Italian rock superstar Zucchero to play concert at Olympia next year
Tickets will go on sale next week for a concert by Italian superstar Zucchero, who has announced that he will play the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on May 20 next year.
The Grammy award nominee has sold over 40 million records across the world during his 40-year career including a number 1 hit in Ireland, Senza Una Donna. Tickets for Zucchero live at the Olympia Theatre go on sale on Thursday November 1 at 9am via Ticketmaster and cost from €37.50 (including booking fee).
Ashleigh wows with her angelic voice
Ashleigh Kiernan from Lucan in Dublin stole the show at the recent sold-out Mooney Tunes concert in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin. Nine-year-old Ashleigh, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia last December, stunned the 2000-strong audience with her rendition of the Abba hit I Believe in Angels, accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra. The concert will be broadcast in full on RTE Radio 1 this October Bank Holiday Monday from 3pm to 4.30pm
Other performances on the night came from the Brian Kennedy, Jerry Fish, Alex Clarke and John Molloy and soprano Cara O'Sullivan.
Top art works on show before auction
Sotheby's is staging an exhibition of Irish paintings from its forthcoming auction of British and Irish art in Dublin and Belfast. The exhibitions will take place in Belfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 30-31, and at their Molesworth Street office in Dublin on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3. The exhibition features Ireland's favourite painters: Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Harry Clarke, William Leech and Patrick Swift, among others. The artworks will be offered for sale at Sotheby's in London on November 13.
Playwright to call shots in own work
Bill C Davis, author of the Tony-nominated play Mass Appeal will be directing his own work, with Michael O'Sullivan and Patrick O'Donnell, which will be performed in the New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin, from November 19 to Saturday December 1, 2012. Rehearsals start this week in the rehearsal room of The New Theatre and Davis will be based in Dublin for the duration.