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  • Orchestral and choral works by two prominent Maltese composers

    Orchestral and choral works by two prominent Maltese composers

    The St Paul Chamber Ensemble recently presented two fully-fledged orchestral and choral works, Missa Solemnis Sancti Martiri by Mro Mark Agius, and the oratorio The Canticles of St Luke by Mro Joseph Sammut at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta. The...

  • Piano and cello delights in Gozo

    Piano and cello delights in Gozo

    Recently, the Italian celebrity duo comprising pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and his South Korean-born cellist wife Kyung Mi Lee generously gave a recital of works for solo piano at the Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo. The concert, which every year...

  • A combination of clinical chemistry and manga

    A combination of clinical chemistry and manga

    Later on this year, a book, entitled Maddy’s Pandora – Cherry Blossoms & Clinical Chemistry by Dr Michelle Muscat, will be released by i2i Publishing based in Manchester, UK. Here is a brief summary of the novel. The story revolves around two...

  • Hackneyed and predictable story

    Hackneyed and predictable story

    Sleepless2 starsDirector: Baran bo OdarStars: Jamie Foxx, T.I., Michelle Monaghan Duration: 89 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Jamie Foxx stars as Vegas cop Vincent Downs and Michelle Monaghan as internal affairs investigator Jennifer Bryant who...

  • Mixes both the good and the bad

    Mixes both the good and the bad

    “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Arguably one of cinema’s most recognisable taglines, that phrase heralded the arrival of what was to become a classic of sci-fi horror, 1979’s Alien, directed by Ridley Scott. Alien remains a standard bearer...

  • Crossing: a work of sound and vision

    Crossing: a work of sound and vision

    A journey through music and visual art – this is what Crossing, the new album by Simon Sammut offers the listener. Actually, rather than just an album, Crossing is more of a project, one that seeks to blend space, form, beauty and colour into one...

  • Marilena Gauci made it to The X Factor, but what's next?

    Marilena Gauci made it to The X Factor, but what's next?

    Maltese soul singer Marilena Gauci, is still trying to come to terms with her exhilarating experience at one of Britain's biggest music shows. Marilena was selected to audition for the first phase of the X Factor UK that took place over last...

  • Fans thrilled by Harry Potter screening with live orchestral backing

    Fans thrilled by Harry Potter screening with live orchestral backing

    Harry Potter fans were treated to a spellbinding screening of the first film when it was shown at the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a live orchestral performance. The UK premiere of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series featured Harry Potter And...

  • King Arthur begins its global rollout

    King Arthur begins its global rollout

    David Beckham has received some scathing reviews in the British press for his cameo in the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but director Guy Ritchie has given the former soccer star the thumbs up for his performance. “I love him and I think...

  • King Charles lll was the role of the late Tim Pigott-Smith's career

    King Charles lll was the role of the late Tim Pigott-Smith's career

    The late Tim Pigott-Smith has been lauded for one of his final appearances on screen in TV drama King Charles III. The actor, who died suddenly last month aged 70, portrayed a post-accession Prince of Wales in the 90-minute BBC Two adaptation...

  • Alfred Sant's play being performed in Paris

    Alfred Sant's play being performed in Paris

    Alfred Sant’s best selling play Fid-Dell tal-Katidral (Dans l’Ombre de La Cathédrale) is being performed in Montrouge, a major commune in south Paris, at the eighth edition of the European week. A series of cultural, political and social events...

  • Tributes pour in for DJ Robert Miles, dead at 47

    Tributes pour in for DJ Robert Miles, dead at 47

    Pete Tong and singer Boy George have led tributes to DJ Robert Miles, famous for his huge hit Children, following his death at the age of 47. The Italian trance star was best known for the dance anthem, which hit the top of the charts around the...

  • Journey through music and visual art

    Journey through music and visual art

    The Robert Samut Hall in Floriana will next week host an ambitious event. Crossing – A Journey through Music and Visual Art is an event featuring music composed by Simon Sammut and the visual art of Anthony Catania. The purpose behind this project...

  • Australia among the finalists for the Eurovision

    Australia among the finalists for the Eurovision

    The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Kiev last night, when ten countries out of 18 were selected for Saturday's final. They are Moldova: Hey Mamma by Sunstroke Project; Azerbaijan: Skeletons by Dihaj; Greece: This Is...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Alien: Covenant (2017)Genre: Sci-fiDirector: Ridley ScottStarring: Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian BichirDuration: 122 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Ridley Scott directs another Alien...

  • Robert De Niro says 'next Charlie Chaplin' could be barred from US

    Robert De Niro says 'next Charlie Chaplin' could be barred from US

    Robert De Niro has said Donald Trump is hampering the arts and his immigration policy might keep out "the next Chaplin". The 73-year-old was accepting the Film Society of Lincoln Centre's Chaplin Award on Monday when he again took aim at the US...

  • Adding a beat to girl power

    Adding a beat to girl power

    Stephanie Fsadni has a chat with three ‘Maltese’ girls behind the pop group Beatz who placed in the top five in the Australian edition of The X-Factor Three young ladies of Maltese descent are carving out a name for themselves in the music...

  • First edition of Malta World Music Festival

    First edition of Malta World Music Festival

    As European and African musicians come together for the first edition of this festival, Ramona Depares speaks to artistic director Renzo Spiteri and rounds up the highlights. The first edition of the Malta World Music Festival (MWMF) takes place...

  • Better suited to the screen

    Better suited to the screen

    An actor is an actor, you might think. Film, television, theatre, radio, and so on – one is the same as the next, isn’t it? Actually, it isn’t. Not only do most actors have a preference for a particular medium, but they carry different...

  • Maria Galea exhibits in India

    Maria Galea exhibits in India

    Contemporary abstract artist Maria Galea, known for supporting Maltese artists both in Malta and abroad, has just returned from what she describes as an incre­dible experience in India where she had an artist residency as part of a programme by a...

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