Arena Tuesday 22 April 2014

coming up on Thursday's show....the tensions between the confines of a prison cell and the unlimited scope of the imagination, themes explored by Burhan Sonmez in his novel "Istanbul Istanbul", Caoimhín O’Rahilly and Cormac Begley in session and films for review include a slavery uprising in America's antelbellum South in "The Birth Of A Nation", troubled teens and supernatural killers in "I Am Not A Serial Killer" and "Office Christmas Party" mayhem for the season that's in it

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Would you like to be in the audience for our special Christmas programme on Tuesday the 20th of December at 6.30pm? The Army No. 1 Band will be joined by soprano Mairead Buicke and members of the New Dublin Voices Choir for some lovely seasonal music.  To apply for tickets to this recording just email by Monday 19th December with your full name, address and number of tickets required to arena@rte.ie 

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show, presented tonight by Evelyn O'Rourke

Arts News

with Alan Corr - Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks working together on incident in 1960 where an American U2 spy plane was shot-down over Russia, line-up announced for this year’s Castlepalooza music festival in Co Offaly, real-life Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort coming to Ireland to give a motivational speech in the RDS

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IMPAC Literary Award

IMPAC Literary Award

Kay Sheehy with the second of her reviews of the novels on the IMPAC shortlist - “Three Strong Women” by Marie NDiaye, published by MacLehose Press

Bob Dylan fans

Bob Dylan fans

John Byrne looks at a new book "The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land of Bob" by David Kinney (published by Simon & Schuster) and wonders what is it about Bob Dylan that inspires such obsessive devotion in his fans?   

James Dean - his life and career

James Dean - his life and career

Anthony McIntyre from the UCD Film Department on a forthcoming James Dean retrospective at the IFI

Full details of the James Dean season at www.ifi.ie

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Culwick Choral Society

Culwick Choral Society

Bernie Sherlock talks about her work as director of the Culwick Choral Society who are performing at the NCH on Thursday 24th April. The programme will include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

Check out www.culwick.org for more information

Music Played on the Show

Positively 4th Street

Positively 4th Street

Bob Dylan

4:06

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Bob Dylan

3:51

Prince Johnny

Prince Johnny

St Vincent

4:34

The Gloria From Mass In C Minor

The Gloria From Mass In C Minor

Winchester Cathedral Choir

2:16

Psalm 108, Verse 2 From Chichester Psalms

Psalm 108, Verse 2 From Chichester Psalms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

1:11

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