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  • Reviving the works of Turner

    Reviving the works of Turner

    With an epic sweep worthy of a J. M. W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain’s greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 19th century conventions by...

  • ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    ‘War hero was my inspiration’

    Angelina Jolie has spoken of how Louis Zamperini taught her to embrace challenges as she attended the premiere of her new film Unbroken. The Oscar-winning actress directed the film starring young Brit rising star Jack O’Connell as the late...

  • Horrible Bosses 2 reunites goofball trio

    After an unsuccessful attempt to murder their bosses in the 2011 hit comedy, goofball buddies Nick, Kurt and Dale reunite in a sequel deciding to go into business for themselves and eliminate the need for managers. Or so they think. Horrible...

  • A teenage dilemma

    A teenage dilemma

    Theatre#babydaddyStudio 18St James Cavalier Many are those adults (or at least those who try to live life acting their numerical age), who look back at their teenage years with nostalgia and affirm they were the best years of their lives. And this...

  • ‘Gounodfest’ in honour of St Cecilia

    ConcertVarious soloists,St Paul Choral Society;Organ: Elisabeth Conrad/Orchestra leader: James Zammit;Dir. Hugo Agius Muscat,St John’s co-Cathedral Celebrating St Cecilia’s Day on its eve, with music by Gounod in that most splendid of cathedrals...

  • In love with a best friend

    In love with a best friend

    Love, Rosie (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Christian DitterStarring: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton, Suki Waterhouse, Jaime Winstone, Art Parkinson, Christian Cooke, Nick Lee, Lily LaightKRS Releasing Ltd Can a man...

  • Beware of the vintage doll

    Beware of the vintage doll

    Annabelle (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 99 minutesDirected by: John R. LeonettiStarring: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Alfre Woodard, Kerry O’Malley, Brian Howe, Eric Ladin, Ivar Brogger, Tree O’Toole, Patrick WilsonKRS Releasing...

  • The UK wins big at International Emmys

    The UK wins big at International Emmys

    Britain’s Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands’ Bianca Krijgsman received the top acting prizes at the 42nd International Emmy Awards. A highlight of the awards gala in New York came when Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery...

  • US girls love British boys

    US girls love British boys

    One Direction have proved American girls love British boys – they won the artist of the year title at the American Music Awards as well as two other accolades. The band were the night's big winner next to Katy Perry at the Nokia Theatre in Los...

  • Hunger Games tops US box office

    Hunger Games tops US box office

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts and score the year’s biggest US opening, according to studio estimates. The third installment of the blockbuster Hunger Games action movie...

  • Celebrity song to aid fight against Ebola leads UK charts

    Celebrity song to aid fight against Ebola leads UK charts

    Band Aid 30’s reworked version of Do They Know it’s Christmas, a song intended to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa, went straight to the top of the UK’s single charts on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said. The track was...

  • Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove

    The Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-euro collection from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a recluse whose trove included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. Christoph Schaeublin of the Bern Art Museum...

  • Musical about conjoined twins gets Broadway revival

    Musical about conjoined twins gets Broadway revival

    Side Show, based on the true story of conjoined twins and 1930s Vaudeville stars Daisy and Violet Hilton, is back on Broadway in a revival hailed by critics as thrilling and beautiful. From the dazzling opening number Come Look at the Freaks, the...

  • Director Peter Sellars shocks again in new Adams opera

    Peter Sellars’s new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman’s version of the Passion. Seen at the first full staging of composer John Adams’s The...

  • One Direction frozen out by Disney film

    Chart stars One Direction have been toppled from their position as the UK’s number one dream dates – by characters from movie hit Frozen. The boy band have topped the bestselling calendar list for three years but have now been deposed by the likes...

  • A Malta reimagined

    A Malta reimagined

    Valletta as we know it has been destroyed and so have a number of beloved local landmarks. Luckily, this is only happening in David Dhalia’s and Alan Stealth’s imagination, translated to art. Ramona Depares interviews the duo about their current...

  • New Cafà bozzetto discovered

    New Cafà bozzetto discovered

    When I entered in the Mdina Cathedral sacristies for the first time as a seminarian back in 1980, I was immediately struck by the beauty of four framed sculptured reliefs hanging on the walls of the sitting room. I was able to perceive that,...

  • Let’s get tracking

    Let’s get tracking

    Preparations are in full swing for the second music event being held under the patronage of the Trackage Scheme, the online community that brings together local alternative bands, DJs, producers and their followers. The scheme, which is the...

  • A life lived in music

    A life lived in music

    Despite living abroad for several years, his ties to the Maltese metal scene are still as strong as ever. Michael Bugeja catches up with Malcolm Callus. Like most people, I tend to miss a good chunk of the myriad notifications Facebook throws at...

  • A journey of eclectic jazz

    Jazz Moods will take music lovers on a journey through time in jazz, with a recital by three of Malta’s foremost jazz musicians – brothers Simon and Tony Sammut and Joseph ‘Bibi’ Camilleri. The trio will be interpreting a special selection of...

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