Search Results for 'WWII'

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Jaime Nanci - singin’ the Nina Simone blues

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SHE CROONED confidently how ‘My baby just cares for me’; raged against racism and killings of African-Americans in ‘Mississippi Goddamn’, turned a song from a musical, ‘Ain’t Got No, I Got Life’ into a cry of black pride, and penned her own civil rights anthem in ‘To Be Young Gifted, and Black’.

Stuart Neville - spies, Nazis, and Charles J Haughey

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FORMER NAZIS and Nazi collaborators resident in Ireland are being taken out one by one by an enigmatic hit squad, but this is a only a warning to the man they are really after - SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny.

Conducting the sounds of sacred song

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A MEDITATION on Christ’s final words on the Cross and a homage to the patron saint of music, St Cecilia, will form part of a pre-Easter concert of sacred contemporary music in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

Flann O’Brien’s Slattery’s Sago Saga comes to Town Hall

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ONE OF the highlights of the Town Hall Theatre’s current season takes place next week with Performance Corporation’s uproarious staging of Flann O’Brien’s unfinished comic novel Slattery’s Sago Saga, adapted by Arthur Riordain.

Political football - politics and the World Cup

The beautiful game and the world’s second oldest profession have often collided, colluded, and clashed on the big stage of the World Cup, so as the current tournament continues in South Africa, Talking Politics takes a politically slanted look at the competition’s history.

Steve Earle - set to celebrate Townes Van Zandt in Galway next month

THROUGHOUT THE 1980s Steve Earle was the poster boy of the Outlaw Country Music scene. Taking inspiration from Gram Parsons, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Waylon Jennings his music had a harder edge than the pop-oriented Nashville sound of the time.

Preachers, pioneers, cowboys, and The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir

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THEIR NAME was inspired by an eccentric preacher from Kansas, they play music brought by the Scots and the Irish to the Southern US states, but their view of the world is shaped by the pioneer spirit of the true melting pot of North America - Canada.

Hold tight - it’s The Andrews Sisters Show

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AS FAMOUS and successful as The Supremes, The Ronettes, Go Go Girls, Bananarama, The Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, and Girl’s Aloud were/are, none - in terms of hit records or influence - come close to the ultimate female pop phenomenon - The Andrews Sisters.

De Valera, the pragmatist hero

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DURING REFERENDA on European treaties - such as during the recet Lisbon Treaty campaign - you will meet the odd excitable type who’ll tell you that he’s voting No because some closet member of Youth Defence or the Communist Party of Ireland told him the treaty would end Irish neutrality.

 

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