David Bowie

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Jennifer Walshe:  “We call it an opera, but it’s not an opera in the conventional sense.” Photograph: AT Schaefer Im Schellenk

Jennifer Walshe is a composer who doesn’t just think outside the box, she lives outside it, too. In 2000, at the age of 26 she won the Kranichsteiner (...)

Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gave a warm welcome to director John Butler and stars Alejandro Patiño and Matt Bomer at the Irish pre(...)

Romance rekindled: Dolores McEvoy and Peter Woodger. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A teenage romance between two hairdressers in 1970s London culminated in a cross-continental wedding this week – 4½ decades later. In January 1974 Do(...)

Despite being virtually forgotten by even the most studious of music lovers, the years between 1971 and 1975 were a breeding ground for many an aspiri(...)

Miriam Aida

The fourth edition of the Dublin Bowie Festival – perhaps the most intellectually engaged festival focusing on the work and influence of one person – (...)

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(...)

Actor Rory Cowan: “I never got the attraction of gambling. People’s lives are ruined by it.”

Are you a saver or a spender? A saver, I suppose. I have some savings policies and a post office account. When I was in my 20s, I was a spender. I sp(...)

Arvo Party: I didn’t understand David Bowie – "Low" when I first heard it

When I was 16 I was asked to write down the names of two CDs that I would like for Christmas. On the back of an envelope I scribbled “Def Leppard – Va(...)

There is a lesson to be learned by Def Leppard’s longevity at the coalface of rock music: at the core, they’re pop tarts. Initially, the Sheffield ba(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

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