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  • Beyonce, Bruno Mars heat up Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show

    Coldplay headlined Super Bowl halftime show last night, but it was R&B super stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars who delivered the sizzle with a lively, upbeat production that paid homage to previous halftime performers. Known mainly for mellow hits,...

  • 'Will we be dumb to fall for divide and rule, or will we be smart' - author of Lampedusa

    'Will we be dumb to fall for divide and rule, or will we be smart' - author of Lampedusa

    As Unifaun gets ready to debut Lampedusa – a tale of two migrants with a twist – on the local stage, British playwright Anders Lustgarten shares his thoughts with Ramona Depares about migration and the way we need to inject humanity back into the...

  • Adele says hello to world domination after topping chart

    Adele says hello to world domination after topping chart

    Adele has topped another chart - a top 10 of the most popular acts in the world. The Hello singer has been named as the most popular recording artist across the globe in 2015, according to an international music trade body. British acts make up...

  • Sanremo festival 2016: a mix of old and new faces

    Sanremo festival 2016: a mix of old and new faces

    Well-known and emerging singers are to set foot on the Ariston stage this week as the 66th edition of the Sanremo festival kicks off tomorrow. The contest, to be hosted by Carlo Conti assisted by comedian Virginia Raffaele, Romanian actress and...

  • The Coen brothers ‘hail’ Hollywood’s Golden Age

    The Coen brothers ‘hail’ Hollywood’s Golden Age

    For more than 30 years, Joel and Ethan Coen have tackled almost every film genre, from stoner comedy The Big Lebowski to revenge Western True Grit and the 1960s New York folk music scene in 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis. But for their latest caper,...

  • Super Bowl audience of 100 million for Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars

    Super Bowl audience of 100 million for Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars

    Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars will perform for an audience of more than 100 million as they take to the Super Bowl half-time stage. British band Coldplay will make their Super Bowl debut on Sunday, while pop superstar Beyonce will return to the...

  • Alejandro Inarritu wins Directors Guild Award for The Revenant

    Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu has won the top feature film directing award from the Directors Guild of America for his work on The Revenant. Inarritu won the same award last year for this direction of Birdman, a film about the struggles of a...

  • Oscars diversity row may provide drama at Evening Standard film awards

    There may be awkward scenes at the Evening Standard British Film Awards later - should Idris Elba and Charlotte Rampling find themselves sharing a stage. The pair have been nominated for leading role gongs at the ceremony and both have taken...

  • The Four Seasons in aid of brain research

    The Four Seasons in aid of brain research

    Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons will feature internationally-acclaimed Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri under the direction of Michael Laus on Easter Sunday, March 27 at 7.30pm at St Publius Church, Floriana. The performance is being held in aid...

  • Theatre that exposes

    Theatre that exposes

    Staġun Teatru Malti returns with Simon Bartolo’s new play, Ħabbilini Ħa Nirbaħ. Based on a real life story that hit the news headlines some time ago, the story revolves around four young teenagers who place an unusual bet – who would be the first...

  • A painstaking and delicate process

    A painstaking and delicate process

    Restoration specialist Germán Hernández Pérez explains the painstaking process undertaken to restore one of Malta’s oldest legal documents the, Codice de Rohan. Recently, the Chamber of Advocates decided to restore one of Malta’s most important...

  • An icon of cultural expression

    An icon of cultural expression

    As the iconic Maltese donkey moves into the Ċittadella Cultural Centre, Iggy Fenech interviews Paul-Gordon Chandler about the meaning behind the Mediterranean Peace Donkey Project. The Maltese islands, located at the crossroads between Europe,...

  • Forging a legacy

    Forging a legacy

    As the International Spring Orchestra Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, internationally-acclaimed composer Karl Fiorini speaks to Iggy Fenech about the chain of events that established the classical music festival and the role classical...

  • Lacks the drama

    Lacks the drama

    The 33Director: Patricia RiggenStars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette BinocheDuration: 127 minsClass: 12KRS Film Releasing Ltd Many will recall the events, six years ago, when 33 Chilean miners were trapped very deep underground after...

  • A touch too fragmented

    A touch too fragmented

    Just JimDirector: Craig RobertsStars: Emile Hirsch, Craig Roberts, Richard Harrington The epitome of teen angst, Jim (Craig Roberts) approaches his 17th birthday facing a mundane life in the tiny Welsh town he grew up in. He performs badly at...

  • 6 things to Escape to

    6. Learn about Sliema’s architecture Din l-Art Ħelwa will be holding a talk by Edward Said titled ‘Sliema: Dreams, Losses and Changes’. Said is a conservation architect, a researcher on Maltese architectural history and a founding member of the...

  • Rémy Martin launches new website

    Rémy Martin launches new website

    Moving away from rigid navigation and content hierarchy structures, the new Rémy Martin website connects all contents and puts the user in the driver’s seat, letting him navigate freely from one content to the next. The platform is an invitation...

  • Three composers, three centuries at Floriana concert

    Three composers, three centuries at Floriana concert

    Maestro Michael Laus will conduct the Malta Philharmonic orchestra in the second programme forming part of the Chamber Orchestra concert series, which was put together specifically for the Robert Sammut Hall in Floriana. The concert will comprise...

  • Jolie's prisoner of war film finally opens in Japan

    Jolie's prisoner of war film finally opens in Japan

    Angelina Jolie's new movie Unbroken has finally opened in Japan, where the main character endures torture as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the film. There were concerns right-wing extremists may try to disrupt the...

  • Building cultural bridges across the world

    Building cultural bridges across the world

    After touring most of the world, the Globe Theatre is performing Hamlet in Malta on Monday. Stephanie Fsadni goes backstage and listens to more than words, words, words… The renowned Globe Theatre embarked on an exhaustive two-year tour in 2014 to...