Arena Tuesday 14 May 2013

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 Tuesday 14th May 2013

Arena Tuesday 14th May 2013

Daily arts and popular culture show.

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Charlene Lydon, Programmer at Dublin's Lighthouse Cinema, on this year's Cannes Film Festival. www.irishfilmboard.ie for details of the Irish films at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Live Music - Soak

Live Music - Soak

SOAK (AKA Bridie Monds-Watson) performs 'Doorstep' and 'Explosion' live in studio with interview by Seán Rocks. SOAK plays Dublin's Peppercanister Church on June 19th - www.ticketmaster.ie for tickets.

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Cronin

Actor Patrick Cronin on his role in 'Death of a Salesman' at Cork's Everyman Palace Theatre - www.everymancork.com.

Book: Air Castle of the South

Book: Air Castle of the South

Jim Carroll on the new book on the music of Nashville, Tennessee 'Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City' by Craig Havighurst which is published by the University of Illinois Press.

Dan Brown Public Interview

Dan Brown Public Interview

Dan Brown will be in conversation with Seán Rocks on Monday May 20th at Dublin's National Concert Hall as part of this year's Dublin Writer's Festival. For tickets log onto www.nch.ie or www.dublinwritersfestival.com

Latest Paperbacks

Latest Paperbacks

Sinead Gleeson with a roundup of the latest paperbacks including Mohsin Hamed's 'How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' (Hamish Hamilton), 'Beautiful Ruins' by Jess Walter (Penguin), 'The Flame Throwers' by Rachel Kushner (Harvill Secker), The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Penguin) and 'Marry Me' by Dan Rhodes (Canongate).

Music Played on the Show

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

Hank Williams

3:06

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Patsy Cline

2:21

Eurovision Theme - Charpentiers Te Deum

Eurovision Theme - Charpentiers Te Deum

Academy Of St Martin In The Fields

1:43

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Presenter: Seán Rocks

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