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Flogging Molly: Show Preview

If you're not quite sure what you're doing for St. Patrick's Day, we suggest you celebrate it eight days early with Celtic rockers Flogging Molly. Dublin-born vocalist Dave King brings the true flavor of the old country with his broad-accented…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Plays Tourist at the Irish Bank

Bouncer Plays Tourist at the Irish Bank

I have a lot of nice memories about my trip to Dublin, but none of them involves going to the pubs. You would think that a bar full of Irish people would be a drinker's paradise, but they actually seemed…
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Film, "Albert Nobbs": A Daring Story Rendered Static

"Albert Nobbs": A Daring Story Rendered Static

Fulfilling a mission that has consumed her for almost two decades, Glenn Close — as producer, co-writer, and lead — brings to the screen the titular character, a woman who passes as a man in 1890s Ireland, a role for…
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Music, Hear This The Frames: Show Preview

The Frames: Show Preview

In detailing the power of loquaciousness the Blarney Stone allegedly imparts, Irish humorist Francis Sylvester Mahony wrote of individuals being transformed into "noble spouters." Fellow countryman Glen Hansard (from the Oscar-winning folk duo the Swell Season and indie-rock outfit the…
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Film, "Kisses": Fairy tale meets real life for runaway Irish kids

"Kisses": Fairy tale meets real life for runaway Irish kids

Strictly speaking, the two scrappy Irish kids in Lance Daly's Kisses aren't homeless, but in every sense that matters, they have only each other for shelter. Kylie and Dylan (played by Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry, both plucked from Dublin…
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Music, Bouncer

Double D's: depression and dickheads

The more astute readers out there may have noticed that I tend to be, er, a bit depressive. I think one of my friends put it best when he said that every time he read my column he felt it…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blowing It

Blowing It

It was while dividing his time between school and working a weekly hip-hop open mike in Providence, Rhode Island, that Tim Barsky had his first major artistic epiphany. One frigid January night, when the usual assortment of MCs, b-girls, poets,…
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