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  • The elusive Caravaggio

    The elusive Caravaggio

    The painting depicting Judith beheading Holofernes discovered recently in an attic in France has been declared to be a work by Caravaggio. The attribution has caused considerable, and deserving, controversy. But some stylistic analysis of the work...

  • Remembering Alfred Chircop

    Remembering Alfred Chircop

    A year has already elapsed since the demise of Alfred Chircop (March 9, 1933-April 26, 2015). This does not mean that Malta has been left devoid of his bright palette, for his vibrant energy and love for life survive through his artistic...

  • The art of conducting and performing

    The art of conducting and performing

    Denise Azzopardi interviews maestro Michael Laus prior to his performance as both conductor and soloist in Concert Two of the Piano Concerto Series to be presented by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The upcoming concert features three popular...

  • A harmonious rapport

    A harmonious rapport

    German harpist Silke Aichhorn and Abkhazian pianist Sofiya Narmanya recently performed solo and duo pieces in a concert presented by Din l-Art Ħelwa at Our Lady of Victory church in Valletta. Reputed to be the city’s oldest building, the church...

  • Youth theatre group in double-bill performance at Manoel

    Youth theatre group in double-bill performance at Manoel

    Four Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) members – Becky Camilleri, Tina Rizzo, Anton Saliba and Gianni Selvaggi – will today perform a double-bill of extended excerpts from two plays – Lungs by Duncan Macmillan and Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh. The...

  • Rock goes green

    Rock goes green

    Ramona Depares reviews a recent night of music organised by Moviment Graffiti with the aim of raising awareness about environmental issues. The environment – or rather, the way we are killing it off – has been dominating the news during these past...

  • A pedestrian action thriller

    A pedestrian action thriller

    CriminalDirector: Ariel VromenStars: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal GadotDuration: 103 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd I hope that now Ryan Reynolds has struck box-office gold with Deadpool, he won’t need or want to be involved in body and/or...

  • Cracks within the Alliance

    Cracks within the Alliance

    Captain America:Civil WarDirector: Anthony Russo, Joe RussoStars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett JohanssonDuration: 147 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd When the two factions that make up Captain America’s civil war face each other down in...

  • Raving for a good cause

    Inscape and Chukraitnatz Events join forces on Friday for a night of techno, acid and electro to keep the dance-floor pumping all night long. The event, which will bring together seven DJs and two live acts, is being held in aid of The Equal...

  • Brand new drama at Blue Box Theatre

    Brand new drama at Blue Box Theatre

    Image of an Unknown Young Woman, by Elinor Cook, is a brand-new play from London’s Gate Theatre that will be staged in Malta by the MADC from May 6. Described by The Guardian as “a smart, gripping look at our unacknowledged capacity for rage and...

  • An evening of French music

    The Manoel Theatre presents the final of this season’s Wednesdays at the Manoel series with an evening of French music performed by Pascal and Ami Rogé on Wednesday at 8pm. Pascal Rogé is one of the great interpreters of French piano music; his...

  • The Young Audience Film Day in Malta

    The Young Audience Film Day in Malta

    It’s never too early to introduce culture or the arts to younger audiences. Over the past years, there has been a distinct drive towards creating vibrant programmes specifically aimed at children and young teens. A smaller, more niche event which...

  • Sir David Attenborough 'unbelievably lucky' to be nearing 90th birthday

    Sir David Attenborough 'unbelievably lucky' to be nearing 90th birthday

    Sir David Attenborough has said he feels "unbelievably lucky" to be turning 90. The naturalist and TV presenter will celebrate the milestone birthday on May 8. Asked about how he feels about his 90th, he said: "The truthful answer is that I feel...

  • Prince's Purple Rain jacket to fetch $100,000

    Prince's Purple Rain jacket to fetch $100,000

    A jacket worn by the late pop star Prince in his 1984 film Purple Rain will go to auction, expected to fetch more than $100,000. This biker jacket is one of few items of pop star Prince ever to be put on sale. Auction organiser Brian Chanes says...

  • Ai Weiwei to release film on refugee crisis

    Ai Weiwei to release film on refugee crisis

    Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei plans to release a film about the migrant crisis next year, adding to the celebrity voices seeking to highlight the plight of refugees. Ai, known for his criticism of China’s human rights record, visited camps,...

  • Tanita Tikaram releases album

    After several years on the road, singer songwriter Tanita Tikaram is back with new album Closer to the People and a light-hearted single she hopes will get people dancing. Tikaram made her name in the late 1980s when as a teenager, her debut album...

  • Midnight Express director to return to Malta for Valletta Film Festival

    Midnight Express director to return to Malta for Valletta Film Festival

    The director of Midnight Express is to return to Malta for a special screening of the 1978 classic at Fort St Elmo, where parts of the film were shot. Sir Alan Parker – whose other hits include Evita and The Life of David Gale – will be in Malta...

  • Overdose theory investigated in Prince death probe

    Overdose theory investigated in Prince death probe

    Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and if a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death. They are also trying to establish whether a doctor was on a plane that made an emergency landing in...

  • Stewart embraces new role of neo-Nazi

    Stewart embraces new role of neo-Nazi

    Patrick Stewart said he “embraced the contrast” of playing a neo-Nazi gang leader after his heroic roles in X-Men and Star Trek: The Next Generation. The veteran British actor, who stars as white-supremacist Darcy Banker in new horror film Green...

  • Victoria Beckham 'always felt uncomfortable' in Spice Girls, says Simon Fuller

    Victoria Beckham 'always felt uncomfortable' in Spice Girls, says Simon Fuller

    She was one fifth of the most successful British girl group of all time but Victoria Beckham "always felt uncomfortable" in the Spice Girls, according to media mogul Simon Fuller. The band's former manager said Beckham could sing and dance "pretty...