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Sting Receives 2017 Polar Music Prize Honour Alongside Wayne Shorter


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Sting and Wayne Shorter are the latest to named laureates for the prestigious Polar Music Prize this year, and are set to pick up their awards in Sweden this summer. The news was announced this week from the committee of a prize that Sweden nicknames 'The Nobel Prize of Music'.

StingSting to receive the Polar Music Prize 2017

The chairman of the Polar Music Prize committee, Alfons Karabuda, announced today (February 7th 2017) at Stockholm City Hall that the British rocker and the American jazz saxophonist will be honoured with accolades for their services to music over their long respective careers.

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Sting arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st November 2016

Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner

Sting arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th November 2016

Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner

Sting To Reopen Bataclan Music Venue In Paris With Charity Gig


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Veteran rocker Sting is set to play a charity gig at the Bataclan in Paris, reopening the music venue on the eve of the first anniversary of the horrifying terrorist attack in which 89 people died.

The former singer of The Police, 65, will perform at the iconic venue in the east of Paris on November 12th, the day before the city marks the first anniversary of the atrocities inflicted in a co-ordinated attack by ISIS last year that targeted a number of bars, restaurants and the national football stadium. A total of 130 people died, and many more were injured.

StingSting will play a charity gig at Le Bataclan in Paris on November 12th

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David Walliams Will Host The 2016 Royal Variety Performance


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams has been announced as the host of this year’s Royal Variety Performance next month.

The likes of Emeli Sande, Sting and Robbie Williams are among the acts who will be performing in front of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 6th, which will be telecast on ITV.

David WalliamsDavid Walliams will host the Royal Variety Performance this year

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Sting aka Gordon Sumner at the 2016 BMI London Awards held at Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th October 2016

Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner

Sting AKA Gordon Sumner at the 2016 BMI London Awards held at Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom - Monday 10th October 2016

Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner

Sting Will Never Reunite With The Police


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Sting will never reunite with The Police.

The 65-year-old singer songwriter - who made up one third of the British rock band before splitting in 1986 - has revealed he never plans to reunite with his former band members drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper about a reunion, he said: ''I haven't gone back, this is part of my musical life. I play rock 'n' roll every night of my working life so It's not like I am going to return and be just like The Police. I am the f***ing Police.''

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Sting aka Gordon Sumner seen entering the 2016 iHeartMusic Festival on the second Night held at TMobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 25th September 2016

Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner
Sting and Gordon Sumner

Video - Sting Arrives At 2015 Tony Nominees Reception With A Lot Of Beard - Part 3


Currently nominated for Best Original Score Written For The Theatre, rock legend Sting appeared at the 2015 Tony Nominees reception held at the Paramount Hotel in New York, unusually sporting a beard. The singer composed the score for the nautical England set play 'The Last Ship'.

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Sting's Broadway Musical 'The Last Ship' Closing After Three Months


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Sting's Broadway musical The Last Ship, about unemployed builders who takeover a factory to build a new vessel, is to close after just three months. After mixed reviews, Sting himself took over the lead role in a bid to revive the ailing ticket sales. 

StingSting's apperance in The Last Ship couldn't help revive the flagging musical

However, despite his appearance having a "galvanizing impact", producers felt attendances would drop again once he left. The musical is set to close on January 24.

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Sting Signs On To Rescue Flagging Broadway Show 'The Last Ship'


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Sting has joined the cast of flagging Broadway musical The Last Ship in a bid to save the $15 million production. The Police rock star will appear in the show - the first he has written - about his ship-building hometown in northeast England, appearing in eight shows a week until January 10.

StingSting will play the lead in his own Broadway musical, The Last Ship

The show officially opened in late October to mixed reviews from critics, though Sting's original songs won praise. However, the production has lost roughly $75,000 a week since previews began in September, according to the New York Times.

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Tom Hanks Gets Top American Honour For His Extensive Acting Catalogue


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Tom Hanks is a mammoth actor who has delighted fans with extraordinary performances for just short of 40 years. He started his career by providing us with some delightfully 80s classics in the era of big hair and bright colours with greats such as Splash, Big and Turner & Hooch. In the 90s he gave us a cacophony of feel-good flicks including Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and the first of one of the most successful trilogies of all time, Toy Story.

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Tom Hanks' illustrious career is being recognised at the Kennedy Center Honors

In the noughties Hanks got his serious side out and audiences were treated to Road to Perdition, The Da Vinci Code and its sequel Angels and Demons. Sheriff Woody came out in style twice more for Toy Story 2 and 3 and Hanks has been at the helm of some of the best films of the past few years as a main star in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks.

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Celebs Get Behind Pressure To Change UK Drug Laws By Signing Letter


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David Cameron will receive a letter from over 90 celebrities, politicians, lawyers and health experts, calling for a review of the current policy on the possession of illegal drugs.

Russell BrandRussell Brand has thrown his weight behind the campaign [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Mary Turner]

Public figures such as Russell Brand, Sting, Sir Richard Branson and Will Self as well as signatories from law enforcement, the Prison Governors Association and the National Black Police Association, have all supported the letter for change, which was drafted by the drug charity, Release.

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"Earn Your Own Money" Sting Denies Children His Fortune


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Sting doesn't want his children to inherit his £180m fortune so that they can earn their own way in the world. The British rocker revealed his rather divisive plans in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, making it clear that his six children haven't had and won't have an easy ride and will have to stand on their own two feet.

The 62 year-old former Police star, who is one of Britain's wealthiest musicians, has revealed that he places an emphasis on encouraging his children "to succeed on their own merit" which they are happy to do. What's more, Sting claims that his fortune is depleting because of hefty outgoings.

He said: "I told them there won't be much money left because we are spending it. We have a lot of commitments. What comes in we spend, and there isn't much left. I certainly don't want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate."

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Sting

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