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  • Jazz singer Al Jarreau, of 'Moonlighting' fame, dies at 76

    Jazz singer Al Jarreau, of 'Moonlighting' fame, dies at 76

    Jazz and R&B singer Al Jarreau, whose hits included We're in This Love Together and Moonlighting, has died in Los Angeles at age 76. His Facebook page said Jarreau "passed away this morning, at about 600am LA time. He was in the hospital, kept...

  • Valletta 2018 and Gozo

    Valletta 2018 and Gozo

    A discussion on Valletta 2018 as an opportunity for Gozitans was held during a seminar organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation together with Kumitat Ċelebrazzjonijiet Festi Nazzjonali u Reġjonali at the Citadella Cultural Centre in Gozo. The...

  • A new oratorio, a song of life

    The uplifting and magnificent ambience of St John’s Co-Cathedral was ideal for the enjoyment of good and well-executed music. In this case, it was for the premiere performance of an oratorio by Hermann Farrugia Frantz, set to words by Lawrence...

  • Mapping Malta’s land and sea

    Mapping Malta’s land and sea

    Two publications, Pre-Siege Maps of Malta, Second Century AD - 1564 and The Charting of Maltese Waters, offer an insight into the history of mapping around the Maltese islands, focusing onpre-Great Siege separate maps of Malta and on the...

  • A fun evening of farce

    A fun evening of farce

    One act double bill White Liars and Black Comedy gets the green light over at the MADC Clubrooms for a fun evening of farce. Two directors, two casts and two of Peter Shaffer’s plays share the space to varying degrees of success. First up that...

  • Musings of an angry mind

    Musings of an angry mind

    In his programme note for the staging of his debut play Unintended, Adrian Buckle writes: “We need extreme experiences to make us think.” Buckle is also artistic director for Unifaun Theatre, a company synonymous with theatre productions that over...

  • All eyes on Beyonce as pregnant powerhouse leads Grammys charge

    All eyes on Beyonce as pregnant powerhouse leads Grammys charge

    Pregnant pop superstar Beyonce heads into the Grammy awards tonight aiming to clinch her first album of the year win, while riding high on a wave of goodwill that greeted her surprise announcement that she was expecting twins. The biggest night in...

  • An intense experience

    An intense experience

    As the first waves of music from Rub Al Khali, the title track of Brikkuni’s new album, hit my eardrums, I got the same shiver down my spine as I did when I was in attendance at Brikkuni’s already infamous Għaram concert at the Manoel Theatre over...

  • Devised theatre for children

    Devised theatre for children

    Studio 18 is presenting a performance titled Dear Pete as part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme. The piece was devised in collaboration with Studio 18’s youth Creative Lab and is aimed at children and families. Teeming with storytelling, magic and...

  • A poignant but witty read

    The consultant surgeon in Harley Street, London gave him the good news: “The state of your kidneys is fine and your liver enzymes are still within the normal limits.” The bad news? “I would suggest surgery as soon as possible… to remove as much of...

  • New pop-up gallery in Valletta

    New pop-up gallery in Valletta

    A new pop-up gallery, a collaboration between Iniala and Marie Gallery 5, is now open in Old Treasury Street, Valletta. The gallery, Inspirasi, will host artistic and cultural events to promote and develop the international and regional art...

  • More romantic than erotic

    More romantic than erotic

    “This time, no rules, no punishments, no more secrets” When Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James – the first in the Fifty Shades trilogy – was published, this highly erotic tale tracing the burgeoning relationship bet­ween powerful business magnate...

  • Larger than life

    Larger than life

    GoldDirector: Stephen GaghanStars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas HowardDuration: 120 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The pursuit of the American Dream has formed the basis of many a movie, oftentimes enve­lo­ping within it the...

  • A trip down the side street

    A trip down the side street

    Over the next few weeks, Eden Cinema’s Side Street Films programme will offer a number of movies from Europe, a mix of character study, broad comedy and drama. The critically-acc­laimed and Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann and Irish comedy The Young...

  • Say it with love

    Say it with love

    This Valentine’s Day, enjoy exceptional food and the sounds of live entertainment by talented musicians.  Awarded among Malta’s Top Rated Restaurants for 2017, Ta’ Marija invites lovers for a Valentine’s weekend special, brimming with gourmet...

  • Corita Kent exhibition at Blitz

    Corita Kent exhibition at Blitz

    Blitz, in collaboration with Galerie Allen, Paris, presents Now is Enough, a solo exhibition of the American pre-pop artist Corita Kent (1918 – 1986). The exhibition presents the progressive work for peace, tolerance and equality of this singular...

  • Girl, Interrupted for CineXjenza

    Girl, Interrupted for CineXjenza

    The next CineXjenza event focuses on mental health issue and will include a screening of the film Girl, Interrupted. Every one in four people experience mental health problems sometime in their life. Girl, Interrupted tells the story of teenage...

  • Richard Gere blames Trump for blurring meaning of 'refugee' and 'terrorist'

    Richard Gere blames Trump for blurring meaning of 'refugee' and 'terrorist'

    Actor and activist Richard Gere said US President Donald Trump has managed to merge the meaning of the words "refugee" and "terrorist" in the minds of many Americans. Gere also told a news conference at the Berlin Film Festival just before the...

  • Film does not glamorise domestic violence – cast

    Film does not glamorise  domestic violence – cast

    The stars of Fifty Shades Darker have dismissed accusations the film glamorises domestic violence, with actress Dakota Johnson claiming critics would actually be inspired by the character she plays. The follow up to Fifty Shades of Grey sees Jamie...

  • Sequel panned

    Fifty Shades Darker was described as a painful experience – for the viewers.The Daily Mail’s Brian Viner panned the film, giving it a solitary one star out of five. “All things considered, if it weren’t for the S&M scenes, it would be an...