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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Check out the Dead Heavys Friday the 12th of April as we welcome them back to Shortt's Live Music Venue, Waterford Five-Piece The Dead Heavys Burst Onto The Irish Music Scene From Seemingly Nowhere In 2012, Armed With A Set Full Of Modern Day Anthems Set To A Pyschedelic Groove. Their Debut Ep Produced By Jagz Kooner( Kasabian,Primal Scream) Was Quickly Snapped Up And Playlisted On Irish Daytime Radio While Uk Trade Bible Music Week Selected The Band For Their Best Of Irish 2012 Playlist. With A Successful Run Of Summer Gigs, Including Spots At Some Of The Major Irish Festivals Already Under Their Belt, The Dead Heavys Look Set To Make A Big Impression In 2013. What The Critcs Say

'The Dead Heavys deal a psychedelic-tinged guitar-pop that could easily grab a whole stadium full of post oasis fans as

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Sunday the 7th of April welcomes the Saucebirds back to Shortt's and once more we will be guaranteed another slick performance, since the bands conception a few months back they have been working hard to cement themselves as one of Waterford's most sought after live acts. Their set list comprises of brit pop classics through to gritty rock anthems all of which combined with some serious musical talent makes for nothing short of a show not to be missed.

Waterfords newest cover band The Saucebirds is not new to Waterford audiences at all. The band consists of five talented handpicked musicians who have played the Waterford music scene over the years with Soul Reazon, Beef, Resin, The Remedees, Empire and Mad Ferritt. Picking the best rocking tunes from these sets including The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Arctic Monkeys,

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Saturday the 6th of April is set to rock in Shortt's as we welcome back one of our favourite bands Lebowski will be on stage from 11.30pm. Waterford has always been proud of its musical heritage and we have a rather large pool of talent to pick from. Lebowski will be on hand to help you forget your troubles for a while as they transport you on what can only be described as a musical journey. Over the past number of years the band has been drawing their influences from many genres and produce a slick no nonsense live performance every time. In short you will not be disappointed with the bands energy as they never fail to disappoint. So that's your Friday night sorted, so get on down to Shortt's Live Music Venue, band on stage from 10.30pm.For all

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

"U Can’t Touch This", "Rhythm Of The Night", "Gangster’s Paradise", "It’s My Life", "Maniac", "Ice Ice Baby", "Pump Up The Jam", "I Like To Move It", "Mr Vain", "Free From Desire", "Jump Around", "Never Forget", "Imsonia" and "Born Slippy" are just some of the 90s Club smashes that Ireland’s favourite party band, SMASH HITS, will be playing at The Forum this Bank Holiday Sunday as they return to their favourite Irish venue for a MASSIVE Easter Party. Their Easter Party for each of the last two years have been full houses, so get down to The Forum early, doors are 10.30pm with the band on stage at 11pm, followed by a retro 90s DJ set by Beat 102 103’s Pete Windle. Smash Hits’ mission as always is to bring FUN back to the clubs of Ireland and their winning formula

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Irish tour 2013

"Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today…A comedian going for broke, flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating." Times

One of the most supremely talented comedians working today, Reginald D. Hunter has been embraced by Irish audiences over the past few years. He has headlined festivals across the country including Electric Picnic, The Cat Laughs, and Galway Arts Festival. He is one of those rare talents who consistently delivers insightful, intelligent humour while making it all look easy. Reginald D. Hunter returns to

Ireland for a sixteen date tour in March/April, including a Waterford debut at The Forum on Saturday, 6th April. Tickets are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 871111 and

http://www.forumwaterford.com , service charge applies.

"His presence

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Mack Fleetwood, Europe’s premier tribute to the super-group Fleetwood Mac, make a return visit to Forum Waterford on Saturday, 27th April, after a fantastic debut show at the same venue last summer. Mack Fleetwood will bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. They deliver a spellbinding show and will be playing Fleetwood Mac classics from all eras including "Dreams", "Don’t Stop", "Go Your Own Way", "Rhiannon", "The Chain", "Little Lies", "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Gypsy" and "Oh Diane". Tickets (?15) are on sale now at Next Door (Forum Waterford), 051 871111 and http://www.forumwaterford.com

Originally the "Best White Blues Band" to come out of the 60s, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

had several memorable hits

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

The three-day international 'SkaFest’ is slated to kick off on Friday, March 29th next in the picturesque sunny south-east town Tramore. The venue is renowned for its long unspoilt sandy coast line, sea sports, amusement park and fairground. Hence the town is eagerly anticipating the arrival of hordes of Ska addicts and surfers to its shores over the coming Easter weekend.

Kicking off on the Friday night, 2-Tone legends 'The Beat' – led by Ranking Roger – will light the fuse with their catalogue of hit tunes: 'Mirror in the Bathroom', 'Too Nice To Talk To', 'Can't Get Used To Losing You', 'Hands off She's Mine' and 'All Out To Get You'. The band's formidable reputation precedes them and their dynamic live show ensures that the 'massive' will be out in force to show their support.

Thereafter the festival is dominated by

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Two Waterford students are finalists in national writing competition. Kyle Hutchinson, 6th Class, Scoil Lorcáin BNS (St. John's Park, Waterford) and Aisling Finnegan, 6th year, St. Declan's C.C. (Kilmacthomas) are both finalists in the John West Fantasy Writing Competition – which attracted over 11,000 entries this year.

County Waterford provided the first ever winner of the competition in 2011 -Lauren Mulvihill from Dungarvan, who was then a 2nd Year student at Ard Scoil na Deise. That year the competition attracted just under 5,000 entries, last year it was closer to 6,000 and this year – it surpassed 11,000.

Students nationwide were asked to write a short story in the fantasy and science fiction genre with the theme, "Under the Sea." There are three categories – Primary (5/6th class), Junior Secondary (1st – 3rd year) and Senior Secondary (Transition Year/4-6th Year). The three

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

'We've Only Just Begun' celebrates the fantastic songs of The Carpenters.

The sensational vocal of TONI LEE is an uncanny resemblance to Karen Carpenter and will take you on a musical journey through the wonderful hit songs of The Carpenters. Authentic costumes and fully live musicianship are trademarks of this stunning show. The comparison is unreal - The hits are timeless including "Yesterday Once More", "Superstar", "We've Only Just Begun", "Please Mr. Postman", (They Long to Be) "Close To You", "It's Going To Take Some Time", "I Won't Last A Day Without You", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "Top of the World", "Ticket To Ride" and many more.

A Celebration of The Carpenters has had 5 sell out shows at The National Concert Hall already and comes to the Theatre Royal on Sunday April 7th at 8pm. Tickets are €25/ €20 and available

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Looking for affordable family fun this Easter? Hop down to Garter Lane Arts Centre for the egg-citing cartoon- 'Belleville Rendez-Vous' (PG), next Saturday 30th March @12 noon for special needs children and their families only and @3pm for the family screening.

This feature length cartoon (92mins) is bursting with action and guaranteed fun for all the family and with our cracking €10 family of 4 ticket deal, including intermission French refreshments (Oh là là!), we expect both screenings to sell out quick so don't delay and pre-book today on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie to avoid any disappointment or tears! This family film is presented by Waterford Film For All and Lets French… Again!

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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