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  • Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

    Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

    The Grateful Dead gave what they say will be their last group performance on Sunday, playing to some 70,000 singing, dancing and tearful fans in Chicago’s Soldier Field. The four surviving members of the band ended their 50-year-run this weekend...

  • Richie back on top of charts

    Lionel Richie & The Commodores’ The Definitive Collection stormed to number one on the UK’s official albums chart after a triumphant set at Glastonbury Festival the previous weekend. The album, which previously reached number 10 on its release in...

  • Gazza 'thought Rolex was listening'

    Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has revealed he threw a Rolex watch out of the window at the height of his struggle with drugs because he thought it was “listening” to him. The star, who played for clubs including Newcastle United,...

  • Alexander McQueen to keep V&A up all night

    Alexander McQueen to keep V&A up all night

    The Victoria and Albert Museum in central London is to open through the night for the first time in its history in an attempt to meet demand for its sell-out Alexander McQueen exhibition. More than 345,000 people have visited the show, called...

  • Hunger Games world on display in Times Square

    Hunger Games world on display in Times Square

    For actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Willow Shields, the stars of the blockbuster film franchise The Hunger Games, exploring a new exhibition about the world depicted in the movies was like taking a trip down memory lane. With...

  • Kurt Elling’s magic carpet

    Kurt Elling’s magic carpet

    As the Malta Jazz Festival gets set to celebrate its 25th anniversary, headliner and Grammy winner Kurt Elling talks about his latest record, Passion World, and the places music takes him to. The Malta Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary...

  • Understanding the Buddha

    Understanding the Buddha

    Tonight, Korea National Contemporary Dance Company takes over the stage with what promises to be an amazing spectacle, titled Bul-ssang. Iggy Fenech interviews artistic director Aesoon Ahn. Dance is fluent in all languages. It adapts itself to...

  • Air Supply to perform in Malta

    Air Supply to perform in Malta

    Australian soft rock group Air Supply will be performing at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Ta’ Qali on August 28 as part of a worldwide tour to mark their 40th anniversary. British born singer and guitarist Graham Russell and lead...

  • Israeli contemporary dance for MAF

    Israeli contemporary dance for MAF

    As the Malta Arts Festival (MAF) kicks off this week, one of the most eagerly-awaited performances is set to be If At All, a contemporary dance performance by the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC). One of the leading dance companies in the...

  • Feel the beat

    Feel the beat

    Getting a crowd to dance, controlling its collective mood, feeling as one with a whole pulsating sea of people – must be one exhilarating feeling. Dean Demanuele, a Maltese-born music producer, certainly thinks so. “I live my highs each time I...

  • Top UK practitioners for theatre workshops

    Top UK practitioners for theatre workshops

    Masquerade will be organising an intensive week of workshops in acting, dance and singing led by top UK practitioners. These sessions will give students an opportunity to develop their technique in all three disciplines: solo singing, harmony...

  • Anniversary edition of Rockna

    Anniversary edition of Rockna

    The weekly radio show Rockna, hosted by The Sunday Times music writer Michael Bugeja and airing every Friday on Radio 101, broadcast its 250th edition, making it possibly the longest-running show of its kind on the Maltese airwaves. To celebrate...

  • Pop and opera in Gozo

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra, in collaboration with The Gozo Ministry and the US Embassy, is organising the eighth edition of Opera vs Pop Under the Stars. The concert will feature soprano Pamela Agius, bass Noel Galea and pop singer Ludwig Galea,...

  • Site-specific intervention

    Site-specific intervention

    A ‘site-specific intervention’ by Adrian Abela, titled Katze, invites the public to interact with the morphing boundary of the Royal Opera site as designed by architect Renzo Piano and behold it from a renewed perspective. Abela works to manifest...

  • A rare collective

    A rare collective

    Sarah Chircop traces the importance of printmaking by focusing on the current collection of prints being exhibited as part of Printcycle. The art of printmaking is a vast and fascinating world, one whose roots are ancient and have grown strong...

  • Maltese art at international awards

    Maltese art at international awards

    The Plight of the Homeless Orca, a work created by Maltese artist JULINU, beat over 2,000 other entries to be shortlisted to the prestigious AOI World Illustration Awards. Maltese artist Julinu (Julian Mallia) is currently studying in the UK.

  • A city that looks ahead

    A city that looks ahead

    Valletta’s Peacock Garden project was featured in the UN’s prestigious Cities of the Future publication as an example of best practice in urban planning regeneration. Valletta mayor Alexiei Dingli tells Sandra Aquilina what went into the...

  • Inspiration is all around us

    Inspiration is all around us

    Artist Lyn Walters is showing a collection of works at an exhibition, titled Transparencies, at Palazzo de Piro, Mdina. When an accident left her unable to walk and stuck in a little house, half way up a hill on Paros, Greece, Walters began...

  • Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    Rune Bo Jakobsen’s paintings on display

    A collection of abstract art, landscapes and sculptures by Danish artist Rune Bo Jakobsen is being displayed at Chateau D’Ax, Santa Venera until July 31. Jakobsen studied at the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Orvieto and Monopoli in Italy, followed by...

  • Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Contemporary arts to take over Sliema

    Sliema councillor and events committee chair Pierre Portelli speaks to Ramona Depares about the upcoming Sliema Arts Festival. This is the third edition of the Sliema Arts Festival. Can you explain how the event has grown and changed since its...

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