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  • ‘This is what 74 looks like’

    ‘This is what 74 looks like’

    US singer-songwriter Carole King makes a comeback, performing her hit album Tapestry in its entirety for first time, 45 years after it was released Carole King has performed her hit album Tapestry in its entirety for the first time – 45 years...

  • Finding Dory dominates Tarzan at US box office

    Finding Dory dominated the Independence Day box office, overcoming a trio of new releases to provide the weekend’s biggest fireworks. The Pixar release swam to the top of the charts for the third consecutive weekend, picking up $41.9 million to...

  • It wouldn’t be July 4 without Willie Nelson’s music ‘picnic’

    It wouldn’t be July 4 without Willie Nelson’s music ‘picnic’

    It is an on again, occasionally off again American tradition from the 1970s that has filled football stadiums and sun-baked Texas ranches, with one constant – country music legend Willie Nelson celebrating Independence Day with a music-packed...

  • New "Top Gear" host Chris Evans steps down after just one series

    New "Top Gear" host Chris Evans steps down after just one series

    British TV and radio star Chris Evans said today he was leaving BBC motoring show "Top Gear" after his first series at the helm ended with audiences at an all-time low. "Stepping down from Top Gear," he said on Twitter. "Gave it my best shot but...

  • World's most performed living performer heading to Valletta

    World's most performed living performer heading to Valletta

    READ: Blending Hamlet with the Maltese judiciary Grammy award winner and composer Arvo Pärt will be headlining the 11th edition of the Malta International Arts festival. The Estonian composer, whose music is partly inspired by Gregorian chants,...

  • David Hockney makes a comeback with new show

    David Hockney makes a comeback with new show

    British artist David Hockney has returned to the Royal Academy of Arts with a new exhibition of portraits that offer an insight into his life in Los Angeles and his connections to the art world. The show, David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1...

  • Masterpieces replaced by forgeries at galleries

    Masterpieces replaced by forgeries at galleries

    Millions of pounds worth of masterpieces have been removed from art galleries and replaced with forgeries for the sake of a new TV series. Seven paintings by British artists have been removed from museums around the UK in a bid to see if the...

  • Audiences love Finding Dory, as Spielberg's The BFG tanks

    Audiences love Finding Dory, as Spielberg's The BFG tanks

    Finding Dory dominated the Independence Day box office, overcoming a trio of new releases to provide the weekend's biggest fireworks. The Pixar release swam to the top of the charts for the third consecutive weekend, picking up $41.9 million to...

  • Deer Hunter and Heaven's Gate director Michael Cimino dies

    Deer Hunter and  Heaven's Gate director Michael Cimino dies

    Update 4.40pm - Full obituary Michael Cimino, whose roller-coaster career as a Hollywood film director included Oscar-winner The Deer Hunter and legendary box office flop Heaven's Gate, has died. He was 77. The success of The Deer Hunter, a 1978...

  • Duo in action

    Duo in action

    Yet again the Kempinski San Lawrenz in Gozo recently was the venue of a recital which featured renowned Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and leading cellist Simon Abdilla Joslin. As usual there was a very good turnout for the event which was...

  • Last in an MPO series of concerts

    Last in an MPO series of concerts

    A very good turnout at the Manoel during a recent concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra could have left few (if any) un-affected by the overall sheer zest and vigour which marked the evening. This time the MPO was directed by the very...

  • Lateral dancing

    Lateral dancing

    Performer and choreographer Marianna Andrigo will be scaling the walls of the National Library in Valletta and of the Citadel in Victoria in a gravity-defying performance. She tells Veronica Stivala about her passion for dance and how she wishes...

  • Something rotting in the state of… Malta?

    Something rotting in the state of… Malta?

    Part of this year’s Malta Arts Festival, Please, Continue (Hamlet) will blend Shakespeare’s tragedy with real-life members of the Maltese judiciary. Veronica Stivala calls Yan Duyvendak to the witness stand. It was 2011, and Roger Bernat and Yan...

  • Built in a day

    Built in a day

    From excitement, to disillusionment, fear, anger, joy and satisfaction, Veronica Stivala discovered that – however, short the timeframe for putting up a theatre production – one inevitably goes through all its various stages and emotions. In her...

  • Beyond the infinite

    Beyond the infinite

    A British artist is exhibiting her paintings in Malta for the first time, in Gozo to be precise. Charlotte Wallis studied art at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and has travelled vastly in order to garner her own aesthetic. Wallis has held...

  • An assault of riffs

    An assault of riffs

    Local heavy metal enthusiasts will congregate at the Corradino Old Military Prison in Paola for the Xtreme Metal Assault. Mark Debono tells the uninitiated all about it. Every genre of music and its fan base becomes associated with its own set of...

  • Concert crawl in Victoria

    Concert crawl in Victoria

    Albert Storace regrets having been unable to attend each and every event of the Victoria International Arts Festival, the annual Gozitan extravaganza now in its 20th year. I know I have missed a lot of splendid music-making yet what I have...

  • Rescuing Mattia Preti

    Rescuing Mattia Preti

    Volunteers at Din l-Art Ħelwa never cease to wonder at how miracles do happen. One at a time, the seven Mattia Preti paintings, which adorn the Sarria Church in Floriana, are finding donors who generously invest funds in corporate responsibility...

  • A sizzling summer season at the cinema

    A sizzling summer season at the cinema

    We are very suddenly in July, and we’re heading into the sweltering side of summer after what was pretty much a non-winter. While the sun, sea and sand attract hardy beachgoers, those more inclined to avoid the heat and water may prefer to stay...

  • Fun buddy movie

    Fun buddy movie

    Central IntelligenceDirector: James WanStars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet, Amy RyanDuration: 107 minsClass: 12AKRS Film Releasing Ltd The ‘buddy movie’ or its close cousin the ‘buddy cop movie’ is a trope that of late has become a...