Arena Tuesday 22 July 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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with Alan Corr - Robert Downey Jnr the top-paid Hollywood movie star this year, 23 acts join the line-up for this year's Electric Picnic, George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles is killed by beetle infestation

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Film director Marc Silver

Film director Marc Silver

film director Marc Silver explains the background to his latest documentary “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”, in which Gael Garcia Bernal tries to identify the remains of an unknown migrant who died in the Arizona desert while trying to get to America

MAC International artists prize

MAC International artists prize

curator Hugh Mulholland and artist Darek Fortas talk about the shortlist for the MAC International, a new prize for artists from the Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast

Official website: www.themaclive.com

Book review - "The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes" by Anna McPartlin

Book review - "The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes" by Anna McPartlin

Edel Coffey reviews “The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes” by Anna McPartlin, the story of a woman dying of cancer looking back on her life  (published by Transworld UK)

Book review - "Twee" by Marc Spitz

Book review - "Twee" by Marc Spitz

Jim Carroll reviews “Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film” by Marc Spitz (published by Harper Collins)

Music Played on the Show

Take Me To Church

Take Me To Church

Sinéad O'Connor

3:12

Diane Young

Diane Young

Vampire Weekend

2:54

Watching The Detectives

Watching The Detectives

Elvis Costello

3:57

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