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Independent Galway documentary maker Orla Higgins has won a coveted silver award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for her documentary, White Noise, which was broadcast as part of the RTÉ Documentary on One series.
HE HAS played New York's Carnegie Hall, Toronto's The Four Seasons Performing Arts Centre; as well as venues in Madrid, Salzburg, and Dublin, but he has never played Galway - until now.
One of the guests of honour at next month’s Galway Film Fleadh is Tyne Daly, whose career spans TV, movies and theatre and has seen her garner six Emmy awards (four for Cagney and Lacey, one for Christy, and one for Judging Amy) and a Tony Award for her Broadway portrayal of Rose in the musical Gypsy.
IN MARCH 2010, the arrest on terror charges of a blonde, blue-eyed, American, who called herself ‘Jihad Jane’ made headlines around the world. Her story is now a major new documentary to be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.
We are pleased to reveal more of our premiere screenings and attending guests. Among our line-up of New Irish Cinema, the Fleadh will host the World Premiere of the Irish documentary Jihad Jane.
When it comes to the lore of Mayo football, the men of 1950 and 1951 are the benchmark against which all others are still judged, and while all who achieved greatness for Mayo in that period of time are highly regarded, Padraig Carney was one of those held in the highest of esteem.
AN TAIBHDHEARC'S offering in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Breandán de Gallaí’s Ériu Dance Company with its exciting new production of Salómae, an Irish language dance theatre interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic play.
HE GREW up in a counterculture atmosphere on New York’s Lower East Side, surrounded by music, comic books, and alternative ways of looking at the world. He is Jeffrey Lewis - singer, songwriter, lyricist, artist, storyteller, and comic book creator.
Las Vegas is home to practically to all the world’s largest hotels. The city prides itself on its fine dining, shopping, sightseeing, dazzling nightclubs, entertainment, attractions... and, of course, gambling. It can be quite overwhelming for the first-time visitor.
I’m going to begin this column with the great news about Katie Taylor. As we all know by now, on Saturday night she defeated Belgian woman, Delfine Persoon, in Madison Square Garden in New York. I didn’t see the fight because it was at 1.30 in the morning, but I saw bits of it on the news, and it appears that she won it fair and square. But already the grumblings are beginning and Delfine Persoon has challenged her to a re-match as soon as possible. If I was Katie Taylor, I would not agree to a re-match. Katie won it, and she is now the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Why should she casually decide on a re-match, just because the loser wants to engage with her immediately? So leave her alone; you are now, Katie, the world champion, so rest on your laurels. Despite that fact, she is always regarded, both when written about and in interviews, as a modest, unassuming young woman, and she appears to be that in every sense of the word. Well done Katie, and I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment.