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Democratic presidential candidates  Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

It has hosted music stars from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra, from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross. But on Tuesday night the historic Fox Theatre in dow(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Hal Blaine. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Hal Blaine, one of pop music’s most prolific and brilliant drummers, who played with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and more, died on Mo(...)

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(...)

Larry Gogan: His lifelong mission to share the joy of music continues. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s a tribute to the enduring enthusiasm and professionalism of Larry Gogan that news of the veteran RTÉ star’s retirement from 2FM after close to si(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

Summer nights: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

The summer of 1958, in which Grease was set, looked a beguiling cocktail of hormonally charged lindy hops, leather pants and all-round frivolity. Whic(...)

Robert Ballagh. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

From the moment Robert Ballagh opens the door to his studio, there’s no mistaking who works there. The front room of the small house in Dublin’s north(...)

Ssinger and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana at the recording of  ‘MTV Unplugged in  Novemeber  1993. Photograph:  Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The first public exhibition of some of Kurt Cobain’s personal items is be put on display this summer at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Co Kil(...)

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