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  • Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night returns after a short break for the Halloween edition. The party will take place on Saturday at the newly refurbished Sky Club, which will be dressed up with spooky décor and special effects. A huge line up of top local DJs...

  • The fury of war

    The fury of war

    Fury (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 134 minutesDirected by: David AyerStarring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott EastwoodKRS Releasing Ltd Fury sees Brad Pitt taking on the Nazis once again. The...

  • Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Jonathan LiebesmanStarring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub,...

  • How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns. The 25-year-old actor joined co-star Juno Temple on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Monday for the...

  • ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    TV star James Nesbitt has admitted that it was “frustrating” working on The Hobbit. The actor, 49, was cast as the dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, with the final film out in December. Nesbitt said that the experience of working on...

  • Sex, lies and domesticity

    Sex, lies and domesticity

    TheatreTrue Love LiesSt James Cavalier Sexual politics have always been complicated and, until recently, this complexity used to be kept under rigidly-tight wraps: avoiding uncomfortable conflict and confrontation in favour of a perfect...

  • Great big old school musical comedy

    Great big old school musical comedy

    TheatreThe Great Big Radio Show!Manoel Theatre Philip Glassborow’s musical comedy The Great Big Radio Show! is, in his words, a “love letter to the 1930s” and a means of sending up everything that could possibly go wrong during live radio...

  • MPO Concert Series to start next week

    MPO Concert Series to start next week

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Series kicks off with a concert at the Manoel Theatre next week. The concert will be conducted by internationally acclaimed French conductor Jean Marc Burfin, featuring Maltese pianist Charlene...

  • Second concert of the MCI season

    Second concert of the MCI season

    The Malta Cultural Institute is presenting its second concert for the 2014/2015 season on Sunday, November 2, at Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel and Spa at 7pm. The concert will feature the Malta University Junior College Orchestra under the...

  • Classical arias for gala evening

    Classical arias for gala evening

    The Classique Foundation, a non-profit cultural organisation that aims to promote music culture, is presenting another concert in its Grand Operatic Concert series. Grand Operatic Concert 2014 is a gala evening with a programme line-up that...

  • Brad Pitt educates children about war

    Brad Pitt educates children about war

    Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt revealed the importance of educating his children about the effects of war as his latest movie Fury brought the BFI London Film Festival to a rousing close on Sunday. The 50-year-old actor, who is father to six...

  • Blunt: My hit song became annoying

    Blunt: My hit song became annoying

    Chart star James Blunt has declared his own bestselling hit You’re Beautiful was “annoying”. The 40-year-old singer admitted the tune was over-exposed and alienated a lot of people after being marketed to win over female fans. In an interview with...

  • A beer that rocks

    Rock veterans Status Quo are celebrating after achieving their first million-seller for decades – as their beer brand struck a chord with drinkers. The group launched their Piledriver ale – named after one of their classic albums – earlier this...

  • A man ‘who will never die’

    A man ‘who will never die’

    How do you make an exhibition about a man who never existed? The Museum of London show on Sherlock Holmes, which opened on Friday after two years of preparation, acknowledges the conundrum with its title, The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never...

  • Masters’ works under one roof

    Masters’ works under one roof

    Highlights from The Dresden Picture Gallery, considered one of the seven wonders of the art world, are on show in Munich. Veronica Stivala is awed by the collection. The Dresden Picture Gallery is one of the world’s most famous mu-seums and houses...

  • The artisan behind the oil paintings

    The artisan behind the oil paintings

    Landschaft 2014 is a collection of landscapes that are boldly reinterpreted through Jesmond Vassallo’s paintbrush. Marc Buhagiar finds out more. An exhibition by Jesmond Vassallo titled Landschaft 2014 is on display at the German-Maltese Circle,...

  • Gorillaz SFX man and Neil Gaiman illustrator at November comic con

    Gorillaz SFX man and Neil Gaiman illustrator at November comic con

    Now in its sixth year and attracting hundreds of fans to St James Cavalier, the Malta Comic Con has become an established name on the events calendar. This year’s guests include Rufus Dayglo, one of the animators responsible for the Gorillaz music...

  • Performing on the write track

    Performing on the write track

    Most children do not have time to write and are not encouraged enough to be creative. Kit Azzopardi and Leanne Ellul, the brains behind Kul, tell Veronica Stivala about their creative writing project at the upcoming ŻiguŻajg festival. Most...

  • A single theme that has been flogged to death

    The present revival of Trevor Zahra’s Minn wara ż-Żipp, by Unifaun at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, was first performed six years ago and reviewed by me then at some length. The current version does not differ greatly from the original text, the main...

  • Three palaces, two pianists, one piano

    Three palaces, two pianists, one piano

    Pianists are generally solitary creatures. The piano is not an orchestral instrument, excluded from most ensembles, and most pianists shy away from accompaniment and chamber music. Locally, very few pianists actually take the bold step and build...

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