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Nigerian gospel singer’s death puts divorce beliefs in spotlight

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On most Sunday mornings, the searing voice of Osinachi Nwachukwu, one of Nigeria’s best-known gospel singers, filled the vast 100,000-seat auditorium of her church in Abuja. Footage from one of the last times she led ...

Charli XCX: Alone Together review – singer’s intimate journal

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“It’s so hard to focus, because I know that you’re watching,” complains Charli XCX to camera in this video diary about her lockdown project: cobbling together fourth album How I’m Feeling Now in an ad hoc home studio ...

Mark Lanegan defied darkness to become one of his generation’s most soulful singers

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Mark Lanegan, who died on Tuesday morning at the age of 57, was perhaps the greatest singer of his generation. His remarkable gift was apparent from his earliest work with Screaming Trees: a worn, soulful burr betrayi...

R Kelly associate jailed for intimidating singer’s accuser with arson attack

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Michael Williams, an associate of disgraced R&B star R Kelly, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after intimidating an accuser in Kelly’s trial for sexual abuse. Williams, a relative of a former publicist...

I lettori rispondono: why don’t opera singers deafen each other?

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Why don’t opera singers deafen each other? They’re singing loud enough to be heard in the back row, yet they are right in each other’s ears. Brian Dermody, Blessington, Co Wicklow Send new questions to nq@theguardian....

CCTV footage appears to challenge singer’s claims in Star of David row

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CCTV footage published in the German media appears not to show the Star of David pendant that a Jewish German singer alleged a Leipzig hotel had told him to “put away” before he would be allowed to check in. In an emo...

Laura Nyro: the phenomenal singers’ singer the 60s overlooked

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Whatever role Laura Nyro chose to play – earth mother, soul sister, angel of the Bronx subways – she committed to it. With a soaring, open-hearted voice and ingeniously crafted compositions, Nyro transformed a range o...

‘I haven’t been paid a cent’: Jerusalema singer’s claim stirs row in South Africa

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While her haunting vocals on the global hit song Jerusalema continue to reverberate around the world, the South African singer Nomcebo Zikode claims she is yet to receive any money for her work. The singer took to soc...

Can opera singers act – or do they just wave their arms around like traffic cops?

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I had coffee recently with King Lear and Goneril. To be more precise, with John Tomlinson and Susan Bullock, who play these roles in a brand new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy – one to be staged at the Grange fes...

Pervis Staples, Staple Singers co-founder, muore invecchiato 85

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Pervis Staples, who co-founded the gospel group the Staple Singers, è morto invecchiato 85. He died on 6 Maggio, a representative confirmed to Rolling Stone. No cause of death was given. His sister, Graffette Mavis, told the mag...

Coroner to alert hospital chiefs after singer’s suicide talk regarded as flippant

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A coroner will write to hospital bosses over his concerns about a ward where a talented singer died after her reference to killing herself was taken as a flippant comment. Mina Topley-Bird, the 24-year-old daughter of...