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  • Eurovision Song Contest ‘is not my cup of tea – Honey G

    Eurovision Song Contest ‘is not my cup of tea – Honey G

    X Factor hopeful Honey G has ruled herself out of performing in the Eurovision Song Contest before the release of her first single. She described the idea as far from her “cup of tea” as she outlined her plans to focus on developing her career as...

  • Tributes paid to British actress Deddie Davies

    Tributes paid to British actress Deddie Davies

    Actress Ruth Jones has paid tribute to the actress Deddie Davies, who has died at the age of 78. Davies played the role of Marj in the comedy series Stella alongside Jones. In a statement, she said: “Deddie had been ill for a long time and I saw...

  • Un-Believe it!

    Un-Believe it!

    An actual car will be seen flying above the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre stage during MADC’s pantomime Un-Believe it! this year. Un-Believe it! is based on childhood classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, so the team needed a battered, old version...

  • Gabriel Buttigieg's nudes

    Gabriel Buttigieg's nudes

    Artist Gabriel Buttiġieġ is showing a selection of works at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, till December 21. The exhibition, titled Nudes, brings together a collection that – as the name suggests – focuses on the human figure. Writing about the...

  • Rogue One scores astrong $155m debut

    Rogue One scores astrong $155m debut

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sold out multiplexes around the country and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend. The Star Wars prequel scored the second largest December opening in history, the second largest launch of the...

  • Celebrities toast tradition

    Celebrities toast tradition

    From hoping the world can “get it together” in 2017 to reminiscing about Christmases filled with food and gifts, celebrities sent holiday greetings to fans as the festive season kicked into high gear. Speaking to Reuters, actors and singers shared...

  • Scorsese film Silence arrives after 28 years

    Scorsese film Silence  arrives after 28 years

    After 28 years of false starts, director Martin Scorsese has finally brought a passion project about faith and religion to the big screen with Silence. Based on the acclaimed 1966 novel of the same name by late Japanese writer Shusaku Endo, the...

  • ‘No, I did not murder Colin Firth’

    ‘No, I did not murder Colin Firth’

    Bridget Jones author Helen Fielding had to explain to people that she had not murdered Colin Firth after her book Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was released. The third book in the popular series saw Bridget’s love interest Mark Darcy – played...

  • Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

    Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99

    Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who parlayed beauty, diamond-studded glamour and nine marriages into a long celebrity career, died yesterday. She was 99. Edward Lozzi, who was a longtime publicist for Gabor, said the Hungarian-born actress passed away at...

  • Watch: Award-winning Gozitan film is now on YouTube

    Watch: Award-winning Gozitan film is now on YouTube

      An award-winning short film set in Gozo is now free to watch on YouTube, one year after its official premiere.  Based on a short story by Pierre Meilaq, Dar ir-Rummien [Pomegranate House] went into production after a script adaptation written by...

  • 2017 edition of Glitch Festival announced

    2017 edition of Glitch Festival announced

    Following the strong response to the first edition of Glitch Festival held in August, the team is already gearing up for a bigger 2017 edition. Last summer, thousands of party-goers from all across the globe made their way to what was dubbed as...

  • A glorious kick off

    A glorious kick off

    Those brave enough to have ventured out on a squally night were last month treated to a refined musical evening at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, for the opening concert of the third edition of the Malta International Organ Festival,...

  • The right spirit

    The right spirit

    Deriving its name from the Italian word burlesco which means to joke, ridicule or mock, the original burlesque sweethearts were comedians who expertly managed caricature and satire. Indeed, it was only thanks to our American cousins that the...

  • Still swinging after all these years

    Still swinging after all these years

    Nineteen (number): One more than 28; nine more than 10; the number of editions of Teatru Unplugged that have been staged so far, the latest of which took place earlier this month. It is, without a doubt the Manoel Theatre’s longest-running annual...

  • First edition of Maltese Islands Festival garners good feedback

    First edition of Maltese Islands Festival garners good feedback

    The recently-held Maltese Islands Festival was a huge success with over 180 solo performances and 435 individual performances within groups taking place at St James Cavalier over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Both children and adults performed in a...

  • Coming back for New Year’s

    Coming back for New Year’s

    Dionysis Grammenos returns to the island to direct the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and soprano Nicola Said in the President’s New Year’s Concert. He talks to John Cordina about his career so far and the upcoming performance. In the end, it did...

  • ŻfinMalta to make UK debut in January

    ŻfinMalta to make UK debut in January

    Malta’s national dance company, ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, will make its UK debut with a tour in January, featuring a thought-provoking programme by celebrated choreographers that will end at Sadler’s Wells theatre, the world's top venue dedicated...

  • Aniston doesn’t disappoint

    Aniston doesn’t disappoint

    During her tenure as Rachel Green, in Friends, one of TV’s most popular sitcoms ever, Jennifer Aniston received five Emmy nominations, two SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. She actually won an Emmy (2002) and a Golden Globe...

  • ‘I feel proud of myself’

    ‘I feel proud of myself’

    At just nine, Lea Ellul Sullivan has become the first-ever Maltese dancer to successfully qualify for the Youth American Grand Prix Finals. Together with her teacher Marisha Bonnici, she tells Iggy Fenech all about the experience at the Paris...

  • Back to its roots

    Back to its roots

    Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDirector: Gareth Edwards Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk Duration: 133 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd The Star Wars saga was awakened with great force last December as The Force Awakens powered its way to...

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