BBC Radio 2,
SHE may be 52, but her style, like her music, is still a massive hit.
Richard Allinson explores Cher's 30-year career in Do You Believe in Cher? and talks to her about her recent album Believe, one of the best- selling records of the '90s.
Cher first found fame in the '60s with her husband Sonny, a partnership which spawned a hit TV show and the huge No 1 I Got You Babe. After the duo parted at the end of the '70s, Cher went on to score another international hit with Meat Loaf when Dead Ringer For Love was released in 1982.
Her acting career also began to bloom at the same time and since then she has starred in a string of successful films, including Mask, The Witches Of Eastwick, Suspect and Moonstruck - the movie which won her an Oscar.
In the '90s Cher reached new heights as a singer with hits penned by Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bolton and Peter Asher. Songs like If I Could Turn Back Time and the UK No 1 The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) from her movie Mermaids once again confirmed Cher's ability to move with the times and survive in a notoriously fickle business.
Desert Island Discs
BBC Radio 4,
YOU won't be able to see if Sue Lawley's wearing her red nose today, but rest assured the show is part of Radio 4's contribution to Comic Relief.
The castaway this week is Richard Curtis, writer of the screenplay for Four Weddings And A Funeral and its long-awaited follow-up (released later this year), and one of the creators of Blackadder and The Vicar Of Dibley.
Curtis is also one of the prime movers behind Comic Relief - hence his presence today - and will be telling Sue Lawley about his
involvement with the project.
This Football Business - Football in the Community
BBC Radio 5,
WITH big business coming to clubs that float on the stock exchange, Kevin Mousley looks at the relationship between the board and the plc and the local community and fans.
Focusing on Leeds United plc - to which he has been given exclusive and almost unlimited access - Kevin investigates how hard the clubs will try to reach new supporters as they attempt to expand their role in the community.
SOUNDS OF THE WEEK: JOHNNIE WALKER introduces Brian Kennedy, the Irish singer-songwriter with `a voice to charm the angels', recorded last year at the Borderline in London.
Brian's `great pair of lungs' (as his friend and champion Van Morrison once put it) have enabled him to embrace a variety of musical styles, from simple acoustic songs and Celtic melodies, through jazz and blues, to the AOR of the contemporary charts.
He has released three solo albums, including the critically-acclaimed The Great War Of Words (1990) and A Better Man (1996), which featured the hits Life Love and Happiness and a version of World Party's Put The Message In The Box, PLUS a track penned by Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile.
Many people may have discovered Brian's music through his work with Van Morrison, with whom he has toured and performed for the past three years. The relationship has gone from strength to strength, with Brian featuring on many of Van's recordings.
Brian Kennedy In Concert, BBC Radio 2,
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Feb 27, 1999|
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