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  • Two-day jazz bash in Valletta

    Two-day jazz bash in Valletta

    A two-day jazz bash featuring established and up-and-coming names is being organised in collaboration with Jazz on the Fringe. The event will feature two different trios on each day, with F Trio’s Manuel Pulis and Alan Portelli being a common...

  • French dub producer to perform in Malta

    French dub producer to perform in Malta

    Bass Culture welcomes to Malta Panda Dub, one of the top French dub producers and live acts of the moment. Since 2007, Panda Dub has been conquering Europe with a perfect blend of ethnic samples, edgy and powerful electro tunes and heavy rhythms.

  • Making a difference through song

    Making a difference through song

    With her infectious smile and a calming presence which imbues her soft but strong vocals, it’s not hard to see why newcomer Debbie Stivala (better known as De Bee) placed second in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest, surpassing many...

  • An enjoyable, if also challenging, concert

    An enjoyable, if also challenging, concert

    As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the New Choral Singers presented a choral and orchestral concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta. The choir’s musical director, Robert Calleja, devised an enticing programme which included early...

  • Four bands and a DJ

    Four bands and a DJ

    Nosnow/noalps, Cable35, Sempliċiment tat-Triq and Fuzzhoneys will be performing together at Razzett l-Aħmar, with a DJ Set by Michael Bugeja. Sheffield-based trio Cable 35 are currently in Malta as part of their Afro Tour 2014, which has taken the...

  • Valletta International Baroque Ensemble play to packed house

    The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (Vibe) gave a concert at a packed All Souls church in Valletta. The programme included Purcell’s Chacony in G minor, Michel’Ang Vella’s Sonata a tré No 6, Handel’s Musette from Concerto Grosso Op 6,...

  • You say goodbye, I say cello

    You say goodbye, I say cello

    “This is not a serious classical concert,” the 2Cellos musicians told the full house at the opening concert of the Malta Arts Festival at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on July 14. “You can scream and dance, come and dance on stage,” they said. No-one danced...

  • Road safety and the arts

    Road safety and the arts

    Following on from the success of Ċaqlaq! last year, another high-energy performance was devised to help teenagers learn important life lessons. This time, the focus was on road safety. Today’s teenagers face a whole plethora of challenges that we...

  • Opera and pop under the stars

    Opera and pop under the stars

    Ever since its inception in 2002, The Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra has been performing a wide stylistic repertoire. The orchestra is made up of musicians from Gozo, and is enriched with proficient guest musicians, including foreign residents...

  • When dance becomes the focus of your life

    When dance becomes the focus of your life

    Gone are the days when professional training was impossible for locally-based dancers. Jo Caruana visits the Malta Youth Ballet Foundation, now celebrating two years since its first intake of full-time students. It’s 9.30 on a Monday morning and I...

  • Getting to the Pointe

    Getting to the Pointe

    An innovative dance programme has been designed to give local dancers clear insight into the demands of professional ballet. Jo Caruana goes beyond the tutus to find out more. From the outside, the world of ballet looks like a beautiful and...

  • Not just a tribute

    Not just a tribute

    Loud-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown may be familiar with some Maltese viewers thanks to the odd YouTube video of her and her antics doing the rounds on Facebook and the like. Brown is the protagonist of the UK/Irish sitcom Mrs Brown’s...

  • Yet another brilliant summer sequel

    Yet another brilliant summer sequel

    Dawn Of The Planet Of The ApesDirector: Matt ReevesStarring: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis130 mins; Class 12; KRS Releasing Ltd Overall, it’s been a very good summer for sequels thus far. X-Men: Days of Future Past proved to be one of the...

  • Better seen on the stage

    Better seen on the stage

    Jersey BoysDirector: Clint EastwoodStarring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda134 mins; Class 12; KRS Releasing Ltd One of the most admirable aspects of Clint Eastwood’s directorial career is his eclectic choice of material. That the...

  • Kinemastik Turns 10

    Kinemastik Turns 10

    There is no denying that Malta’s cultural scene and repertoire are growing at an impressively fast rate, and it’s no secret why. Long before Valletta was nominated as a European Capital of Culture for 2018, many had grabbed the reigns of our old...

  • One for the fans

    One for the fans

    Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie (2014)Certified: 12Duration: 94 minutesDirected by: Ben KellettStarring: Brendan O’Carroll, Nick Nevern, Eilish O’Carroll, Paddy Houlihan, Jennifer Gibney, Danny O’Carroll, Dermot Crowley, Robert Bathurst, Dermot O’Neill,...

  • Beyoncé, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods

    Beyoncé, Eminem, Azalea lead MTV Video Music Awards nods

    R&B singer Beyoncé and rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea led the nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the industry’s top televised showcases, the cable TV network said. Beyoncé garnered eight nominations and will go up against Azalea in...

  • Gone Girl to kick off New York Film Festival

    Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s film adaptation of the bestselling book starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, will have its world premiere and open the 52nd New York Film Festival, organisers said. It is the second film by Fincher to start...

  • Next Captain America will be African American

    An African-American character will soon strap on the star-emblazoned shield and step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics. The character of Captain America first appeared in 1941, as a super soldier...

  • Tom trumpets jazz festival

    Tom trumpets jazz festival

    Award-winning jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell performs during the Malta Jazz Festival at Ta’ Liesse in Valletta. The three-day festival comes to a close this evening with the Joseph Camilleri Trio, Francesca Galea Quintet, the Brecker Brother Band...

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