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  • The Busker and Versatile Brassto close off festival today

    The Busker and Versatile Brassto close off festival today

    The M. Demajo Wines & Spirits The International Wines & Spirits Festival, a destination event showcasing a portfolio of over 50 brands for attendees to explore, comes to an end with a performance by The Busker and Versatile Brass today.  The...

  • Top blockbusters for children’s cinema day

    Top blockbusters for children’s cinema day

    Some of this year’s top children’s blockbusters will be shown during this year’s edition of the Children Cinema Day, which will be held on September 3. During the event 14 films will be exhibited in cinemas in Malta and Gozo at reduced admission...

  • Andrei Tarkovsky at Spazju Kreattiv

    Andrei Tarkovsky at Spazju Kreattiv

    Spazju Kreattiv at St James Cavalier will be showing a series of films by iconic filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, whose style is synonymous with long takes, unconventional dramatic structure, distinctly authored use of cinematography and spiritual and...

  • Complex and fresh

    Complex and fresh

    Lights OutDirector: David F. SandbergStars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria BelloDuration: 81 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Lights Out will strike a nerve for anyone who’s ever been afraid of the dark. That would make most of us, I suspect,...

  • Famous Five, in disguise

    Famous Five, in disguise

    Swallows And AmazonsDirector: Philippa LowthorpeStars: Kelly Macdonald, Andrew Scott, Rafe SpallDuration: 97 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd In one of those weird coincidences that occasionally occur, a couple of days before I watched Swallows and...

  • Thousands of Japanese samba through Tokyo

    Thousands of Japanese samba through Tokyo

    Some half-million Japanese turn out to see thousands of dancers at the 35th annual Samba Carnival in Tokyo. Diane Hodges reports.

  • 'Lost' Beatles record found by Cilla Black's nephew sold for £18,000

    'Lost' Beatles record found by Cilla Black's nephew sold for £18,000

    A "lost" Beatles record that was found after being missing for more than 50 years has sold for £18,000 at auction. The demo recording of It's For You, written for Cilla Black by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, was discovered by Black's nephew...

  • EU may require YouTube to seek deals with music industry

    EU may require YouTube to seek deals with music industry

    Websites such as Google’s YouTube, DailyMotion and Pinterest could be required to seek licences or revenue-sharing deals with artists for content that is uploaded by their users as part of the European Union’s planned copyright overhaul. The music...

  • Films, TV shows without borders

    The European Commission wants to make it easier for broadcasters like the BBC and Germany’s ZDF to make shows available online across the 28-nation EU under a planned copyright reform that is expected to meet fierce opposition from the media...

  • Watch: Mariah Carey didn't know she'd have to sing in first carpool karaoke

    Watch: Mariah Carey didn't know she'd have to sing in first carpool karaoke

    Mariah Carey had no idea she would be asked to sing when she climbed into a car with James Corden for the first carpool karaoke, his show's executive producer has revealed. Carey was the first star to take part in the wildly successful segment of...

  • Prince’s estate to open up for tours

    Prince’s estate to open up for tours

    The private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince will open for daily public tours from October 6, it has been announced. The Paisley Park tours will be managed by the company that runs Elvis Presley’s Graceland...

  • Hackers target Ghostbusters star Jones

    Hackers target Ghostbusters star Jones

    Hackers appear to have targeted Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones after it was reported that explicit photos of the actress were posted online. The comedienne’s website JustLeslie.com was taken offline following the apparent cyberattack, which...

  • Breaking Bad star: We need more disabled people on TV

    Breaking Bad star: We need more disabled people on TV

    Breaking Bad actor and co-host of the Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage RJ Mitte is calling on broadcasters to boost the number of disabled people on our screens. Mitte has cerebal palsy and his character Walter White Jr in the cult series...

  • Co-writer of Yes Minister, dies aged 86

    Co-writer of Yes Minister, dies aged 86

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

  • Eastenders' milkman Michael Leader dies

    Eastenders' milkman Michael Leader dies

    Michael Leader, the actor who played EastEnders' milkman since the soap's very first episode, has died. The long-serving extra also made his name in one of the film world's most-famous out-takes, banging his head while playing a Stormtrooper in...

  • Ivan Grech wows audience in first solo concert

    A sold-out audience at Pjazza Teatru Real saw Ivan Grech entertain them for two and a half hours in what was his first-ever solo concert.  The Winter Moods frontman performed some of his band's greatest hits as well popular covers ranging from...

  • Rejects Asylum triple bill

    Rejects Asylum triple bill

    Three Maltese bands will be teaming up on Friday, August 26 at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard, for Rejects Asylum, an event that will see some of Malta’s top rock and metal-inspired music coupling up with sets by DJs Noel Mifsud and Michael Bugeja. The...

  • Airport Impressions prepare for UK tour

    Airport Impressions prepare for UK tour

    Local rock band Airport Impressions will kick off their first-ever UK tour next week with a gig at the Midstock Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.  "We are proud to have been invited at such a great festival in a region mostly known for good bands...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    LIGHTS OUT (2016)Genre: HorrorCertification: 15Duration: 81 minutesDirected by: David F. SandbergStarring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander Di PersiaKRS Releasing Ltd It has been a great summer for horror films with Universal/Blumhouse’s...

  • 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...

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