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  • Inspiration is all around us

    Inspiration is all around us

    Artist Lyn Walters is showing a collection of works at an exhibition, titled Transparencies, at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina. When an accident left her unable to walk and stuck in a little house, half way up a hill on Paros, Greece, Walters began...

  • Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    The artist’s works often include details that may not be apparent at first glance. A collection of abstract art, landscapes and sculptures by Danish artist Rune Bo Jakobsen is being displayed at Chateau D’Ax, Santa Venera until July 31. Jakobsen...

  • Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Sliema councillor and events committee chair Pierre Portelli speaks to Ramona Depares about the upcoming Sliema Arts Festival. This is the third edition of the Sliema Arts Festival. Can you explain how the event has grown and changed since its...

  • Making waves in animation

    Making waves in animation

    The Nubes – Round One, a short animated film that was produced locally, has just been launched on Vimeo, You Tube and other social media. The film is the final product that resulted from months of hard work for JPA Motion, the animation team...

  • Former La Sallian honoured in Hollywood

    Illustrator Amit Dutta, a former De La Salle College student, was honoured at the annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards that took place in Los Angeles, California. Dutta was one of the 12 illustrator winners making it further than several...

  • Nonsensical and fun

    Nonsensical and fun

    The MinionsDirector: Kyle BaldaStarring: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm91mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd The Minions, of course, started life as the, um, minions of supervillain Gru in 2010’s Despicable Me and its 2013 sequel,...

  • Realities of war

    Hope and Glory was a 1987 British film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman; a semi-autobiographical account of his experiences growing up in London during World War II. It was a tale told with exceptional attention to detail; while...

  • Something beloved, sullied

    Something beloved, sullied

    Terminator GenisysDirector: Alan TaylorStarring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke125 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd It was the franchise that revolutionised sci-fi action movies, starting in 1984 with James Cameron’s The...

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  • Grateful Dead begin final shows

    Grateful Dead begin final shows

      The Grateful Dead have performed the first of their final three concerts in Chicago as the band winds up a 50-year-run.   The show in Chicago was the first of the three final ones they'll ever do. They chose Chicago for their swansong because...

  • Arnie returns to save the day

    Arnie returns to save the day

    Terminator Genisys (2015)Certified: 126 minutesDirected by: Alan TaylorStarring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, J. K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Dayo Okeniyi, Gregory Alan Williams,...

  • Rihanna becomes recording industry’s top digital singles artist

    Rihanna becomes recording industry’s top digital singles artist

    Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles, the Recording Industry Association of America said. Rihanna, 27, topped the list of artists with the most digital single awards,...

  • Paul Rudd earns Walk of Fame star

    Paul Rudd earns Walk of Fame star

    As audiences gear up to see Paul Rudd become Marvel’s smallest superhero in Ant-Man, the actor candidly reminisced about the legacy he was leaving as he received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Rudd, 46, best known for films such...

  • Sotheby’s sees record London contemporary art sale despite Bacon failure

    Andy Warhol‘s One Dollar, the first in his dollar bill series, fetched £20.9 million at Sotheby’s yesterday, the top-seller in what the auction house said was its highest ever total sales for an auction of contemporary art in London. However, the...

  • Piano Man Billy Joel out-gigs Elton John

    Billy Joel has set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Sir Elton John. The Piano Man performed for more than two hours before a sold-out crowd in New York City, singing hits...

  • Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator: Genisys

    Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator: Genisys

    Arnold Schwarzenegger may be older but that does not stop him from destroying his younger self, as the former governor of California returns to one of his most recognisable roles in Terminator: Genisys. The film opens a new chapter for the...

  • Trump sues network for $500m over cancellation of Miss USA

    Trump sues network for $500m over cancellation of Miss USA

    US presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network’s decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by...

  • Friends honour Winehouse at film premiere

    Amy Winehouse’s friends and admirers turned out to honour her memory at the premiere of Amy, the documentary film based on her life, where they paid tribute to her personality and musical talent. The Back to Black singer, who died of alcohol...

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage. Following weeks of speculation, the couple issued a joint statement to American celebrity website TMZ. “After much thought and careful consideration, we...

  • Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    MusicMusicians from France, Scotland and MaltaAula Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia;Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo The Victoria International Arts Festival marches on, with three of many concerts under review here. The first of these, held at the Aula Mgr Giuseppe...

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