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Carmel Quinn on The Jimmy Dean Show in 1964. Photograph: Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty

Carmel Quinn Born: July 31st, 1925 Died: March 6th, 2021 Carmel Quinn, a blue-eyed, flame-haired Irish singer and storyteller who packed Carnegie Hal(...)

Villa Santo Sospir,  where Jean Cocteau stayed and painted murals throughout. Photograph:  Marina Melia/Villa Santo Sospir DACS/Comit Cocteau

A new book exploring the houses of the world’s great artists is both fascinating and disappointing “For artists we’re never going to get to meet(...)

Start Walkin’: Nancy Sinatra’s new collection spans solo releases, rarities and classics from her first two albums with Lee Hazlewood. Photograph: Ron Joy/courtesy Boots Enterprises

Nancy Sinatra has one of the most famous surnames in the United States, but she has struggled to feel proudly American of late. It’s a couple of weeks(...)

Moives due to come our way in 2021...

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a traffic jam of anticipated films for this year as dozens of films shifted from 2020 to a 2021 release Le(...)

Professional singer Liz Ryan now runs Tea Dance Tunes from home. The National Concert Hall’s Tea Dance Tunes are lively, interactive online concerts of favourite songs and music for people living with dementia, their carers and families. Tea Dance Tunes continues weekly until December 16th. See nch.ie.

The ability of people to adapt their activities to an online format has been one of the most striking phenomena of the Covid-19 pandemic. And while mo(...)

 Don McLean: “All my stuff is about loss.  I’ve never really been happy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

When Don McLean was 15 years old, he had a premonition that his father was going to die. Distraught, he ran to tell his grandmother. “Don’t be ridicul(...)

Paul McCartney’s new album will be released on December 11th. File photograph: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/EPA

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on December 11th and will become the third in (...)

Antonio Campos: “Netflix are very supportive of filmmakers. They always came back with thoughtful notes.”

In 2008, Antonio Campos, an agreeable New Yorker of Latin descent, arrived at the Cannes film festival with his debut feature Afterschool. He was just(...)

  2014 brought a  chilling demonstration of the gap in quality when Brazil lost 7-1 at home to Bayern Munich (aka Germany).  Brazil’s Fernandinho reacts after a goal  by  Toni Kroos.   Photograph: Roert Ghement/EPA

The last even-numbered year when European countries did not play a major football tournament was 1956: Elvis Presley’s I Want You, I Need You was the (...)

 Little Richard in 1966. File photograph: AP Photo

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create som(...)

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