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  • ‘Oasis of songs’ closes Latitude

    ‘Oasis of songs’ closes Latitude

    Noel Gallagher has brought the curtain down on the 10th Latitude festival in front of a packed arena. The former Oasis frontman performed a closing set on the main stage at Henham Park, Suffolk, with a mix of new material, more obscure songs from...

  • Ant-Man dominates US box office

    Marvel’s Ant-Man landed with a solid $58 million at the weekend box office, while Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer put her own raunchy spin on romantic comedies to the tune of a $30.2 million debut. It marks Marvel’s 12th consecutive first place opening,...

  • Downton Abbey’s cast spotted filming

    Downton Abbey’s cast spotted filming

    With anticipation building over the final season of Downton Abbey due to be aired in the autumn, the cast have been seen filming scenes in a picturesque Northumberland town. Keen to stop any spoilers from the critically acclaimed show getting out,...

  • A space-age successor to popular period drama?

    A space-age successor to popular period drama?

    ITV could head into space for a replacement for its hit show Downton Abbey, according to the broadcaster’s director of drama. The period drama has been a huge hit for ITV winning awards and pulling in millions of viewers across the globe, but is...

  • Norwegian exhibit raises fears of Breivik ‘hall of fame’

    Norwegian exhibit raises fears of Breivik ‘hall of fame’

    A planned exhibition about the killings of 77 people in 2011 is angering some Norwegians, who fear it will turn into a ‘hall of fame’ for mass murderer Anders Beh­ring Breivik. The exhibition, opening this week in the government building in...

  • Chicago artwork stirs controversy with replica of Ferguson tragedy

    Chicago artwork stirs controversy with replica of Ferguson tragedy

    It was an image that shocked and angered many: a dead, black 18-year-old left face-down for hours in the middle of a street after being shot multiple times by a white police officer, his red Cardinals baseball cap knocked from his head by the...

  • His very own The Last Supper

    His very own The Last Supper

    Creative director Francis Sultana is one of the protagonists to feature in renowned photographer Alistair Morrisson’s Actors’ Last Supper. Veronica Stivala finds out what it’s like to be immortalised in a work of art. Leonardo da Vinci’s...

  • A unique and diverse expression

    A unique and diverse expression

    It is a pleasure to write about Debbie Caruana Dingli’s work once again. It is an even greater pleasure to acknowledge that she has been selected as the first female artist to have a Bank of Valletta retrospective exhibition dedicated to her...

  • Three artists in St Tropez exhibition

    Three artists in St Tropez exhibition

    Three Maltese artists – photographer Kurt Arrigo and painters Caroline Navarro and James Vella Clark – are taking part in this year’s edition of the Salon des Peintres et Sculpteurs de Saint-Tropez. The artists were invited by the French artists’...

  • ‘Music scene still on the rise’

    ‘Music scene still on the rise’

    Radio show Rockna, hosted by DJ Michael Bugeja, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a four-bill line-up and a live broadcast from Hard Rock Malta at the Valletta Waterfront. The event was introduced by Radio 101 station manager Charles Saliba,...

  • A creative Bond

    A creative Bond

    Internationally-acclaimed playwright Edward Bond has written a new play that will receive its premiere in Malta next year, as part of a collaboration with Unifaun Theatre and the Manoel Theatre. Unifaun’s Adrian Buckle tells Jo Caruana why this...

  • The Baz Luhrmann treatment

    The Baz Luhrmann treatment

    Scored by the legendary Jocelyn Pook and remixed to satisfy contemporarycravings, the upcoming MADC production of Romeo & Juliet kicks off this week. Ramona Depares interviews director Luke Farrugia. It’s that time of the year again, when The...

  • Malta’s leading lady is back

    Malta’s leading lady is back

    As the latest play in the Staġun Teatru Malti series approaches its premiere, actress Karmen Azzopardi tells Jo Caruana why Faith, Hope u Charity was the play that enticed her back on stage after 10 years. Our island’s history continues to enthral...

  • Summer gigs for Mistura

    Summer gigs for Mistura

    Following a series of shorter gigs, local band Mistura will be playing at two very different, but equally engaging, venues. The first is the opening slot at the Farsons Great Beer Festival on Friday. Starting at around 9pm on the Rock Stage, the...

  • A musical riddle

    A musical riddle

    More popularly known as an accomplished composer and a talented and passionate musician, on the side Dominic Galea is also the founder of Heritage Records. Now in its 11 th year, the independent label has amassed a rather unique catalogue that...

  • Mini Comic Con at festival

    Mini Comic Con at festival

    A Mini Malta Comic Convention is being set up by Wicket Comics as part of the Malta Street Art Festival that takes place between Friday and Sunday in Valletta. The Mini Malta Comic Con aims to offer visitors free taste of what the bigger edition...

  • Celebrating their journey

    Celebrating their journey

    Where to begin? That’s the question that first sprang to my mind when I thought of jotting down some words about Winter Moods’s recent 30th Anniversary concert. I’d seen the band perform countless times before, a good number of them dating back to...

  • Words, doth come easy

    Words, doth come easy

    A charming mixture of traditional kitsch and contemporary reinterpretations, the Kelma Kelma Nota Nota series are placing the Maltese language firmly back under the spotlight. Ramona Depares catches up with creator Michael Spagnol to find out...

  • Solo exhibition in Attard

    CS Lawrence is currently exhibiting a 20-piece collection, titled Melange, at the Orange Grove Café of the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard. Melange represents a broad spectrum of art ranging from mixed media faces to contemporary Maltese...

  • Tenishia at Tomorrowland

    Tenishia at Tomorrowland

    DJ duo Tenishia will be performing at this year’s edition of Tomorrow-land in Belgium on Friday. Considered to be the leading dance music festival in the world, Tomorrowland attracts more than 200,000 people every year. This is the duo’s third...

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