Burt Bacharach

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Robert Redford and Paul Newman on set. Photograph:  20th Century Fox/Getty

“The horse is dead.” It’s the middle of a tense scene in the 1969 smash Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The town sheriff is attempting to round u(...)

Kodaline played the Galway Arts Festival last year.

Records audiences at the 2018 Galway International Arts Festival led to box office revenues rising 43.5 per cent to €1.93 million last year. The fest(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

Macy Gray performs at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. Photograph: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

Saturday, July 13 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Fairview Park, Dublin In all your days, how many Cathys dancing around in a red gúna have you (...)

If there’s one thing we know about Bruce Springsteen, it is that he likes, nay needs, to keep control. So this is his take on what is his most radical(...)

Derek Mooney: too often comes across as a caricature of a daytime radio jock

As a keen observer of wildlife, Derek Mooney surely knows that for all the majesty of the natural world, it’s also a harsh, fickle and unforgiving env(...)

Marc Almond knows all about drama. The former Soft Cell man has experienced his share of personal turmoil through the decades, but what has triumphed (...)

‘I have made mistakes in my American life, but Mashpee isn’t one of them.’

Every weekday, I cross the Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal going to and from work. Either way, the view from the elevated bridge is spectacular (...)

Burt Budin: the New Yorker of Russian stock was a producer-director who helped set up  Telefís Éireann

Burton Budin, universally known as Burt, who has died aged 86, was a producer-director who helped set up Ireland’s national TV channel. Telefís Éire(...)

Christy O’Connor jnr throws his ball to the crowd after winning the Irish Open in Woodbrook in 1975. Photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

Remember the Burt Bacharach song, Trains and Boats and Planes? That was the European Tour for the first decade of its existence after it was formed by(...)

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