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  • De Niro takes boxing drama 'Hands of Stone' to Cannes

    De Niro takes boxing drama 'Hands of Stone' to Cannes

    Oscar winner Robert De Niro premiered his latest movie, boxing drama "Hands of Stone", at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, walking the glamorous red carpet on the French Riviera. The movie looks at the life of famed Panamanian fighter Roberto...

  • German comedy charms Cannes

    German comedy charms Cannes

    After an eight-year break, German cinema is back in the Cannes Film Festival’s main competition with director Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, a bittersweet comedy about a father and his estranged adult daughter. Wim Wenders left the Croisette...

  • Susan Sarandon slams Woody Allen

    Susan Sarandon slams Woody Allen

    Actress Susan Sarandon has slammed Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival, where allegations of sexual assault have been renewed against the director. Speaking at a Woman in Motion talk on Sunday, Sarandon said of Allen: “I think he sexually...

  • Captain America soars to $73m in the US

    Captain America soars to $73m in the US

    Disney-Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War remains dominant at US theatres with $72.6 million at 4,426 US locations – the eighth-largest second weekend of all time. Moreover, George Clooney-Julia Roberts thriller Money Monster opened respectably...

  • Stars and horses honour Queen at birthday bash

    Stars and horses honour Queen at birthday bash

    The Queen’s life was celebrated with a spectacular equine-themed show featuring stars of stage and screen who performed in honour of her 90 years. In the grounds of Windsor Castle – said to be the monarch’s favourite home – the Queen’s celebration...

  • Samba comes to Berlin for its Carnival of Cultures

    Samba comes to Berlin for its Carnival of Cultures

    Tens of thousands of revellers defied wind and rain to attend Berlin's annual Carnival of Cultures street parade at the weekend, lining the streets of the German capital to watch the colourful festivities. The four-day event celebrates cultural...

  • Sinead O'Connor found safe after being reported missing

    Sinead O'Connor found safe after being reported missing

    Update - Singer found safe Singer Sinead O'Connor has been found safe and sound by US police after she had been reported missing. The Nothing Compares 2 U singer, 48, was last seen at 6am on Sunday morning. She was riding a bike at the time.

  • '@GCHQ is now following you': UK spy agency joins Twitter

    '@GCHQ is now following you': UK spy agency joins Twitter

    It is known as Britain's listening post, operating secretly to detect threats against national security. But now GCHQ has emerged from the shadows of cyber space to become the first of the country's spy agencies on Twitter.Its debut post, sent at...

  • Angry Birds maker Rovio bets nest egg on 3D movie

    Angry Birds maker Rovio bets nest egg on 3D movie

    Finnish smartphone games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd is hoping to revive the cool of its widely-known but ageing Angry Birds franchise with an animated 3D Hollywood film financed out of its own pocket. The original Angry Birds, launched in 2009,...

  • Variety of themes make it to Turner Prize shortlist

    Variety of themes make it to Turner Prize shortlist

    A 10-metre high sculpture of a man’s buttocks is part of an art exhibition that has been shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize. Anthea Hamilton is one of four artists nominated, receiving a nod for her solo show Lichen! Libido! Chastity! at...

  • Classic rockers Uriah Heep coming to Malta

    Classic rockers Uriah Heep coming to Malta

    Legendary classic rock band Uriah Heep will be setting Valletta's Grand Harbour alight this coming July.  The band, who made it big with classic tracks such as Easy Livin', Sunrise and The Wizard, will be playing a concert at Ta' Liesse.  With a...

  • Pollen’s Poetry

    Pollen’s Poetry

    Fashion designer and artist Saz Mifsud merges the frailty and ephemerality of a beautiful flower with the long-lasting permanence of a fashion print in her latest collection, Pollen’s Poetry, being launched today. The exhibition is Saz’s first at...

  • Bir Miftuħ lnternational Music Festival

    Bir Miftuħ lnternational Music Festival

    The welcoming ambience of the church of Santa Marija ta’ Bir Miftuħ in Gudja (in the vicinity of the airport), with its medieval architecture and frescoes and perfect acoustics, provides a truly unique setting for the concerts of the 20th edition...

  • Frolicsome Rossini in Gozo

    Frolicsome Rossini in Gozo

    On the last evening but one of this year’s Gaulitana Festival, which also happened to be in its 10th edition, the festival very justly marked the second centenary of the premiere of Rossini’s great masterpiece The Barber of Seville. What a bubbly...

  • International Spring Orchestra Festival concerts

    International Spring Orchestra Festival concerts

    Putting on the International Spring Orchestra Festival for the 10th consecutive year must be a feather in the cap for its artistic director Karl Fiorini, who also happens to be one of Malta’s well-known composers of his generation. Space does not...

  • Fiorini’s world premiere

    Fiorini’s world premiere

    The highlight of the closing concert of the International Spring Orchestra Festival at the Mediterranean Conference Centre was the world premiere of Karl Fiorini’s de dioses y de perros (of gods and dogs) for soprano, chorus and large orchestra,...

  • New CD album featuring worship songs

    New CD album featuring worship songs

    Int Il-Maħbub Tiegħi is a new CD by singer Sandra Saffrett. Born in Sliema, Saffrett loved singing from a young age. It was in 2006, when she started singing at the Fgura parish church and, later, in various prayer groups, where she was also given...

  • Hard rockin’ High ’N’ Dry

    Hard rockin’ High ’N’ Dry

    It’s not that unusual these days to hear of a Maltese artist moving abroad in the hope of pursuing a career overseas. In the 1970s and 1980s, however, when the local music scene was very different to what it is now, things were different. Bassist...

  • The grandmaster’s guardian

    The grandmaster’s guardian

    The façade of the Grandmaster’s palace in Valletta has been described as ‘simple and severe’ with few embellishments to attract the eye - a far cry from the rich décor within. This was probably intentional. Many at the time believed that...

  • Side Street Films May offerings

    Side Street Films May offerings

    May’s offering from Side Street Films hail from Turkey and the UK. They are both celebrations of girls and women and directed by women. Mustang is a Turkish coming-of-age film directed and co-written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, while Taking Stock is a...