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  • Valletta film festival to host Midnight Express director

    Valletta film festival to host Midnight Express director

    The second edition of the Valletta Film Festival, organised by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place between June 3 and 11. Over 40 international films will have their Maltese premieres during the festival, in various open-air venues around...

  • Obvious and thinly sketched comedy

    Obvious and thinly sketched comedy

    Mother’s DayDirector: Garry MarshallStars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia RobertsDuration: 118 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd Entertainment veteran Garry Marshall, whose TV/film career began almost 60 years ago, has been responsible for some...

  • Syrian orchestras revive concerts at Palmyra Amphitheatre

    Syrian orchestras revive concerts at Palmyra Amphitheatre

    The historic Syrian amphitheatre in Palmyra hosted a musical concert yesterday only a couple of months after the venue was taken back from Islamic State militants, who had used it the venue last year to carry out a mass execution. The musical...

  • Sinead O'Connor sued over Prince drug claims

    Sinead O'Connor sued over Prince drug claims

    Comedian Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against the singer Sinead O'Connor, who accused him of supplying drugs to music legend Prince, whose death on April 21 has prompted speculation about an overdose. The $5 million lawsuit, filed...

  • Infiorata taking shape in Valletta's St George's Square

    Infiorata taking shape in Valletta's St George's Square

    More than 80,000 flowering plants have been laid out in St George's square to reproduce the outline of one of the early plans of Valletta and its fortifications. The infiorata is part of the annual Valletta Green Festival, officially opened this...

  • Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 of 70 actions in progress

    Arts Council Malta strategy: 53 of 70 actions in progress

    Less than six months since the launch of Arts Council Malta’s five-year strategy for the cultural and creative sectors, 53 out of the 70 listed actions were already being implemented, Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said today. Addressing a news...

  • Pigeon light show takes flight over New York skyline

    New York is staging a show featuring 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky. The spectacle, called Fly by Night, premiered over the East River separating Manhattan from Brooklyn. The birds were released at sunset...

  • Lloyd Webber hails War Horse for guiding UK theatre’s ‘revival’

    Lloyd Webber hails War Horse for guiding UK theatre’s ‘revival’

    Andrew Lloyd Webber has hailed War Horse for helping create a “revival” of British theatre. He was among the guests at a royal reception to honour British Academy Award winners, hosted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at St...

  • Rolling Stones chide Trump

    The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to stop using the band’s music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request. “The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump...

  • You Tube planning online TV service

    Alphabet Inc.’s You Tube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the internet, Bloomberg reported. The project is slated to debut as soon as 2017, Bloomberg...

  • Stop using our music, Rolling Stones tell Donald Trump

    Stop using our music, Rolling Stones tell Donald Trump

    The Rolling Stones told Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to stop using the band's music for his campaign after artists such as Adele and R.E.M. made the same request. "The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump...

  • Knotted gun sculptor Carl Fredrik Reutersward dies

    Knotted gun sculptor Carl Fredrik Reutersward dies

    Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died at 81. The artist, a major influence in the modern Swedish art scene, died in a hospital in...

  • Prince allegedly a cocaine addict

    Prince allegedly a cocaine addict

    Prince was an alleged cocaine user who could not control his drug habit, according to newly-released police call records. A woman contacted Carver County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota in June 2011 to report that she was “concerned about Prince’s...

  • Eurovision Song Contest isset to air live in the US for the first time

    The Eurovision Song Contest is set to air live in the US for the first time in its 60-year history. The grand final will be broadcast on American TV after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) reached a deal with cable network Logo. Launched in...

  • Harvard rated world's top uni for sixth year in a row

    Harvard rated world's top uni for sixth year in a row

    Harvard University has been ranked as the world’s best university for the sixth year in a row by the Times Higher Education rankings.US Ivy League colleges MIT and Stanford University took second and third place, completing an American clean sweep...

  • Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

    Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeover

    Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked to a grand Havana colonial avenue which was transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel. With hundreds of security agents holding ordinary Cubans behind police lines...

  • Sirens legend's grandson takes to the stage in NYC

    Sirens legend's grandson takes to the stage in NYC

    A professional dancer whose Maltese heritage has become a major part of his identity is to star in a New York stage production this month.Luke Muscat will take the stage as a soloist in Of Heart and Stone, a Captiveflow Dance production to be held...

  • Iron Maiden lead the Kerrang Award nominations

    Iron Maiden lead the Kerrang Award nominations

    Iron Maiden lead the Kerrang! Awards nominations with two nods as rock veterans Guns N' Roses and Metallica are also honoured. The Leyton-formed heavy metal band, who have been together for 41 years, are up for best British band and best album for...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Eye In The Sky (2015)Genre: ThrillerCertification: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Gavin HoodStarring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain GlenKRS Releasing Ltd The British thriller, that premiered at...

  • Banksy in race for award

    Banksy in race for award

    Banksy is celebrating 25 years of street art with a South Bank Sky Arts Award nomination for Dismaland. The elusive Bristol graffiti artist has been recognised in the visual art category and will compete against Cornelia Parker for Magna Carta (An...