsea Hotel
      Composer: Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s): Leonard Cohen
      Performer(s):
      Album: Essential Leonard Cohen (Recordno: C2k86884) , Columbia , C2K86884
      Duration: 0:03:04

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