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  • Taking creative risks

    Taking creative risks

    Creating theatre should not be selective or secretive, says choreo-grapher and director Rob Tannion. Veronica Stivala attended his two-day workshop and, bruising aside, is glad she took the risk. It goes without saying that all those who turned up...

  • Violinist Nadine Galea chosen to join the European Union Youth Orchestra

    Violinist Nadine Galea chosen to join the European Union Youth Orchestra

    Violinist Nadine Galea has been chosen to form part of the 2014/2015 season of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), joining the talented group of young musicians who will bring to life the orchestra’s programme over the next season. Over...

  • Skimmed return to the stage as duo

    Skimmed return to the stage as duo

    Skimmed return for their third gig as a duo alongside The Velts and newcomers Pyramid Suns. Since taking the step of becoming a duo earlier this year, Skimmed have been busy re-working and experimenting, leading to an evolution in their music...

  • Hooligan and Lapes battle it out

    Hooligan and Lapes battle it out

    Rapper and hip-hop artist Hooligan will be taking the stage with Lapes in a face-off event, Botta u Risposta, that will see the two rappers engaging in a battle of the wits KoTD style. The MC battle, which is hosted by Nitrox and D Legacy from...

  • Panto in summer

    Panto in summer

    Panto in Malta is not only a big deal, but it’s also inextric-ably linked to Christmas time and to children. Or is it? Traditionally, panto also includes a fair amount of subtle humour aimed at adults. Little jibes here and there that fly over the...

  • Education through digital games

    Education through digital games

    Contrary to popular belief, digital games are not necessarily a waste of time and can be used for educational purposes. Matthew Agius finds out all about it from Georgios N. Yannakakis and Rilla Khaled. There is a quiet revolution taking place.

  • The frailty of reality

    The frailty of reality

    The Eden Cinemas Side Street Films initiative has so far brought an eclectic list of titles from around the world to Maltese audiences, from Danish director Lars Von Trier’s controversial two-parter The Nymphomaniac to the thoughtful family drama...

  • Mad Men star Jon Hamm ‘happier’ in front of camera

    Mad Men star Jon Hamm ‘happier’ in front of camera

    Mad Men star Jon Hamm is determined that his career will be in front rather than behind the camera. Despite having directed a few episodes of Mad Men, for which he received an Emmy nomination, the 43-year-old said: “I am happier in front of the...

  • Emma Stone to make her Broadway debut

    Emma Stone to make her Broadway debut

    Actress Emma Stone will replace Michelle Williams and make her Broadway debut as singer Sally Bowles opposite Tony winner Alan Cumming in the musical Cabaret, producers said. The 25-year-old actress, who starred in Woody Allen’s Magic in the...

  • India blocks Gandhi film

    India has blocked the release of a film about the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests. India’s film certification board said the movie glorified the two...

  • Dominican Republic bans Miley concert

    Dominican Republic bans Miley concert

    A Miley Cyrus concert in the Dominican Republic has been banned on morality grounds. The government commission that oversees public performances is outlawing the September 13 performance. It said it took the action because Cyrus often “undertakes...

  • Murder, revenge and lust take over Sin City sequel

    Murder, revenge and lust take over Sin City sequel

    Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. A Dame to Kill For, out in US theatres today, is both a prequel and a...

  • Cliff Richard set for charts return

    Sir Cliff Richard looks set to return to the charts just over a week after finding himself at the centre of a police sex abuse investigation. Fans of the veteran pop star have been showing their support by buying copies of his 1992 number seven...

  • Qormi Wine Festival on September 5, 6

    Qormi Wine Festival on September 5, 6

    The Qormi Wine Festival, including a contest for amateur vintners, will be held on September 5 and 6. The festival, now in its 10th year will feature food, entertainment, and, of course, lots of wine.  On September 5, the band led by Mro. Mark...

  • At 91, Marvel boss keeps expanding his Universe

    At 91, Marvel boss keeps expanding his Universe

    Marvel Entertainment’s chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it has not stopped him from adding outposts to his creative empire as he hopes to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes. Lee,...

  • No filming at Kate Bush gigs

    No filming at Kate Bush gigs

    Kate Bush has asked fans not to film her comeback gigs when they begin next week. The Wuthering Heights star said it would “mean a great deal to me” if people did not use their phones or computers during the concerts. Mobile phone technology and...

  • Unusual and pleasant recital

    Unusual and pleasant recital

    Piano film musicTricia Dawn Williams, piano; Eleanor Spiteri, singerEvenings on Campus 2014 There is nothing unusual about film music. Some soundtracks have become classics and there seems to be no dearth of composers who are busy in this...

  • Ġgantija temples cast a spell

    Ġgantija IIArs Vitae EnsembleSt James’s Cavalier Music Room That the Ġgantija temple complex is a marvel of human effort is an undisputed fact. The place casts a kind of spell on whoever visits it. For that matter, so do the major megalithic...

  • Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now – the singer says she is releasing her first full-length pop album on October 27. The 24-year-old revealed in a live stream via Yahoo! that 1989, named for her birth year, is her “first...

  • Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as Singin’ in the Rain and How the West Was Won, will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said. Reynolds, 82, will be given the accolade at...

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