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In The Ticket today, Rufus Wainwright talks about his operatic tendencies, we take a walk on the beach with Cathy Davey, Donald Clarke previews the summer’s blockbuster movies and well-known gong fan Brian Boyd runs the rule over the Ivor …

Fri, Apr 23, 2010, 09:55

   

In The Ticket today, Rufus Wainwright talks about his operatic tendencies, we take a walk on the beach with Cathy Davey, Donald Clarke previews the summer’s blockbuster movies and well-known gong fan Brian Boyd runs the rule over the Ivor Novello Awards. In our gaming section, Ciara O’Brien and Joe Griffin review Splinter Cell Conviction, Section 8, Final Fight: Double Impact and Angry Birds.

There are New Music berths for Frankie & The Heartstrings, Cults, Villa Nah, Pomegranates and Kid Meets Cougar, Music News stories on volcano-related music cancellations and the Red Bull stage at Oxegen and Ailbhe Malone kicks off a new pop column.

Album of the week comes from Terje Rypdal and there are also reviews of releases by The Hold Steady, Caribou, The Golden Filter (the album is streaming here), John Hiatt, Josh Ritter, Harlem, Avi Buffalo, Avett Brothers and many more. Plus Eoin Butler does the Shuffle with singles and downloads.

New films for your viewing pleasure include Extract, Life During Wartime, Cherrybomb, Date Night, Afterlife, La Danse, Centurion, The Joneses and Dogtooth. Plus movie news, the weekly movie quiz and Screenwriter returns from Heathrow Airport.

The Ticket: music and movies covered in print, online and on the app.

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