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The Insider: DJ Roger Sanchez

wwwTHE much-anticipated Fame The Musical will take to the stage at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin for the first time later this month.

To celebrate, a star-studded opening night will take place at the theatre on Tuesday, August 24, at 7.30pm.

Among the big names in the show's line-up are winners of RTE's TV reality show Fame, Jessica Cervi and Ben Morris, and acclaimed performer Sheila Ferguson.

wwwDUBLIN'S party posse will be out in force next Monday, for the official launch of the Absolut Fringe Festival.

The event takes place at the Ringside Club from 6pm. This year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with theatre, dance, music and live art.

It takes place from September 11 to 26.

wwwEXCITEMENT is building ahead of Ireland's first gay and lesbian outdoor music festival, Milk 2010, which takes place in Navan, Co Meath, this weekend.

More than 5,000 members of Ireland's LGBT community and assorted friends will descend on Ballinlough Castle for the one-day musical extravaganza.

wwwA host of big names will step out later this month for the launch of Waterford's International Music Festival, which incorporates the 50th Waterford International Light Opera Festival.

The event will take place in the Piano Bar in the exclusive Residence members club on Thursday, August 26, and begins at 6.30pm. The 2010 festival takes place at the Theatre Royal, Waterford from November 2 to 13.

wwwTHE Wright Venue in Swords has just announced top DJ Roger Sanchez as the first in a series of major league DJ guests who will take to the decks at the venue over the coming months.

The exclusive event will take place on Friday, August 27, in association with Coca Cola.

wwwA number of media insiders were whisked to the new showroom of Eden Manor Bridal in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, yesterday for a special preview of the Bridal Retreat Extravaganza.

Guests enjoyed a special champagne treat upon arrival, before taking in a fashion show featuring models from Assets modelling agency.