Arena Thursday 6 February 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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Tonight on Arena Simon Maher and Yvonne Nolan review Dallas Buyers’ Club, The Invisible Woman and the remake of Robocop

And five one- act plays from different times and places all with the same theme in “The Art of Wedlock”, plus the Birth of Jazz with Ollie Cole

Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Simon Maher and Yvonne Nolan review The Dallas Buyers Club; The Invisible Woman and the new Robocop movie

Dallas Buyers’ Club, stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto as two men fighting to get treatment for AIDS and is based on the true life of Ron Woodroof.

Our second film up for review tonight is The Invisible Woman. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones as a young actress called Nelly Ternan.

The Robocop movie is a remake of the original movie

 

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Marriage Plays

Marriage Plays

The “Art of Wedlock” is a night at the theatre with a difference.

Each night, the audience will enjoy five different one act plays, written at different times in different parts of the world. But all the plays are connected by the fact that they consider an aspect of marriage.

Matthew Ralli is the director of the project and he is in studio with actors Deirdre Monaghan and David Heap

The Art of Wedlock – a night of five one act plays – opens next Tuesday at the Chancery Lane Theatre, that’s February 11th and runs until 18th of February.

For further information click http://www.culturefox.ie/event/the-art-of-wedlock/25156.aspx

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The Birth of Jazz

The Birth of Jazz

Tonight we continue our journey through popular music and the social and political events that shaped the sounds we listen to.

We started with the blues and Robert Johnson, and last week we heard about the protest songs of the Almanac singers. Tonight we’re looking at jazz...or more specifically the birth of jazz….

And Ollie Cole joins Seán in studio

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Chris Lilley's Ja'mie

Chris Lilley's Ja'mie

The Australian TV mockumentary Summer Heights High became a cult comedy hit when it first aired in 2007. Its creator Chris Lilley has brought one of the characters, Ja'mie (Ja-May) back for her own show, which starts tonight on BBC3.

Emer McLysaght previews the show

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Music Played on the Show

Bath Is Black

Bath Is Black

Marika Hackman

3:18

Take The 'A' Train -- Not Available

Take The 'A' Train -- Not Available

Duke Ellington

3:11

West End Blues

West End Blues

Louis Armstrong (Trumpet & Vocal)

3:27

Strange Fruit -- Not Available

Strange Fruit -- Not Available

Billie Holiday (Vocal)

3:23

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