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  • Etnika's Maddalena’s Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb set for release

    Etnika's Maddalena’s Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb set for release

    Malta's first world music band Etnika will be releasing their new album titled Maddalena’s Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb. The popular Maltese band has recently embarked on a new musical direction while remaining true to that which it has always been...

  • Mel B offers reward to catch thief who broke into her car

    Mel B offers reward to catch thief who broke into her car

    Former Spice Girl Mel B has offered a $5,000 reward to catch a thief who broke into her car. The singer, 41, has posted black and white footage on Instagram of a man appearing to remove suitcases from her vehicle, which was parked outside her...

  • Comedy Knights return just in time for the festive season

    Comedy Knights return just in time for the festive season

    The Comedy Knights have managed to become the fastest-selling act of the Christmas season for the second year in a row, with more than 3,500 tickets sold at pre-sale.  This festive season's series of satirical, slightly-political sketches is...

  • Celebrating Europe on reel

    Celebrating Europe on reel

    The essence of Europe captured on film is what the European Parliament’s Lux Film Prize is all about. This was clearly expressed by the director of this year’s winning film, Maren Ade, from Germany. The film, Toni Erdmann, won the coveted top...

  • New Gilmore Girls’ ‘to bring harmony after US election’

    New Gilmore Girls’ ‘to bring harmony after US election’

    Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has said the return of the show feels even more needed following the US election. Speaking just days after Donald Trump’s win, Graham said the old-fashioned kindness of the show seemed particularly crucial. The...

  • Sir Elton John will not play at Trump inauguration

    Sir Elton John will not perform at the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington as US President, the singer-songwriter’s spokeswoman said. Anthony Scaramucci, an economic adviser to Trump’s campaign, said John would be performing in a BBC radio...

  • Sir Cliff Richard to release new Christmas single

    Sir Cliff Richard is set to release his first Christmas single since an investigation into sex allegations was dropped. The veteran singer, 76, is expected to unveil It’s Better to Dream today. The release is a festive mix of a new original song,...

  • With deepest oddity

    With deepest oddity

    TheatreB’Sogħba KbiraSagrestija Vault, Valletta Waterfront It is not uncommon for families to have their own eccentricities and idiosyncratic dynamics, with rituals and attitudes which we take with different members of our extended clan. Simon...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Arrival (2016)Genre: Sci-fiCertification: 12ADuration: 116 minutesDirected by: Denis VilleneuveStarring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’ Brien, Tzi MaKRS Releasing Ltd The latest sci-fi film to be released on...

  • 'Exhausted' Kanye West hospitalised, cancels tour after bizarre rants

    'Exhausted' Kanye West hospitalised, cancels tour after bizarre rants

    Rapper Kanye West was hospitalised yesterday and reported to be suffering from exhaustion hours after he abruptly cancelled the remainder of his tour following a week of no-shows, curtailed concerts and rants about politics. A source told People...

  • The art of the year

    The art of the year

    That art is a crucial tool in a world where culture is rapidly being relegated to the backseat in lieu of ‘new’ temples of faith, as presaged by Jean Baudrillard way back in 1970, is all the more apparent this year. When art then comes forward to...

  • Fantastic Beasts debuts to magical $75m in US

    Fantastic Beasts debuts  to magical $75m in US

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the weekend box office, debuting to a boisterous $75 million in North America and launching a new cinematic franchise. It confirms Warner Bros’ high hopes for the property and its decision to back...

  • Kanye West cuts short concert after his extended rant

    Just days after telling fans at a concert that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye West has aimed a public tirade at Beyoncé, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, the radio and MTV as his Saint Pablo tour reached Sacramento in...

  • Ariana Grande wins top American Music Award as Green Day target Trump

    Ariana Grande wins top American Music Award as Green Day target Trump

    Canadian rapper Drake won his first-ever American Music Awards on Sunday, Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, and punk band Green Day took aim at newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump. "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," sang Green...

  • Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' has a magical box office debut

    Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' has a magical box office debut

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the weekend box office, debuting to a boisterous $75 million and launching a new cinematic franchise. It confirms Warner Bros.' high hopes for the property and its decision to back five...

  • Georgia wins Junior Eurovision 2016

    Georgia wins Junior Eurovision 2016

    Mariam Mamadashvili of Georgia is the winner of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. Mamadashvili, 10, and her song Mzeo won 239 points, beating out Armenia's Anahit and Mary's 232...

  • St Cecilia and the music that saved her mortal soul

    St Cecilia and the music that   saved her mortal soul

    As Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti prepare for their next major exhibition on music and musical instruments, here’s a look at the life of the patroness of music herself – St Cecilia, whose feast is celebrated on Tuesday. The exhibition will form part...

  • A call to art

    A call to art

    Both Albert Joseph Caruana and his daughter Doranne Alden Caruana confide how painting is their lifeblood, without which they are mute. They speak to Veronica Stivala about their art and the powerful role nature plays in it. A young boy leaning...

  • Multi-disciplinary, interactive project comes to an end

    Multi-disciplinary, interactive project comes to an end

    Following six sold-out performances and tours of the multi-disciplinary exhibition within St Agatha’s Catacombs in Rabat, Layers came to an end last week with a special guided tour featuring composer Mariella Cassar-Cordina, artist Victor Agius,...

  • Masterclass with violinist Adrian Butterfield

    Masterclass with violinist Adrian Butterfield

    Are you fascinated by baroque and classical music? Interested in discovering the secrets behind the performance of masterworks by Bach and Handel? Curious about the instruments of the day – how they were built, who played them and the music...

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