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Hudson Taylor “Feel it Again” at the Olympia

April 18, 2018

The show was a mixture of going from the old album to the new one and everyone who was either long-term fans or was new to their music didn’t take their eyes off them from start to finish.

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Wild, Wild Country: a real life horror story

April 18, 2018

A small town called Antelope, closest to the site of the Rajneesh ranch becomes the focal point of conflict in this gripping six-episode docu-series that details charming Bhajwan Shree Rajneesh and his flamboyant followers.

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This Summer’s sizzling hot festivals

April 18, 2018

Malahide Castle will host acts ranging from rock and roll to disco soul including LCD Soundsystem and Lykke Li on June 5th, Kodaline on June 8th, Gorillaz on June 9th, Liam Gallagher on June 15th and Nile Rodgers and Chic and Craig David on June 16th.

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Are phones ruining the concert experience?

April 18, 2018

Concerts are places where you go to forget about everything happening around you, embrace that moment because it’s one you’ll never experience again, no one concert will ever be the same as another.

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When is the pen mightier than the camera?

April 18, 2018

The main advantage of the novel is the fact that you aren’t merely witnessing the story and the emotions the characters are feeling onscreen, but you are experiencing them yourself. The novel encourages you to use your imagination, there’s no limit to how long a book can expand unlike a film that must be cut to stay concise.

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Divisive work of Emil Nolde at the National Art Gallery

April 18, 2018

Nolde had a fascination with dancers and the beautiful way in which they used their bodies as an artistic tool, this fascination is evident in the exhibition as a running theme as he daringly painted scenes of dancers performing at a cabaret or caught up in movement on stage.

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The Weeknd mourns past relationships in new album

April 18, 2018

The 21-minute-long album is a breakup album, exploring the love and loss, where at times The Weeknd seems to be pleading for a chance to reignite a lost bond and at others simply acknowledging a loss and looking for blame to place.

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Review: The Snowman

November 1, 2017

Backlash against progressive Nordic feminism haunts every flake that falls on The Snowman as surely as it haunted the ancestral homes and unwelcoming streets of the Millennium films. More explicitly social-minded than its Swedish cousin,

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Review: St. Vincent at The Olympia

November 1, 2017

Annie Clark tends not to bend the knee to convention. In her second of back-to-back sold out shows at the Olympia, she showcases her eccentricity and unloads a mammoth 90 minute set that examines the

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Amazon bookstores dehumanise book buying

October 11, 2017

Amazon is a multi-billion-dollar company that has been around for over two decades. They stream music and TV shows, sell everything from cameras to Halloween costumes and have revolutionised reading with the kindle. They also

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Extensions: Art Exhibition in aid of mental health

October 11, 2017

Fintan O’Byrne is an Irish artist who recently hosted an exhibition of his artwork in aid of Jigsaw, Ireland’s National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Jigsaw’s mission is to bring about significant change in how

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Nintendo SNES Mini – The Lowdown

October 11, 2017

Not long after Nintendo’s NES Mini was released last year, the SNES Mini was confirmed. Boasting a library of 21 games, improved audio output and the inclusion of a second controller as standard, this new

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Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers at the 3Arena

October 4, 2017

After a nine-month delay, Red Hot Chili Peppers took the 3Arena stage by storm for two sold-out concerts. Their original dates last December were postponed when frontman Anthony Kiedis was struck down by a flu,

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DCU Drama’s ‘The Breakfast Club’

April 19, 2017

In the wake of DCU Drama winning Best Society, the society’s fifth and final show of the academic year had a big reputation to live up to. It did not disappoint. The second contemporary play