Simply divine diva: Irish opera star Celine Byrne
Celine Byrne is offering to pose naked on her hotel bed for photographer David Fitzgerald, famous for his spectacular 'Flying Orangeman' shot from the summer parades riots.
Three festivals unite to hold Belfast-wide circus spectacular
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Artist putting a Belfast face in space
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Artist Rodriguez-Gerada to give Belfast a new face
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Festival favourites ...the critics’ and audience choices
As the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s marked its 50th birthday this year, the Belfast Telegraph — media partner to the event —...
The Beat Carnival turned a Belfast night into a Day of the Dead
It was all for a good cause as the arts organisation helped the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s celebrate its 50th birthday bash...
Cuba’s best export after cigars are still smokin’
Since they were introduced to the world via the evangelism of American musician Ry Cooder, the Buena Vista Social Club have been Cuba's most successful export since those cigars beloved of Bond villains.
Superstar soprano does Bach, Beatles and folk
A trio of musical greats came together for a delicate evening's entertainment in Clonard Monastery.
Composer flies the flag for marching band tunes
A century ago American pioneer Charles Ives was imitating the sound of marching bands in his music.
Horrors is a little gem for its cast
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We all must applaud this patriotic polemic
Belarus. A country where it’s forbidden to look a stranger in the eye. Where raising a flag can incur a beating from the police. Where just existing can somehow be a crime.
No safe seats to be had in a wealth of anarchy
Comic Adam Riches rolled into town with his gallery of grotesque characters, a gaggle of terrified punters upon which to work his sinister comedy magic.
Sublimely soulful voice enraptures audience
You know you're at a jazz performance when people applaud about five times throughout each song and the woman next to you tells you off for taking notes on an electronic pad.
Add mobile users to gallery of scoundrels
Robert Powell returned after many years to the Belfast Festival at Queen's last night full of “happy memories of a time that was not very happy for the people of Belfast”.
Pitch-perfect vocalist an absolute joy
A robust but stylish piano accompaniment to the opening Schubert song set the pace for Swedish singer Camilla Tilling’s recital with German pianist Paul Rivinius in St George’s, High Street.
Story of the ‘Big Man’ is amplified on stage
News this week that the Reverend Ian Paisley has returned to public life just months after a serious illness may have been greeted with whoops in a dressing room at the Grand Opera House.
8 out of 10 bored by star’s dull ramblings
It's always disappointing when a comedian you enjoy on television turns out to be rather less entertaining on stage.
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Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant
It feels like friends are few and far between. If you're not getting the help you need, ask why. It may be because you have been so preoccupied with work. Skipping special occasions and failing to return phone calls causes resentment. You have to be more engaged to sustain loving bonds. Call someone you've missed. It may take a few tries, but it's worth the effort. Be forthright about why you have been out of touch. Communication is the cornerstone of every healthy relationship.More