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Jack  Dorsey (43) joins a growing list of celebrities, world leaders and technologists who are earmarking some portion of their wealth to fighting the spread of the coronavirus and its effects.  Photo: Getty Images

Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter and Square, said he planned to donate $1 billion (€920 million), or just under a third of his total wealth, to(...)

US singer Kenny Rogers performing in concert on his ‘Farewell Tour’ during Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas in March 2017. File photograph:  Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP

Kenny Rogers has been hailed as “an icon of country music” following his death aged 81. The singer, known for hits such as Coward Of The County and T(...)

Grace Shaw: ‘I started listening to this guy Allday. I went to one of his concerts and I felt so inspired’

Since she was 16 years old, musician Grace Shaw’s been living the average teenager’s fever dream. Like every other adolescent detainee, she used to ga(...)

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(...)

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