Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson in 1977. Photograph: by Ron Galella/WireImage

In 1977, Rita Coolidge was 33 and one of the most in-demand rock vocalists in LA. The legendary Delta Lady of the song had won two Grammys for perfor(...)

Sr Julie Buckley, chaplain in Temple Street hospital, Dublin: ‘Seeing parents broken after the death of a child is the worst part of the job. Their world has ended and they have to try to pick themselves up and build a new life.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

I started off nursing and did my training in the Richmond Hospital, in Dublin, returning to Cork, where I’m from, to do midwifery. I worked as a staf(...)

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

February 1st was a good day for quite a few people who happened to find themselves in Arizona. It was a good day for fans of the New England Patriots,(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Stephen Fry (57) and the man he recently married, Elliott Spencer (27). Photographs: Niki Nikolova/Filmmagic

Age-gap relationships are and always have been controversial, but if you are limiting the pool you choose a mate from by age, you could be losing o(...)

The Lost Album: Ike and Tina Turner, 1965. Photograph: Dennis Hopper, courtesy of the Hopper Art Trust

What’s striking about Dennis Hopper’s photographs of 1960s freak scenes, which have been on show over the summer at the Royal Academy of Arts, in Lond(...)

Fred Wesley: with George Clinton, ‘the whole gig was relaxed and fun, although the costumes were unorthodox’

Fred Wesley has some tales to tell. He has played, written and recorded alongside James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, and is the trombo(...)

When Patricia Bardon sings Carmen at the National Concert Hall this Saturday, it will be her Dublin debut in a part she has performed as far away as Los Angeles. And that’s just one of the roles in a vast repertoire of which an English opera critic wrote: “I have never seen her give anything less than a world-class performance.”

As a young singer growing up in Dublin, Patricia Bardon used to dream of becoming another Aretha Franklin, or even a Tina Turner. Tragically, it was n(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)

Novelist Daphne du Maurier and her two children at the window of their home in 1947. Photograph: Popperfoto

The farmer from Roscommon wanted me to meet his mother. When I did she said my hands were too small and I wouldn’t be much good for “carrying b(...)