Once the Musical Leads the Tony Nominees

Once,  the Broadway musical based on the 2006 Academy Award winning Irish film of the same name staring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, has been nominated for the most Tony awards this year, leading the pack with a total of 11 nods. The show, which takes place during the course of one week, tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant in Dublin, who are brought together by their...

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Kevin Barry Reading in NYC

Limerick-born writer Kevin Barry, author of the wildly inventive novel City of Bohane and the short story collections There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island, will be doing a reading at 7pm on Thursday, April 26th at the McNally Jackson bookstore in SoHo. Pete Hamill, writing for the New York Times Book Review, enthusiastically described City of Bohane as “full of marvels. They...

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Margaret Tobin Brown: The Unsinkable Molly Brown

“I’m Unsinkable” Margaret Tobin Brown was reading a book in her first-class cabin on the Titanic when she heard a crash and was thrown to the floor by the impact. Pulling herself up, she went out into the corridor to investigate and saw her fellow passengers standing around in their nightwear. It was then she noticed that the engines had stopped. She went up on deck and was flung into a...

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Irish America Invites You to Julie Feeney Live in Concert!

CONTEST: Irish America readers who love captivating musical performances, smart lyrics, brilliant orchestration and delightfully whimsical headpieces should get excited. Julie Feeney, the rising star of Ireland’s contemporary music scene is coming to New York for ten nights of unforgettable performances at the Irish Art Center’s Donaghy Theater – and Irish America has two pairs...

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Irish Dracula Author Celebrated 100 Years After Death

Dublin-born writer Bram Stoker, author of the famed novel Dracula, died in London at age 64, on April 20, 1912. Given that the vampire story, and the gothic in general, is currently seeing a resurgence in popularity, paying homage to the influential author on the centenary of his death seems all the more important. On April 10, artist Aidan Hickey gave a portrait that he painted of Stoker to the...

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