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Patrick Groenland Quartet to the stage at the Odessa Club

- DUBLIN'S hottest new jazz act, the Patrick Groenland Quartet, will take to the stage at the Odessa Club, on Dame Lane, on Tuesday night.

Fans are expected to be out in force to watch young guitarist Groenland, who was formerly based at Boston's world-famous Berklee School of Music, show off his skills.

Patrick and his quartet have also been lined up to play St John's Theatre in Listowel, Kerry, on Friday night, before moving on to play Aras Eanna, on Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands, on Sunday.

- IRELAND'S favourite WAG, Claudine Palmer, celebrated her promotional tour for Adore Moi By Ultimo underwear in style on Tuesday night when she stepped out to Lillie's Bordello alongside label boss Michelle Mone.

The blonde bombshell, who appeared at photocalls in both Cork and Dublin branches of Debenhams earlier that day, was keen to let her hair down at the VIP club. Also spotted partying were comedians Phil Jupitus and Ian Coppinger.

- FANS of the High Kings gathered at the Sugar Club last night for the official opening performance of their new show. On hand to entertain the masses were Martin Furey, Brian Dunphy, Darren Holden and Finbar Clancy, who have been working steadily with Liffey Records and The Sugar Club to put the show together.

- WITH just three weeks to go, there are a limited number of tickets available for Westlife's The Homecoming Concert at Lisadell House in Sligo this month.

Five 40-ton trucks are expected to roll into Sligo, with a 30-man crew lined up to erect the stage, which will be a replica of the stage the band performed on at Croke Park.

It is over seven years since Westlife have had the opportunity to play in their home town of Sligo, with the foursome admitting that they are extremely excited about the July 30 show.

- BRADLEY COOPER has revealed he was left with real war wounds after filming The A-Team movie.

The Hangover star plays Lieutenant Templeton 'Faceman' Peck in the big-screen adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series and revealed he found it tough.

Bradley said: "When I got back each night I'd find new gashes and bruises -- I shot with this one gun so much that I had a chronic cut on my upper bicep from the kick-back of the stock."


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