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  • ‘I hate the show’

    ‘I hate the show’

    Top Gear has marked the end of an era with footage of Jeremy Clarkson saying he “hates” working on the show. The 75 minutes of footage for the finale was filmed before Clarkson was fired from the show. Aired as two separate films, in the second...

  • Ted 2 stumbles at US box office

    The party wasn’t as wild the second time around. Universal’s Ted 2 debuted to an underwhelming $32.9 million across 3,442 theatres in North America, roughly $15 million less than most analysts had expected the pot-smoking teddy bear comedy would...

  • Diddy at first show since arrest

    Diddy at first show since arrest

    Hip hop music mogul Diddy made his first awards show appearance since his arrest for assault with a star-packed tribute to his record label. Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, was joined by Pharrell Williams, Lil’ Kim, Mase and Faith Evans as...

  • Yes guitarist Chris Squire dies

    Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67. Current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes first tweeted the news, writing: “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad...

  • Smiling Richie has Glastonbury singing

    Smiling Richie has Glastonbury singing

    Lionel Richie was the surprise act that stole the show at Glastonbury Festival yesterday, with huge crowds singing and dancing along to his hit performance. The surprisingly popular show from the soul singer had him grinning in astonishment,...

  • London luxury art fair displays high-end car

    London luxury art fair displays high-end car

    Italian luxury car maker Maserati is showcasing its hand-crafted Quattroporte S in an unlikely setting: at the Masterpiece London art and antiques fair, which opened this week in a plush tent on the grounds of Chelsea’s Royal Hospital. Featuring...

  • The Jam get stuck into exhibition

    The Jam get stuck into exhibition

    A new exhibition dedicated to the history of The Jam is a family affair with frontman Paul Weller’s sister Nicky acting as curator. She has plundered her family’s record collection for the show which also includes handwritten lyrics, stage...

  • Geena Davis takes fight for women in movies worldwide

    Geena Davis takes fight for women in movies worldwide

    Actress Geena Davis has called for greater efforts to stop the use of negative stereotypes of women and girls in film and the media as she unveiled details of a new global drive to address gender imbalance in the movie world. Davis, who founded...

  • MTV looking for likes with its latest revamp

    MTV, the channel that revolutionised the music industry by playing artists’ videos on rotation, is reinventing itself again, opening up to its social media-savvy audience by putting their videos on air. By using the hashtag #MTVBump, viewers can...

  • The opposite of Anti-Social

    The opposite of Anti-Social

    British film director Reg Traviss feels very at home in Malta. As we chat over coffee, he regales me with stories from happy childhood summers spent by the sea, splashing around with his cousins in one bay or another. “They’re very lovely...

  • The world through her eyes

    The world through her eyes

    Debbie Caruana Dingli’s artistic career takes centre stage in the 23rd BOV Retrospective Art Exhibition. Hosted at BOV Centre, Santa Venera, the exhibition features 37 pieces that show different phases in the artist’s development. It is open until...

  • Behind the curtain

    Behind the curtain

    The first Theatre Studies First Year Festival dealt with the theme of blurred boundaries on a number of levels. Sandra Aquilina talks to Theatre Studies lecturer and research coordinator Stefan Aquilina. A modern retelling of a classic fairy...

  • Series of concerts by Kelma Kelma, Nota Nota

    Series of concerts by Kelma Kelma, Nota Nota

    Kelma Kelma, Nota Nota, the event that brings Maltese literature and music on stage together, is back for a series of concerts titled Kunċert tal-Qaddesin this summer. The events marry different elements together. Starting with the music, a mix...

  • Manifestation of an artist’s soul

    Manifestation of an artist’s soul

    Most artists speak of their art as the private expression of their emotion or their soul. So does Gozitan artist Mark Sagona, but he does it so passionately that it is quite gratifying and heart-warming, even for the other person. Magnificently...

  • KażinSka and Ġiżimina

    KażinSka and Ġiżimina

    KażinSka, the band known for brining traditional marches into the here and now, is organising a concert in aid of Ċentru Animazzjoni Missjunarja as part of the Oħloq Tbissima marathon. Since its inception, KażinSka has grown into a seven-piece...

  • For the love of musicals

    The run up to any show is an exciting time. But, when that show includes the lively personalities of 100 drama-loving children, then the weeks of preparation are sure to be overflowing with talent and emotion. That is exactly what the team behind...

  • Help Maltese band play Sziget Festival

    Help Maltese band play Sziget Festival

    There are three days left to vote for alternative rock band WaterWings to take part in the famed Sziget Festival in Hungary. The festival is one of the biggest multicultural events in Europe and this year is celebrating its 22nd edition. Every...

  • Charity meets art in an exhibition by local artists

    Charity meets art in an exhibition by local artists

    Ten local artists have come together for the second time this year in aid of LifeCycle Foundation. Since 1999, the foundation has set up the Lifecycle challenge in aid of the Renal Unit. The participating cyclists have to cover the gruelling...

  • International playwright to pen theatre script for Malta

    International playwright to pen theatre script for Malta

    The Manoel Theatre and Unifaun Theatre Productions will next year present the world premiere of Edward Bond’s new play The Price of One, which was especially commissioned by both entities. This is the first time a playwright of international...

  • Classic ballet in Mdina

    Classic ballet in Mdina

    A performance of Romeo and Juliet, based on Prokofiev’s famous ballet, is being organised by Malta Art Events, featuring star members of the Bavarian State Ballet of Munich and the National Theatre of Prague. The production is being held on July...

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