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SATURDAY JUNE 9 Carmel McCreagh/Flo McSweeney/Fiachra Trench Arthurs, Dublin, 9.30pm, €12, arthurspub.ie It sounds simple – two singers, one pianist(...)

‘When we looked our best’ – 1979:  Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, in concert. Photograph:  Evening Standard/Getty Images

That story that Abba have “reformed”, “reunited” and recorded new music together had a giddy global reach over the past few days. Acres of newsprint(...)

Dermot Kennedy performing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Jesse DeflorioTwitter

Even past its peak, the annual South by Southwest Music Festival was a prodigious thing, with some 2,000 acts performing in clubs, theatres, hote(...)

Charlie Landsborough: spent two months behind bars when he was 18

After his mother died when he was 12, Charlie Landsborough went off the rails and embraced a life of petty crime, spending two months behind bars when(...)

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

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(...)

She started out as a folk artist, but her breakthrough came with 2014’s lo-fi, alt-rock-tinged Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Angel Olsen’s third a(...)

Cousins of Rafaela Silva who won the gold medal in the 57kg judo final, joke beside a newspaper with the picture of her next to the house where she was born at the City of God favela. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness: by the synchronised diving scoring system, by pure exhaustion and by a world which is nea(...)

Bruce Springsteen, center, in concert with the the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, left, and Patti Scialfa at Madison Square Garden in New York,on January 27th. Photograph: Nicole Fara Silver/The New York Times

“The subtext to ‘The River’ was time,” Bruce Springsteen said as the E Street Band played a slow, shimmering vamp. “Time slipping away. And once you e(...)

The cast of And Then There Were None, in which an excellent Aidan Turner gets all the best lines

It will not come as a great shock to discover that veteran Eastenders writer Tony Jordan is the man behind BBC’s ambitious Dickensian (BBC One), a spr(...)

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