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  • Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, dies aged 86

    Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, dies aged 86

    Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86.A representative said: "Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife...

  • Russian boxes find a home in Gozo museum

    Russian boxes find a home in Gozo museum

    A trip to Gozo this summer would not be complete without a visit to the Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria, where the latest exhibition showcases over 50 Russian lacquer boxes and artefacts, all depicting St George. The museum, also known as Heart of...

  • Jennifer Lawrence is world's highest paid-actress yet again: Forbes

    Jennifer Lawrence is world's highest paid-actress yet again: Forbes

    Jennifer Lawrence is the world's highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine has reported.Lawrence, the star of the Hunger...

  • Fair and foul

    Fair and foul

    Rapping, drunkenness and Star Wars are some of the twists given to William Shakespeare’s plays at the Edinburgh festival this year, marking the 400th anniversary of his death. It may not always be clear whether the treatment of the English...

  • Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam

    Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam

    Malaysian authorities remanded a rapper in custody for four days yesterday over a music video he produced that allegedly insulted Islam. Wee Meng Chee, who goes by the stage name Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of...

  • Ben-Hur flops with $11.4m, Suicide Squad still on top

    Ben-Hur derailed  at the multiplexes this weekend, as the latest attempt to revive the chariot racing epic opened to an anemic $11.4 million. That’s a disastrous result for the $100 million production, putting Ben-Hur in the ranks of the summer’s...

  • Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

    Italian soprano Daniela Dessi dies at 59 after brief illness

    Italy’s La Scala opera house says soprano Daniela Dessi has died. She was 59. Last month, Dessi wrote to her fans on Facebook saying she had to cancel all her summer performances due to an undisclosed health problem. The ANSA news agency quoted...

  • Pregnancy joy for singer Paloma Faith

    Pregnancy joy for singer Paloma Faith

    Singer Paloma Faith has announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The star, 35, said that she was "nervous and excited about being a mum" and she would be taking time off from her music and TV career. "I am so delighted to tell you I am...

  • Harmonica player who stunned Malta Jazz Festival dies

    Harmonica player who stunned Malta Jazz Festival dies

    Jazz harmonica player Toots Thielemans has died in Belgium at the age of 94. Belgian media reported that Thielemans died in his sleep early this morning. Broadcaster RTL reported that his manager, Veerle Van de Poel, said: "There were no...

  • First date of Obamas inspires romantic film

    First date of Obamas inspires romantic film

    We have heard their playlists, watched them dance together and now Americans can see Barack and Michelle Obama on their first date in a film that follows the future president wooing his future wife over the course of a day. Southside With You...

  • Hasselhoff stars in video game

    Hasselhoff stars in video game

    David Hasselhoff says his character in the new Call of Duty: Zombies video game is a combination of “everything David Hasselhoff has ever done”, as he appeared at the Gamescom show in Germany. The Baywatch and Knight Rider star plays a theme park...

  • No stone left unturned

    No stone left unturned

    Luigi Lineri’s home workshop is covered in stones – tens of thousands of them. They resemble animal heads, human faces and other forms, and the artist and poet believes may have been shaped by prehistoric humans. Lineri has built his vast...

  • Astra Theatre announces auditions for Evita

    Astra Theatre announces auditions for Evita

    Following on from the success of its production of Grease, the Astra Theatre is embarking on another ambitious project: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s and Tim Rice’s musical Evita, a production filled with memorable tunes, such as Another Suitcase in...

  • New project, new sound

    New project, new sound

    Wayne Camilleri and Peter Borg, both firmly established names in the music scene, have now joined forces on a new project – The Shack. Ramona Depares finds out more. The Shack is very different from what you and Peter usually do – how was the idea...

  • Going off with a Glitch

    Going off with a Glitch

    The first edition of Glitch Festival sees a line-up of top names from the electronic sphere gracing Malta. The Sunday Times speaks to the team behind the event. Next month, the first edition of Glitch Festival will be bringing together a killer...

  • Maltese film producer secures funding from Creative England

    Maltese film producer secures funding from Creative England

    Maltese film producer Maria Caruana Galizia has successfully secured funding from Creative England for her feature film debut, Stine. The film – a contained sci-fi feature film set in Newcastle upon Tyne – is written and directed by award-winning...

  • Mellieħa concert

    Mellieħa concert

    Mellieħa’s Choral and Orchestral Society Maria Bambina will be holding its annual concert in the Mellieħa Parish Square on September 1 at 8pm. The concert has become a trademark of the Victory day celebrations, having had its first edition in 1992.

  • Beauty in the ephemeral

    Beauty in the ephemeral

    What One Sees Is What One Is is John Paul Azzopardi’s single exhibit show, currently on view at Mdina’s Natural History Museum at Vilhena Palace. Azzopardi has selected one of his many sculptures for this exhibition to highlight his skill with the...

  • New cultural live entertainment programme at Eden Cinemas

    New cultural live entertainment programme at Eden Cinemas

    With interest in art and culture rapidly growing in Malta, Eden Cinemas have made the most of the digital revolution by expanding their film selection to offer a more cultural programme. Their cultural live entertainment slate is now in its fourth...

  • Maltese artist's winning work at the World Illustration Awards

    Maltese artist's winning work at the World Illustration Awards

    Maltese artist Julian Mallia, aka Julinu, was the winner in this year's Advertising (New Talent) category at the prestigious AOI World Illustrtion Awards. This was the second time running that Mallia's work was short-listed to take part in the...