Clara Schumann: visited Ireland at least once, to play concerts in Dublin in 1856

In the great Gershwin jazz opera Porgy and Bess, it’s one of the supporting characters – Clara – who gets to sing the stand-out song. She was present (...)

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley, who brings ‘Ella & Louis: Porgy & Bess’ to the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 11th.

Saturday, September 7th Honor Heffernan: The Whistling Girl High Tide Club, Castletown Bearhaven, Cork Composer Trevor Knight’s setting of the word(...)

Nick Kyrgios plays a volley during his first round match against Steve Johnson at the US Open. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Image

Nick Kyrgios is being investigated by the ATP after branding the governing body “pretty corrupt” following his first-round win at the US Open. Kyrgio(...)

Kind of Blue: Miles Davis. Photograph: Express/Getty

“I don’t remember hearing it for the first time,” says Guy Barker. “It’s almost like it was always there.” The London trumpeter, who has played his h(...)

Members of the Odorikko dance group enjoy a walk on the grounds of Farmleigh House ahead of their show at the Japanese Hanami festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In one way, the opening feature of this year’s Japanese Film Festival was a subject with which any Irish viewer would feel fully at home. Bone Born Bo(...)

 Carol Channing performs during her one woman show, The First 80 Years are the Hardest,  in New York in 2005. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

Carol Channing, whose incandescent performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in(...)

French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland hits a return to Ugo Humbert of France during the third day of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Stan Wawrinka fought off punishing heat and a youthful challenge from French qualifier Ugo Humbert to earn a 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-3 7-5 win on Wednesday and (...)

Mikhail Youzhny of Russia lies on the court while suffering from heat exhaustion during his men’s singles first round match against Marcos Baghdatis on day two of the 2018 US Open. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oppressive weather conditions in New York continued to make excessive demands of players as day three of the US Open unfolded on Wednesday afternoon. (...)

Roger Federer celebrates after defeating Yoshihito Nishioka during the first round of the US Open. Photograph: AP

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the US Open while(...)

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