FESTIVAL ORGANISERS MCD have confirmed the Foo Fighters as the first headline act for next year’s Oxegen Festival. The Seattle-based rockers are the first act announced for next year’s Punchestown showpiece, with frontman Dave Grohl saying he was looking forward to playing his band’s new album, a “festival album”, in front of a live audience. ‘Early bird’ tickets for next year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday.
# culture - Monday 24 January, 2011
Fresh Irish acts get iPhone platform – listeners can share their videos and music for free.
# culture - Monday 17 January, 2011
The King’s Speech is being accused in email circulating among Academy members of “glossing over” British monarch’s attitude towards Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.
Sligo arts centre achieves coup with first major exhibition of Yeats’s work in 30 years – including two works never before seen in public.
# culture - Saturday 15 January, 2011
Enda O’Donoghue is making waves worldwide, for his unusual art: he takes pixellated Facebook photos and makes them great.
# culture - Friday 14 January, 2011
Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.
# culture - Thursday 13 January, 2011
They haven’t gone away you know… the Lucan lads will battle to represent Ireland at the Eurovision in Düsseldorf.
# culture - Tuesday 11 January, 2011
Irish film award body says female actors only get one ‘lead role’ category while male actors get two because there were “insufficient” submissions from women.
# culture - Wednesday 5 January, 2011
The children’s author, best known for writing the books that spawned the Babe films, passes away at home.
# culture - Monday 3 January, 2011
The star of In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects and Romeo + Juliet dies after a battle with cancer.
# culture - Friday 24 December, 2010
The rubbery Limerick hip-hop duo will have to make do with second best: the X Factor champion is Number One for Christmas.
# culture - Monday 13 December, 2010
# culture - Saturday 11 December, 2010
Vlad the Impaler isn’t your average prime minister. Oh no – he has a bit of a tune in him too.
# culture - Friday 10 December, 2010
The concussion of an actress waiting backstage is just the latest in a string of injuries and disappointments for the most expensive show in Broadway history.
# culture - Wednesday 8 December, 2010
Confused Coronation Street viewers call Metrolink to ask whether the Corrie tram crash caused any disruption to services.
# culture - Monday 29 November, 2010
A retired French electrician has revealed 271 previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso – saying that the artist gave them to him as gifts.
# culture - Friday 26 November, 2010
Well-publicised JFK tome scoops prize as Booker-nominated novel Room takes Novel of the Year.
# culture - Thursday 25 November, 2010
Delays, technical hitches and cast changes make it the “most expensive Broadway show” ever made but CBS’s 60 Minutes is giving Bono and Edge project a primetime TV boost this weekend.
# culture - Thursday 18 November, 2010
SUSAN BOYLE has made international music history, with the publication of the latest album charts in the US. Her new Christmas album, The Gift, has gone straight to the top of the Billboard Hot 200 – a position it also occupies in the UK’s album sales. Her berth at the top of the US and UK album charts simultaneously marks the first time since The Beatles’ Let It Be (in 1970) that a British act has sold best on both sides of the ocean. In Ireland, it only debuted at number 5 – Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits being at the top.
# culture - Tuesday 16 November, 2010
The Fab Four ends decades of abstaining from having its catalogue available for download. …Is that it?
# culture - Monday 15 November, 2010
Twink could have been a neurosurgeon! Sienna Miller believes smoking is fine! Eamon Dunphy invented the Lotto?!
# culture - Sunday 14 November, 2010
A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.
# culture - Saturday 13 November, 2010
Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.
# culture - Friday 12 November, 2010
Brother and sister “had no idea” 18th century porcelain piece owned by late uncle would break auction record.
# culture - Tuesday 9 November, 2010
Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.
# culture - Friday 5 November, 2010
Mary Hanafin welcomes BoI’s move, saying works will not be lost to public view after all.
Five portraits included in prestigious London’s National Portrait Gallery show.
# culture - Monday 1 November, 2010
It’s All Saints Day – so how better to mark November 1 than with a selection of lesser-known patron saints?
1.9 million followers can expect to see a less less conversation after the actor comes under fire.
# culture - Thursday 28 October, 2010
# culture - Wednesday 27 October, 2010
The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.
# culture - Friday 22 October, 2010
Is Homer really a Catholic?
# culture - Saturday 16 October, 2010
Google celebrate Oscar Wilde’s 156th birthday with new doodle on homepage.
# culture - Friday 15 October, 2010
A Facebook campaign seeks to make John Cage’s seminal 4’33″ – a piece composed of silence’ – a festive chart-topper.
# culture - Thursday 14 October, 2010
A 2-foot-2 Nepalese teenager is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest man.
# culture - Tuesday 12 October, 2010
British author beats Ireland’s Emma Donoghue to take prestigious literary award.
# culture - Thursday 7 October, 2010
Esteemed author Mario who once had fisticuffs with fellow South American writing star, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, wins Nobel Prize for Literature.
While we wait for tickets to go on sale to the reunion gigs of The Commitments stars, TheJournal.ie has been occupying itself with identifying famous nipples, name changes and cardboard cutouts in the original film.
‘Lullaby’ is designed to lull you to sleep – the theatre will even provide a bed, and morning wake-up call.
# culture - Wednesday 6 October, 2010
The stars of the 1991 film re-unite to mark its 20th anniversary. Will Dave from Eejit Records show up this time?
Author Jonathan Franzen handed a ransom note demanding £100,000 for the safe return of his specs.