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Luan Parle


Wicklow-born country singer Luan Parle leaves Spotify with a choice message for the streaming service’s controversial (see below) CEO, Daniel Ek.

Musicians criticise Spotify CEO for saying it’s “not enough” to release albums “every 3-4 years” (NME)

Clive Barnes (Facebook)

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Fascinating 100 year old film clips of four of the world’s most celebrated artists: a 74-year-old Claude Monet painting at Giverny in 1915; Pierre-Auguste Renoir, (also aged 74 in 1915) at his easel with his son; three sequences of Auguste Rodin at 75 and an 81 year old Edgar Degas strolling through Paris two years before his death.

(Portraits via Wikipedia)


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223 elements of US hip hop by Pop Chart Labs for the AC3 Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta this October:

“223 naturally occurring, never-word-slurring artists in all, from N(as) and (Dr) Dre to (Mf) Doom and (A$)AP Rocky to (D)rake and Snoop D-O-(gg).”

All the greats. Also the Black Eyed Peas.

Large scrollable version here


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mart3mart22Scenes from the opening of Mart on Rathmines Road, Dublin last week.

Formerly a derelict fire station; now a softly-lit art space, studio and damn hipster hotspot.

Who will douse Dublin 6’s fires/retrieve their cats now?

Conceptual artists??

*shakes fist, runs*

From top: Mart exterior: Matthew Nevin, co-founder of Mart and friend; Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan greeting artists Emily Bruton and Jill French (right); There’s always one; brollies and art fans loitering outside Mart on opening night.


Pics: Emily