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Arts & Entertainment

  • Captain America 3 out in May 2016

    After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel’s Captain America series will return for a third instalment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co. said. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First...

  • Art hoarder to cooperate on Nazi trove

    Germany reached an agreement with an elderly recluse on the future of an art trove confiscated by authorities, part of which is suspected of being stolen or extorted by the Nazis. The federal government and Bavaria state said Cornelius Gurlitt,...

  • Country music stars honoured

    Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre’s biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their...

  • Malaysia and Indonesia ban Noah

    Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic Noah, joining other Muslim nations in vetoing the Hollywood movie because of its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said that the portrayal of the ark-building...

  • Detroit Swindle get Boxed Out

    Detroit Swindle, the Dutch duo who have been heralded as one of biggest breakthrough acts this year, will be performing at Liquid Club as part of their worldwide album release tour on Friday. Their sound has risen out of the Motor City itself,...

  • Jude Law sheds clean-cut image

    With nine extra kilos, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film Dom Hemingway. It is Law, Oscar-nominated for The...

  • Raising a generation of young culture vultures

    The benefits of exposing young minds to the creative arts are well-documented. Ramona Depares finds that, despite grumblings to the contrary, the long-term plan to take culture to the little ones is already reaping results. When it comes to...

  • Just short of an epic

    In writing a play about Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tyrone Grima tells David Schembri about being struck by how contemporary the father of the Maltese language feels. “Are you aware of who Mikiel Anton Vassalli was?” asks the refrain of Manwel...

  • Agatha Christie’s thriller at Salesian Theatre

    The Witness for the Prosecution (Ix-Xhud tal-Prosekuzzjoni) is one of Agatha Christie’s bestsellers with a very intriguing story that leaves the audience guessing up to the end. Leonard Vole is an unemployed inventor, his latest contraption being...

  • An Italian master of farce

    Farce is not normally Unifaun’s favourite genre. So perhaps it was Fo’s celebrity as a left-wing author that drew Adrian Buckle in the first place to perform Double Fo, in English versions, in addition to the attraction of a production that would...

  • No business like show business

    As the old saying goes: “If you want something done properly, then you might as well do it yourself.” And that was very much the inspiration for a group of young performers who have chosen to take the bull by the horns and produce their own new...

  • Let there be lighthouse

    The picturesque black and white lighthouse in Delimara has almost been restored to its former glory. Veronica Stivala shines light on the arduous restoration process. The lighthouse in Delimara is unique in Malta, because it is the only...

  • Rocking the south

    It was first staged two years ago and, despite the original intention not quite being that of putting on a music festival, it somehow ended up as such. “The idea at the time,” admits founder and organiser Nick Morales, “was to actually book some...

  • The photography of dance

    Past, present and future are all intertwined, possibly restructuring in an unconventional manner. New souls create new particles composed from dust, the dust that is us. Lost Souls, an interdisciplinary and collaborative work, explores the idea of...

  • Hard Rock Rising Malta winners announced

    Different Strings are the winners of the 2014 Malta edition of the Hard Rock Rising global competition. Earlier this year, emerging local talent was encouraged to participate in the world’s largest and furthest-reaching Battle of the Bands and...

  • Drum workshop with Joseph Camilleri

    Maltese drummer and percussionist Joseph Camilleri will be leading a drum workshop on April 15. The two-hour workshop, which starts at 4pm and is aimed at aspiring, dedicated drummers, is the latest in a series of similar events Camilleri has been...

  • Malcolm’s song for the summer

    I is the latest single from Maltese singer Malcolm Pisani. Like his 2013 single Got Me Good, which made it to the airwaves in Romania, Germany, Italy and the UK, the new release is also written by Carlo Gerada and Muxu and sees the Maltese artist...

  • Parisian rock at Remedy

    Paceville’s Remedy Rock Club will be getting a taste of continental alternative rock when French rock band Dear Devil takes to the stage at Coconut Grove’s upstairs venue. They will be supported by a band of musicians from different local...

  • A mosaic of Maltese music

    This year’s edition of the Valletta International Piano Festival brought a selection of music by Maltese composers to the fore in Tricia Dawn Williams’s concert entitled Piano Mosaic, held at the Music Room of St James Cavalier in Valletta. The...

  • The lady sings no blues

    I may have written this statement before, but am happy to repeat it for those who missed it the first time round. The talented young soprano Nicola Said is star material. Said’s ability is growing from strength to strength, something which she...

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