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  • 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...

  • Rolling Stones to tour again in May

    The Rolling Stones are to return to touring late next month following the postponement of a string of shows in the wake of the suicide of Sir Mick Jagger’s long-term girlfriend , L’Wren Scott. The band has announced new dates in Europe, with their...

  • Cruise thanks ‘lady luck’

    Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise joked ‘lady luck’ has been on his side as he accepted a lifetime achievement award. The Hollywood actor received the Legend of our Lifetime gong from his Jack Reacher co-star Rosamund Pike at the 2014 Empire...

  • Noah rains down on Divergent at box office

    Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in US and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office. It sailed past last...

  • Frozen is top-grossing animated film ever

    Disney’s hit film Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, the studio said on Sunday as the musical topped $1 billion in global sales. The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (US and Canadian)...

  • Album of unheard Michael Jackson songs to be released in May

    Eight previously unreleased songs by the late Michael Jackson will be part of a new album, "Xscape," the singer's estate and Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records said. The songs were unearthed from Jackson's archive of recorded material by L.A.

  • Coen brothers’ Fargo gets cable TV treatment

    A particularly punishing winter, even by Canadian standards, has served well the new cable tele-vision series Fargo, a reimagining of the blood-soaked black comedy film of the same name by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The 10-episode single-season...

  • Art installations for national festivities

    As part of the celebrations to mark Malta’s four big anniversaries this year, artist Pierre Portelli will be unveiling four themed large-scale works. The first has just been revealed and Veronica Stivala prods him to find out more about the other...

  • Metal as a fine art

    Marie Louise Kold’s art brings together science and chemistry to create original pieces in metal. Charlene Vella previews her upcoming exhibition, Lines of Flight. Sculpture was historically the least favoured artistic medium for female artists to...

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