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  • Unseen David Bowie photos now on display

    Unseen David Bowie photos now on display

    Previously unseen photographs of David Bowie have gone on display following the musician’s death from cancer. The images are being shown at an exhibition from celebrity photographer Markus Klinko, who created the cover for Bowie’s 2002 album...

  • Madonna in Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards

    Madonna in Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards

    Madonna will pay tribute to Prince at the Billboard Music Awards, despite calls for other artists to be involved in the homage. Purple Rain star Prince, who died suddenly last month aged 57, will be honoured at the ceremony in Las Vegas, which...

  • Colombo celebrates Buddhist festival of Vesak

    Colombo celebrates Buddhist festival of Vesak

    Thousands celebrate the Buddhist festival of Vesak in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The holiday marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. Lights and decorations adorn the streets and river. More than two thirds of the country's 20 million...

  • Three crafty Belgians sneak onto bar shelves

    Three crafty Belgians sneak onto bar shelves

    Three tasty Belgian beers straight from the heart of Brussels are joining Malta's growing list of craft brews. And as summer approaches and people start reaching into the fridge for some cool refreshment, these newcomers might just tempt you to...

  • Justin Bieber fans take to the streets in Buenos Aires

    Justin Bieber fans take to the streets in Buenos Aires

    Hundreds of "Beliebers" have marched in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, calling on authorities to let Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber perform in the country.Bieber said on Monday he would like to play in Argentina during his Purpose Tour, but...

  • Creative funding

    Creative funding

    In less than two years, the funding programmes at Arts Council Malta have gone through a massive reorganisation which saw the setting up of a new team, as well as a number of other changes. This is what goes on behind the scenes. Just two years...

  • The art of sleep

    The art of sleep

    Plagued by recurring insomnia, US artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen used it as inspiration for her art, creating a stunning nightdress inspired by her reliance on sleeping pills. A stunning, floor-length nightdress made out of 2,000 prescription...

  • A night of contemporary works

    A night of contemporary works

    When it comes to dance, the island sees various ballet performances ranging from the annual school shows to foreign professional companies performing either repertoire or full length ballets. Nowadays, we even live stream major international...

  • Trash talk

    Trash talk

    As they get ready to debut their next, long-awaited production some of the team members behind the Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre speak to Jo Caruana about their latest devised piece, Rubbish. It was around the middle of the last century when devised...

  • Comics, with a dash of rock

    Comics, with a dash of rock

    Fresh from organising his second comic con at the Verdala secondary school for boys, Dean Fenech tells Johnathan Cilia about his Apocalypse Rocked series and the challenges and satisfactions of self-publishing. You came to Malta from Australia...

  • Cantilena structure more complex than believed

    Cantilena structure more complex than believed

    Up till now, right through the 50 years since its discovery in 1966, it has always been thought that the literary structure of Peter Caxaro’s Cantilena is linear. It was taken for granted that its formal organisation was that of a conventional...

  • A quattro mani

    A quattro mani

    Denise Azzopardi interviews pianists Natascha Chircop and Marco Rivoltini prior to their performance, when they will be teaming up for some Poulenc and Britten. Have you ever performed as a duo in the past? We have been performing as a duo since...

  • Of ethereal light and memories

    “No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me” – Marcel Proust (In Search of Lost Time). The paintings of Alex...

  • Techno artist Paula Temple in Malta performance

    Techno artist Paula Temple in Malta performance

    Born in the UK, techno artist Paula Temple is known for her idiosyncratic sets and approach. She has been praised by critics like Residentadvisor.net for her “understated engagement” and for the way she raises issues related to gender and sexual...

  • The museum of the future

    The museum of the future

    The 21st-century museum is slowly evolving into a community space, but Valletta’s museums and heritage sites remain seemingly detached from the city’s community. Sandro Debono posits possible solutions. Our capital city, Valletta, is the venue of...

  • A lot more spectacle

    A lot more spectacle

    X-Men: Days of Future Past, the seventh in the X-Men franchise, was arguably one of the series’ best. Loved by audiences and critics alike, it encapsulated what the Superhero Movie should be all about with tight storytelling, strong character...

  • Highly topical

    Highly topical

    Our Kind of TraitorDirector: Susanna WhiteStars: Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan SkarsgårdDuration: 107 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris) are on holiday in Marrakech in an attempt to save their...

  • Lecture about seicento artist Francesco Noletti

    Lecture about seicento artist Francesco Noletti

    As parts of its exhibition on Francesco Noletti, the University of Malta’s Department of History of Art will be hosting a public lecture by Gianluca Bocchi titled ‘Francesco Noletti e i Pittori di Tappeti a Roma nel Seicento.’ The lecture will...

  • Calvin Harris hurt in LA car crash

    Calvin Harris hurt in LA car crash

    Superstar DJ Calvin Harris was taken to hospital after the car he was travelling in crashed yesterday. The Scottish producer was a passenger in a Cadillac on his way to the airport in Los Angeles when the vehicle collided with a Volkswagen Beetle...

  • Elton John calls husband 'Yoko'

    Elton John calls husband 'Yoko'

    Sir Elton John calls his husband David Furnish "Yoko" because he is so unpopular, the singer has revealed. The couple married in 2014, exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony. In an interview with The Sun, the...

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