One week after playing an intense concert in Atlanta, Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The shows were intimate and intense, 43 songs, and a range of covers from Bowie to Bob Marley. Prince, all alone on stage at a purple grand piano, s(...)

Prince fans beside a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the musician’s Paisley Park compound  in Minneapolis, Minnesota. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince appeared “pale” and “weak” during one of his last public appearances, it has been claimed, amid reports the music superstar stayed awake for 15(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Gregory Porter: influenced by Nat King Cole, Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. Photograph: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images

I’m apologising to Gregory Porter, trying to convince him that it’s not my usual form to ask musicians about what they are wearing. But Porter is dif(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

Beyonce and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform during half-time at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl. The (...)

There’s no getting away from a certain infamous UK soul singer on this San Diego native’s debut album. That Andra Day owes a very obvious debt to A(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

Special Olympic competitors at Dublin Airport as they left for the World Summer games in Los Angeles this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Team Ireland athletes participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games are busy preparing for the opening of the games tomorrow. At the opening (...)

Athletes Sean McDonald from Wicklow and Lyon Keogh from Dublin are pictured with Lisa Jane Dorman (left), Aer Lingus cabin crew member and Claire Teehan, Aer Lingus cabin crew member. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Liam Foley plans to celebrate his 18th birthday on Thursday by “meeting lots of famous people” in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics World Summer (...)