One of Victoria Wood’s recurring themes was television, something that until recently, held the nation together. As such, she is the consummate English comic.
A detailed look at one of the musician's most celebrated performances gives a glimpse of the dedication which allowed talent to flourish.
Prince singing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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Prince's relationships with women as expressed in his songs were complex. But by performing so lustfully, he granted everyone permission for pleasure.
Prince performs on stage at Yas Arena in Yas Island, 2010.
Despite Prince's many transformations – musically and visually – he extended his signature energy over 39 albums. His broad sonic church attracted fans from every walk of life.
Prince performs during halftime show of the NFL’s Super Bowl, 2007.
Prince changed the music world. He pioneered a collision of styles: new wave, rock, funk and jazz and created a trademark sound.
The author of 'Where Are the Women Architects?' explores the significance of losing Hadid in a field where female role models are few and far between.
Zaha Hadid’s ongoing Australian projects and draft designs will attract plenty of attention in the future.
London Aquatics Centre, designed by Zaha Hadid. Artur Salisz
Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died last week, had three projects on the go in Australia. Will there be a surge of interest in her work - as has happened to other architects who have died prematurely?
A former colleague of the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid pays tribute to her 'great presence'.
From Jesus Christ Superstar to the Pirates of Penzance, Jon English rocked it all.
From Judas Iscariot, to a string of pop hits, to the Pirate King, Jon English defied easy categorisation. With his distinctive gravelly rasp, he straddled TV, stage and the pop charts.
Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.
Rickman was an unmistakable, unmissable performer.
Jonah Lomu in the Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995.
Jonah Lomu's brilliance on and off field made him a global superstar and role model.
Jules Wright was political, provocative and passionate.
As a theatre director and supporter of the arts, Jules Wright was political, provocative and passionate. She was also overlooked in Australia's obituaries when she died earlier this year. Why?
Through the Gordon Darling Foundation, the Darlings undertook a vast range of activities in keeping with their vision for the arts in Australia.
Gordon Darling handing over a portrait of Sir Donald Bradman AC to Andrew Sayers, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, in 2008. AAP Image/National Portrait Gallery
The death of Gordon Darling last month reminded many in the arts community of the key role that he played in fostering the visual arts in Australia. But should his contribution have been more widely noted?
Bart Cummings holds aloft his 12th Melbourne Cup, won by Viewed in 2008. The legendary trainer has died at the age of 87.
It is through Bart Cummings’ 12 wins in the Melbourne Cup that he has achieved something comparable with Don Bradman’s 99.94 Test batting average.
US movie director and writer Wes Craven, who died on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76.
I suggest we take a couple of hours tonight to watch (or re-watch) The People Under the Stairs. And then we can relegate Craven, and the film, to the dustbin of history, sticking them under the stairs where they belong.
EL Doctorow, pictured here in 2007, has died. His work in its entirety bespeaks a profound humanity.
Over the course of almost six decades, Doctorow – who has died – wrote himself into the canon of American literature. He embodied the virtues of a classical storyteller.
Pots, pillars and electric bulb sockets at the Nek Chand Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India.
Giridhar Appaji Nag Y
The country lost two utterly different, and utterly compelling interpreters of India's urban world this month. They left a legacy rich with beauty and meaning.
Phillip Toyne lobbied for the transfer of Uluru National Park back to its traditional owners.
Phillip Toyne, a co-founder of the national landcare program, died on Saturday morning after a long illness with cancer, leaving an indelible legacy of influence and achievement.
Lee was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen.
Christopher Lee, who died on June 7, was one of the greatest character actors to have ever appeared on screen, even after fleeing Castle Dracula for the hills of Hollywood.
How blue can you get?
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There are those who believed that BB King wasn't the world's greatest guitar player, including the man himself.