Billie Holiday

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Me and Sorcha are out celebrating, I don’t know, something or other? It’s, like, an anniversary of some sort – definitely not our wedding anniversary (...)

Opportunity rover of NASA part of the Mars planet exploration program. Photograph: NASA/AFP

Nasa’s longest-running rover on Mars, Opportunity, has been pronounced dead — 15 years after it landed on the red planet. The six-wheeled vehicle was(...)

Lauryn Hill performing at Brixton Academy, London, in February 1999. Photograph: Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

Watching Ms Lauryn Hill take to the 3Arena stage this Friday will feel like a minor miracle. Here’s a star who back in 1998 looked nothing less than t(...)

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration ceremony for  Barack Obama in Washington, January 20th, 2009. The grey hat  is now on display in  the Smithsonian Institution. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Aretha Louise Franklin Born: March 25th, 1942 Died: August 16th, 2018 On a crisp, sparkling day in January 2009, Aretha Franklin stood on the steps(...)

Kelsey Lu: “Shades of Blue was a glimpse of hopefulness and peace from within that depression.”

New artist of the week: Kelsey Lu  What: Cellist and vocalist Where: North Carolina Why: The Los Angeles-based classically-trained cellist an(...)

Cellist Norah O’Leary from Ensemble Dagda with students from St Brendan’s NS Bantry at the launch of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry, Co Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Mairéad Hickey, Irish violinist Mairéad Hickey: I play trad as well, so that has given me a slightly different, more open outlook on music (...)

Joan Baez performs at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in London, 1965. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 1960s doyenne of protest music, Joan Baez, once said songwriters could choose one of two options for saying something, anything, of importance in(...)

Weekend in... Boston
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  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)

Attractive myth: slinky starlets wear T-shirts portraying Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain or Jim Morrison. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

The only way to make any kind of real art, apparently, is to suffer for it. This is how a real artist lives, or so I’ve been taught. The artist as a b(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)

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