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  • Independence Day sequel announced

    Independence Day sequel announced

    The sequel to blockbuster Independence Day will provide “more spectacle than we have ever seen”, star Jeff Goldblum has promised. The original film, which was released in 1996, saw Goldblum and Will Smith battle to save the world from an alien...

  • Seeds of hope and charity

    Seeds of hope and charity

    ConcertMiriam Gauci, soprano;The Goldberg Ensemble MaltaMalta Philharmonic Orchestra/leader Marcelline Agius;Director: Michael LausSt John’s Co-Cathedral The aim of this annual concert in that ever-splendid artistic and spiritual paradise is to...

  • Vocal and instrumental rarities

    Vocal and instrumental rarities

    ConcertElaine Borg, soprano;Cappella Sanctae Catharinae, dir. Alex Vella Gregory;Ludus Venti Ensemble, dir. Ulrich BarthelsSt Lawrence Collegiate Church, Vittoriosa It was a double celebration. What takes precedence in a wider Maltese context is...

  • Reflections in Maltese art songs

    Reflections in Maltese art songs

    Miriam Cauchi launched Riflessi, her latest CD, by means of a concert at the Manoel Theatre. This lady is one of our leading singers, possessing a beautiful, clear and very expressive voice which she uses expertly and to the best advantage. Thus...

  • Actress Laura Antonelli dies

    Actress Laura Antonelli dies

    Italian actress Laura Antonelli, the star of 1970s erotic movies whose life fell apart after being convicted of drug dealing in the 1990s, died of a heart attack at her home in the seaside town of Ladispoli, near Rome. She was 73. Born Laura...

  • Unseen Winehouse film being shown on BBC iPlayer

    Previously unseen footage of Amy Winehouse features in a new documentary that includes an interview where the tragic star says a good singer has to be their “own worst enemy”. The star, whose hits included Rehab and Back In Black, died from...

  • Shakespeare’s ‘lost child’ makes a rare appearance

    Shakespeare’s ‘lost child’ makes a rare appearance

    As every theatre-lover knows, Othello, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet all end with bodies littering the stage, so it’s a rare thrill for audiences to watch a work by Shakespeare without knowing exactly what will happen next. The suspense is delivered...

  • Spirtu pront in St Albans

    Spirtu pront in St Albans

    Australian artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are researching the Maltese community in St Albans, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, for their new video project called One from Mosta, Two from Żabbar. “Deep in the heart of St Albans, Maltese...

  • Too hot to handle

    Too hot to handle

    Michael Bugeja caught up with Rikki Lee to talk about his latest single 2 Hot 2 Handle, recorded in collaboration with Austrian producer Johnny Vincent. Singer Rikki Lee is back, his trademark smile as bright as ever. He’s got plenty to smile...

  • Flavio Piantoni in Malta

    Flavio Piantoni in Malta

    Italian jazz musician Flavio Piantoni will be performing at the Electro Lobster Project in Sliema on Friday at 9.30pm. Piantoni, a renowned bass player and composer, has toured with well-known musicians like Anna Oxa, Sabrina and New...

  • So many acts, so little time

    So many acts, so little time

    With a line-up boasting more than 50 acts spread all over three main areas (four, if one counts the Greek Theatre), it’s no secret that the Earth Garden Festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its first edition was staged almost a decade...

  • Maltese singer wins Romanian show

    Maltese singer wins Romanian show

    Twelve-year-old singer Christina Magrin was announced winner of her category in Next Star, a major talent show based in Romania broadcast to more than seven million people by private broadcaster Antena. Magrin’s rendition of the Eurovision 2012...

  • A fitting finale from the MPO

    A fitting finale from the MPO

    As national assets go, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is a jewel in the crown. Conductor and artistic director Brian Schembri and no-holds-barred chairman Sigmund Mifsud have created an orchestra that believes nothing is...

  • Stylishly and intimately performed

    Stylishly and intimately performed

    Intimacy in Music is how this concert was dubbed. The intimacy in question was that provided by the magnificently beautiful, little church in Valletta of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, as the Aragonese Knights who built it would have called it. This...

  • Glorifying the female form

    Glorifying the female form

    Lynda Nead wrote in The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity and Sexuality that “more than any other subject, the female nude connotes ‘art’”. The nude has a long-standing tradition in Western art. It was glorified in Greek, Hellenistic and Roman art, and...

  • Exhibition recalls pre-war years

    Exhibition recalls pre-war years

    The Calm Before the Storm, a photographic exhibition featuring 25 photos shot in Malta during King George V’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations between May 5 and 12, 1935 is being organised by APS Bank. The photos, printed from the digitised version of...

  • Debbie Caruana Dingli in BOV retrospective

    Debbie Caruana Dingli in BOV retrospective

    Debbie Caruana Dingli, one of Malta’s most prominent contemporary artists, is the protagonist of Bank of Valletta’s 23rd Retrospective Art Exhibition. The internal space of BOV Centre in Santa Venera is transformed into a gallery showcasing a...

  • Etnika live in London

    Etnika live in London

    In their first performance after seven years, Etnika gave a performance at Europe House in London to celebrate Malta’s EU accession. Etnika are renowned for their innovative performances based on traditional folk and popular music, including the...

  • WaterWings new single

    WaterWings new single

    WaterWings have released their second single, Forever Clear. The track is described by the band as a departure from its predecessor Steal The Crown, both with respect to lyrics and sound. “We definitely knew we had our next single in it. The whole...

  • The Crowns release new single Mary Jane

    The Crowns release new single Mary Jane

    Pop/rock band The Crowns have released a new single, Mary Jane, the first track of the album Someone Else. The album spawns seven singles, including a remix. The Crowns are Gianluca Cappitta, Chris Ciantar, Victorio Gauci, Jean Paul Mollicone and...

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