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  • I Am Bolt offers glimpse into racing sprinter’s life

    I Am Bolt offers glimpse into racing sprinter’s life

    Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt swapped the race track for the red carpet for the premiere of a new film looking at his record-breaking career. I Am Bolt follows the nine-times Olympic gold medallist in his gruelling training and competing as well as...

  • From landscapes to sacred art

    From landscapes to sacred art

    Artist Mary de Piro is the protagonist of Bank of Valletta’s 24th BOV Retrospective Art Exhibition, currently on at the bank’s headquarters in Santa Venera. Fifty-five of her artworks are on display, showing different phases in the artist’s...

  • Not guilty: Hamlet cleared of murder

    Not guilty: Hamlet cleared of murder

    Hamlet was cleared of murder on Sunday as some of Britain’s top legal minds went on stage alongside actors and comedians for a live courtroom drama. Shakespeare’s fictional Danish prince stood in the dock in front of real-life Court of Appeal...

  • Disney’s Moana tops Thanksgiving box office

    Disney’s Moana tops Thanksgiving box office

    Disney’s Moana sailed to the top of the Thanksgiving box office, earning a mighty $81.1 million over the five-day holiday period and $55.5 million for the weekend. Its success builds on the studio’s hot streak. Disney has released five of the...

  • Marriage or not, Carey to go ahead with reality show

    Marriage or not, Carey to go ahead with reality show

    Mariah Carey’s new reality show sees the larger-than-life singer trying on wedding dresses and wrestling with a decision to postpone her marriage to Australian businessman James Packer. Nine months on, as Mariah’s World prepares to air in...

  • Father of Chitty dies

    Father of Chitty dies

    Pierre Picton, owner of the original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, who made the film prop even more famous than the film it starred in, died on November 10 aged 82. He will be well-remembered in Malta, especially by countless Maltese now in their...

  • A new side to Spanish

    A new side to Spanish

    As the new show Inicio sets out to prove, modern Spanish dancing isn’t just about frilly costumes and stomping feet. In fact, as Deborah McNamara tells Jo Caruana, that’s barely the start of it. Flamenco dancing can get a bad rap. Some critics...

  • Never giving up

    Never giving up

    How did Decline the Fall come together? John had begun as a backing singer with Carlo (Remember Nothing). Carlo realised John had great potential and encouraged him to begin his own band as a lead vocalist. That’s where it started. What’s behind...

  • Junge Philharmonie Wien’s concerts

    Junge Philharmonie Wien’s concerts

    So much is going on in our little country that it is impossible to be everywhere for every musical event. Some time ago there was the un-usual and most welcome presence of the Junge Philharmonie of Vienna, directed by the very dynamic Dionysis...

  • Astra’s super lavish Aida

    Astra’s super lavish Aida

    Less than a fortnight after having enjoyed Carmen at the Aurora Opera House, I was back just up the road for the first of two performances of Astra Opera House’s production of Aïda. Considered as Verdi’s only really grand opera, it is full of...

  • Contemporary Turkish music

    Contemporary Turkish music

    A most interesting concert of contemporary Turkish music was hosted by the President at the Music Room, Sant’Anton Palace, in collaboration with the Turkish Embassy. Works by two Turkish composers were performed by the Herzarfen Ensemble...

  • Sexy, fiery, superb Carmen

    Sexy, fiery, superb Carmen

    Oksana Volkova’s Carmen at the Aurora Opera House was the best I have seen since Christa Ludwig’s to Domingo’s José in Vienna some 40 years ago. She has it all: an absolute command of the stage, a richly seductive and polychromatic voice, her...

  • Celebrating Tchaikovksy’s enchanting ballet

    Celebrating Tchaikovksy’s enchanting ballet

    The Nutcracker, a truly mesmerising classical ballet loved by audiences of all ages, is being screened live directly from London’s Royal Opera House at the Eden Cinemas on December 8 at 8.15pm. Tchaikovsky’s overture transforms this magical tale...

  • More organ thrills

    More organ thrills

    It’s already been just over one week since this year’s third edition of the Malta International Organ Festival kicked off last Saturday. English pianist, organist and conductor Wayne Marshall and baritone Joseph Lia gave an outstanding performance...

  • Crux collaborate with photographer and designer

    Crux collaborate with photographer and designer

    CRUX has collaborated with two local creatives to produce a music video for Smiling Man, the fourth single from the album Ego Vs Ego, which was released early this year. Smiling Man is a dark atmospheric composition accompanied with an even darker...

  • Celebrating traditional Japanese culture in Malta

    Celebrating traditional Japanese culture in Malta

    Most Westerners have quite a general idea of what Japan and its traditions, culture and lifestyle are all about. Our perception of Japan, mostly captured from the media through anime, manga or even movies, is either eschewed or incomplete, leaving...

  • The fearless master of the visual jab

    The fearless master of the visual jab

    Political satirist Ali Ferzat was recently in Malta to give a talk about the political situation in Syria. Writer and illustrator Ġorġ Mallia catches up with him and analyses some of his best-known cartoons. The horrendous story of how Sakharov...

  • An epic war romantic thriller

    An epic war romantic thriller

    AlliedDirector: Robert ZemeckisStars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier De Guillebon Duration: 124 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Brad Pitt’s Max Valant is a Canadian airman, on special assignment for the British Special...

  • An intense story

    An intense story

    ArrivalDirector: Denis VilleneuveStars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest WhitakerDuration: 116 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Over the past few years, Hollywood has clearly taken it upon itself to offer audiences an exceptional, out-of-this world...

  • Malta Heart Foundation fundraising dinner

    Malta Heart Foundation fundraising dinner

    The Malta Heart Foundation will be holding its annual Gala Dinner on December 3 at Le Meridien, St. Julian’s. Returning from a hiatus in these past few years, the foundation is re-launching in order to resume its mission, this time energised by a...

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