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Lady Gaga responds to her Valentine's card from The Ticket

Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 08:43


Richard Dreyfuss: ahead of his appearance at the Dublin International Film Festival for a screening of Cas & Dylan and to pick up a Volta gong, the man from American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Ecounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl and Mr Holland’s Opus talks film.

Cuban Fury: Ian “Lovejoy” McShane shows us a clean set of heels

John Murry: how “Graceless Age” has pushed the gracefully grumpy Mississippi songwriter centrestage

Wild Beasts: saying goodbye to the “quirky indie oddballs” tag for their fourth album “Present Tense”

Lady Gaga: Jennifer Gannon sends a Valentine card with a difference to the woman who “stands alone as an almost sexless carnival of the bizarre”

Movie Bites: making True Love granitas for Frozen

Plus CD reviews (including Beck, Arthur Beatrice, Planningtorock, Augustines, Angel Olsen, Damien Dempsey, Milagres, Jimmy O’Brien Moran, Aziza Brahim, Sturgill Simpson, Nils Landgren, Avishai Cohen etc), film reviews (Childs Pose, Her, Lego Movie, Bastards, Cuban Fury, Tinker Bell, Monuments Men, Endless Love), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

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