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The anger behind Geldof’s smile


Eurovision News Review:

* Lithuania – a rising Eurovision nation
* Looking for break: Tom Morle y, left, and big brother Jim
* RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life.
* The anger behind Geldof’s smile
* Ann Harrington out of You’re a Star
* Pop star in the hate zone
* IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations – IAAF.org -…

Lithuania – a rising Eurovision nationesctoday.com
This year he is involved in the Lithuanian and Latvian Eurovision Song Contest selections. In a special article written for the visitors of esctoday. com, he shares his thoughts and opinions about the music scene in the Baltics and in Lithuania in particular. According to Billy, Lithuania will become a music nation to count on and it’s only a question of time before we will see Lithuania score a victory in the Eurovision Song Contest… Consequently, popular music in Latvia is grossly overshadowed by influence from Russian pop music. It is quietly whispered in Riga that Latvians will not vote for Russian artists in the Eurovision and that Russian-Latvians will not vote for Latvian artists. Despite this, a Russian artist strangely enough performed the song, which won for Latvia a few years ago!

I was personally at the taping of this year?s Eurovision songs at the Latvian Television studio in Riga a few weeks ago and I couldn?t help but notice how the best songs were performed by Russian artists! These conflicts in Latvia?s social structure do have some effect on the Eurovision Song Contest. There is little feeling of national pride surrounding the contest and from what I have learned in Riga, the public interest for this year?s contest is not very encouraging. Lithuania , on the other hand is a totally different country whose social structure is more stable than its neighbour?s and whose people have a very high feeling of national pride. Unlike Russians in Estonia and Latvia, Lithuanian Russians (who make up about 17% of the country?s population) are more integrated into the Lithuanian culture. All Russians in Lithuania speak fluent Lithuanian whereas I have yet to find a single Russian in Latvia or Estonia who speaks Latvian or Estonian! This socio-cultural phenomenon manifests itself in the country?s music insomuch as when artists perform in Vilnius or Klaipeda it is hard to tell if they are Russians or Lithuanians.

Looking for break: Tom Morle y, left, and big brother JimNews & Star
The singing brothers from Cleator Moor have beaten off competition from thousands of other hopefuls to get to the grand final of the defender’s White Chalk Talent Quest. Rio and his business partner Courtney Richardson have set up a record label, White Chalk Music, and the Morley boys got through a series of heats in Manchester to secure a place in tomorrow night’s final, after singing the Westlife version of Barry Manilow’s hit love song Mandy. Tom, 11, and Jim, 14, will be among nine youngsters and nine adults taking part in the competition at Manchester’s Opera House. Winners will receive a prize package worth more than £10,000 which includes a recording contract with Rio’s new record label.

RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of Irish life.rte.ie
January 1965: RTÉ and BBC co-operate in an historic television
broadcast of the meeting in Belfast between Taoiseach Seán
Lemass with Terence O’Neill Prime Minister of Northern
Ireland. 4 January 1965 : First broadcast of ‘The Riordans’ rural
drama serial on Telefís Éireann. 20 March 1965: First entry for Ireland in the Eurovision
Song Contest with ‘I’m Walking the Streets in the Rain’
performed by Butch Moore and composed by Teresa Conlon, George Prendergast and Joe Harrison. The show was hosted in Naples. 7 April 1965: First coverage of General Election results on
Telefís Éireann with reports from around the country. Presented by John O’Donoghue and produced by Gerry Murray. 21 April 1965: Joseph Brennan appointed Minister for
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1969: Live relays from An tOireachtas in the Mansion House to mark
fiftieth anniversary of first Dáil (which also took place in the Mansion House). –>

1 March 1970: Ireland wins the Eurovision Song Contest
for the first time with ‘All Kinds of Everything’ by Derry
Lindsay and Jackie Smith, sung by Dana, at Amsterdam,
The Netherlands. 1970: Coverage of events in Northern Ireland greatly increases with
frequent extended news bulletins and additional news programming. 1970: Limit on number of households connected to high-specification
television aerial raised to 500. 28 March 1970: First broadcast of Saor Raidió
Chonamara, pirate Irish-language radio station (later
closed by Gárda Síochána). May 1970: ‘Ireland Tonight’, four hours of RTÉ
programmes is broadcast on Finnish Television; the broadcast
includes ‘King of the Road’, a film of the life of a Tipperary
roadworker; ‘Wanderly Wagon’; ‘Guests of the Nation’,
a dramatisation of Frank O’Connor’s short story; ‘Ballad
Sheet’; ‘July the Mad Month’, a film on the political
and religious situation in Northern Ireland; and ‘Sports
Magazine’.

The anger behind Geldof’s smileTelegraph.co.uk
Geldof introduced the mayor of Philadelphia by satellite, then cut him off before he had a chance to speak. An Italian political representative was beamed in from Rome, where he addressed the UK in his native tongue, his booming voice completely drowning out his translator. “This is like the Eurovision,” Geldof muttered, which was an insult to the Eurovision’s smooth organisation. A picture of Bono kept flashing up on the screen, reminding us that the U2 star was on the line, but, by the time Geldof was ready to talk to his closest musical ally, they had over-run their allotted satellite time. “Are you there, Bono?” said Geldof. “Ah, well, f*** off then. We know what you were going to say anyway.

Ann Harrington out of You’re a Starrte.ie – RTE.ie
The brother-and-sister act, Donna and Joseph McCaul, moved up the ratings by coming second in the public vote. The other remaining wildcard, Lorraine Maher, was third ahead of the Kilmuckeridge group, Jade, the Henry Girls and Aine O’Doherty. This week each contestant sang ‘Summer Sun’ themed songs as they battled it out live in the Mahoney Hall at the Helix. The eventual winner will represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Pop star in the hate zoneSunday Times – The Sunday Times
Deeyah — real name Deepika Thathaal — is half Pakistani, half Afghan and grew up in Oslo. She was born into a musical household. When she was seven her father heard her mimicking a song she had heard on the Eurovision song contest. “So I did, and he picked up all my toys and my Barbies and said, ‘Say bye-bye to these’, and threw them in the dustbin.

IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations – IAAF.org -…International Association of Athletics…
84 for Kluft as Stefan Holm and Yaroslav Rybakov do battle in the High JumpFriday 4 February 2005. Because the meet ended with a real big bang as Carolina Kl?ft ? supported not only by the enthusiastic clapping of all the 5. 209 spectators but also by a former Eurovision Song Contest winner sung by her favourite artist Carola played on the PA system ? improved her own world leading mark in the Long Jump to 6. 84! That was a full 21 centimetres further than in Boston last Saturday!.

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