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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

Bjork: The Ticket’s gone to Iceland on the occasion of Bjork’s new album “Biophilia” Hugh Jackman: from Wolverine to song-and-dance man hosting the Oscars and from a robot boxing trainer to the “sexiest man alive”, meet the Jackman of all …

Fri, Oct 7, 2011, 08:00

   

Bjork: The Ticket’s gone to Iceland on the occasion of Bjork’s new album “Biophilia”

Hugh Jackman: from Wolverine to song-and-dance man hosting the Oscars and from a robot boxing trainer to the “sexiest man alive”, meet the Jackman of all acting trades

Ray Stevenson: how the Lisburn giant ended up a mainstay of comic-book films like The Three Musketeers.

Plus reviews of new albums (including Bjork, Lisa Hannigan, Still Corners, You Me at Six, Ryan Adams, Emika, Rustie, Ben Folds and Lady Antebellum), movies (Johnny English Reborn, La Piscine, Midnight in Paris, Perfect Sense, The Lion King 3D, Tyrannosaur, Bal (Honey)), games, apps, listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

OTR at Hard Working Class Heroes 2011: I will be moderating the panels at the annual Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin this weekend. The four panels, all on the theme of The Knowledge, will take place at the Button Factory (Temple Bar, Dublin 2) today and tomorrow. Full details here and admission to all the panels (and Bandtips’ conversations) is free. If you’re gigging over the weekend, don’t forget the OTR vs Nialler9 night as part of HWCH with Moths, Cloud Castle Lake, Tieranniesaur, The Depravations, The Danger Is and Last Days of 1984 at the Workman’s Club on Saturday night. Full information on all HWCH activities here with the gigs’ schedule for the weekend here, details of the free HWCH & The City gigs here and ticket info here.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. No sleep till Sunday.