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"Festival dates with Morrissey? Mary, take a bow -
Saturday March 05 2011

They are the most unlikely coupling. The Charming Man that is Morrissey and the 'tired and emotional' blues singer from Galway.

But The Diary [of The Irish Independent Newspaper] can exclusively reveal that Morrissey and Mary Coughlan are expected shortly to announce a number of festival appearances together in the UK this summer.

This development came about after the former Smiths singer turned up at Mary Coughlan's show in Dublin's Academy last Saturday night.

"Morrissey came to a gig of mine in Whelan's a few years ago so I knew he was a fan but it was still a shock when he rang up to find out what time I went on stage in the Academy.

"When I came on, there he was in the front row. I was slightly mortified," she revealed.

Worshipped by his own fans, 'Mozzer' was...
From True to you:

The Very Best Of Morrissey and Glamorous Glue sleeves and release information

EMI releases for April include "The Very Best of Morrissey" and the single "Glamorous Glue." Both are released through the Major Minor label.
Hop Farm, Damien Dempsey and new management confirmed on True To You:

Morrissey to headline at Hop Farm Music Festival; Damien Dempsey looks likely to be added; Morrissey now managed by Ron Laffitte -
4 March 2011

Morrissey will be headlining at the Hop Farm Music Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent, on Saturday, 2 July 2011.

Damien Dempsey looks likely to be added to the bill.

Morrissey is now managed by Ron Laffitte, who is based in Los Angeles.
Our man is at it again, this time at my favourite music venue, Vicar Street in Dublin.

The line-up for tonight runs as:-

Adebisi Shank
The Cast of Cheers
Cathy Davey
Fight Like Apes
James Vincent McMorrow
O Emperor
Two Door Cinema Club

sistasheila also posted in the forum thread the link with 5 photos:

Choice Music Awards 2011 - Morrissey, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, Jape, Two Door Cinema Club(winners) -
Vicar Street - 04 March 2011

There will be an exhibition of Travis Shinn's photos on the second floor of Internasjonalen (pub/venue by Youngstorget in downtown Oslo) from March 16th till April 6th. The photo from the 'Paris' single is on the flyer:

According to the NME, Morrissey and many, many more artists will have their Desert Island Discs episodes available online to stream. This will commence in April, 2011 and will feature approximately 500 episodes of the long-running radio program.

Full story here:

'Desert Island Discs' archives to be made available online -
BBC Radio 4 programme has featured the likes of Morrissey and Paul McCartney
Valerie Siebert from The Quietus converses at leisure with David Johansen about the New York Dolls' latest album Dancing Backward In High Heels and Malcolm McLaren and Morrissey.

- ...And how about your own legacy – particularly in the New York scene? What do you see when you survey your kingdom these days – with the new New York scene bands like The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs who seem quite at home on the cover of fashion mags?

DJ: I think they're great. Whenever I see them on TV or we're on a bill together or something, I think that they're really good and they're good rock'n'roll bands.

Have you met any of them? Have any come forward as fans?

DJ: Yeah, sure I've met them, but I'm sure they wouldn't come forward as fans because that would just make things weird. Don't you think that would be weird? Like if someone comes and says to you 'Wow I'm such a big fan of you' wouldn't you think 'Wow, that's weird?'

Really? But what about Morrissey? He's...

a Smiths & Morrissey night
(+ Brit Pop)
March 19th
9pm to 1:30am
$5 (donations)

proceeds benefit
The West End Animal Shelter

296 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766
(near The Glasshouse)

DJ sets:
Daniel Sant (Northern Towns/Over My Dead Body)

Rob Moran (NRWS/Some Girls/Unbroken)

XfurnX (amoeba records and all around good dude)