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  • Eli Wallach’s actress wife dies at 90

    Anne Jackson, a Tony Award-nominated theatre actress who often appeared on stage with her husband, Eli Wallach, in comedies and classics, has died. She was 90. Peter Wallach said his mother died at her home in Manhattan, New York, of natural...

  • Kingsley rejects claims The Jungle Book film is too scary for children

    Kingsley rejects claims The Jungle Book film is too scary for children

    Ben Kingsley has rejected claims the live action film of The Jungle Book is too scary for young audiences, saying “you are not preparing the child for the future if everything is sugar-coated in pink”. Kingsley voices the panther Bagheera in the...

  • Bataclan concert hall set to reopen

    The concert hall targeted in the November 13 Paris attacks is preparing to reopen and has scheduled a set of concerts toward the end of the year. The management of the Bataclan says renovation work has started on the storied venue, where 89 people...

  • Contemporary dance, music join arts festival

    Contemporary dance, music join arts festival

    Contemporary dance and music have been added to the list of ingredients for this year’s Malta International Festival, together with Grammy Award-winning composer Arvo Pärt and the interactive installation Bandli. The programme for the eleventh...

  • Producer, TV star David Gest dead

    Producer, TV star David Gest dead

    Reality TV star David Gest appeared “frail” when he was spotted in public in the days before his death, according to reports. The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant and ex-husband of Liza Minnelli was seen being helped on to a London...

  • Mark Rylance to play pope in Spielberg film

    Mark Rylance to play pope in Spielberg film

    British Oscar winner Mark Rylance will play a pope in a new Steven Spielberg film. It follows the pair’s collaboration for Bridge of Spies, the Cold War espionage thriller for which Rylance was honoured at the Academy Awards. The Kidnapping of...

  • Radcliffe to star onstage in New York

    Radcliffe to star onstage in New York

    Daniel Radcliffe will return to a New York stage in James Graham’s play Privacy, which was inspired by the revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The Public Theatre said the former Harry Potter star will appear...

  • Warhols stolen from Missouri museum

    Warhols stolen from Missouri museum

    The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information on an art robbery at a Springfield, Missouri museum last week that had seven Andy Warhol paintings snatched from an exhibition. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Facebook's next frontier: chatbots

    Facebook's next frontier: chatbots

    Facebook Inc said it will allow developers to build chatbots inside its Messenger app to enable users to communicate with businesses directly in its latest effort to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service. The chatbots expedite...

  • The power of otherness

    The power of otherness

    TheatreTeatr-EjnSt James Cavalier With the fabric of society fraying fast due to the upheavals currently rocking the world, two short plays remind us of how difficult it can be for those in our society who are singled out for their otherness. It...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (2016)Genre: FantasyCertification: 12ADuration: 114 minutesDirected by: Cedric Nicolas-TroyanStarring: Emily Blunt, Sam Claflin, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Sophie CooksonKRS Releasing Ltd After...

  • Led Zeppelin’s Plant, Page face Stairway to Heaven trial

    Led Zeppelin’s Plant, Page face Stairway to Heaven trial

    Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page must face a US jury trial over whether they stole opening chords for their 1971 classic Stairway to Heaven. In a decision on Friday, US District Judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles...

  • Hyacinth Buckett returns

    The desperate attempts to climb the slippery social pole of Hyacinth Bucket will return to the small screen in a one-off prequel to the much-loved sitcom Keeping Up Appearances. Kerry Howard, star of BBC Three comedy Him & Her, will play the...

  • Painting found in French attic is €120 mln Caravaggio, say experts

    Painting found in French attic is €120 mln Caravaggio, say experts

    A painting found in the attic of a house in southwest France two years ago has been attributed to the Italian master Caravaggio by private French experts who hailed its discovery today as a great event in the history of art. The work, which...

  • University students star in annual musical festival

    University students star in annual musical festival

    Over 300 students from different University faculties donned habits as they took to the stage over the weekend for the annual student festival held at Sir Temi Zammit Hall. This year’s production, Is-Sister Act: All for nun & nun for all! was...

  • Stairway to Heaven jury to decide if the song remains the same as Spirit track

    A trial is needed to decide if Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven copies its opening notes from a song performed by the rock band Spirit, a judge has ruled. US District Judge R Gary Klausner ruled that lawyers for the trustee of late Spirit...

  • Eye in the Sky premiere a 'lovely way to say goodbye' to Alan Rickman

    Eye in the Sky premiere a 'lovely way to say goodbye' to Alan Rickman

    Watching one of Alan Rickman's last films is "a lovely way to say goodbye" to him, Dame Helen Mirren said at the London premiere of military thriller Eye In The Sky. Speaking on the red carpet in Mayfair, Dame Helen said she was feeling...

  • Filming of Trainspotting sequel to start next week

    The sequel to British blockbuster Trainspotting will start shooting in Scotland in May, actor Robert Carlyle has revealed. Carlyle, who plays psycho Begbie in both movies, said the script for the new film is “absolutely fantastic” and stronger...

  • Oscar Wilde's tragic life at St James Cavalier

    Oscar Wilde's tragic life at St James Cavalier

    The tragic life of celebrated writer Oscar Wilde will be Talenti's second theatrical production this season. The drama has been written and adapted by Alfred Palma and will be directed by Mario Micallef. From his prison cell, a sick and humiliated...

  • Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-gay laws

    Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-gay laws

    Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has cancelled a performance in Mississippi, citing the state's new law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples. The cancelled show was due to take place on Thursday at...