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  • British PM recites poem for WWI centenary album

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron could make his chart debut, after recording a track for a new album – on which he will feature alongside EastEnders star Danny Dyer. The PM has recited Rupert Brooke’s poem The Soldier for the official World War I...

  • Abba fetes 40 years since Waterloo hit

    Within strolling distance of the rail station bearing the name of their first international hit, Swedish band Abba celebrated 40 years of breathtaking success with a party at London’s Tate Modern museum to mark their groundbreaking song...

  • Stars reunite for Nigeria film

    Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton brought together Hollywood and Nollywood for their premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun. The film, in which they play a couple, is adapted from the book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, set in Nigeria during the...

  • Motet on Gregorian themes

    ConcertSchola Cantorum Jubilate;Marvic Monreal, mezzo-soprano; Albert Buttigieg, bass;Simone Vebber, organ; Britt Arend, harp;Members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Chris MuscatRobert Samut Hall The music of Maurice Duruflé rarely makes...

  • Courting controversy

    Staġun Teatru Malti is known for courting controversy in Maltese drama. Their production of Jien inħobb, inti tħobb earlier this year broke all records for Maltese plays at the Manoel Theatre. This week, they are presenting their most challenging...

  • Peeved, wronged Malvolio unfolds in splendid form

    TheatreI, MalvolioSt James Cavalier Far from yellow stockings, pompous strutting and promises of love mixed with delusions of grandeur, Illyrian Steward Malvolio found himself centre stage on his own soap box at St James Cavalier last week. Solo...

  • Mad Men enters final season

    The dresses are shorter, the women are bolder and the weather is sunnier, but Don Draper has never been more at odds with the changing world around him, as AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men enters its final season. In Sunday’s seventh season...

  • An urban fantasy

    A New York Winter’s Tale (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 118 minutesDirected by: Akiva GoldsmanStarring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Mckayla Twiggs, Eva Marie Saint, Will Smith, William Hurt, Ripley...

  • It’s Muppet time again

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)Certified: UDuration: 113 minutesDirected by: James BobinStarring: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina FeyVoices of: Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobsen, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, David Rudman, Matt VogelKRS release The end of...

  • Captain America 3 out in May 2016

    After a record-breaking weekend at the box office, Marvel’s Captain America series will return for a third instalment on May 6, 2016, Walt Disney Co. said. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First...

  • Art hoarder to cooperate on Nazi trove

    Germany reached an agreement with an elderly recluse on the future of an art trove confiscated by authorities, part of which is suspected of being stolen or extorted by the Nazis. The federal government and Bavaria state said Cornelius Gurlitt,...

  • Country music stars honoured

    Country music veteran George Strait and singer Miranda Lambert led the winners at the 49th Academy of Country Music awards, while the genre’s biggest names, including Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and Keith Urban, sang their...

  • Malaysia and Indonesia ban Noah

    Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic Noah, joining other Muslim nations in vetoing the Hollywood movie because of its visual depiction of the prophet. Film censors in both countries said that the portrayal of the ark-building...

  • Detroit Swindle get Boxed Out

    Detroit Swindle, the Dutch duo who have been heralded as one of biggest breakthrough acts this year, will be performing at Liquid Club as part of their worldwide album release tour on Friday. Their sound has risen out of the Motor City itself,...

  • Jude Law sheds clean-cut image

    With nine extra kilos, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film Dom Hemingway. It is Law, Oscar-nominated for The...

  • Raising a generation of young culture vultures

    The benefits of exposing young minds to the creative arts are well-documented. Ramona Depares finds that, despite grumblings to the contrary, the long-term plan to take culture to the little ones is already reaping results. When it comes to...

  • Just short of an epic

    In writing a play about Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tyrone Grima tells David Schembri about being struck by how contemporary the father of the Maltese language feels. “Are you aware of who Mikiel Anton Vassalli was?” asks the refrain of Manwel...

  • Agatha Christie’s thriller at Salesian Theatre

    The Witness for the Prosecution (Ix-Xhud tal-Prosekuzzjoni) is one of Agatha Christie’s bestsellers with a very intriguing story that leaves the audience guessing up to the end. Leonard Vole is an unemployed inventor, his latest contraption being...

  • An Italian master of farce

    Farce is not normally Unifaun’s favourite genre. So perhaps it was Fo’s celebrity as a left-wing author that drew Adrian Buckle in the first place to perform Double Fo, in English versions, in addition to the attraction of a production that would...

  • No business like show business

    As the old saying goes: “If you want something done properly, then you might as well do it yourself.” And that was very much the inspiration for a group of young performers who have chosen to take the bull by the horns and produce their own new...

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