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US singer Britney Spears: Sony Music has said it “apologises to Britney Spears and her fans for any confusion” over fake tweets reporting her death.  File photograph: Bernd Kammerer/AP Photo

Sony Music Entertainment’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday, publishing fake statements that US pop star Britney Spears had died. Sony Music, a u(...)

Michael Londra: ‘Growing up, the opera festival was a huge influence.’

Wexford tenor Michael Londra has made a name for himself in the United States since moving there to perform with Riverdance, garnering two Emmy-nomin(...)

Glen Hansard salutes the crowd from Apollo House, which has been taken over by Home Sweet Home to shelter the homeless. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

The former owner of Apollo House says he supports the aims of Home Sweet Home, a group of housing activist who have occupied the vacant office buildi(...)

Along with the centenaries of two Russian revolutions, next year will also mark the 50th anniversary of a rather more benign event that, even so, mark(...)

Bob Dylan did not attend the Nobel prize ceremony in Stockholm. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images

Bob Dylan admitted he was stunned and surprised when he was told he had won a Nobel prize because he had never stopped to consider whether his songs w(...)

A very nervous Patti Smith initially stumbled through A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall in Stockholm on Saturday in a performance given to mark Bob Dylan’s N(...)

In a Word . . . Nobel

“They sat together in the park as the evening sky grew dark. She looked at him and he felt a spark, tingle to his bones.’Twas then he felt alone and w(...)

Bob Dylan performing in 1993: he “widened the scope of poetry more successfully than many of the Beat poets”. Photograph: EPA

I’m listening to Billy Joe Shaver And I’m reading James Joyce Some people they tell me I got the blood of the land in my voice For those still wond(...)

Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses performs at the O2 Arena in London in 2010. the band are to play Slane Castle, Co Meath in 2017. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Would you pay good money to stand in a hilly field in Co Meath to watch Guns N’ Roses? In 1992, tens of thousands of Irish people were prepared to do(...)

Jane Jacobs:  many on the left saw her as an inspiration of how an organised community can take on capitalism and come out victorious. Photograph: Keith Beaty/Toronto Star via Getty Images

This year cannot be allowed to pass by without reference to its being the centenary of Jane Jacobs, the renowned American thinker and writer on citie(...)

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