Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton: homespun but worldly, sexy but self-mocking, sassy but safe. Photograph: FilmMagic/Getty

When Dolly Parton was 19, instead of the frankly unbelievable 73 she is now, she and a girlfriend travelled from Tennessee to New York City. But, beca(...)

Dolly Parton sings at the  Red Tent Women’s Conference 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

A charity founded by country and western singer Dolly Parton has launched a free book programme for young children in Tallaght in Dublin. Dolly Part(...)

Brían has taken over the wedding planning. ‘We’re going all out, so we are,’ he says

The death of the slow set may not be directly linked to the decimation of the population of rural Ireland, although it can’t have helped. Before ther(...)

Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

“Been underestimated my entire life. I know people gonna to talk shit and, darling, that’s fine, but they won’t break my spirit,” goes Kesha on Bastar(...)

Carlin Music was founded by Freddy Bienstock, a wartime US immigrant from Vienna. Photograph: iStock

Carlin Music, the publishing company built up by Elvis Presley’s record picker, has been put up for sale with a $250 million (€235 million) price tag.(...)

Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

Magazine founder Hugh Hefner has agreed to the changes including not publishing images of naked women. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Playboy is to stop publishing pictures of naked women, saying easy access to such images online means they are “passé”. The magazine famed for its bun(...)

Current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of students, said researchers from the University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School and the University of Nevada. File photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

Teenagers aren’t lazy, just exhausted, according to a new study. Current school and university start times are damaging the learning and health of st(...)

Katrina & the Waves  lead singer Katrina Leskanich: BMG has acquired the rights to every song written by the English rock band.

Walking on Sunshine, the irritatingly catchy 1985 pop hit by Katrina & the Waves, has been acquired by BMG, the Bertelsmann-owned music company, f(...)

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