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  • Hollywood celebs back Aniston's take on media sexism

    Hollywood celebs back Aniston's take on media sexism

    Hollywood celebrities have rushed to back Jennifer Aniston, who this week penned an open letter criticising the media for their scrutiny of female celebrities. Aniston published a blog, For the Record, on the Huffington Post on Tuesday. She said...

  • Ivan Grech in solo concert

    Ivan Grech in solo concert

    Winter Moods' frontman Ivan Grech will be performing solo for the first time during a concert at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta on August 19. Besides performing the memorable hits he wrote with Winter Moods, Grech will also be covering songs that...

  • An ode to Malta’s musical heritage

    An ode to Malta’s musical heritage

    A new book chronicling the lives of the main Maltese composers of the past three centuries and their contributions to music will be launched today. Author JOSEPH VELLA BONDIN gives Stephanie Fsadni a gist of his latest opus. The names of composers...

  • All good dances come in threes

    All good dances come in threes

    Female choreography took over Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta yesterday as the ŻfinMalta dance ensemble performed three works for the Malta International Arts Festival. Tlieta (3) is an evening of three works by three female choreographers and...

  • Taylor Swift tops Forbes highest paid celebrity list

    Taylor Swift tops Forbes highest paid celebrity list

    Singer Taylor Swift has topped this year's Forbes list of the world's 100 highest paid celebrities, earning €153 million, mainly thanks to her hugely successful "1989" world tour. The singer, 26, came ahead of boy band One Direction, currently on...

  • Love anthem to the 1980s

    Love anthem to the 1980s

    TheatreRock of AgesCity Theatre, Valletta Remember the big shoulder pads, the bigger hair, yuppies and the start of teen movies? Well, TAC Theatre’s production of D’Arienzo and Popp’s smash hit musical Rock of Ages isn’t about that. It’s about the...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Now You See Me 2 (2016)Genre: Action thrillerCertification: 12ADuration: 129 minutesDirected by: Jon M. ChuStarring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Caine, Morgan...

  • Winona Ryder takes on TV role

    Winona Ryder takes on TV role

    Winona Ryder has insisted “nothing will ever replace movie theatres” despite having a lead role in a new Netflix series. The actress is starring in an eight-part supernatural thriller called Stranger Things, which is being released on the...

  • Matt Damon would play superhero

    Matt Damon has said he would consider swapping the Bourne franchise for the superhero world of Marvel or DC if friend Ben Affleck directed him. Affleck has just starred as Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Damon laughed at the idea...

  • Star Trek stars to beam down for Leicester Square premiere

    Star Trek stars to beam down for Leicester Square premiere

    Star Trek actors Simon Pegg, Chris Pine and Idris Elba will boldly go to Leicester Square today when the sci-fi sequel receives its London premiere. The crew of the USS Enterprise and their foes are expected to walk the red carpet for the UK...

  • Macaulay Culkin reveals next album will be band’s last

    Macaulay Culkin reveals next album will be band’s last

    Former child star Macaulay Culkin has confirmed the next album his band releases will be their last. He said the album from his band The Pizza Underground would be their “gift to the world”. Culkin is best known for his role as Kevin McCallister...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers bring curtain down on T in the Park

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bring curtain down on T in the Park

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers received a rapturous welcome as they took to the stage to bring the curtain down on T in the Park. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis danced his way on to the main stage at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, addressing the crowd:...

  • Massive debut for Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets dominated the weekend box office in North America, racking up a massive $103.2 million and launching the first new franchise of the summer. Its success is a feather in the cap for Illumination chief Chris Meledandri,...

  • The Big Band sound takes centre stage at Fort St Elmo

    The Big Band sound takes centre stage at Fort St Elmo

    The Royal Northern College of Music Big Band, directed by Mike Hall, entertained the crowds at the Malta International Arts Festival over the weekend. As it took centre stage at the newly-restored Fort St Elmo in Valletta, the band played Darryl...

  • The Secret Life of Pets claws to top of box office

    The Secret Life of Pets claws to top of box office

    Illumination Entertainment’s latest animation movie The Secret Life of Pets has made its way to the top of the box office with a massive €131 million profit worldwide in its opening weekend. The movie raced ahead of Finding Dory, the Finding Nemo...

  • Zombies out, cool tech in

    Zombies out, cool tech in

    Thanks to the success of Hollywood disaster films, from Waterworld to The Day After Tomorrow, it’s not hard to imagine an apocalyptic future as climate change takes hold. Picturing a warmer but more habitable earth, however – one with plentiful...

  • Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

    Giacometti art trove at centre of Franco-Swiss legal tussle

    A rich trove of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and photographs of the renowned sculptor and artist have been lying in sealed storage cartons in a Swiss museum for more than two years due to a legal dispute over their rightful ownership. Swiss...

  • Corazon wins L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival

    Corazon wins L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival

    Singer Corazon Mizzi last night won the L-Ghanja tal-Poplu festival with X’Se Jsir?, a song which she also wrote and composed. She also won the prize for the best songwriter. The song Ta’ Billejl, performed by Neville Refalo, placed second and...

  • Leaving their mark

    Leaving their mark

    As the annual Mcast students’ exhibition comes to an end, Johnathan Cilia speaks to director for the creative arts Tyrone Grima to find out more about the goals behind the initiative and whether these are being reached. The Institute of Arts at...

  • An open-ended exploration

    An open-ended exploration

    As Contact Festival Dartington just migrated to Malta for the first time, organisers Malaika and Richard Sarco-Thomas tell Miriam Calleja all about their plans to bring contact improvisation to Malta. “Contact Improvisation is an open-ended...

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