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  • UN creates‘world’s happiest playlist’

    The United Nations is marking International Day of Happiness by creating ‘the world’s happiest playlist’. Stars including Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, John Legend and James Blunt have contributed to the playlist, as have United Nations Messengers of...

  • New Cinderella taps women and their purchasing power

    New Cinderella taps women and their purchasing power

    Fairy tales and frothy princess gowns might be the perfect draw for kids, but with Walt Disney Co.’s retelling of the Cinderella story, the grown-ups might find themselves doing the fantasising. British director Kenneth Branagh has taken the fairy...

  • Spacey revels as anti-hero president in House of Cards

    Spacey revels as anti-hero president in House of Cards

    Forget about likeable, upstanding characters doing what is right. Kevin Spacey is convinced that like the ruthless, morally corrupt politician he portrays in Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning political drama House of Cards, the anti-hero is here to...

  • Tribeca festival to pay tribute to Monty Python

    Tribeca festival to pay tribute to Monty Python

    A new documentary about Monty Python will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and members of the British comedy troupe will attend a special screening of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail to mark its 40th anniversary. The...

  • Terry Jones slams finance in provocative documentary

    Terry Jones, a founding member of the Monty Python comedy team, targets the global financial system in a provocative documentary and warns of more meltdowns if the system is not fixed soon. Jones, co-writer and co-director of Boom Bust Boom, uses...

  • Rivera and Kahlo works go on display in Detroit

    Rivera and Kahlo works go on display in Detroit

    The Detroit Institute of Arts, renowned for its Diego Rivera murals, has opened a public exhibition of his works and those of his wife, Frida Kahlo, thebiggest since the museum’s collection was threatened in the city’s bankruptcy. Diego Rivera and...

  • An emotional roller-coaster

    An emotional roller-coaster

    His sexually-charged works elicit polarised reactions, leading some to question whether Eddie Peake’s intention is purely to shock. Naima Morelli interviews the London artist about his current exhibition, A Historical Masturbators. After...

  • Sculpture exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    Sculpture exhibition at Cavalieri Art Hotel

    A contemporary sculpture exhibition consisting of a large collection of works by Maltese sculptors that documents roughly 100 years of local expression in bronze, wood, gesso, fibre, papier mâché, ceramics, terracotta, stone and metal is being...

  • Mdina exhibition

    Mdina exhibition

    ­Daniel John Bugeja is holding an art exhibition at Palazzo de Piro entitled Rixtelli u Mapep mal-Milja taż-Żmien. The exhibition runs until March 31. Bugeja is a self-taught artist who applies his artistic vision through his unique interpretation...

  • Phobics debut EP

    Phobics debut EP

    Four-piece alternative rock band Phobics will be launching their debut EP on March 27 at Django, Valletta. Phobics is Sam Christie on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Chris Vella on lead guitar and backing vocals, Jamie Hayes on bass guitar and Pete...

  • Keeping art and memory alive

    Keeping art and memory alive

    An exhibition to honour the life and work of Carmelo Mangion (1905-1997) has been set up at the Casino Maltese, Valletta. Mangion was one of Malta’s most interesting modern artists, who, however, lived a very private life and who did not show his...

  • Maltese artist in global project

    Maltese artist in global project

    Over 200 visual artists living in 200 different countries are using their art and their national flags in a bid to raise global awareness about the value of freedom. Malta was represented by Ray Piscopo. French contemporary artist Klaus Guingand...

  • The world through music

    The world through music

    Berne tells Ramona Depares how her music helps give a new perspective to life ahead of the launch of her debut album, Conversations. Her work is haunting, almost spiritual. With its heavy focus on vocals and on the lyrics themselves, Berne’s music...

  • How to keep the kids quiet

    How to keep the kids quiet

    “Don’t,” says BBC’s Katherine Freeman. She speaks to Veronica Stivala about the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Fanfare Family Concert next week. Many children have never seen an orchestra before and they are amazed at the sound and also at the...

  • Metal takes over Malta

    Metal takes over Malta

    With a name like Chaotic Remains there is but one style of music a band could play. And sure enough Malta’s own Chaotic Remains play metal, symphonic death metal to be precise. I catch up with the youngsters ahead of their appearance at the Metal...

  • New Sunday lunchtime concert series

    New Sunday lunchtime concert series

    The University’s Research Trust (RIDT) is resuming its Sunday concert series this month with a change of venue and time. The first lunchtime concert will be held next Sunday at Tal-Pilar church in West Street, Valletta, at 11.30am. Cordia String...

  • Rigoletto to headline Gaulitana

    A full scale production of one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most-popular operas, Rigoletto, will be the highlight of this year’s Gaulitana: A Festival of Music. This annual springtime festival is organised by the Gaulitanus Choir and consists of a series...

  • Flipping the theatre script

    Flipping the theatre script

    With less than a week to go before Ma Rridx Immur hits the stage, Iggy Fenech speaks to author Leanne Ellul about her award-winning script and theatre productions in our native language. Our theatre scene is buzzing and from tragedy to musical...

  • Charles Cassar’s art celebrated

    A retrospective exhibition showcasing a vast collection of works by the late Charles Cassar is showing at the artist’s residence in Kappara. The exhibition, organised by his wife Rita and his children Steve, Robert and Christine, also commemorates...

  • New single from Chris and Moira

    New single from Chris and Moira

    Singers Chris and Moira recently released What You’re Thinking, the sixth single from their album Ninety Nights and a Monday. Boasting lots of energy and with a catchy tune, the song has the smooth opening sound of guitars that gives it a soft...

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