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Articles Tagged 'Van Morrison'

Cumberbatch, Ejiofor, Redmayne Honored in Queen’s Birthday List

The Queen’s birthday honours list has been announced amid intense speculation (and the odd tabloid leak), and some of our favorite people have been given the royal seal of approval. Benedict Cumberbatch is awarded a C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire, one order of honor below a knighthood) for services to drama. These include Sherlock, […]

Liam Payne

Brits with Birthdays: One Direction’s Liam Payne Nearing Adulthood, and More

Liam Payne, one of the five cuties making up One Direction, the phenomenally popular Anglo-Irish boy band, celebrates his 20th birthday this Thurs., Aug. 29. The timing couldn’t be better. One Direction: This Is Us, a 3-D documentary that follows Payne and his bandmates on tour, tells how the 5-man musical group was formed (thank you, Simon Cowell!) […]

The Great British Songbook #2: ‘Brown Eyed Girl’

It doesn’t matter where you go, it could be Dundee, it could be Tampa, it could be Birmingham, Alabama or Birmingham, England: if you go into a bar where there’s live music, and it’s just a dude with an acoustic guitar, he will know all the words to “Brown Eyed Girl” and he will play […]

A Northern Irish Invasion of New York City

Oppenheimer If you like your hard rock with an Irish brogue, you should have gone to the Knitting Factory in New York City last night. NI in NY, a showcase held by the Northern Ireland Music Industry Commission, featured new music from Northern Irish bands. The sound of blistering guitars was almost drowned out by […]