One Direction: Shakespeare’s “But thy eternal summer shall not fade” becomes “Baby you light up my world like nobody else”
Word for Word: Boy bands and the Bard
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  • September 20, 2014, 01:00

Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, as Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI. Now an innovative service from a Dublin educational company may so(...)

Tara Entertainments Ltd is wholly owned by the Cheryl Cole. Photograph: Fred Duval/Getty Images

GORDON DEEGANThe Irish-based entertainment firm owned by pop star Cheryl Cole last year recorded post-tax profits of over €2.1 million.New accounts lo(...)

When in doubt, swing. With an underperforming clutch of recent releases behind him, for his 10th album, Robbie Williams has reverted both to a genre h(...)

It’s a scary time to be a pop star. Gone are the days of Smash Hits lyric sheets, boob signings, TFI Friday larks and MTV-premiering videos. Today the(...)

B y Shane Filan’s estimation, he’s been interviewed about 10,000 times. Ballpark. That happens when you’ve sold 44 million records with Westlife. Pops(...)

Robbie Williams playing Slane in 1999

Like buses, you wait all year for a big music show and then three come along at once. The stadium arena tour circuit begins tonight when Robbie Willia(...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the start of  their European tour at the O2 last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Music promoter Peter Aiken has revealed that he plans to release a classic Live in the Marquee album next year to mark the 10th anniversary of the con(...)

If you had told Olly Murs this time four years ago that he would be an internationally successful pop star, he probably would have tipped his p(...)