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  • It’s time for Teatru Unplugged

    It’s time for Teatru Unplugged

    From ballets to baroque operas, the Manoel Theatre has seen it all in its time. But few performances altered the status quo more than Teatru Unplugged – a live music event that has, for over 15 years now, turned our picturesque national theatre...

  • Feeling the velvet breeze

    Feeling the velvet breeze

    Michael Bugeja catches up with Nadine Axisa, the once Eurovision hopeful turned jazz crooner, ahead of her upcoming performance in Germany. Nadine Axisa couldn’t have chosen a more fitting title for her debut album Velvet. Just like the fabric,...

  • Joint exhibition at Castille

    Joint exhibition at Castille

    The exhibition Life Still promises to be a first in a number of ways. It is to be the first time that the evocative and intricately labyrinthine vaults of the Auberge de Castille will have hosted an art exhibition of this nature. It is also the...

  • People on different planes

    People on different planes

    “A visual perception operates on different planes we always see more, not necessarily through,but in conjuction with what we are focused on. While you are looking at people or just their limbs, torso, back or faces, you are aware of something else...

  • Prompting involuntary memories

    Prompting involuntary memories

    The entry of Charles Balzan’s art into the public consciousness couldn’t have been more successful with his winning entry for /ru:t/ leaving a definite mark. When the winner of /ru:t/, a collective exhibition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of...

  • Distortion at Rookies

    Norm Rejection, Cyberia and Blue Sky Abyss will be sharing the same bill during a live music event at Rookies. Norm Rejection are Wil Pace on vocals, Michael Briguglio on drums, Sean Vukovic on guitar and Rex Grech Santucci on bass. The band is...

  • Retrospective exhibition celebrating 10 years

    Retrospective exhibition celebrating 10 years

    This year sees Chris Ebejer commemorate 10 years of intense work spanning his artistic career. To celebrate this anniversary, a major retrospective exhibition is being held to showcase the development and evolution of his art over the past 10 years.

  • Start them when they’re young

    Start them when they’re young

    Fourteen-year-old Jamie Cardona is one of the main movers behind the first edition of teen arts weekend #malteen. Marc Buhagiar picks his brain about the importance of encouraging a love for the arts. “Art is a way of expressing yourself. Art...

  • Like a limestone cowboy

    Like a limestone cowboy

    The British Legion in Valletta on a balmy night. The billiard table is well lit under a haze of smoke. A group of men huddle at a table watching a horserace on TV. A man leaning against the bar passes an obnoxious comment to a woman who has just...

  • A funny look at the past year on stage

    A funny look at the past year on stage

    This Christmas the Comedy Knights present 12 Months of Funny, a show that is made up entirely of locally-written, original sketches that poke good-natured fun at Malta’s socio-political landscape. After last year’s debut show, the Comedy Knights...

  • Simshar Oscar screenings kick off

    Simshar Oscar screenings kick off

    Simshar, the film inspired by the true life tragedy of the Marsaxlokk fishermen who lost their lives in open water in 2008, is enjoying positive reactions during the first Academy Awards screenings, the Maltese team behind the film reports. The...

  • Screening of Anime Nere

    Francesco Munzi’s Anime Nere, presented in competition at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened at the Old University Building in Valletta this week. Based on the novel by Gioacchino Criaco (itself...

  • Strictly for the little ones

    Strictly for the little ones

    Penguins Of MadagascarDirector: Eric DarnellStarring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights92 mins; Class U;KRS Releasing Ltd Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off featuring the penguins from the Madagascar franchise. Fancying themselves...

  • Another sequel that fails to impress

    Another sequel that fails to impress

    Horrible Bosses 2Director: Sean AndersStarring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day108 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release Sequels. Those unpredictable monsters, which can either better the original and occasionally raise the bar for a...

  • A particularly poor seasonal entry

    A particularly poor seasonal entry

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where’S My Donkey?Director: Debbie IsittStarring: Susie Blake, Martin Clunes, Adam Garcia109 mins; Class U;Eden Cinemas Release This is a week of sequels, with this, the third in the Nativity series. Nativity 3 – Dude Where’s My...

  • Swift, Smith get Grammy nods; Cosby's Walk of Fame star defaced

    Swift, Smith get Grammy nods; Cosby's Walk of Fame star defaced

    British soul-pop artist Sam Smith, R&B star Beyonce and singer-producer Pharrell Williams led artists with six Grammy nominations each, including nods for the top prize of Album of the Year, the Recording Academy saiD. Smith's "In the Lonely...

  • Pharrell Williams humbled by honour

    Pharrell Williams humbled by honour

    Pharrell Williams was floored by the statistical odds of his success as he unveiled his star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. The singer, songwriter, super-producer and fashion designer said he was dumbfounded by the honour as he was cheered on...

  • HBO leads TV networks with 16 Writers Guild Awards nominations

    HBO leads TV networks with 16 Writers Guild Awards nominations

    HBO led all television networks with 16 Writers Guild Awards nominations on Thursday, as its series Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and True Detective each earned multiple nods for honours writers bestow on their peers. Medieval fantasy Game of...

  • British Museum lends one of its Elgin Marbles to Russia

    British Museum lends one of its Elgin Marbles to Russia

    Antiquities serving as source of dispute between Britain and Greece leave London for first time since they were taken from Athens 200 years ago The British Museum said yesterday it had loaned one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia, the first time any...

  • Bond to tackle spectre in new film, cast unveiled

    Bond to tackle spectre in new film, cast unveiled

    Oscar-winning star Christoph Waltz and Moriarty actor Andrew Scott are to be in the cast of forthcoming James Bond movie, which director Sam Mendes has announced will be called Spectre. French actress Lea Seydoux and Italian star Monica Bellucci...

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