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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

The Kazbar shortlisted for prestigious IMRO Live Music Venue of The Year Award 2017

The Kazbar, 57 John Street, Waterford has been shortlisted for an IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of The Year Award 2017 and it’s in good company with two other bars from Cork (Connolly’s of Leap & Coughlan’s) , one from Kerry (Mike The Pies) and one from Clare (Kenny’s Bar) being also nominated in the same Munster category. The Kazbar first heard of their nomination when the shortlist was announced on Monday the 22nd of January via the IMRO head quarter building by Victor Finn who is the IMRO Chef executive. The Kazbar said that they are delighted and highly value this prestigious nomination.

The Annual Awards celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work in Ireland’s live music venues providing the public with an exceptional live

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Wednesday 14th February

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians. 'My Funny Valentine' celebrates some of the world’s best loved songs and melodies. Hear jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage & screen performed by Ireland’s foremost trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan. Following their recent sold out Irish and US shows, Niall will be joined on stage with his band and vocalists Shóna & Simon Morgan to perform works from his three #1 selling albums including the timeless Moon River, the Godfather, Stardust, Libertango, and of course, My Funny Valentine.

'O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet’ THE IRISH TIMES

'Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish’ IRISH EXAMINER

'The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime’ EVENING ECHO

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €25.00 / €22.00 conc. available from

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

MURDER of Crows is a compelling – unmissable - new drama, coming to Garter Lane on February 13, 14 and 15. Woven together by Dublin writer Lee Coffey, Murder of Crows skillfully spins numerous narratives into a single exploration of the connections formed between three young delinquents who flock together in their knowledge that "secrets hide in the dark places and darkness, once gazed upon, can never be lost".

The show is brought to Waterford by Dublin based Theatre Company, Theatre Upstairs who make their first visit to the south east. The independent company is the only theatre in Ireland committed to solely staging the world premieres and Irish premieres of new plays, purpose built for the creation of contemporary work and devoted to pushing the boundaries of design within an intimate space.

In Murder of Crows, Coffey taps into the zeitgeist

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

THE musical Chess, written by Abba legends Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Elton John’s lyricist Tim Rice, comes to Garter Lane on March 1, 2 3, courtesy of Deise Musical Society.

The story of a love triangle between two chess grandmasters - one American, one Russian - and a woman serving as a manager to one of the players but falling in love with the other has been captivating audiences since 1986. The musical was inspired by some of the political machinations surrounding the 1972 Fischer-Spassky World Championship match.

The West End production of the show begins with the American World Champion, Frederick "Freddie" Trumper arriving with his second, Florence Vassy, who wants him to tone down his behaviour. Trumper is opposed by Russian challenger Anatoly Sergievsky. After a series of victories for Anatoly, Florence leaves Freddie, and he resigns from the

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

There’s a real treat for Bowie fans at Shortts this week with an 8pm gig by Europe’s best Bowie tribute 'REBEL REBEL’, tickets available at the door. The rest of the weekend has the usual great mix of top quality live bands in the Bar and the best resident DJs on the Terrace:

FRIDAY – FUSE + BOOGIE BOX

Fuse make their long awaited return to Shortts this Friday with a brand new set for 2018. The lads are known for their high energy rock covers, a perfect way to kick start your weekend. Evan Marshal launches his new Friday night residency 'Boogie-Box’ with a great mix of dance music classics.

SATURDAY THE RENEGADES + MARSHAL + GOOD TIMES DJS

Shortt’s favourites The Renegades will follow the David Bowie tribute with a midnight set of alternative rock and pop classics. Marshal will be playing

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

The Theatre Royal Saturday 17th February

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam! They are are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold. They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the matt with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who? The Nualas! What? Their new show Glam Slam! Where? At a reputable entertainment outlet near you. Don’t miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy.

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €20.00 / €18.00 conc. available from the box-office / Tel: 051 874402 or online @ http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/the-nualas

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Join us for an evening with Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €19:00 available from the box-office Tel: 051 874402 or @www.theatreroyal.ie/ events/niamh-kavanagh

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

David Flynn will bring his critically acclaimed show back to Waterford’s Theatre Royal on Friday March 2nd and promises to be one of the musical highlights of 2018. Having recently picked up the award for "Best Concert"for 2017, David will once again be joined by his live band featuring some of Ireland’s leading musicians. His special guests will include the amazing vocal tones of rising star Paula Weldon, and the International Cunningham family dancers from Connemara.

Also joining David on stage will be a 20 piece vocal choir who are sure to raise the roof. A David Flynn concert is not to be missed and Tickets are on sale at the Theatre Royal Box office 051874402 or online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

We come together to celebrate the musical legacy of the icon that is Mr Bob Dylan.

Since the 1960’s, we have been spoilt by the prodigious output of this legend and the quality of his song-writing has garnered multiple awards, culminating in the ultimate recognition of the Nobel prize in Literature in 2016, "For having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

No matter what decade you choose, there is a favourite album or a bunch of songs that means something of significance to many followers and what the Bob Dylan Band aim to achieve is a sense of these songs throughout his long history.

Drawing from solo acoustic renditions of songs such as "Blowing in the Wind", "The Times They Are a Changing" and "A Hard Rain a-Gonna’ Fall" and arrangements of full band songs, such as "Tangled Up

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

The Long Firm

Based on the novel of the same name by Jake Arnott, The Long Firm tells the story of criminal Harry Starks through the eyes of four individuals that he meets from the 1960's onwards. The first person to tell their story is a Baronet named Freddie who is spending his twilight political career going through the motions until he is introduced to Harry. Harry is delighted to meet someone with a title but of course there is always an ulterior motive with Harry and Freddie doesn't realise this until it's too late and he is in too deep.

Freddie is gay and even though he is married is quite open about his sexuality. He has been married so long that his wife doesn't care about it or anything else other than getting her regular monthly allowance from Freddie. Freddie

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    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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