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Pharrell Williams to play Dublin Olympia gig

HE IS best known as a producer. He helped Justin Timberlake, Nelly and Usher win Grammy awards. But you can't keep a good man down. And if you listen to some of these superstars, you will hear the voice of Pharrell Williams and notice his face appearing in their videos.

Now he has a solo album out, called In My Mind. And to coincide with the release he will appear in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Sunday, December 17. Tickets are already on sale.

Farewell to a winter season of romance with 'La Boheme' THE Opera Ireland winter series ends tonight in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin with a performance of La Boheme, Puccini's most famous opera. Opera Ireland's version of La Boheme updates the story to Seventies Paris, making the wonderful art form more accessible for younger and new audiences to experience. The successful season in the Gaiety took place with La Boheme on alternate nights with Andre Previn's version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

An Post hits right note with Christmas carol programme An Post's delightful lunchtime programme of Christmas carols and popular songs starts again next Wednesday in the GPO in Dublin, with maestro Noel Carroll on the violin and Tony Burke on piano. As in previous years, the piano chair in the weeks to Christmas will rotate between Tony, Noel Healy and Lillian O'Connor and, as before, guest singers and musicians will add to the fun. The recitals are, of course, free but An Post will make a donation to charity.

Messiah returns by candlelight THE Messiah by Candlelight will be held in St Patrick Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December, 2006. The concert, in aid of Enable Ireland, takes place at 8pm and tickets are ?28. Contact (01) 2615917 or (1850) 204304.

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