Nina Simone

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Some years the cherry tree, depending on its humour, reminds me of  Ella (Fitzgerald) blooming in a triumphant blaze of dazzling white. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns

I was planning to do some strimming when my wife said we should plant comfrey. Eager for distraction I looked it up. A bit like a mauve bluebell it’s (...)

Tim Bergling’s family sought out producers, who the DJ had worked with, to finish his final album

Last summer, a carefully chosen group of producers was given a challenging task – to complete Tim, the third album by the late Swedish DJ and producer(...)

Beychella: Beyoncé at Coachella 2018, in Homecoming. Photograph: Parkwood/Netflix

“Instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella,” Beyoncé says in Homecoming, the new docume(...)

Peter Tork with  The Monkees,   Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz,  at a press conference in London in 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central Press/Getty Images

The Monkees – Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork – were the first video-based pop act, the first manufactured boy band and one o(...)

Fia Moon

What: R&B and Soul music from a pop perspective Where: Dublin/London Why: One of the more well-rounded and accomplished new artists from Ireland t(...)

Leo Borg and his father, Björn Borg, watch a Stockholm Open match. Photograph: Casper Hedberg/The New York Times

When he was 10, Leo Borg sat his mother down and told her something that made her cry: He wanted to be a tennis player. Until then, Patricia Borg had(...)

Isabella Rosellini in her one-woman (and her dog) show ‘Link Link’

Over the years, as an arts producer and festival curator, Richard Wakely has frequently encouraged performers, artists and organisations to hit the re(...)

 Robert Smith of The Cure: Photograph:  Didier Messens/Redferns/ Getty Images

Folk, new wave, hip-hop, R&B, rap-rock, heavy metal and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll are among the many genres (and subgenres) represented by (...)

Ronan has been in the news for the last couple of days because she is to co-star with fellow actress Lupita Nyong’o in a campaign for the newest Calvin Klein fragrance, Calvin Klein Women.   File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Saoirse Ronan is a gifted actress, and naturally, Irish people are even fonder of her for being an Irish woman who has risen to tremendous success. R(...)

Beyoncé Knowles performs at Coachella. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year(...)

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