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  • Buy a painting while doing your bit for ALS research

    Buy a painting while doing your bit for ALS research

    A three-day art fair to be held in May will showcase some of Malta's finest art while also raising money for a charitable cause.  The Malta Art Fair will feature more than 50 booths across 2,000 square metres at the MFCC grounds in Ta' Qali, with...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Ghost in the Shell (2017)Genre: Sci-fiCertification: 12ADuration: 120 minutesDirected by: Rupert SandersStarring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael PIttKRS Releasing Ltd The new science fiction drama is...

  • Adele: ‘I may never tour again’

    Adele: ‘I may never tour again’

    Adele has said she may never tour again after completing a string of stadium shows in Australia and New Zealand. The British star told a crowd at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium that she was not “good” at touring and felt “vulnerable” on stage,...

  • Disneyland Paris turns 25

    Disneyland  Paris  turns 25

    US singer-songwriter John Legend had fans and fellow celebrities in tears as he performed a dazzling show at Disneyland Paris to mark the park’s 25th anniversary. The star, 38, treated the crowd to his remake of the Beauty and the Beast song,...

  • Local playwrights have until Thursday to get their act together

    Local playwrights have until Thursday to get their act together

    Playwrights with an idea for a theatrical script related to the theme of 'island stories' have until noon this Thursday to apply for mentoring and resources under a Malta Arts Fund project.  The Get Your Act Together project will see two chosen...

  • Bob Dylan ‘not yearning’ for old days in new album

    Bob Dylan ‘not yearning’ for old days in new album

    Bob Dylan’s new album Triplicate explores American standards from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past. Dylan also is unconcerned whether his fans like the album − the...

  • Disney won’t digitalise Carrie Fisher

    Disney won’t digitalise Carrie Fisher

    The next Star Wars film will not be changed following the death of actress Carrie Fisher, the boss of Disney has said. Bob Iger, the film studio’s chief executive, said Fisher appears “throughout” Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi and her image...

  • Glitch Festival announces biggest line-up

    Glitch Festival announces biggest line-up

    After last year’s successful debut, Glitch Festival – touted as Malta’s boldest electronic music festival – returns with a bigger second edition. This summer, electronic music enthusiasts from all over the world are once again called to gather at...

  • Carmine Lauri back at the national theatre

    Carmine Lauri back at the national theatre

    Denise Azzopardi interviews internationally-acclaimed, London-based Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri, who will be interpreting Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor during the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Russian Masters II concert. Who...

  • One fine day

    One fine day

    “It is one of the most difficult roles in the repertoire,” she asserts with a smile. “You have to be a young girl and a mature woman at the same time. You move from the innocent and obstinate little girl of the first act, all the way to the tragic...

  • A conscious departure in aesthetic

    A conscious departure in aesthetic

    James Vella Clark has made a name for himself in the past decade-and-a-half as a prolific yet sensitive and conscientious artist who has developed an idiosyncratic timbre in his paintings. Although he has participated in several collective...

  • Fusing fine art and documentation

    Fusing fine art and documentation

    Paul Grech caught up with photographer Nikolas Ventourakis as the latter was nearing the end of his residency at Blitz, to find out how these programmes impact the local artistic scene. One of the best aspects of good art is that it forces you...

  • Another stunning collection by Charles and Ron

    Another stunning collection by Charles and Ron

    Neo-Gothic in style with contemporary accents, there are few places more worthy of commemorating a special anniversary than the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. Charles and Ron’s latest collection, entitled Amare Argentum, was not only...

  • Fires on no cylinders

    Fires on no cylinders

    Chips2 starsDirector: Dax ShepardStars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNameehDuration: 200 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Those of you my age (ahem) may remember the popu­lar TV series Chips, which ran from 1977 to 1983. The series followed...

  • Back to the basics

    Back to the basics

    The Power Rangers, the team of brightly-coloured characters fighting evil with elaborate stunts, a variety of weapons, and not a little bit of campy and comical adventures, began their journey in Japan in 1975 with the live-action series known as...

  • Opposites attract

    Opposites attract

    Goldsmith’s brilliant 18th century comedy, She Stoops to Conquer, has aged well thanks to the fact that its main themes have retained their relevance over the course of more than two centuries. In this respect, director Malcolm Galea seems to have...

  • A collaboration well worth watching

    A collaboration well worth watching

    I am usually very well-prepared when I take a trip to the theatre. I may have watched the play’s trailer or read up on it in the press, or even grilled friends as to what to expect. But when it came to Unifaun Theatre’s production of Il-Mitt Fehma...

  • Watch: Superheroes unite in first Justice League trailer

    Watch: Superheroes unite in first Justice League trailer

      Warner Bros has released the first full trailer for forthcoming comic book action adventure Justice League.The promotional clip shows Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg teaming up against a super threat that Wonder Woman warns...

  • Damon Albarn teams up with Noel Gallagher at Gorillaz comeback

    Damon Albarn teams up with Noel Gallagher at Gorillaz comeback

    Damon Albarn called on an all-star cast - including former nemesis Noel Gallagher - as his band Gorillaz played a thrilling surprise comeback show in London last night. At the start of the show at Printworks in the south east of the capital, the...

  • Amy Schumer can’t doll up for Barbie

    Amy Schumer can’t  doll up for Barbie

    Amy Schumer has said she was “bummed” she would no longer star in a live-action Barbie film. The US comedienne was expected to play the lead role in the big screen adaptation of the famous toy, which is due to start filming this summer. But in a...

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