George Clinton

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Don Letts: “Contrary to popular opinion, it’s a beautiful world”

“I’m as old as rock’n’roll,” Donovan Letts, who turned 65 in January, says with a laugh. Don Letts documents his remarkable life in an entertaini(...)

A statue of Alexander Hamilton on the grounds of St Luke's Episcopal Church in New York.  Photograph: Byron Smith/The New York Times

The question has lingered around the edges of the pop-culture ascendancy of Alexander Hamilton: Did the 10-dollar founding father, celebrated in the m(...)

Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Photograph: VH1

We’re midway through what has been an insightful if not turbulent 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with contestants unafraid to engage in fierce (in(...)

It would be interesting to know what Paper Boi would make of Awaken, My Love!. Chances are there’d be a lot of laughs and snorts. The character and r(...)

By the and large, record shops have been chased out of town. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Every trip to New York comes with certain rituals. Down the years, I’ve found myself heading to joints such as Strand Books and Veselka on every visi(...)

George Clinton: coming to a Beatyard near you

The Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire has just released its stage times and site map for this weekend’s festival, which takes over the former ferry (...)

Beyoncé performs during the Formation World Tour at the Georgia Dome,  Atlanta, Georgia in May 2016. Photograph:  Kevin Mazur/WireImage

“You know you’re that bitch when you cause all this conversation”: so utters Queen B at the climax of Formation, her giant hat tipping in the breeze. (...)

Prince performing in March  2009 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com

It would be hard to assemble a greater bunch of brilliant contradictions than are embodied in the singular life and person of Prince, who has died at (...)

Prince performing in LA in March 2005. Photograph:   Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Páirc Uí Chaoimh, July 7th, 1990 Dave Fanning IRELAND ‘S first taste of Prince Rogers-Nelson was as sweet, slick and sleazy as we’d been led to b(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

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