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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Jake Carter

‘Three Things Tour’ at the Theatre Royal – Thursday 5th April

New pop sensation Jake Carter has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on national television earlier this year. He has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop scene and has wowed audiences across the country with his energetic live performances which usually end with mob’s of teenage girls screaming out his name!

Jake hails from Liverpool but resides in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh where he shares a house with his older brother - Nathan Carter. Aged just 19, Jake is the youngest of three siblings. He has been playing music and performing for as long as he can remember. As a child himself and Nathan would compete in Fleadh Ceoil’s where Jake would play the fiddle and sing.

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

20th Anniversary Show Theatre Royal, 19th April

Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus ‘Deserter’s Songs’. The gig is already 70% sold out and the remaining tickets can be purchased online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie, the Theatre Royal box office or at 051 874402

When Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most unexpected second acts in music history. They had been known for making indie rock that was chaotic, psychedelic, and bathed in layers of distortion. However, after coming close to

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

A BIG Thank You to everyone that came and partied with us on St Patrick’s day for a full house across Shortt’s, Project and The Terrace. AAA (Access All Areas) is back again this Saturday with 3 rooms of music, 2 great resident DJs (Marshal & Jay Ru), 2 lovely heated smoking areas, and one brilliant band (Supersoul Machine) all through the Shortts alley door. Entertainment details for the full weekend ahead are:

Friday – Rookie Thomson + Boogie Box

What better way to start the weekend than with a set of classic rock covers from across the decades, played by the always awesome Rookie Thomson, featuring some of Waterford’s finest musicians. Evan Marshal hosts ‘Boogie-Box’ out on the Terrace with a great party mix of dance music classics.

Saturday

Supersoul Machine + Marshal + Good Times Djs

Supersoul Machine from Clonmel are in demand

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Smash Hits Sat 31St March

This is the third year in a row that

Ireland’s 2 biggest Tribute bands have taken over Project for Easter weekend. It’s always a full house for both so get down early on Easter Saturday and Sunday, doors 11pm with admission €10 each night. Here’s all the details you need for 2 massive nights of very different but brilliant 90s themed music this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend:

SMASH HITS: This band is an absolute phenomenon and sell more tickets on the live circuit in Ireland every year than any other band. Their winning formula is very simple; fully decked out in 90s gear they perform a fun filled and high energy set of 90s dance, pop and R’n’B chart classics. Just take a look at their current set-list highlights… "Maniac", "U Can’t Touch This", "Rhythm Of The Night",

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

MASTERCHEF

It seems like this cooking programme has been running since the year dot and it is perhaps one of the show's strengths that each time that it is on that it doesn't seem stale and unoriginal. Maybe that has to do with the fact that each time it has so many different people on the programme each vying for the chance to progress and win the title of Masterchef. Because there is one thing that the show does for people and that is to unlock an entire new career for those that progress the furthest in the programme. Very many of those who have won or nearly won the title have ended up with their own restaurants or being the co-owners of restaurants that it must unlock the potential to really change someone's life. In that respect there is one

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Intriguing new exhibition by Waterford artist Rory van Dokkum now on view at UHW

Waterford Healing Arts Trust is pleased to present an intriguing new solo exhibition by Waterford artist Rory van Dokkum at University Hospital Waterford. Entitled Strange Forms, this exciting series of images combines the mundane human form with twisted, surreal aspects. A graduate of WIT, Rory was the recipient of Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s Graduate Award 2017. The exhibition continues until 19 April. Further details are available from http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com

A freelance artist, writer and illustrator, Rory van Dokkum has always been fascinated by the surreal and the fantastical, exploring a great many subjects in those areas and subsequently incorporating them into his work, whether it is the themes and narratives of mythology, the imagery found in dreams, or the stranger side of the natural world. His artwork

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Author Martin Cruz Smith Published by Simon&Schuster Price 3 Euro

The book opens up with the discovery of three corpses in Gorky Park, recently found due to the spring thaw. There is no way of identifying the bodies as there are no documents on them, their fingertips have been hacked off and the skin on their faces removed. Detective Arkady Renko is assigned the case but experience has taught him that he won't have it for long. It looks to have all the hallmarks of a KGB hit and as soon as he will be anywhere near uncovering the killers the case will be taken off him. But as it stands he has to go through the motions. The only clue that they have is the fact that one of the pair of skates that one body is wearing has a

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

‘THREE THINGS TOUR’ at the Theatre Royal – Thursday 5th April

New pop sensation Jake Carter has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on national television earlier this year. He has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop scene and has wowed audiences across the country with his energetic live performances which usually end with mob’s of teenage girls screaming out his name!

Jake hails from Liverpool but resides in Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh where he shares a house with his older brother - Nathan Carter. Aged just 19, Jake is the youngest of three siblings. He has been playing music and performing for as long as he can remember. As a child himself and Nathan would compete in Fleadh Ceoil’s where Jake would play the fiddle and sing. As

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterford Music presents internationally renowned Irish pianist, Finghin Collins at The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 15 March at 7.30 pm. Collins will showcase music by no less than three composers currently working in this area: Gerry Murphy, Eric Sweeney and Waterford Music's very own Artistic Advisor, Marian Ingoldsby. The programme will also include works by Field, Rachmaninov and a series of preludes by Chopin from Collins’s recently released CD.

Tickets €15 (€5 students) on the door. http://www.waterford-music.org

One of Ireland's most successful and respected musicians, Finghin Collins took first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland in 1999. Since then he has enjoyed a flourishing international career that takes him all over Europe and the United States, as well as to the

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterford Youth Arts have made it into the Fresh Film Festival – Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Of The Year Junior Final with not just one but two of their entries.

The FFF is Ireland's top film festival for young people and has been running for the last 22 years and with over 1500 entries overall this year between all categories. WYA has beaten the odds this year with both "60 Seconds Remaining" and "Kinda Overwatch" making it to Ireland's Young Film Maker of the Year Junior Final. These two films were created, recorded and edited by the young people all aged under 12 years and are members of WYA’s Film Workshop's. The films are being shown in Screen 1 in Odeon, Limerick on Wednesday the 21st of March.

The Film Workshops are a fantastic way for young people to get practical experience of

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