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Max power for one big, long blast

Max power for one big, long blast

Cinema: Mad Max: Fury Road. Directed by George Miller. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: *****. The Tribe. Directed by Myroslav. Slaboshpytskiy. Selected, cert 18. Rating: *****. Also opening The Clouds of Sils Maria (selected, 15A). Juliette Binoche an

Budding stars are keyed up for top piano competition

Budding stars are keyed up for top piano competition

There’s a whopping prize of €15,000 awaiting the winner of the tenth Dublin International Piano Competition, which has begun its sorting-out process of 63 young hopefuls from 18 countries around the world.

Dublin choir wins international accolade

Dublin choir wins international accolade

New Dublin Voices (NDV) has celebrated its tenth year by winning the most prestigious international trophy at the Cork International Choral Festival. By doing so, it became the first Irish choir to win the trophy in 17 years, and only the third since

Gothic horror in Butcher Boy stage adaptation

Gothic horror in Butcher Boy stage adaptation

Theatre: Frank Pig Says Hello. The Everyman Theatre, Cork. Directed by David Grant. Tours in the North and the Republic until May 23 (angrianan.com) Suitable ages 12+. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Albums

Albums

Albums

Albums

ELECTRONICA/ALTERNATIVE: Hot Chip, Why Make Sense? (Domino)

On Song: Mikel Jollett, vocalist, The AirborneToxic Event

On Song: Mikel Jollett, vocalist, The AirborneToxic Event

Your band name stems from the Don DeLillo novel White Noise; explain . . .

Lyric presents Merry Widow

Lyric presents Merry Widow

Rigoletto creates a bit of history

Rigoletto creates a bit of history

Classical notes

Oscar music to make you swoon

Oscar music to make you swoon

Time is the theme for Galway’s early music festival

Time is the theme for Galway’s early music festival

Dont miss: Elegance of Vienna waltzes into Limerick

Dont miss: Elegance of Vienna waltzes into Limerick

Classical: Irish Chamber Orchestra Viennese Prom

Powerful political theatre examines lure of black gold

Powerful political theatre examines lure of black gold

Theatre: Little Thing, Big Thing. By Donal O’Kelly. Directed by Jim Culleton. Project Arts Centre, Dublin, until May 16. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden

Irish horror raises a few shudders

Irish horror raises a few shudders

Cinema: The Canal. Directed by Ivan Kavanagh. Nationwide, cert 16. Rating: ***. Girlhood. Directed by: Céline Sciamma. Selected, cert 15A. Rating: **** . Also opening Phoenix (IFI, no cert). Christian Petzold reunites with star Nina Hoss for the sto

Star-studded series ends, but more on the way

Star-studded series ends, but more on the way

May is the month when the old almost inevitably overlaps the new in the annual programming of the National Concert Hall. The newly announced NCH International Concert Series 2015/2016 may stretch out before us into a distant future – not to mention a