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Arts & Entertainment

  • Celebrating women composers

    Known as principal flute with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and for her work with the Cosmos Wind Ensemble, Rebecca Farrugia Hall is now presenting a concert dedicated to female composers with the Camerata Galatea. How was Camerata Galatea...

  • When Italy played France

    The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Italy and the Manoel Theatre, recently presented an all-French flute and piano recital by two young Italian musicians. Chiara Pavan and Eugenia Canale had a far-from-easy job in tackling their...

  • Smit(h)ten and south-rocked

    A sold-out concert by an international icon and a successful three-day festival featuring some 30 local and foreign acts – all in the space of a few days; you will, I’m sure, agree that this was a bonanza for every music lover. But where to begin,...

  • Sofar Sounds now in Malta

    Sofar Sounds is an initiative that dates back to 2010 when the first edition was held in someone’s living room in Kilburn, London. Although there were only eight people in attendance, that first event proved to be a milestone gig, kick-starting...

  • Bombers: Motorhead tribute

    Buskett will be rocked to its foundations to the sound of Motorhead’s mighty music thanks to Bombers, widely regarded as the ultimate Motorhead tribute act. Formed in 1996 by Abbath (Immortal), Pez (Punishment Park, Jef) and Tore (Old Funeral, The...

  • New single, overseas gigs for Chris & Moira

    Having rounded off last year on a high with two single releases, a music video and performances abroad, Chris & Moira are back with a brand new single, their first release for 2014, which looks set to be at least as busy as the one before. “Last...

  • Kite Project to launch EP

    Malta’s first cartoon music project will be launching its debut EP with a live performance at Rookies on Saturday. Kite Project’s multi-disciplinary venture supported by the Malta Arts Fund, has yielded four original songs – selected by the...

  • Plato’s debut album launch

    It’s been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. Further to the release of a couple of noteworthy EPs, Plato’s Dream Machine will be launching its full-length debut album, Għera. The launch will be marked by a live performance and will...

  • How the South was won

    Three days, 31 acts and two stages translated into one massive celebration of non-mainstream music. Ramona Depares reviews Rock the South 2014. Once a year, the south comes alive with the sound of music. Only, it’s not the Julie Andrews kind, but...

  • The artist and the alchemist

    Art has become such a loaded term that some artists, the people who make art, find themselves uncomfortable describing themselves as such. Aaron Bezzina, a third-year degree student at Mcast, is one of them. He has just walked into a busy Valletta...

  • New icons at the MSSP oratory

    Since last October, as part of the restoration of the catechetical centre at the MSSP Oratory in Birkirkara, a set of icons are being painted on the walls of the oratory church. This set of seven frescos portray the Mystery of Christ. The artist,...

  • Embracing the silence

    Woody Allen once wrote that “God himself is silent. Now if only man would shut up”. It is true that the most divine of springs usually communicate through the golden realm of silence. Life has become an endless rush hour of to-do lists and...

  • Going bananas

    Love Punch (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Joel HopkinsStarring: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Celia Imrie, Marisa Berenson, Louise Bourgoin, Laurent Lafitte, Patrice Cols, Jordan JonesKRS...

  • Rowling to report on Quidditch World Cup

    Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is turning sports writer to pen a series of match reports from the fictional Quidditch World Cup. The writer’s fans will be able to read regular updates from the tournament, which first featured in her books about...

  • Late Paul Walker’s brothers to fill in for him in Fast 7

    The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7, according to a statement posted on the film’s Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker...

  • One Direction fans may be refused entry to gigs

    Young fans of chart superstars One Direction are being warned they could be turned away when the boy band begins a UK tour next month due to strict age limits. Ticket holders for the stars’ stadium gigs are being cautioned to check they are old...

  • New twist to Twelfth Night

    For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – being celebrated next Wednesday – actress/director Simone Ellul, together with her friend and colleague Sarah Clough, are producing a Shakespearian play with a difference. Clough and Ellul met 12...

  • Breaking free from demons

    TheatreĊittadin VassalliManoel Theatre The Age of the Enlightenment found its standard-bearer in the Maltese islands in the voice of one erudite and passionate man – Mikiel Anton Vassalli, dubbed ‘the father of the Maltese language’, among other...

  • The web is strong

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 142 minutesDirected by: Marc WebbStarring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally FieldKRS release While I was a...

  • Delving behind superhero

    Euro Media Forum and Eden Cinemas are presenting an event tomorrow to coincide with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s web crawler has inspired the geek pop culture and science forever’...

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