Full list of candidates The local elections in Wicklow won’t lack for talking points on Friday. Charlie Keddy is continuing his practice of(...)

Wandering US saxophonist and composer Jacob Duncan has preached his Liberation Prophecy in several different incarnations (including one in Texas t(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)

Country singer George Jones with the late Tammy Wynette at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in in 1995. Photograph: Jeff Mitchell/Reuters

George Jones, a classic country singer with a voice full of raw honky-tonk emotion and a life full of honky-tonk turmoil, died today at the age(...)