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  • Celebrating Malta’s historic pipe organs

    Celebrating Malta’s historic pipe organs

    Much of Malta’s rich heritage can be found in the island’s churches. The visible treasures seen by the visitor include the paintings and the fabric of the building, but one aspect is usually only given a cursory glance which, like an iceberg, is...

  • Football final and music for a good cause

    Hard Rock Cafe Malta joins the rest of the world celebrating the highly-anticipated World Cup 2014 final today, by screening the match live complete with half-time entertainment, live DJs and giveaways, as well as food and bar service until the...

  • Junior College Orchestra performs in Nice, France

    A selection from the Junior College Orchestra recently participated in Le Printemps des Lycéens et Apprentis, a renowned arts festival held in Nice, France. This festival brings together students from all over France and many other European...

  • Recording our heritage

    Recording our heritage

    Ten years ago, Dominic Galea launched his own label and released the double album Tribute. He tells Michael Bugeja why he felt the need to reissue the album. An homage to the swinging pioneers of Malta, the Tribute double album released through...

  • Pink Floyd show at beer festival

    Pink Floyd show at beer festival

    Malta Rock Movement (MRM) will be holding a show to celebrate the music of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were on the Dark Side, during this year’s edition of the beer festival. Focusing on two of the band’s best-known albums – Wish You Were Here and Dark...

  • Second edition of Sliema Street Art Festival

    For the second year running, the Sliema Local Council and Add More Colours are holding the Sliema Street Art Festival, bringing together a host of local and foreign street artistes to showcase their best works of art. The festival will be spread...

  • If music be the food of love …

    If music be the food of love …

    Thus uttered Count Orsini the famous phrase in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. So did the audience that was present at Palazzo De Piro in Mdina for an Evening of Chamber Music, organised by breast cancer support group Europa Donna Malta to...

  • Celebrating cultural ties between Ireland and Malta

    Celebrating cultural ties between Ireland and Malta

    Irish ambassador Jim Hennessey and his wife recently hosted an event at their Ta’ Xbiex residence to celebrate the close cultural ties and exchanges between the Maltese and Irish republics. Among the guests were the Friends of the Waterford...

  • Sea-themed films at Teatru Rjal

    Sea-themed films at Teatru Rjal

    Director Rebecca Cremona tackles her first project after the shooting of Simshar to curate Pjazza Kino: Sea Stories, as part of the 2014 Malta Arts Festival. This is a collection of three films screened in the open air, that are all very different...

  • A very amiable family comedy

    A very amiable family comedy

    ChefDirector: Jon FavreauStarring: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson114 mins; Class 15; KRS Releasing Ltd Jon Favreau takes on writing, producing, directing and acting duties as the titular chef, where he plays Carl Casper, a...

  • From the graphic to the very explicit

    From the graphic to the very explicit

    Nymphomaniac: Vol. IIDirector: Lars von TrierStarring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe123 mins; Class 18; Eden Cinemas Release And so we come to the second and final volume of Lars Von Trier’s opus Nymphomaniac. Volume I...

  • A money-making exercise

    A money-making exercise

    Transformers: Age Of ExtinctionDirector: Michael BayStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer165 mins; Class 12A; KRS Releasing Ltd How can such an assault on all our senses, something so ear-splittingly loud and unrelentingly...

  • Newcomers shine in Emmys race

    Newcomers shine in Emmys race

    Television newcomers True Detective, a crime drama from HBO, and Orange is the New Black, a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each in a challenge to stalwarts like Breaking Bad and Modern ­Family. Online streaming...

  • Planet of the Apes sequel marks digital lib for actors

    Planet of the Apes sequel marks digital lib for actors

    It’s not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of motion capture, a digital technology that accurately translates performance into...

  • Tasteful comedy

    Tasteful comedy

    Chef (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 114 minutesDirected by: Jon FavreauStarring: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr, Amy Sedaris, Emjay AnthonyKRS...

  • Xtreme Metal Assault is back

    Xtreme Metal Assault is back

    Xtreme Metal Assault’s 7th edition is back tomorrow at the Corradino Old Military Prison, starting at 5pm. This year’s event will feature some of the best metal bands on the island, as well as a foreign one, Onicectomy from Italy. The line-up...

  • Filming starts on new Sherlock Holmes drama

    Filming starts on new Sherlock Holmes drama

    Filming has started on a new version of the Sherlock Holmes story featuring Sir Ian McKellen as the ageing detective grappling with the loss of his powers.The film, called Mr Holmes, sees the sleuth living in seclusion by the sea with his...

  • Jagger denies he was Brazil’s jinx

    Jagger denies he was Brazil’s jinx

    Despite being branded a jinx for the football teams he backs, Sir Mick Jagger is refusing to take the blame for Brazil’s World Cup thrashing on Tuesday, which he watched live in Belo Horizonte.The Rolling Stones frontman, who was pictured at the...

  • Great interpretative versatility

    Great interpretative versatility

    RecitalWomen In and Out of LoveNicola Said, sopranoElizabeth Rossiter, pianoGuildhall School of Music and Drama,Milton Court Hall, London Women In and Out of Love was Nicola Said’s final examination recital leading to her Master’s degree in...

  • Strong taste of Malta

    RecitalLes Bougies Baroques ensemble;countertenor Cenk Karafareya;guest singer soprano Nicola SaidFortepiano and dir. Ian Peter BugejaGuildhall Scholl of Music and DramaMilton Court Hall Ian Peter Bugeja’s London-based ensemble is going strong.

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