Arena Thursday 7 August 2014

coming up on Friday's show....a special on "Fermata: Writings Inspired by Music", a new anthology which explores the connection between music and the written word...Fairytale of New York, Hofstetter's Serenade and Blueberry Hill - just some of the hits which have provided inspiration for poets and writers through the decades

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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 

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Ruth Barton and Gavin Burke review "Welcome To New York", "God's Pocket" and "The Inbetweeners 2"

Book review: "In The Light Of What We Know" by Zia Haider Rahman

Book review: "In The Light Of What We Know" by Zia Haider Rahman

Eibhear Walshe reviews “In The Light Of What We Know” by Zia Haider Rahman, the story of the friendship between two men - Zafar and the narrator (published by Farrar Straus and Giroux)  

Book review: "Michaelangelo: Complete Works"

Book review: "Michaelangelo: Complete Works"

Brian Fay reviews “Michaelangelo: Complete Works” by Frank Zollner, Christof Thoenes and Thomas Popper (published by Taschen)

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

Alan Corr looks at the career of parody artist Weird Al Yankovic

Music Played on the Show

Fire In The City

Fire In The City

Bob Mould

3:14

My Bologna

My Bologna

Weird Al Yankovic

0:37

Eat It

Eat It

Weird Al Yankovic

3:16

Smells Like Nirvana

Smells Like Nirvana

Weird Al Yankovic

3:42

Word Crimes

Word Crimes

Weird Al Yankovic

1:15

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