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These U2 college classes would be a Beautiful Day in school

Imagine being able to take a college course on U2. Some fortunate students at Colorado State University – Pueblo don’t have to, because in this Spring 2017 term they are taking U2: Mediated Discourse and Invention from Professor Sam Lovato in CSU-P’s Mass Communications Department & Center for New Media. The course description is: This offering […]

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Dream Out Loud Film Hopes To Tell U2 Fan Stories

U2 fan Dave Barry is calling out for fellow fans and funds to help him make Dream Out Loud, a film for “telling the story of U2’s fans extraordinary connection to the music, the band and each other.” His Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 just launched and he’s looking for fan stories as well as the […]

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Memories of U2 gigs in benefit book for Syrian refugees

Updated 01.24.17 with a full-length excerpt from In Concert by Billy McGrath, 1st University College Dublin Ents Officer, Students Union 1975/76; Manager of the Atrix and Stagalee; RTE television producer and documentary maker. McGrath was a key figure in the development of the U2-era Irish rock scene. He worked for the 1980 Sense of Ireland festival in London at […]

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Taste And See That The U2 Feast Is Good

Gary Stevenson wants you to eat Lucifer’s Hands. They will taste like chicken – devilishly delicious Korean-spiced chicken – but he’s hoping they send you on a journey from mouth to head to heart. You’ll start with Cedarwood Road. Along the way he’ll offer you a McPhisto Hot Lemon Tonic. You’ll end, sweetly, with Streets. […]

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Video (Exclusive): Bono recalls the big idea in “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as being “a bit of a trip”

At the center of the Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics special exhibit currently showing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is U2 and its long-standing interest in using the power of rock to change the world. The exhibit greets visitors with a video of Bono talking about his motivation for […]

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EXTRAS FOR YOUR U2 WEEK IN DUBLIN

If you’ll be in Dublin next week for the U2 shows and are looking to enhance your U2 experience, I know you’ve got a lot of choices for what to do, but may I suggest putting these on your itinerary? 1. Visit The Little Museum of Dublin. Take the highly entertaining and informative 20-30 minute […]

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