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  • Murder, revenge and lust take over Sin City sequel

    Murder, revenge and lust take over Sin City sequel

    Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. A Dame to Kill For, out in US theatres today, is both a prequel and a...

  • Cliff Richard set for charts return

    Sir Cliff Richard looks set to return to the charts just over a week after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation. Fans of the veteran pop star have been showing their support by buying copies of his 1992 number seven...

  • Qormi Wine Festival on September 5, 6

    Qormi Wine Festival on September 5, 6

    The Qormi Wine Festival, including a contest for amateur vintners, will be held on September 5 and 6. The festival, now in its 10th year will feature food, entertainment, and, of course, lots of wine.  On September 5, the band led by Mro. Mark...

  • At 91, Marvel boss keeps expanding his Universe

    At 91, Marvel boss keeps expanding his Universe

    Marvel Entertainment’s chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it has not stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes. Lee,...

  • No filming at Kate Bush gigs

    No filming at Kate Bush gigs

    Kate Bush has asked fans not to film her comeback gigs when they begin next week. The Wuthering Heights star said it would “mean a great deal to me” if people did not use their phones or computers during the concerts. Mobile phone technology and...

  • Unusual and pleasant recital

    Unusual and pleasant recital

    Piano film musicTricia Dawn Williams, piano; Eleanor Spiteri, singerEvenings on Campus 2014 There is nothing unusual about film music. Some soundtracks have become classics and there seems to be no dearth of composers who are busy in this...

  • Ġgantija temples cast a spell

    Ġgantija IIArs Vitae EnsembleSt James’s Cavalier Music Room That the Ġgantija temple complex is a marvel of human effort is an undisputed fact. The place casts a kind of spell on whoever visits it. For that matter, so do the major megalithic...

  • Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now – the singer says she is releasing her first full-length pop album on October 27. The 24-year-old revealed in a live stream via Yahoo! that 1989, named for her birth year, is her “first...

  • Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as Singin’ in the Rain and How the West Was Won, will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said. Reynolds, 82, will be given the accolade at...

  • Spandau Ballet to reunite for film

    Spandau Ballet are to be reunited on stage in the UK for the first time in four years when they perform at the premiere of their new film. The band’s career is charted in the warts-and-all film Playboys of the Western World which will be launched...

  • Action and more action

    Action and more action

    The Expendables 3 (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 126 minutesDirected by: Patrick HughesStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz,...

  • Reliving the nightmare

    Reliving the nightmare

    It has been 30 years since Wes Craven directed A Nightmare on Elm Street. To mark this anniversary, Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique are organising an event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on Friday at 8.30pm. The 1984 cult film...

  • ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    Thirty films, including the world premieres of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will comprise the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival, organisers said. Inherent Vice, the screen adaptation of...

  • Paving the way for the profession of curator

    Paving the way for the profession of curator

    The curatorship of an exhibition comes with very specific duties. The curator, to a certain extent, is the mediator between artist and audience, between the artist’s intended message and the outsider world. Yet, the profession is a relatively...

  • The art of making music

    The art of making music

    Following the recent launch of the Klezmorimalta Foundation, Jo Caruana interviews award-winning Dutch singer-songwriter Démira Jansen ahead of her performance in Malta. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the earthy origins of music. Online creations...

  • Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    August is set to end with a four-day musical journey fusing vintage and modern pop culture, thanks to Magic Island. The event combines four locations, over 50 musicians and performers from seven countries who will be playing electro swing, Balkan...

  • Explosions and experiments in sound

    Explosions and experiments in sound

    As far as band names go, you can’t get smarter or more memorable than Gozitan post-rock duo They Come In Twos. Composed of Christian Farrugia and Paul Formosa, both long-time musicians, the band was born when Farrugia, back then still a member of...

  • A rising star

    A rising star

    Sooner or later I would have caught up with tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens. In order to interview him of course. The opportunity came when last month, by sheer coincidence, he spotted me waiting for a train in London. Some days later we had a very...

  • Buskers on the bus

    Buskers on the bus

    Pop/rock band The Busker will be taking their music on the Maltese roads thanks to an hour-long gig session with a difference – the performance will take place on a bus which will be stopping at different spots around the island. The Busker, made...

  • Ira Losco’s new video

    Ira Losco’s new video

    Following the collaboration with David Correy of X- Factor fame, singer Ira Losco is teaming up with Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema, whose international spokespersons include Shakira and Giselle Bundchen, to launch her latest music...

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