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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Having starred in The American Office, where she was also a writer, Mindy Kaling comes with a good comedy pedigree as regards her own first solo project. She stars as a thirty something in Manhattan who works in a medical practise as a doctor. She seems to have it all but because she lives in a strange fantasy land most of the time she seems to always be unhappy. She thinks that she should be living some sort of romcom lifestyle which is in itself ridiculous and she can never quite figure out why her life doesn't go to plan when she has such an unrealistic role for it in the first place. She keeps thinking she is Sandra Bullock and even when she is invited into the VIP section of a club by some NBA stars she sits there

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Even across the pond it seems that most people can't get enough of watching the gypsy way of life and especially their weddings. But over there there are very different ways that gypsies celebrate their nuptials. There are romanichial weddings, roma, romany, british and traveller ways and they all have elements that are very distinct from each other. One thing that isn't so different are the dresses which are as outlandish and covered in rhinestones as you might expect. Another main difference is that the weddings seem much more subdued affairs then they are over here. An interesting case of compare and contrast but you're not missing much if you don't watch the show.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Even across the pond it seems that most people can't get enough of watching the gypsy way of life and especially their weddings. But over there there are very different ways that gypsies celebrate their nuptials. There are romanichial weddings, roma, romany, british and traveller ways and they all have elements that are very distinct from each other. One thing that isn't so different are the dresses which are as outlandish and covered in rhinestones as you might expect. Another main difference is that the weddings seem much more subdued affairs then they are over here. An interesting case of compare and contrast but you're not missing much if you don't watch the show.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Since the release of her debut album ' 13 Tracks' in 2005, which came like a bolt from the blue astounding music media and aficionados alike, Julie Feeney has labored tirelessly, to become one of Ireland' s most unique acts and desired exports. For Julie it has been nothing but a labour of love.

In the 8 years that have passed since those first whisperings of the multi-instrumentalist circulated, Julie has garnered massive accolades both at home and abroad for her music and performance. Her 3 incredibly successful albums have been entirely self-composed, performed and produced. During the recording of her second album ' Pages' in 2009, Julie independently conducted the Irish Chamber Orchestra as they wielded over 11 instruments in harmony to the score which she too had composed. Julie' s debut album ' 13 Tracks' won her the prestigious

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Since the release of her debut album ' 13 Tracks' in 2005, which came like a bolt from the blue astounding music media and aficionados alike, Julie Feeney has labored tirelessly, to become one of Ireland' s most unique acts and desired exports. For Julie it has been nothing but a labour of love.

In the 8 years that have passed since those first whisperings of the multi-instrumentalist circulated, Julie has garnered massive accolades both at home and abroad for her music and performance. Her 3 incredibly successful albums have been entirely self-composed, performed and produced. During the recording of her second album ' Pages' in 2009, Julie independently conducted the Irish Chamber Orchestra as they wielded over 11 instruments in harmony to the score which she too had composed. Julie' s debut album ' 13 Tracks' won her the prestigious

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The world premiere of Alan Cliff's first full-length play: "Salvation". Produced by Stagemad Theatre Company and directed by James Power, takes to the stage at Garter Lane Arts Centre May 21 to 25th@8pm. Salvation takes the audience on a haunting journey through the experiences, pressures and relationships of the inmates inside a nineteenth century Irish Workhouse. Come and witness the extreme poverty and harrowing circumstances these inmates were challenged by as they try and harness one objective: survival. Watch as friendships are developed and destroyed, pacts are created and regretted and God becomes the final aspiration of the damned. These characters travel on a gruelling journey which includes elements of oppression, cruelty, blackmail, fever and love. When they discover that their last remaining hope has turned their back on them, will

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The world premiere of Alan Cliff's first full-length play: "Salvation". Produced by Stagemad Theatre Company and directed by James Power, takes to the stage at Garter Lane Arts Centre May 21 to 25th@8pm. Salvation takes the audience on a haunting journey through the experiences, pressures and relationships of the inmates inside a nineteenth century Irish Workhouse. Come and witness the extreme poverty and harrowing circumstances these inmates were challenged by as they try and harness one objective: survival. Watch as friendships are developed and destroyed, pacts are created and regretted and God becomes the final aspiration of the damned. These characters travel on a gruelling journey which includes elements of oppression, cruelty, blackmail, fever and love. When they discover that their last remaining hope has turned their back on them, will

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The Sapphires are four young Aboriginal girls - Gail, Julie, Kay and Cynthia - who are discovered one night in a dusty outback tavern by Irish talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd). With a sharp ear for honey-tinged voices, he convinces the girls to switch their act from country and western to rhythm and blues. Dave vows to make The Sapphires shine and against all odds, he pulls it off: the Sapphires' first gig takes them to war-torn Southeast Asia, where they entertain the troops. Inspired by a true story The Sapphires is a celebration of great music and triumph in the face of adversity.

Admission is free for anyone with a travel pass, otherwise tickets are a very modest €5 & €3 concession and are bookable in advance on 051-855038 and http://www.garterlane.ie

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The Sapphires are four young Aboriginal girls - Gail, Julie, Kay and Cynthia - who are discovered one night in a dusty outback tavern by Irish talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd). With a sharp ear for honey-tinged voices, he convinces the girls to switch their act from country and western to rhythm and blues. Dave vows to make The Sapphires shine and against all odds, he pulls it off: the Sapphires' first gig takes them to war-torn Southeast Asia, where they entertain the troops. Inspired by a true story The Sapphires is a celebration of great music and triumph in the face of adversity.

Admission is free for anyone with a travel pass, otherwise tickets are a very modest €5 & €3 concession and are bookable in advance on 051-855038 and http://www.garterlane.ie

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

waterfordfilmforall and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Bealtaine Festival 2013

Numerous events are taking place across the country as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2013 and Garter Lane Cinema is no exception with a double bill on Sunday, May 19th. First up is The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson at 5.30pm, followed by The Sapphires at 8pm, featuring Moone Boy, Chris O'Dowd.

The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era.

Directed by Anthony Mann and with Henry Mancini as musical director the film's musical credentials are impeccable.

Watch out for Louis Armstrong leading a jam session on Basin Street Blues in a speakeasy in Harlem, and singer Frances Langford doing Chattanooga Choo-Choo in a well-boned strapless dress

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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