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Francesco Molinari hands the Claret Jug over to Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Monday A vintage black boxy Mercedes – registration number SLA 38H – arrived through the gates of Royal Portrush Golf Club. The significance? It date(...)

Dr John: belonged to the pantheon of New Orleans keyboard wizards. Photograph:  Valentin Flauraud/EPA

Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of music fans,(...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

Festival goers at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Guinness Cork Jazz

Loud enough to wake the dead – that might well be the motto for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival which kicked off Thursday night. The streets (...)

The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Jazz aficionados heading for Leeside this year are in for a novel treat when the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off with a meeting of Halloween and(...)

Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

'Vincent Browne on TV3 showed a genuine commitment to diversity.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

It is kind of hard to believe that Vincent Browne is set to finish up his late night television show at the end of this month. The programme had lost(...)

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony.  Photograph: Mark Suban/EPA

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony(...)

Jamie Foxx told the man: “You’ve got to help me get you out, because I don’t want to have to leave you.” Photograph: Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has told how he and another man pulled a man from his burning truck moments before it became engulfed in flames. The i(...)

Dara Kilkenny of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin: “It’s important to be creative and an artist, but you also need to eat and have a roof over your head.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The inner-city community of the Liberties’ in Dublin 8 has been sharing its streets, shops and flats with art students ever since NCAD set up in Th(...)

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