Arena Tuesday 30 June 2020

On Thursday's Arena with Kay Sheehy, new films reviews with John Maguire and Aingeala Flannery. 

Arena

Arena

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Hamilton

Hamilton

Liam Geraghty previews the musical Hamilton which has conquered Broadway and the West End. The show is a game changer in terms of its hip hop dominated score, but also in the racial diversity of its cast. A feature length recording of the stage show will start streaming on Disney this Friday.

Elizabeth Wetmore

Elizabeth Wetmore

Elizabeth Wetmore's New York Times Best Selling debut novel, Valentine, is set in the author's hometown of Odessa Texas. Set in the 1970s, the story revolves around the aftermath of a brutal assault of a Mexican American girl at the hands of a white man. Valentine is published by Fourth Estate.

Carl Reiner appreciation

Carl Reiner appreciation

The death of the writer, comedian, actor and film director Carl Reiner was announced. He created the Dick Van Dyke show, and directed in the hit comedy films The Jerk, and The Man With Two Brains. But it was his comedy collaborations - and enduring friendship - with Mel Brooks that he will perhaps be best remembered for.

Where do I begin with Gram Parsons?

Where do I begin with Gram Parsons?

American songwriter and singer, Gram Parsons was a member of the Byrds, and a founding member of The Flying Burrito Brothers. He is credited as an originator of "alt-country", blending country music and rock music to the point that they could not be distinguished. Aingeala Flannery discusses the legacy of Gram Parsons.

Music Played on the Show

You'll Be Back

You'll Be Back

Jonathan Groff

3:28

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr

3:56

The Schuyler Sisters

The Schuyler Sisters

Renee Elise Goldsberry / Jasmine Cephas Jones

3:06

Hickory Wind

Hickory Wind

The Byrds

2:10

Hot Burrito 1

Hot Burrito 1

The Flying Burrito Brothers

1:00

Return Of The Grevious Angel

Return Of The Grevious Angel

Gram Parsons And Emmylou Harris

1:30

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