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  • Unseen Winehouse film being shown on BBC iPlayer

    Previously unseen footage of Amy Winehouse features in a new documentary that includes an interview where the tragic star says a good singer has to be their “own worst enemy”. The star, whose hits included Rehab and Back In Black, died from...

  • Shakespeare’s ‘lost child’ makes a rare appearance

    Shakespeare’s ‘lost child’ makes a rare appearance

    As every theatre-lover knows, Othello, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet all end with bodies littering the stage, so it’s a rare thrill for audiences to watch a work by Shakespeare without knowing exactly what will happen next. The suspense is delivered...

  • Spirtu pront in St Albans

    Spirtu pront in St Albans

    Australian artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are researching the Maltese community in St Albans, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, for their new video project called One from Mosta, Two from Żabbar. “Deep in the heart of St Albans, Maltese...

  • Too hot to handle

    Too hot to handle

    Michael Bugeja caught up with Rikki Lee to talk about his latest single 2 Hot 2 Handle, recorded in collaboration with Austrian producer Johnny Vincent. Singer Rikki Lee is back, his trademark smile as bright as ever. He’s got plenty to smile...

  • Flavio Piantoni in Malta

    Flavio Piantoni in Malta

    Italian jazz musician Flavio Piantoni will be performing at the Electro Lobster Project in Sliema on Friday at 9.30pm. Piantoni, a renowned bass player and composer, has toured with well-known musicians like Anna Oxa, Sabrina and New...

  • So many acts, so little time

    So many acts, so little time

    With a line-up boasting more than 50 acts spread all over three main areas (four, if one counts the Greek Theatre), it’s no secret that the Earth Garden Festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its first edition was staged almost a decade...

  • Maltese singer wins Romanian show

    Maltese singer wins Romanian show

    Twelve-year-old singer Christina Magrin was announced winner of her category in Next Star, a major talent show based in Romania broadcast to more than seven million people by private broadcaster Antena. Magrin’s rendition of the Eurovision 2012...

  • A fitting finale from the MPO

    A fitting finale from the MPO

    As national assets go, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is a jewel in the crown. Conductor and artistic director Brian Schembri and no-holds-barred chairman Sigmund Mifsud have created an orchestra that believes nothing is...

  • Stylishly and intimately performed

    Stylishly and intimately performed

    Intimacy in Music is how this concert was dubbed. The intimacy in question was that provided by the magnificently beautiful, little church in Valletta of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, as the Aragonese Knights who built it would have called it. This...

  • Glorifying the female form

    Glorifying the female form

    Lynda Nead wrote in The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality that “more than any other subject, the female nude connotes ‘art’”. The nude has a long-standing tradition in Western art. It was glorified in Greek, Hellenistic and Roman art, and...

  • Exhibition recalls pre-war years

    Exhibition recalls pre-war years

    The Calm Before the Storm, a photographic exhibition featuring 25 photos shot in Malta during King George V’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations between May 5 and 12, 1935 is being organised by APS Bank. The photos, printed from the digitised version of...

  • Debbie Caruana Dingli in BOV retrospective

    Debbie Caruana Dingli in BOV retrospective

    Debbie Caruana Dingli, one of Malta’s most prominent contemporary artists, is the protagonist of Bank of Valletta’s 23rd Retrospective Art Exhibition. The internal space of BOV Centre in Santa Venera is transformed into a gallery showcasing a...

  • Etnika live in London

    Etnika live in London

    In their first performance after seven years, Etnika gave a performance at Europe House in London to celebrate Malta’s EU accession. Etnika are renowned for their innovative performances based on traditional folk and popular music, including the...

  • WaterWings new single

    WaterWings new single

    WaterWings have released their second single, Forever Clear. The track is described by the band as a departure from its predecessor Steal The Crown, both with respect to lyrics and sound. “We definitely knew we had our next single in it. The whole...

  • The Crowns release new single Mary Jane

    The Crowns release new single Mary Jane

    Pop/rock band The Crowns have released a new single, Mary Jane, the first track of the album Someone Else. The album spawns seven singles, including a remix. The Crowns are Gianluca Cappitta, Chris Ciantar, Victorio Gauci, Jean Paul Mollicone and...

  • Summer at the cinema

    Summer at the cinema

    Here we are, already halfway through 2015 and it’s summer once more. And with it come blazing sunshine, oftentimes unbearable heat… and an exciting list of films that feature in KRS Releasing Limited’s summer schedule. The schedule boasts numerous...

  • Nothing new to the mix

    Nothing new to the mix

    Jurassic WorldDirector: Colin Trevorrow Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Chris Pratt, BD Wong124 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd As Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), operations manager, shows some potential sponsors around the lab...

  • An ode to planes

    An ode to planes

    Living in the Age of AirplanesDirector: Brian J. TerwilligeStarring: Harrison Ford47 mins; Class U;Eden Cinemas release We take planes for granted. We need to fly somewhere, say to mainland Europe or way beyond? We book our flight online, get to...

  • In the lap of luxury

    In the lap of luxury

    Mġarr Heights occupies the site of the old Mġarr Hotel, a five-star property that many people have enjoyed. It is now possible to own a part of this incredible piece of real estate and gaze out to the Blue Lagoon, which is directly opposite. All...

  • Long weekend at The Duke

    Long weekend at The Duke

    The Duke Shopping Mall will be hosting a series of activities between Saturday and June 29. Caricature artist Isabel Warrington will be at The Duke on Saturday from 10am till 2pm drawing free caricature portraits for shoppers. That evening...

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