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  • A fashion expert's guide to the Oscars red carpet

    A fashion expert's guide to the Oscars red carpet

    Fashion may well rival film in many people's appreciation of the Oscars with celebrities being named winners and losers of the red carpet. According to a fashion expert on the ground, Sam Saboura, there were only two who were clear leaders in the...

  • Lady Gaga steals Oscars show with Sound of Music tribute

    Lady Gaga steals Oscars show with Sound of Music tribute

    Lady Gaga stole last night's Oscars show with her commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music and tribute to Julie Andrews.  Lady Gaga received a standing ovation as she delivered a rousing medley of songs from the musical film...

  • Redmayne wins Best Actor Oscar for Stephen Hawking role

    Redmayne wins Best Actor Oscar for Stephen Hawking role

    An emotional Eddie Redmayne was propelled into the frontline of Hollywood stardom today when he won the leading actor Oscar. The star, lauded for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, saw off competition from...

  • 'Birdman' soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

    'Birdman' soars to Oscar heights on best picture win

    The dark comedy "Birdman" held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry's highest recognition last night, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's story of a...

  • Dench still driven by lure of the new

    Dench still driven by lure of the new

    After a career spanning seven decades, Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench rails against the notion of enforced retirement every bit as much as the character she plays in her latest film. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel renews our acquaintance...

  • People around world enjoy British humour

    While the French are unimpressed by British love scenes and Indian viewers enjoy them – it is a sense of humour that attracts viewers around the world to the UK’s TV shows, according to research. A study commissioned by BBC Worldwide found that...

  • Total restructuring for Malta Arts Fund

    Total restructuring for Malta Arts Fund

    The Malta Arts Fund is currently undergoing a total rehaul that is set to offer applicants more funding options, less red tape and centralisation of the different strands of funding schemes – both local and international – under the portfolio of...

  • Paintings that pulsate with life

    Paintings that pulsate with life

    One of Malta’s leading painters, Alfred Chircop, has set up another memorable exhibition of abstract paintings. The soon-to-be 82 year old will be celebrating not just another birthday, but also another successful exhibition. This exhibition...

  • Time for the staging of Old Times

    Time for the staging of Old Times

    How well do you know your partner? And what about their past? Is your partner still the same person you met all those years ago? These are some of the probing questions Harold Pinter’s elusive Old Times may lead you to consider, but definitely not...

  • Shakespeare’s work on the big screen

    Shakespeare’s work on the big screen

    Eden Culture recently signed a deal with Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen for the current season. With five new productions on the programme, each performance will be broadcast live via satellite from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. The 2015...

  • The RIFFFS at Ryan’s

    Ska band The Rifffs will be giving a live performance at Ryan’s Pub, St Julian’s on Thursday. DJ Michael Bugeja will also be spinning ska classics and some unknowns before and after the gig. The Rifffs are synonymous with the introduction of...

  • Dark laughter and nervous shudders

    Dark laughter and nervous shudders

    I’ll be Back Before Midnight, staged at the MADC Playhouse, Santa Venera, is a thriller with a strongly comic element by Peter Colley. It is the kind of script, professionally-written but stereotyped in a number of ways, that would gain much if...

  • A man born to dance

    A man born to dance

    Andrey Merkuriev is one of those dancers who possess a rare performing gift. The major stages of the world have witnessed his triumphant performances, his staggering dramatic acting and flamboyant charisma. With each appearance of the dancer on...

  • Inauguration of restored Valletta church

    Inauguration of restored Valletta church

    Apostolic Administrator Mgr Charles Scicluna will on Wednesday bless St Mary Magdalene church in Merchants Street, Valletta. The church underwent extensive restoration work and clean-ing both on the interior and exterior following years of neglect...

  • Din l-Art Ħelwa golden jubilee celebrations kick off

    Fifty years ago, the historic Manoel Theatre saw the launch of heritage and environment NGO Din l-Art Ħelwa. Yesterday, the national theatre once again provided a spectacular background in celebration of the organisation’s golden jubilee, with a...

  • Who was David Bowie?

    Who was David Bowie?

    “To keep music at the door of museums seems nonsense. It cuts off an important aspect of people’s cultural and social heritage and deprives museums of one of the most effective ways of bringing in new audiences.” It would seem that these words of...

  • Music and comedy at Bongo Nyah

    Music and comedy at Bongo Nyah

    Live performance venue Bongo Nyah recently released a schedule of events that includes gigs, stand-up comedy and book-reading sessions. Thursdays every week are dedicated to unplugged sessions featuring different musicians and bands, while next on...

  • And the Oscar goes to…

    And the Oscar goes to…

    It is predicted that tonight’s Oscars or, to give it its official name, the 87th Academy Awards, will offer few surprises. Although the beginning of the awards season promised an intriguing battle between the contenders, now that the myriad...

  • The promised satire that doesn’t take off

    The promised satire that doesn’t take off

    The InterviewDirectors: Evan Goldberg, Seth RogenStarring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park112 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd And so, after the brouhaha that accompanied the film’s original December release in the US – the Sony hacking...

  • Audiences deserve better

    Audiences deserve better

    PhobiaDirector: Louis CuschieriStarring: Ray Abdilla, Peter Galea, Veronica Farrugia107mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd That I have reached the point where I dread having to review Maltese-produced films reflects poorly on our fledgling...

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