Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    on Tuesday's show.......a documentary portrait of one of the 20th century's great artists David Hockney, a review of "Funny Girl" the latest Nick Hornby novel and there's music from singer/songwriter Peter Doran

    Arena Friday 4 April 2014

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    Arts News

    Alan Corr - Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade to be published March 2015, Paul Simon will be taking part in a tribute to Seamus Heaney in NCH on 23rd April as part of the ‘One City One Book’ festival, expected faces and nominees at the IFTA’s tomorrow night    

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    Film

    film lecturer Tom Kennedy with a guide to the essential films of the 1990's - films like Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Toy Story, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, Fargo, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs 

    for more on the series of essential films of the 1990's see www.ifi.ie

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    Essay

    Evelyn O'Rourke takes a wry look at the growing trend of 'the selfie' among celebrities, politicians, fund-raisers and ordinary people     

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    Books

    Abie Philbin Bowman takes a look at the book "Look Who's Back" by Timur Vermes, a book which poses the question "is it ever ok for us to laugh at Hitler?".  It is published by Maclehose Press

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    Album reviews

    Rachel Breslin and Alan Corr review the latest album releases - "Lift Your Spirit" from Aloe Blacc, "Tremors" from Sohn and "Himalayan" from Band of Skulls

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Can You Do This
      Composer: Aloe Blacc
      Performer(s): Aloe Blacc
      Performer(s): Aloe Blacc
      Album: Lift Your Spirit, info n/a
      Duration: 0:58
    • Title: Wake Me Up
      Composer: Avicii, Blacc, Pournouri, Einziger
      Performer(s): Aloe Blacc
      Performer(s): Aloe Blacc
      Album: Lift Your Spirit, info n/a
      Duration: 1:07
    • Title: The Wheel
      Composer: Sohn
      Performer(s): Sohn
      Performer(s): Sohn
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 1:09
    • Title: Paralysed
      Composer: Sohn
      Performer(s): Sohn
      Performer(s): Sohn
      Album: Tremors, info n/a
      Duration: 3:05
    • Title: Asleep At The Wheel
      Composer: Band Of Skulls
      Performer(s): Band Of Skulls
      Performer(s): Band Of Skulls
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 1:03
    • Title: Hoochie Coochie
      Composer: Band Of Skulls
      Performer(s): Band Of Skulls
      Performer(s): Band Of Skulls
      Album: info n/a
      Duration: 0:50

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