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  • Café del Mar end of summer special

    G7 events and Sunglasses at night return tomorrow (September 28) with one last event to close summer 2014 in style - The Café del Mar Malta End of Summer Special. Featuring top international DJ Bakermat and Ben Rodenburg on saxophone with their...

  • Jason Orange quits Take That

    Jason Orange quits Take That

    Take That star Jason Orange has revealed he has quit the group. The 44-year-old insisted there have been “no fallings out” after he told band mates Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald last week that he did not want to commit to recording and...

  • AC/DC stalwart leaves band

    AC/DC stalwart leaves band

    Heavy metal veterans AC/DC have confirmed founder member Malcolm Young has left the band because of illness and is being replaced by his nephew. A message on the band’s website said they would go on without him and their new album, Rock or Bust,...

  • Streisand makes history with album

    Streisand makes history with album

    Barbra Streisand has made history with her new album. Her latest release, Partners, debuted on top of the charts in the US, Billboard said, making her the only recording artist to issue number-one albums in six consecutive decades. The 72-year-old...

  • Emma Watson nude photo threat is a hoax

    Emma Watson nude photo threat is a hoax

    A story of hackers threatening to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson has taken a turn, in that it has turned out to be a hoax. The elaborate prank involved a website called "Emma You Are Next", with a countdown clock running to the supposed...

  • Dr Dre ‘king of hip hop’

    Dr Dre ‘king of hip hop’

    With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs from the top spot. Forbes said Dre’s estimated annual earnings for the 12...

  • Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

    Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

    Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk to Freedom. The British actor, who also starred in US cop drama The Wire and UK crime series Luther, has teamed up with...

  • Barry Manilow’s duets from beyond the grave

    Veteran singer Barry Manilow has recorded an entire album of duets with superstars – all of whom are dead. The US entertainer has chosen to perform alongside Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston using studio wizardry for his My Dream...

  • Hunting down the hunters

    Hunting down the hunters

    A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 113 minutesDirected by: Scott FrankStarring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Sebastian Roché, Whitney Able, Stephanie Andujar, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, David Harbour, Eric Nelsen, Brian ‘Astro’...

  • Cops just wanna have fun!

    Cops just wanna have fun!

    Let’s Be Cops (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Luke GreenfieldStarring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans, Jr, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, Keegan-Michael Key, James D’Arcy, Andy García, Jon Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero,...

  • A tale of friends… and much more

    A tale of friends… and much more

    What If? (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Michael DowseStarring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Jemima Rooper, Jordan Hayes, Meghan Heffem, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Adam...

  • Lion King is most successful musical

    The stage musical of The Lion King has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co. said. The musical, which has been...

  • Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul McCartney has stepped up his efforts to persuade people to regularly cut meat from their diet by recording a song, and getting famous pals to appear in the video. Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and actor Woody Harrelson are among the familiar...

  • Maze Runner wins US box office race

    Dystopian young adult movie The Maze Runner won the weekend box office race in the US and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson’s film earned $13.1 million and...

  • International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    Science in the City will be featuring an International Science Theatre Festival with two outstanding theatrical plays from London and Torino.The Trials of Galileo presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and L’uomo che pesò il mondo, presented by...

  • Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film The Good Lie, a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey. “There is a beautiful message...

  • Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realised, but the preparations that got under way involved demolitions and the use of slave labour − the victims mainly Jewish, as a new exhibition shows. Masterminded...

  • Toi Toi programme expanded

    Toi Toi programme expanded

    Toi Toi is a phrase used to wish an artist good luck just before going on stage; it was also the name chosen for the Manoel Theatre’s education programme by Rosetta Debattista, the theatre’s education consultant, when the initiative was launched...

  • ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    Over the years, the Stand-Up Comedy Night has become an annual event that marks the end of the summer on a funny note. Organised by the Eden Comedy Club, this year’s edition once again sees some big names being flown in especially for the...

  • Flying too close to the sun

    Flying too close to the sun

    How do you deal with knowledge? Do you choose truth or life? Tim Hardy, who plays Galileo in The Trials of Galileo, tells Veronica Stivala what it is like to play a naïve genius. The tragedy of Italian physicist Galileo was a mistaken belief that...

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