Arena Friday 9 May 2014

coming up on Friday's show....suggestions for Christmas gifts for the culture-lover in your life, actor Stephen Brennan and director David Blake Knox talk Beckett, Godot and the documentary "The Waiting Game" and the latest albums from The Rolling Stones, John Legend and The Weeknd

coming up on Monday's show....exploring the links between writing and music, a review of “Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983” by Tim Lawrence and the movement of people, history and communication across continents all explored in Emily Jacir's “Europa” exhibition at IMMA 

Arena

Arena

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Arts News

with Sinead Mooney - Metallica will be the first heavy-metal band to headline Glastonbury 2014, Drogheda-born author Erika McGann wins Waverton Good Read Children Award for her novel ‘The Demon Notebook’, the film ‘Noah’ not getting a release in China because censors dismissed it on religious grounds

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival

RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival

Lurlene Duggan of the Prosperous Dramatic Society on their chances in the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival with their production of the Marc Camoletti farce “Boeing Boeing”

Book review

Book review

Arlene Hunt reviews "Can Anybody Help Me?", the first novel from Sinead Crowley (the RTÉ Arts & Media Correspondent).  Published by Quercus

Performance artist Veronica Dyas

Performance artist Veronica Dyas

performance artist Veronica Dyas talks about what influenced her latest show 'Here and Now' at the Project Arts Centre which focuses on notions of home and the Irish attitude to housing, giving away all her possessions and walking the Camino

Full details at http://projectartscentre.ie/event/now/ 

Album reviews

Album reviews

Sinead Ní Mhordha and Eoin Glackin review new albums - "Xscape" by Michael Jackson, "Turn Blue" from The Black Keys and "Unrepentant Geraldines" by Tori Amos  

Music Played on the Show

Love Never Felt So Good

Love Never Felt So Good

Michael Jackson

4:20

Do You Know Where Your Children Are

Do You Know Where Your Children Are

Michael Jackson

0:59

It's Up To You Now

It's Up To You Now

The Black Keys

1:33

Waiting On Words

Waiting On Words

The Black Keys

0:38

16 Shades Of Blue

16 Shades Of Blue

Tori Amos

4:07

Promise

Promise

Tori Amos

1:13

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