Arena Friday 4 April 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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Arts News

Alan Corr - Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in a decade to be published March 2015, Paul Simon will be taking part in a tribute to Seamus Heaney in NCH on 23rd April as part of the ‘One City One Book’ festival, expected faces and nominees at the IFTA’s tomorrow night    

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Film

Film

film lecturer Tom Kennedy with a guide to the essential films of the 1990's - films like Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Toy Story, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, Fargo, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs 

for more on the series of essential films of the 1990's see www.ifi.ie

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Essay

Essay

Evelyn O'Rourke takes a wry look at the growing trend of 'the selfie' among celebrities, politicians, fund-raisers and ordinary people     

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Books

Books

Abie Philbin Bowman takes a look at the book "Look Who's Back" by Timur Vermes, a book which poses the question "is it ever ok for us to laugh at Hitler?".  It is published by Maclehose Press

Album reviews

Album reviews

Rachel Breslin and Alan Corr review the latest album releases - "Lift Your Spirit" from Aloe Blacc, "Tremors" from Sohn and "Himalayan" from Band of Skulls

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Music Played on the Show

Can You Do This

Can You Do This

Aloe Blacc

3:08

Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up

Aloe Blacc

1:07

The Wheel

The Wheel

Sohn

1:09

Paralysed

Paralysed

Sohn

3:05

Asleep At The Wheel

Asleep At The Wheel

Band Of Skulls

1:03

Hoochie Coochie

Hoochie Coochie

Band Of Skulls

0:50

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