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Arts & Entertainment

  • Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

    A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be succeeding CBS’s Late Show host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV’s landscape across US networks eager to attract younger viewers and online followings. Colbert, 49,...

  • The origin story of a mythical Greek hero

    The Legend of Hercules (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 99 minutesDirected by: Renny HarlinStarring: Kellan Lutz, Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Roxanne McKee, Liam Garrigan, Liam McIntyre, Rade Šerbedžija, Johnathon Schaech, Luke Newberry, Jukka Hilden,...

  • Musical of musicals

    The Mediterranean Conference Centre will be alive with the sounds of popular tunes this weekend as it stages one of the world’s best-known rock music-als, Jesus Christ Superstar. The musical, first staged in the 1970s, promises to transport...

  • An ode to Hillsborough 96

    The names of all 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough will be sung as part of a new symphony commemorating the disaster by avant-garde composer Michael Nyman. The work will be performed in Liverpool’s Church of England cathedral by the...

  • British PM recites poem for WWI centenary album

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron could make his chart debut, after recording a track for a new album – on which he will feature alongside EastEnders star Danny Dyer. The PM has recited Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier for the official World War I...

  • Abba fetes 40 years since Waterloo hit

    Within strolling distance of the rail station bearing the name of their first international hit, Swedish band Abba celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at London’s Tate Modern museum to mark their groundbreaking song...

  • Stars reunite for Nigeria film

    Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton brought together Hollywood and Nollywood for their premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun. The film, in which they play a couple, is adapted from the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, set in Nigeria during the...

  • Motet on Gregorian themes

    ConcertSchola Cantorum Jubilate;Marvic Monreal, mezzo-soprano; Albert Buttigieg, bass;Simone Vebber, organ; Britt Arend, harp;Members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Chris MuscatRobert Samut Hall The music of Maurice Duruflé rarely makes...

  • Courting controversy

    Staġun Teatru Malti is known for courting controversy in Maltese drama. Their production of Jien inħobb, inti tħobb earlier this year broke all records for Maltese plays at the Manoel Theatre. This week, they are presenting their most challenging...

  • Peeved, wronged Malvolio unfolds in splendid form

    TheatreI, MalvolioSt James Cavalier Far from yellow stockings, pompous strutting and promises of love mixed with delusions of grandeur, Illyrian Steward Malvolio found himself centre stage on his own soap box at St James Cavalier last week. Solo...

  • Mad Men enters final season

    The dresses are shorter, the women are bolder and the weather is sunnier, but Don Draper has never been more at odds with the changing world around him, as AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men enters its final season. In Sunday’s seventh season...

  • An urban fantasy

    A New York Winter’s Tale (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 118 minutesDirected by: Akiva GoldsmanStarring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Mckayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith, William Hurt, Ripley...

  • It’s Muppet time again

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)Certified: UDuration: 113 minutesDirected by: James BobinStarring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina FeyVoices of: Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobsen, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt VogelKRS release The end of...

  • Captain America 3 out in May 2016

    After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel’s Captain America series will return for a third instalment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co. said. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First...

  • Art hoarder to cooperate on Nazi trove

    Germany reached an agreement with an elderly recluse on the future of an art trove confiscated by authorities, part of which is suspected of being stolen or extorted by the Nazis. The federal government and Bavaria state said Cornelius Gurlitt,...

  • Country music stars honoured

    Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre’s biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their...

  • Malaysia and Indonesia ban Noah

    Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic Noah, joining other Muslim nations in vetoing the Hollywood movie because of its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said that the portrayal of the ark-building...

  • Detroit Swindle get Boxed Out

    Detroit Swindle, the Dutch duo who have been heralded as one of biggest breakthrough acts this year, will be performing at Liquid Club as part of their worldwide album release tour on Friday. Their sound has risen out of the Motor City itself,...

  • Jude Law sheds clean-cut image

    With nine extra kilos, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film Dom Hemingway. It is Law, Oscar-nominated for The...

  • Raising a generation of young culture vultures

    The benefits of exposing young minds to the creative arts are well-documented. Ramona Depares finds that, despite grumblings to the contrary, the long-term plan to take culture to the little ones is already reaping results. When it comes to...

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