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  • Beethoven and Brahms to open Manoel season

    Beethoven and Brahms to open Manoel season

    The 2016-2017 season at the Manoel Theatre and for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) will be officially launched with a concert of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’ Symphony No.3 on Friday. The concert, a joint production between...

  • Boat symbolism for Notte Bianca installation

    Boat symbolism for Notte Bianca installation

    Part of this year’s Notte Bianca programme of events, Ġejja Dgħajsa is an interactive installation which explores the meaning and symbolism attributed to boats. The idea behind the installation is to initiate a discussion about hope, fear and...

  • Ethereal sounds and spaces

    Ethereal sounds and spaces

    Visitors to Notte Bianca on Saturday this year will be able to engage with the city in new and innovative ways thanks to Design4DCity, an experiment in the sharing of knowledge and common space. Design4DCity will see Paris-based Nanotak Studio...

  • True school

    True school

    It’s hard being authentic nowadays. Bombarded with propaganda on how to look, what to like, and what to think, to stay true to your own beliefs and interests is harder than it should really be. And in the hip hop scene, being authentic is more...

  • Art auction in aid of Pink October

    Art auction in aid of Pink October

    Like all great things, Pink October first started bubbling up as a mere idea, in the minds of JPA’s creatives, not very long ago. Given that breast cancer affects so many women it was decided that something should be done to help fight it. It was...

  • Art goes green

    Art goes green

    Can environmental activism and contemporary art work together? Naima Morelli discovers Green Root Lab and discovers that they, indeed, can. When we talk about love, the first image that comes to mind is our love for a partner, our parents or a...

  • Science meets the city again

    Science meets the city again

    What is your role within the festival? Project manager and brain child behind the Science in the City festival (pun intended), which this year takes place on Friday from 6pm. How do you describe the concept behind the festival? Good science, good...

  • The hidden link

    The hidden link

    Funk Initiative bass guitarist Shaun Abdilla tells Ramona Depares how the band will merge music and science in its upcoming Science in the City performance. What has Funk Initiative been up to lately? It’s been quite a particular year for us after...

  • Sticks and stones won’t break my bones

    Sticks and stones won’t break my bones

    Anna Marie Galea catches up with choreographer and dancer Brandon Shaw, ahead of his reworking of the classic tale of David and Goliath into a modern day choreography. When I was about six years old, I was ill, bedridden and bored stiff for more...

  • Superb animation, emotive characters

    Superb animation, emotive characters

    Kubo and the Two StringsDirector: Travis KnightStars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaugheyDuration: 101 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd. Kubo and the Two Strings is the fourth movie from animation studio Laika, which has so far given...

  • Together to fight tyranny

    Together to fight tyranny

    The Magnificent Seven is the second remake of a cinema classic to be released in Malta after Ben Hur. The film is a remake of John Sturges’ beloved 1960 Western, itself based on the 1954 Japanese epic The Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa. The story...

  • Bohemian exhibition at Casa Ellul

    Bohemian exhibition at Casa Ellul

    A collection of recent paintings by artist Mark Mallia will be on view from Thursday during an exhibition named Bohemian at Casa Ellul, on Old Theatre Street Valletta. Mallia is gaining a reputation both locally and in international art circles.

  • Victorian masterpiece's rediscovery has 'stunned the art world'

    Victorian masterpiece's rediscovery has 'stunned the art world'

    A lost Victorian portrait, which has been rediscovered on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, has "stunned the art world". The work is by Neoclassical painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who is "the most valuable Victorian artist today" after one of his...

  • Exploring Malta’s heritage

    Exploring Malta’s heritage

    Summer may be over, but now that tourists are freeing up places of attraction, there is no better time to visit local museums, especially this Tuesday, when entrance will be free. Heritage Malta will join the rest of the world to celebrate Tourism...

  • FBI investigating incident involving Brad Pitt and his children

    FBI investigating incident involving Brad Pitt and his children

    The FBI is gathering information about an alleged altercation involving Brad Pitt on an aircraft carrying the actor and his children. Pitt's wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, and has asked for...

  • Museums to waive entry fees for World Tourism Day

    Museums to waive entry fees for World Tourism Day

    A number of museums will be open to the public free-of-charge next Tuesday as part of Heritage Malta's World Tourism Day activities.  Valletta's National Museum of Archaeology, Għar Dalam in Birżebbuġa, the Inquisitor’s Palace in Vittoriosa and...

  • Alexis Arquette died of a heart attack

    Alexis Arquette died of a heart attack

    Transgender character actress Alexis Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, her death certificate has revealed. The 47-year-old sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died on September 11 in Los...

  • Brad Pitt 'very saddened' after Jolie files for divorce

    Brad Pitt 'very saddened' after Jolie files for divorce

    Actor Brad Pitt has said he is "very saddened" after his wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce. The Hollywood couple, known collectively as Brangelina, married in 2014 after 10 years together. Robert Offer, Jolie's lawyer, said the actress had...

  • 'L.A. Confidential' director Curtis Hanson found dead at California home

    'L.A. Confidential' director Curtis Hanson found dead at California home

    Movie director Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for L.A Confidential, was found dead in his California home yesterday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was 71. Paramedics found Hanson at his Hollywood Hills home at about 5pm local time...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Magnificent Seven (2016)Genre: WesternCertification: N/ADuration: 132 minutesDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley...

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