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  • Philip Briel exhibition

    Palazzo de Piro in Mdina is currently hosting an art exhibition by South African artist Philip Briel. Briel was raised on a sugar farm in a remote area of Northern KwaZulu Natal and graduated in architecture from the University of Cape Town. He...

  • The sound of silence

    The sound of silence

    Though Children of a Lesser God (put up at Blue Box, Msida, by Theatrencore) is often spoken about as a unique love story, there are deeper forces at work than a basic ‘boy-meets-girl’ in the award-winning script by Mark Medoff. Telling the story...

  • Malta strikes oil... on stage

    Malta strikes oil... on stage

    The flags marketing the upcoming socio-political satire Sibna ż-Żejt have had people wondering what is really happening and whether we might really be celebrating the finding of oil. The ploy, theatre production company Staġun Teatru Malti said,...

  • Physical theatre at Palazzo Pereira

    Physical theatre at Palazzo Pereira

    Wi111ow Theatre presents a physical poem, Trap-ease – A Physical Poem, in collaboration with poet Miriam Calleja and featuring live music by Fuzzhoneys. The different elements of the piece come together to take us on a journey of relationships,...

  • A civil rights hero

    A civil rights hero

    SelmaDirector: Ava DuVernayStarring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth128 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Fuelled by a committed, intense and emotional performance by David Oyelowo as Dr Martin Luther King Jr., Selma takes a look at the...

  • An action bonanza

    An action bonanza

    John WickDirectors: Chad StahelskiStars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen101 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd After what seems like quite a notable absence, Keanu Reeves is back on the big screen in a slick and stylish thriller in which...

  • Nov 13 launch for Jolie's By the Sea, filmed in Gozo

    Nov 13 launch for Jolie's By the Sea, filmed in Gozo

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will be in theaters this autumn. Universal Pictures has given a November 13 release date for "By The Sea," a film starring the Hollywood husband and wife, but also written and directed by Jolie. November is a prime...

  • Friends is ‘like Shakespeare’ – Matt LeBlanc

    Friends is ‘like Shakespeare’ – Matt LeBlanc

    Matt LeBlanc has compared the 1990s sitcom Friends to the works of Shakespeare, because he believes its timeless themes have kept it alive for so long. The 47-year-old actor made his name playing Joey Tribbiani in the hit NBC show from 1994 to 2004.

  • Jackson glove, Harrison guitar up for grabs

    Michael Jackson’s glove and George Harrison’s guitar star in an auction next week which could fetch up to $4 million. Julien’s Auctions will host its Music Icons sale on May 15-16 in New York. Among the music royalty items on sale are an American...

  • UK rock band The Who to close Glastonbury Festival ‘with a bang’

    The Who are promising to bring Glastonbury to a close with a bang after being confirmed as the headline act for the final night. Lead singer Roger Daltrey said: “It’s great to be ending this part of a 50-year career at the most prestigious and...

  • Hip hop hailedmusic pinnacle

    Hip hop hailedmusic pinnacle

    For some it was the unforgettable tunes of the Beatles; for others the intricate ‘prog rock’ arrangements of Yes or the thunderous melding of blues and folk that was Led Zeppelin. But no − according to a scientific study the pinnacle of popular...

  • Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on album

    Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on album

    Singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher believes his second solo album, Chasing Yesterday, includes some of his best ever work with a range of instrumental melodies and an eclectic feel to it. The former lead guitarist and songwriter with the British...

  • Jagger, Wood record Nepal charity single

    The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with British soul singer Beverley Knight to record a charity single in aid of victims of last month’s earthquake in Nepal. The track, entitled Look into Your Heart will raise funds...

  • Freeman joins Marvel’s world

    Freeman joins Marvel’s world

    After solving murders in central London with Sherlock and traipsing through Middle Earth in The Hobbit, actor Martin Freeman is heading into the Marvel universe, the Walt Disney Co.-owned studio said. Freeman, 43, who played Bilbo Baggins in The...

  • Five paintings missing since WWII returned to Germany

    Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to Germany from the US so that they can be given back to their rightful owners, the State Department and Monuments Men Foundation said. The foundation, which aims to return artworks...

  • ‘Momentous’ van Gogh sells for $66.3 million

    ‘Momentous’ van Gogh sells for $66.3 million

    A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side-by-side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France has brought in $66.3 million at auction. The Allee Of Alyscamps was offered at Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art sale...

  • The struggle to be heard

    The struggle to be heard

    TheatreChildren of a Lesser GodBlue Box, M Space, Msida We often forget, caught up as we are in our own little worlds, our own small dramas and views on life, that there are other worlds, other lives being lived and other perceptions to be taken...

  • Fighting menacing powers

    Fighting menacing powers

    Child 44 (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 137 minutesDirected by: Daniel EspinosaStarring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Jason Clarke, Josef Altin, Sam Spruell, Ned Dennehy, Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie KaasKRS...

  • Raising the action stakes higher

    Raising the action stakes higher

    John Wick (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 101 minutesDirected by: Chad Stahelski, David LeitchStarring: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrienne Palicki, Michelle Monaghan, Dean Winters, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Willem DafoeKRS...

  • Emotional slice of history

    Emotional slice of history

    Selma (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 128 minutesDirected by: Ava DuVernayStarring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson, Giovanni Ribisi, Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Common, Alessandro...

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