Arena Wednesday 25 June 2014

coming up on Friday's show.....films for review include the "The Magnificent Seven" protecting the underdog, a childhood friendship put in danger by irritating adults in "Little Men" and Irish troops battling mercenaries in the Congo during "The Siege of Jadotville" and the latest albums from David Bowie's back catalogue, Billy Bragg and Warpaint

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

with Alan Corr - the world premiere of "Mrs Brown's Boys: D'movie" tonight in Dublin, the programme for the 26th Galway Film Fleadh was announced today, North Korean leader demands the US block release of new Seth Rogen/James Franco movie because it insults him

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Theatre review

Theatre review

Sophie Gorman reviews the current production of Brian Friel’s “Aristocrats” at the Abbey Theatre

Official website: www.abbeytheatre.ie

Jan Carson, author

Jan Carson, author

an interview with Jan Carson about her debut novel "Malcolm Orange Disappears" (published by Liberties Press)

Corn Potato String Band

Corn Potato String Band

an interview with the Corn Potato String Band about their sound which is rooted in American Appalachian folk music

Official website: http://cornpotato.com

Tragedy of actors dying early

Tragedy of actors dying early

Abie Philbin Bowman on the tragedy of actors who died before their film is released (like Brittany Murphy in ‘Something Wicked’, Paul Walker in ‘Brick Mansions’, Philip Seymour Hoffman in both ‘God’s Pocket’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’, James Dean in 'Rebel Without A Cause', Heath Ledger as the Joker in 'Batman', Brandon Lee in 'The Crow', Whitney Houston in 'Sparkle', James Gandolfini in 'Enough Said') 

Brazil and the World Cup

Brazil and the World Cup

Karl Parkinson reads his poem about Brazilian footballer Mane Garrincha, star of the 1962 World Cup

Music Played on the Show

Blame It On Me

Blame It On Me

George Ezra

3:00

Raleigh And Spencer

Raleigh And Spencer

Corn Potato String Band

3:00

Route 77

Route 77

Corn Potato String Band

3:00

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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