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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

Zac Ephron: we find out how the star of New Year’s Eve is coping with translating teen fame into grown-up stardom. Plus how have other High School Musical stars fared with the transition. Wild Flag: former riot-grrrl rocker Carrie Brownstein …

Fri, Dec 9, 2011, 08:00

   

Zac Ephron: we find out how the star of New Year’s Eve is coping with translating teen fame into grown-up stardom. Plus how have other High School Musical stars fared with the transition.

Wild Flag: former riot-grrrl rocker Carrie Brownstein on why her new band Wild Flag is all about the here and now and not bloody nostalgia.

Booking the Cooks: gather around the stove for some deep fried turkey and chicken and pepperoni on sticks with the Trailer Park Boys.

David Kitt: most acts wait until the 20th or 25th anniversary of a decent album – or if they’ve run out of steam – to dust it off for re-evaluation, but David Kitt explains why he’s going back to “The Big Romance” just 10 years after its release.

Plus CD reviews (including Theo Bleckman, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Childish Gambino, Rolling Stones, Tunng, Colin J. Morris, Elevens, Rammstein, Horslips and the Ulster Orchestra, M83, Thea Gilmore), films (New Years Eve, Las Acacias, Another Earth, Puss in Boots, Very Harold and Kumar 3D, Wings of Desire), games (Need for Speed: The Run), 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.

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for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Are you feeling festive yet?

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