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  • Jamiroquai teaser for new album, to perform in festivals

    Jamiroquai teaser for new album,  to perform in festivals

    British funk band Jamiroquai have teased a sample of their first album in seven years as they announced a string of festival performances. The group released a 20-second teaser, titled Automaton, on a new official Twitter page on Monday. Alongside...

  • King Kong Trump 'not my president', says Madonna

    King Kong Trump 'not my president', says Madonna

    Madonna has made her feelings for Donald Trump clear by sharing a picture in which the US President-elect is depicted as King Kong attacking the Statue of Liberty. The image, which the US singer posted on Instagram and Facebook, sees Madonna as...

  • Restoring a mysterious painting

    Restoring a mysterious painting

    A mysterious 15th century Renaissance panel painting is to be the subject of a lecture at the National Museum of Archaeology later this month.  The history of this piece remains elusive, and its author unknown except for his name, Maestro Alberto.

  • Bowie nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards

    Bowie nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards

    David Bowie has been nominated for two posthumous Brit Awards, a year after his death. He will go up against Craig David, Michael Kiwanuka and Skepta for the British male solo artist prize, while his record Blackstar, released two days before he...

  • Children start receiving Heritage Malta membership cards

    Children start receiving Heritage Malta membership cards

    Heritage Malta has started distributing student membership cards allowing primary school students to enter historic sites for free.  More than 5,000 primary students have applied for a Heritage Malta student membership, with applications accepted...

  • A window onto our holy heritage

    A window onto our holy heritage

    A series of artistic shots of sacristies from a number of convents and monasteries across the Maltese islands take centre stage as a photographic collection on this year’s BOV calendar. True to its origin, the Latin term sacrastia denotes a space...

  • Challenging works

    Challenging works

    In a loud and angry world, where in one way or another we are constantly and instantly connected to various forms of violence and war, it has perhaps never been so important to remain connected with the everyday. And although it may initially...

  • Painting the tree symbol

    Painting the tree symbol

    Trees are a symbol of the cycle of life, death and re-birth. They blossom from tiny saplings into enormous personifications of nature and beauty, they bear fruit, lie dormant during the colder months, only to burst forth into new life again with...

  • A very Baroque Valletta

    A very Baroque  Valletta

    As the fifth edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival enters its second week Kenneth Zammit Tabona tells Iggy Fenech all about the past, present and future of this internationally acclaimed baroque extravaganza. When you’ve lived in...

  • How to manage pluralism

    How to manage pluralism

    The best thing about Elizabeth Pisani is that she shows us that it is possible... possible to be a respected epidemiologist and also a reckless adventurer. To travel solo to the remote corners of one of the most diverse countries in the world. To...

  • How you balance life and art

    How you balance life and art

    La La Land seems to be singing its way to Oscar glory, the latest offering from writer/director Damien Chazelle having won numerous accolades since its debut at the at the Venice Film Festival last August, with many acclaimed critics and critics’...

  • Celebrating storytelling

    Celebrating storytelling

    A Monster CallsDirector: J.A. BayonaStars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity JonesDuration: 108 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Grief and its effect on those who have lost loved ones is a theme often visited in the movies. And, while it...

  • New single from Tact and Claire Marante

    New single from Tact and Claire Marante

    The song Euterpe is the first single from the collaboration of singer-songwriter Claire Marante and Franco Tartaglia’s music project Tact. The track was written (lyrics and music) by Claire Marante with co-composition and music arrangement by...

  • Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalise bitter divorce

    Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalise bitter divorce

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have finalised their divorce after months of disputes between the pair. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

  • Star Wars' Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated

    Star Wars' Carrie Fisher won't be digitally recreated

    The makers of Star Wars have scotched rumours that Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia may live on. Making a rare foray into the sprawling world of Star Wars speculation, Lucasfilm said there were no plans to digitally recreate Fisher to appear in...

  • The culture of the capital

    The culture of the capital

    Many capitals outgrow the nations they actually represent. London and Rome, for instance, are ambassadors to the nation but also have their own identity. Valletta is no exception, featuring prominently on all of the world’s smallest destinations...

  • Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

    Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints

    A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing. Paris Jackson said in a series of Tweets on...

  • Nine masterpieces from the national collection on display in Rome

    Nine masterpieces from the national collection on display in Rome

    Nine masterpieces from Malta's national collection are currently on display in Rome as part of a major exhibition.  Works by Jusepe de Ribera, Matthias Stom and Francesco de Mura are on display at the Palazzo Barberini alongside paintings from the...

  • British singers snub Trump inauguration

    British singers snub Trump inauguration

    British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from US President-elect Donald Trump’s team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements. The rejections follow other apparent snubs by...

  • Further information released on Debbie Reynolds’ passing

    Further information released on Debbie Reynolds’ passing

    Debbie Reynolds died of a stroke and her daughter Carrie Fisher’s cause of death was cardiac arrest, their death certificates have confirmed. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s death certificate for Reynolds has “intracerebral...

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