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  • An artistic interpretation of Maltese heritage

    An exhibition by Matthew Kassar, focusing on some of Malta’s most iconic locations, is running at the German-Maltese Circle in Valletta. The exhibition, titled New Places, uses various materials and colours to re-interpret Malta’s architecture and...

  • Church domes in Malta through the baroque age

    As the Knights of St John managed to make Malta a safer place to live in during the late 17th and 18th centuries, church domes grew larger and became increasingly popular. The domes were transformed into important symbols of civic pride dominating...

  • Documentary about St Paul’s Shipwreck being filmed

    A production team consisting of Maltese and Italian talent, led by director Massimo My, is currently shooting the story of St Paul’s shipwreck at the Mediterranean Film Studios in Kalkara. The cast includes Maltese actors in leading roles such as...

  • The Simshar story is finally told

    It took six years, but film-maker Rebecca Cremona is finally setting out to do what she promised when she first started working on Simshar, telling the story that needed to be told. Paula Fleri-Soler meets up with her in the run-up to the film...

  • David Letterman to retire from CBS Late Show in 2015

    Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as Stupid Pet Tricks and his Top 10 list, will retire as host of The Late Show on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in...

  • Pythons rule out wider world tour

    Fans of Monty Python will be left disappointed after the comics said their reunion concerts will not lead to a wider world tour. The remaining members of the cult comedy troupe said they had “reluctantly decided” that their July 20 gig at the O2...

  • Girls’ night out

    Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton had a triple date on Wednesday night for the UK premiere of their film The Other Woman. The stars took to the red carpet at the Curzon Mayfair cinema in London to launch the movie – Cameron in a skin-tight...

  • Long-lost 1923 film found in old cinema

    A long-lost slice of silent film history has been found in a disused old cinema. The 1923 film Love, Life and Laughter, which turned up in the building in a small Dutch town, was made by director George Pearson and starred Betty Balfour. Only one...

  • Ai Weiwei exhibition opens without the artist

    Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s biggest solo show, featuring a reproduction of the white cell where Chinese authorities held him for 81 days, was unveiled on Wednesday in Berlin without Ai in attendance because the government still holds his...

  • Stolen Gauguin found in kitchen

    A painting by French post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin stolen from Britain in 1970 has turned up in the kitchen of a retired factory worker in Sicily, Italian police said. With it was a second missing painting by Pierre Bonnard, another French...

  • Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams head line-up at Montreux Jazz

    Stevie Wonder will headline the Montreux Jazz Festival, fulfilling a longtime wish of its late founder Claude "Funky" Nobs, in its 48th edition which also brings red-hot Pharrell Williams to its famed stage. The line-up for the July 4-19 festival,...

  • New film explores the endangered wide-eyed lemurs

    After the animated lemur King Julien of Madagascar captured children’s attentions with his eccentricity, a new film takes them to the real, isolated world of the singing, dancing, mischievous lemurs. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, out in US Imax...

  • "Avatar" star's girlfriend to be arrested?

    A paparazzo is seeking an arrest warrant for actor Sam Worthington's girlfriend, Lara Bingle, as a result of a scuffle that happened back in February. The attorney representing the photographer, held a news conference outside a Manhattan...

  • Double the fun

    TheatreDouble FoManoel Theatre There is something very particular about the brand of humour which the people of the Mediterranean have in common. It is equally dark and farcical, blunt and visceral, creating a resultant hilarity which is hard to...

  • An evening of bel canto and other classic arias

    ConcertBrian Cefai, tenor; Ivan Vella, baritone; Ramona Galea, soprano; Francesca Bartolo, mezzo-soprano; Elaine Mercieca, pianistCasino Maltese Music Maestro Productions last Saturday presented a lyrical concert in aid of the Malta Community...

  • Sacred choral music

    The Elysian Singers and the St Paul Choral Society will present a joint concert of Sacred Choral Music at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The London-based Elysian Singers are celebrating 28 years of successful...

  • MCI concert in St Julian’s

    The Malta Cultural Institute is presenting its sixth concert this season on Sunday at Le Meridien St Julian’s at 7pm. The evening will feature the Armonia Mediterranea Chamber Ensemble under the direction of Andre Paul Huber. The orchestra will be...

  • More than just an ark

    Noah (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 139 minutesDirected by: Darren AronofskyStarring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Leo McHugh Carroll, Kevin Durand, Dakota Goyo, Marton...

  • Deluge of stars at Noah’s UK premiere

    Russell Crowe and Emma Watson made a splash in London on Monday as they braved a sea of fans at the premiere of Noah. Watson, who was wearing a stunning white Ralph Lauren gown, confessed she felt a duty to all women acting out childbirth for the...

  • The blue macaws return

    Rio 2 (2014)Certified: UDuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Carlos SaldanhaVoices of: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, Tracy Morgan, Bebel...

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