Joyce DiDonato: the Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano will appear at the NCH accompanied by the Il Pomo d’Oro period-instrument ensemble

Artists from Joyce DiDonato to Damon Albarn and residencies by Philip Glass and Barry Douglas will feature over the next 12 months at the National Con(...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

Lady Gaga with her Grammys. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Record of the Year This Is America – Childish Gambino Album of the Year Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves Song of the Year This Is America – Donald Glov(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Orla Tinsley in the ICU at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. “I want to live a life that would make my lung donor and her family proud of me,” she says.

The morning of my transplant I was lying in the ICU at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights above Harlem in New York City. Six days ea(...)

Amanda Palmer: “After going through a few years containing two abortions, the death of my best friend to cancer, a birth and a miscarriage, in that order, I was just done with fiction.” Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Current favourite comedian? Michelle Wolf. America desperately needs people like her right now, to speak truth to power and be goddamn hilarious at t(...)

Sally Foran and David Kitt

What subject do you wish you had studied more in school? Sally: I’d like to have taken another language. I did my Leaving Cert on tape, I smashed my (...)

With no end of plaudits for their respective interconnected works, this is the first time that Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet have teamed up to re(...)

Our critics have picked their best beats from 2017 and now it’s over to you. Click on irishtimes.com/ticketawards to vote for your favourite arti(...)

Gerry Leonard (far right) with David Bowie and band: ‘The pinnacle of my career in New York.’

Heading out on my first ever visit to New York, I was told, “Don’t look up!”; thieves will know you are a tourist and push you in a doorway and mug yo(...)

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