Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)

It would appear that good things, and indeed quite often great things, can come to those who wait. Once upon a time in 1992, Stevie Wonder told the(...)

The Sylvers perform on Soul Train in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It’s time for Soul Train to leave the station again. The classic US black music show introduced TV audiences to a host of r’n’b, soul and hip-hop acts(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel 1:25

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

Pianist Geri Allen completes a trilogy of solo albums for fertile independent label Motéma with a somewhat shy tribute to the music of her home tow(...)

“It’s difficult to be depressed if you’re singing”: The Resistance Choir practises above St Andrew’s Community Centre in Rialto, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

On Tuesday evening 12 people gathered with a guitar, a bass and a cajón box drum at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin, unfurled a stencilled banner (...)

Pop music and teens go together like bread and jam. In every decade and at every turn of the cultural wheel, pop and teens have been inseparable, two (...)

Every night on tour, Janelle Monae would walk over to an easel set up onstage and start to paint. Monae was the star turn, a woman who knew that every(...)

Questlove, whose Mo’ Meta Blues shies from the conventional

You used to know where you stood with music books. If they were authorised biographies and written with the subject’s permission and co-operation, (...)