Arena Wednesday 14 May 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

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - the film 'Grace of Monaco' with Nicole Kidman getting scathing reviews after it's opening at Cannes Film Festival, Christie's post-war art sales reach $744m for works by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon, Bob Dylan covers a Frank Sinatra song 'Full Moon & Empty Arms' on his latest album

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Colin Davidson, artist

Colin Davidson, artist

Colin Davidson, portrait artist talks about his latest exhibition ‘Jerusalem’ where he asked 12 residents of the Israeli city to sit for a portrait. It is currently on show at the Oliver Sears Gallery

(credit: image used is Amiram from the 'Jerusalem' exhibition)

Official website at www.colindavidson.com 

Gallery website at www.oliversearsgallery.com

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Anthony McIntyre chronicles the career of actor Bryan Cranston, from his days in television comedy 'Malcolm In The Middle' to drama series 'Breaking Bad' his leading role in the film 'Godzilla'

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Tosca the opera

Tosca the opera

Evelyn O’Rourke report from rehearsals of the Lyric Opera production of ‘Tosca’ at the National Concert Hall

Full details at www.lyricoperaproductions.com

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Sonya Kelly essay

Sonya Kelly essay

Sonya Kelly essay on the perils of choosing the wrong trousers   

A New Day, a play by Gerard Lee

A New Day, a play by Gerard Lee

the actor/writer Gerard Lee talks about his play “A New Day”, running at Bewley's Café Theatre (he also talks about the two novels he has written)         

Full details at www.bewleyscafetheatre.com

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Holding Onto Heaven (Raio Edit)

Holding Onto Heaven (Raio Edit)

Foxes

3:42

Get What You Give

Get What You Give

Mick Flannery

3:28

Full Moon And Empty Arms

Full Moon And Empty Arms

Bob Dylan

0:53

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