Arts & Entertainment

  • Floored Rocky show throws in the towel

    Floored Rocky show throws in the towel

    Broadway musical Rocky is hanging up its gloves after being battered at the box office. Producers said the show would play its final performance at the Winter Garden Theatre on August 17, after playing 28 previews and 188 regular...

  • Ben Affleck delights children at party

    Ben Affleck delights children at party

    Ben Affleck and his actress wife Jennifer Garner stopped off at Detroit Kid City in Southfield, Michigan, and asked if they and their two-year-old son Samuel could join the fun. The actor who plays the caped crusader in the upcoming Batman v...

  • Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

    Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

    Comic book superhero character Thor, who first appeared in 1962 and is based on the Norse hammer-wielding god, will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics said. The publisher said the female Thor is an effort to bring new readers and to appeal to...

  • Apes strike back

    Apes strike back

    Dawn of the Planets of the Apes (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 131 minutesDirector: Matt ReevesStarring as humans: Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jocko Sims, Kirk Acevedo, Enrique Murciano, Kevin Rankin, Keir...

  • Musical trip to the 1960s

    Musical trip to the 1960s

    Jersey Boys (2014)Certified: 12Duration: 134 minutesDirected: Clint EastwoodStarring: John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, Erich Bergen, Christopher Walken, Renee Marino, Mike Doyle, Barry Livingston, Freya Tingley, Erica Piccininni,...

  • Love at first sound

    Love at first sound

    Franco TartagliaFounder and bandleader of Tact You belong to me I was given a guitar at the age of five. It was kept safely on top of a wardrobe until my curiosity got the better of me. I started private lessons aged six and almost immediately...

  • The sound of summer

    The sound of summer

    From outdoor venues to beach clubs and intimate rooftop parties, Malta’s nightlife plays it all. Arabella Hogg gets a gig with two top local DJs. Nicky Scicluna DJ Age: 26Occupation: DJ, freelance photographer, events organiser When did you...

  • Let them entertain you

    Let them entertain you

    Until Saturday, August 2Various venues The programme for Malta’s largest arts festival presents artists from Croatia, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, South Africa and Russia, who will join some of the best Maltese artists in 18...

  • Lord of the manner

    Lord of the manner

    Littering, loud music, invading other people’s space and a loose cannon of a beach ball can wreck a day at the beach. This summer, mix a cocktail of sun, sea and decent behaviour. We all carry a precious picnic basket of memories of endless days...

  • Sound of silence

    Sound of silence

    Enjoy a quieter life with CFX concert grand sound at home with the all-new Yamaha SH Silent pianos. The range of Yamaha Silent upright and grand acoustic pianos represents the most significant technological advances for pianists since the...

  • A night spectacle

    A night spectacle

    This summer, the Mediterraneo Marine Park in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq is hosting a sea lions and dolphins night spectacle. Indulge yourself in a lovely barbecue and the light sounds of an instrumental trio playing live Latino-style music, followed by an...

  • The Art of the Castrati

    In the review of countertenor Cenk Karaferya's recent recital in London with Les Bougies Baroques directed by Ian Peter Bugeja, the programme also included a fine interpretation of the aria Deh per questo istante solo from Mozart's La clemenza di...

  • Pudsey takes red carpet by storm

    Pudsey takes red carpet by storm

    Britain’s Got Talent winner Pudsey the dog took a ‘bow wow’ on the red carpet at the premiere of his big screen debut on Sunday. The dancing dog – who won over many hearts when he and owner Ashleigh Butler won the ITV talent show in 2012 – arrived...

  • Lone Ranger outfit sells for $195,000

    Lone Ranger outfit sells for $195,000

    The outfit Lone Ranger actor Clayton Moore wore when making appearances as the character after retiring from TV has sold for $195,000. Moore, who died in 1999, played the masked lawman on the US television series The Lone Ranger from 1949 to 1957.

  • Arctic Monkeys close Scotland’s T in the Park festival

    Arctic Monkeys close Scotland’s T in the Park festival

    The crowd watching the Arctic Monkeys performing on the main stage at the T in the Park festival, at Balado Park in Kinross, Scotland, on Sunday. The band brought Scotland’s biggest music festival to an end for the final time at the fields it has...

  • Walk the line

    Walk the line

    Works by well-known artists such as Damien Hirst, Martin Creed and Gary Hume are to be displayed along a new sculpture walk. The route, called The Line, will link the O2 Arena with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London and has been set...

  • Let It Be returns to West End

    Let It Be returns to West End

    The cast of the Beatles musical Let It Be (from left) Luke Roberts, James Fox, John Brosnan and Paul Canning on an open-top bus in Trafalgar Square in central London, to mark the show’s return to the West End at the Garrick Theatre.

  • Illustrating the World Cup

    Illustrating the World Cup

    As the whole of Malta gathers for the eagerly-awaited final, Iggy Fenech chats to illustrator Nadine Noko, whose series of original World Cup pictures have created a viral storm. Be it verbalised, in print or in pictures, social commentary is an...

  • Light and atmosphere

    For six weeks every year, for the past 15 years, BOV has promoted the life and work of local artists who they believe deserve to be commemorated through a retrospective exhibition. So far, some 22 artists have received this honour. Between the end...

  • The creativity of camouflage

    The creativity of camouflage

    Whether for show-sopping events or incredible on-screen effects, body painting is one of the must-have make-up techniques of the moment. Jo Caruana meets world champion body painter Carolyn Roper ahead of her seminar in Malta. You may have...