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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

The Original Rudeboys' debut album 'This Life' has been certified gold in Ireland. It's an outstanding achievement for the band and is a testament to their dedicated work ethic, relentless gigging, and their winning way with a memorable tune. 'This Life', which was produced by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith), was released in March 2012, charting at # 3, and has been a permanent fixture on the Irish album charts ever since. The Original Rudeboys have also just completed a European tour as special guests to The Script where they performed to over 50,000 people.

They were also special guests to Cheryl Cole

in Dublin and Belfast and have played sold out shows with Professor Green, Maverick Sabre, Example and Rizzle Kicks. 2013 is already

shaping up to be an even bigger year for the band, with new domestic and

international venue and

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Kick starting their 2013, Dublin rock quartet The Riptide Movement are hitting the roads of Ireland for a nationwide tour, starting at The Forum in Waterford on Saturday 4th May and ending with two nights at Dublin's Olympia Theatre. The band first sold out the Olympia in November 2012, obviously the fans want more! Tickets for the Waterford date with local rockers, Kodakid, as support are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 051 871111 and http://www.forumwaterford.com

The Riptide Movement are renowned for their phenomenal live shows, filling out venues and rocking out festivals all over Europe. They have toured Germany, Russia, France, India and the UK, supported Bon Jovi and Bob Dylan, and have been a regular feature on all the major Irish festivals over the past three years, including Oxegen, Electric Picnic, the Westport Festival and the

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Wrap up the weekend with style this Sunday 21st of April as the wonderfully wacky Jam Tarts launch a musical assault that will leave your toes tingling and the oulde head hoping. The Jam Tarts are a very popular four-piece group who have been on the live scene for over ten years. Playing various pubs and clubs in the South East and being regular headliners at local and national festivals, this band has established a large and loyal (if somewhat crazy) following.

The Tarts play a variety of covers ranging from The Beatles and The Monkees to The Cure and The Stone Roses, from Al Green and Smokey Robinson to Prince and Iggy Pop (with a little bit of Andy Williams meets Michael Jackson). With a line up consisting of acoustic guitar, bass, drums, mandolin/electric guitar and three part vocal harmonies

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

The Three Tenors and Star Violinist

Direct from the National Concert Hall Dublin with fabulous hit songs plus a popular classic mix from Sinatra, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkel, The Dubliners, Pavarotti on Saturday 27th April 8pm at Waterford Theatre Royal.

Ireland's hottest trio - Declan Kelly, David Martin and Ray O'Hare promise you a night to remember! This thrilling concert is packed with the world's most beautiful, magical Christmas favourites & feel-good songs from Sinatra (My Way/New York, New York), Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water), Pavarotti (Nessun Dorma) and The Dubliners (Song for Ireland/ The Wild Rover/In the Rare Auld Times)!

Ireland's one and only established trio perform annually in Ireland's leading venues: National Concert Hall Dublin, The Waterfront Belfast/Ulster Hall Belfast, Cork Opera House, UCH Limerick, Drogheda TLT

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Centre And Waterford City Council Arts Office Want To Hear From You!!

Are you between 15-18years old, interested in the arts and got something to say about it? Would you like to get creative? Meet new people? Attend arts events from concerts to films and then review and critique what you really think? If so then we want to hear from you!

Join us Friday 19 April @ 5pm in Garter Lane Arts Centre to have your say and for your chance to be part of a new youth lead arts critic group that will kick off in May. Meeting on a regular basis the group will discuss, attend, critique and engage with a range of arts events in the City. As a member of this group you will have the opportunity to: develop your artistic confidence and voice by taking part

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

With rehearsals now under way at Garter Lane, the search is on for a young local boy to play the role of the Ragamuffin in Tom Stoppard's comic masterpiece, On the Razzle. Opening at Garter Lane on June 11th and running for two weeks, director, Jim Nolan has assembled a top notch cast of some twenty five actors and with rehearsals in full swing for what promises to be the highlight of the theatre's summer season, one role remains to be filled.

Announcing an audition session at the theatre on Saturday next, April 20th, Garter Lane Artistic Director, Caroline Senior said she was delighted to offer such an exciting opportunity to Waterford's emerging actor corps. "Thanks in no small measure to the city's stage schools and to the work of Waterford Youth Arts, Waterford now offers many exciting outlets for young

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

The Unusual History of Ether starring Rebecca Collins

The Unusual History of Ether is the song writing partnership of Waterford singer-songwriter Rebecca Collins and Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug, playing for one night only during the Waterford Festival of Architecture on Saturday 20th April at 8pm, tickets €15 (€10 Garter Lane Friends & concs) on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie (no booking fee).

The two met several years ago when they played together at the Dublin Fringe Festival and immediately forged a musical connection. However, busy touring in Europe and the UK with their solo projects, it wasn't until last year, with Rebecca based in London and Mikkel in Copenhagen, that they eventually found the time to collaborate. Within a month of swapping ideas online, 12 songs were complete and they realized they had something special on their hands.

So special in fact that

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Hashtag theatre company, are close to opening for their first production of 2013. Rehearsals are currently in full swing of rehearsal to bring you, our audience an emotional yet joyous play. 'Blood Brothers' is, at first, a heart-warming story of Mickey and Edward, two brothers separated at birth, brought together again through friendship. However, their relationship is concealed by their guardians who strive to keep them apart because of superstitious beliefs. Despite relocating, their lives continue to intertwine. Edward goes on to study at Oxford whilst Mickey is forced into a life of crime through unemployment. As adults, they are caught up in a vicious love triangle with Mickey's childhood sweetheart Linda. Mickey's imprisonment and subsequent depression pushes Linda into the arms of the conciliatory Edward.

A desperate Mickey takes drastic action against his fraternal twin which will ultimately expose their

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Beating Berlusconi!, a one-man comedy show covering forty characters and Liverpool's famous defeat of AC Milan, visits Theatre Royal for its first ever show in Waterford on Friday May 3rd.

Despite threats from his wife and bank manager, in May 2005 Irish Scouser Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions' League Final.

Based on the true story of Mark Radley, a cobbler from Liverpool, Noonan found his way past security into the AC Milan directors' box to watch his team, as he thought, continue to lose miserably to the Italians. In consolation, he began tucking into the free salmon and champagne, before sitting down to watch the end of the 2005 Champions League final. The tanned, middle-aged man in the next seat was – though Radley didn't realise it – none other than the Italian

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

South Eastern Theatre Group will return to the Theatre Royal for 3 nights on Wednesday 22nd , Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May at 7-30pm nightly. After a sold out run in March with standing ovations at each performance MISS SAIGON leaves the audience breathless, stunned, amazed and wanting more. The powerful story of MISS SAIGON has thrilled audiences all around the world and this production is no different, with stunning stage sets that includes a full sized statue of Ho Chi Minh, and a Helicopter landing on the stage during the fall of Saigon.

Throw in a full sized live Orchestra along with a hugely talented cast all delivering outstanding performances, some of the best loved songs in musical theatre and a very talented chorus it is easy to see why MISS SAIGON is the must see musical event of

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    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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