Nilüfer Yanya: From London via Turkey, the Bahamas and Ireland

Who: Electric Picnic-bound soul musician Where: London Why: Whatever stock you put in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll these days, it’s worth noting whoever(...)

Ford Mondeo Hybrid

Five years, and counting. That’s how long it has taken Ford to bring the Mondeo Hybrid to these shores. The Mondeo, badged as Fusion, has been on sa(...)

Aretha Franklin on The Andy Williams Show in 1969. Her influence can clearly be heard in successful contemporary acts such as Adele and Beyoncé. Photograph:   Getty Images

Lovers of soul music and R&B across the world are mourning the death of the music’s greatest vocalist, Aretha Franklin. The 76-year-old singer, w(...)

Aretha Franklin sings during the inauguration ceremony for  Barack Obama in Washington, January 20th, 2009. The grey hat  is now on display in  the Smithsonian Institution. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Aretha Louise Franklin Born: March 25th, 1942 Died: August 16th, 2018 On a crisp, sparkling day in January 2009, Aretha Franklin stood on the steps(...)

In this November 2017 photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John Aids Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Photograph:  Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Named the “Queen of Soul” in a mock coronation on a Chicago stage in 1967, Aretha Franklin – who has died aged 76 – reigned majestically until her dea(...)

Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin at her most recent performance, in November 2017. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The singer Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to multiple sources. The music star known as the Queen of Soul was first reported to be “gravel(...)

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(...)

Alicia Keys: a key influence on the  young guns of R&B. Photograph:  Robert Mora/Getty Images

Nostalgia is a powerful force. That’s why pop’s harnessing of nostalgia is a habit some of its stars love to indulge in. A surefire sign you’ve crosse(...)

Sally Foran and David Kitt

What subject do you wish you had studied more in school? Sally: I’d like to have taken another language. I did my Leaving Cert on tape, I smashed my (...)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T: a song from Aretha Franklin and many more  on International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

For International Women’s Day  2018 we asked Twitter users to tell us the songs using #IrishTimesTunes that should be added to our empowering, in(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »