French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour: died in his home in Alpilles in southeastern France. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/AFP/Getty

Tributes are pouring in to Charles Aznavour, the great French popular singer, who died early on Monday at his home in southern France, aged 94. Know(...)

 Charles Aznavour  during a photo session in Paris on November 16, 2017. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

French singer Charles Aznavour has died at the age of 94, French media reported on Monday, citing his spokesman. Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Vari(...)

French singer France Gall performs during the Eurovision Song Contest on March 1st, 1965. Gall has died at the age of 70. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Singer France Gall, whose hits made her an icon of French pop music, has died aged 70. Gall passed away on Sunday after a two-year struggle against (...)

Risteárd Cooper and Rory Nolan in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Red

The Belgian-born master of the French chanson, who gave his name and his songs to the 1968 musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in(...)

Tracey Thorn’s first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician. It wasn’t overtly confessional, but what made it so c(...)

Marc Almond: ‘Journalists would ask about my sexuality, so I’d give some Bowie-esque answer about ambiguity’

There was a time when Thursday night Top of the Pops was a shared ritual. Living in a TV land that consisted of a handful of channels was a factor,(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

The ninth-century Tatev Monastry, an icon of the ancient Armenian Apostolic Church, reached by the world’s longest aerial tramway. Photograph: Hayk Melkonyan

“Whole generations have been lost. We are left without children and it means we are left without a future.” I remember those words vividly. They were (...)

Tommy Bowe, or should that be Tommy Booooooowe, scores a try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thoughts on the Six Nations season and television. RTÉ should use the archives more: There is an entire generation of people who never saw Ollie Ca(...)

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