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  • Actress Anne Meara dies at 85

    Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Stiller say she died on Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on...

  • Gallery to display Hepburn photos

    Gallery to display Hepburn photos

    The sons of the late screen star Audrey Hepburn are lending 35 photographs of their mother to a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Some of the snaps of the actress, which include pictures taken before she was famous, have never been...

  • Scrabble ‘dench’ with new words

    Scrabble ‘dench’ with new words

    Some may think it is ridic but the evolution of language means that Scrabble has to keep up to stay dench − obvs. Lolz, shizzle and cakehole are among 6,500 new words added to the existing quarter of a million in the latest Collins Scrabble word...

  • Colouring up the city

    Colouring up the city

    The walls of Marsamxett in Valletta are set to provide the canvas to massive street paintings as foreign and local artists join forces for the Malta Street Art Festival. The grey concrete walls of Marsamxett in Valletta will soon be transformed...

  • A different kind of landscape

    A different kind of landscape

    The world incorporates a system that millions of humans and creatures depend on, from minerals to water, land and such. As its inhabitants, humans are responsible for some of its changes and its safeguarding. A love for nature and all things...

  • Works by art teachers and students

    Works by art teachers and students

    The digital age has placed a myriad of tools and programmes at photographers’ fingertips, making it easier than ever for the uninitiated to slap a couple of filters onto their snapshot and call it art. But digital tools cannot replace technical...

  • Comedian Djalili to perform in Malta

    Comedian Djalili to perform in Malta

    World-famous comedian, Omid Djalili, will be performing at the Eden Cinemas on October 19 and 20. British-born Iranian comic and actor Omid Djalili’s legendary performances on stage and screen have won him plaudits the world over. Credits include...

  • Art in search of beauty

    Art in search of beauty

    A contemporary photography exhibition, Beyond Love, is currently showing at St James Cavalier, Valletta. The exhibition brings together 20 established and up-and-coming photographers from Malta and overseas in an effort to expose the emotional...

  • Music video from The New Victorians

    Music video from The New Victorians

    The New Victorians have just launched the new music video for their latest single Keep me in Love, taken from their upcoming debut album to be released later on this month. The video was produced and directed by Malcolm Debono and features the...

  • The Maltese road to Zion

    It’s difficult to categorise and label Mana Tapu’s EP, amusingly named Timpana. This band’s music might be rooted in reggae and ska, but it also draws inspiration from a host of other sounds and genres that run the gamut from funk to blues, a...

  • Marco Masini live in Malta

    Marco Masini live in Malta

    Italian singer Marco Masini and his band will be giving a concert in Malta as part of his current tour. Masini made his first appearance at the Festival di Sanremo in 1990, when he came first in the new singers category with the song...

  • Electronic Music Malta launch

    Electronic Music Malta launch

    Electronic Music Malta (EMM), a new voluntary organisation set to bring together musicians, visual artists, engineers, innovators, DJs and anyone interested in exploring and learning more about electronic music, will be launched on Saturday at at...

  • Industrial and EBM night

    Industrial and EBM night

    Hades Events, in conjunction with Rejects, are holding R-evolution, an industrial/EBM/goth-themed event on Saturday at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard. The event features sets by DJs Hades and Necrospasm, and will include icons of the genres like...

  • A fusion of performing arts

    A fusion of performing arts

    Through a career that started some 20 odd years ago, DJ Ruby has become synonymous with the electronic under-ground music scene, mostly known for his house, techno and progressive sets. Now, his music is set to take a different direction with The...

  • By children, for children

    By children, for children

    Aided by a team of professionals, 14 students took inspiration from paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts to produce a book of short stories. Children are capable of accomplishing anything creatively-speaking, thanks to their rich imagination. This...

  • Classical music trust performance

    Classical music trust performance

    The Ian Tomlin Malta/Napier Music Scholarship Trust will be presenting A Tale of Two Cities, a series of events all taking place on Saturday to promote its work in furthering education in Classical Music Studies. The Ian Tomlin Malta/Napier...

  • Hypochondria and gold diggers

    Hypochondria and gold diggers

    With less than a week to go till Il-Marid Immaġinarju hits the stage, Iggy Fenech interviews Magdalena Van Kuilenburg about Dù Theatre’s first comedy. Founded in 2004, Dù has now grown into one of the island’s best-known theatre companies. Yet in...

  • 200th anniversary of Valletta church

    200th anniversary of Valletta church

    When the building of the city of Valletta started in 1566, the Dominican Fathers of the Annunciation Convent in Vittoriosa used to cross the Grand Harbour by boat to tend to the spiritual needs of the workers who were building the new city. In May...

  • Pianist Stefan Cassar at the Manoel

    This season’s Wednesdays at the Manoel series comes to an end with a recital by pianist Stefan Cassar that includes music by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt. Based in France and a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure de Musique de...

  • Bir Miftuħ concert

    Music by Giocchino Rossini will be performed by the Musica Nova Duo on Saturday at 8pm at the Santa Marija chapel, Bir Miftuħ, Gudja. The Duo, Massimo de Bonfils on violin and Luca Minervino on guitar are sponsored by the Italian Embassy and...

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