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Sting review – still great, but doesn’t he just know it
At the first show of a six-night residency, Sting demonstrates he is near peerless as a pop composer – but his jazzy arrangements and self-seriousness irritate

Ian Gittins

16, Apr, 2022 @10:13 AM

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The week in audio: Who Is Aldrich Kemp?; I Must Have Loved You; Some Kind of Black
Sting can’t lift his own limp drama, but a ludicrous crime caper is a hoot and there’s fun to be had for breakfast

Miranda Sawyer

26, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Sting sells back catalogue to Universal Music in deal worth up to $300m
Musician becomes latest big name to cash in on a long and successful career

Mark Sweney

10, Feb, 2022 @2:55 PM

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A Sting in the tale: how the music of the Police inspired a dance show about refugees
Choreographer Kate Prince’s latest production is a departure from ZooNation’s usual feel-good shows. But Message in a Bottle is inspired by the incredible true stories

Lyndsey Winship

01, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Message in a wine bottle: how Sting got stung when he bought a vineyard
The singer and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought an Italian wine-producing estate after being given a glass of plonk by the owner. There was just one problem...

18, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Coups, lies, dirty tricks: The Police's Stewart Copeland on his CIA agent father
The drummer was brought up in the Middle East – not realising that his father Miles was a spy sent to destabilise the region. But, he says, it was Miles’s claim that the Police were a psy-ops outfit that upset Sting

Dorian Lynskey

05, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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Message in a Bottle review – Sting soundtracks a blistering hip-hop tale of refugees
A compelling cast pour their hearts into Kate Prince’s jukebox tale of civil war, trafficking and three siblings separated as refugees

Lyndsey Winship

20, Feb, 2020 @1:37 PM

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Can Little Britain stagger out of the gutter this time? We can only hope | Barbara Ellen
The bad boys of repulsive comedy want to clean up their act – 12 years too late

Barbara Ellen

25, Jan, 2020 @4:45 PM

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Stewart Copeland: conflicts over music caused rifts with Sting
When we don’t play music together we get on famously, Police drummer reveals

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Jan, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Sting & Shaggy review – pop-reggae odd couple are far from boombastic
Touring their Grammy-winning album, Sting is in decent voice, but Shaggy adds little of substance

Stevie Chick

20, May, 2019 @10:45 AM

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Trudie Styler: ‘When I feel things strongly I have to act on them'
The actor, 65, on the road accident that scarred her, following her dreams – and being with Sting for 37 years

Nick McGrath

07, Apr, 2019 @1:00 PM

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