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  • Auditions for adaptation of Metamorphoses

    Auditions for adaptation of Metamorphoses

    Unifaun Theatre is holding auditions for a new adaptation of Ovid’s classic Metamorphoses due to be staged in July. Auditions will be held on Saturday at 6pm at Spazju Kreattiv Studio 1, St James Cavalier. The modern interpretation is in Maltese...

  • A successful experiment

    A successful experiment

    I was already apologising for ruining the video. “No man, don’t worry, I’m only after the audio,” said the guy next to me at the bar when I veered into the focus of his phone’s camera and I started to apologise. I tell you, it’s been a long time...

  • That marvellous folk at the Klabb

    That marvellous folk at the Klabb

    What makes something Maltese? More specifically, what makes Etnika’s new album Maddalena’s Marvellous Tripfolk Klabb so quintessentially Maltese? I have no straight answer and perhaps there isn’t one, but Maddalena embodies a sense of being...

  • The infinite possibilities of two

    The infinite possibilities of two

    Being a pianist can get a little odd. You are either perceived as a soloist or as an accompanist. There is, however, a wealth of chamber music that is not often heard locally, from piano quartets to works for two or more pianos. The upcoming...

  • Triple bill from Rejects at Buskett

    Triple bill from Rejects at Buskett

    Align the Tide, Club Murder and Fallen Icon will be performing during Carnage, a metal event being organised by Rejects tomorrow at Chateau Buskett, Buskett. Club Murder is known for fusing both elements of hip-hop and metal together to create a...

  • Portraying the Kennedy legacy

    Portraying the Kennedy legacy

    A new film about Jacqueline Kennedy – one of the most photographed, yet private, women of the 20th century – attempts to get behind her mystique by blending factual events with imagination in the week after the 1963 assassination of her husband,...

  • Ambassadors of reality

    Ambassadors  of reality

    The 2017 Pirelli Calendar, created by one of the world’s top photographers, Peter Lindbergh, was resented in Paris. The 2017 edition, which follows on from the one by Annie Leibovitz in 2016, sees the German master become the only photographer to...

  • Not the typical Disney princess

    Not the typical Disney princess

    MoanaDirector: Ron Clements, Don Hall Stars: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel HouseDuration: 103 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd Disney continues to tap into its feminist sensibilities with Moana, its latest crowd-pleasing, toe-tapping,...

  • Solidly executed

    Solidly executed

    Bleed For ThisDirector: Ben YoungerStars: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey SagalDuration: 117 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The 29-year-old Miles Teller has been building up a solid acting career since his debut in 2010’s Rabbit Hole alongside...

  • Stagecoach choir performs in Vienna

    Stagecoach choir performs in Vienna

    The Stagecoach Malta choir yesterday performed at the Town Hall in Vienna during the International Advent Singing Festival. The festival is held for choirs from around the world during the Advent season before Christmas. The choir will also be...

  • Moon screened as part of ĊineXjenza

    Moon screened as part of ĊineXjenza

    Duncan Jones’s acclaimed film Moon is being screened on December 14 at the Cinema Room at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta as part of the ĊineXjenza series of events. The film talks about Sam Bell, who experiences a personal crisis...

  • Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends

    Kirk Douglas celebrates 100th birthday with family, friends

    Veteran Hollywood star Kirk Douglas has celebrated his 100th birthday at an intimate gathering of friends and family. With boxing gloves in every centrepiece and the theme from Rocky blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the last remaining...

  • Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

    Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

    Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time today when his ballet dancer girlfriend gave birth to a son in New York, his publicist said. "Melanie Hamrick & Mick Jagger's son was born today in New York and they are both...

  • My grandchildren call me Gaga, Camilla tells singer

    My grandchildren call me Gaga, Camilla tells singer

    The Duchess of Cornwall has told Lady Gaga how they share names as they met before the Royal Variety Performance. As they were introduced, Camilla told the Bad Romance singer: “My grandchildren call me Gaga.” The US pop star shook hands and...

  • Harry opens up in new TV documentary

    Harry opens up in new TV documentary

    Prince Harry has said it is “great to be good” and “boring to be bad” in a new documentary, according to broadcaster Tom Bradby. Harry – once dubbed the Party Prince for his rebellious antics – has made a new ITV film with Bradby about his charity...

  • La La Land offers form of escapism

    La La Land offers form of escapism

    Ryan Gosling has said he feared the days of old Hollywood musicals were over before he made his Oscar-tipped new film La La Land. The Canadian actor joined co-star Emma Stone and director Damien Chazelle at the film’s premiere in Los...

  • David Beckham's son Cruz, 11, releases debut music single

    David Beckham's son Cruz, 11, releases debut music single

    Cruz Beckham, the 11-year-old son of soccer star David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria, launched his music career today, releasing a song about Christmas for charity. Proceeds from his debut single "If Everyday Was Christmas" will...

  • US comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

    US comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

    US comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February, organisers said on Monday, taking on one of the trickiest jobs in show business. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that Kimmel had...

  • Bowie, Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy nominations

    Bowie, Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy nominations

    Adele and Beyonce will compete for the three top awards at the 2017 Grammys, where David Bowie has earned a string of nominations for his last album Blackstar. Bowie, who died of cancer in January at the age of 69, is up for four gongs at music's...

  • Beyonce leads Grammys with nine nominations; 8 nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

    Beyonce leads Grammys with nine nominations; 8 nods for Rihanna, Drake, Kanye

    Beyonce became the most-nominated female artist in Grammy award history today as she received a leading nine nods this year, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West with eight nominations each. Beyonce's haul of nine included album, song...

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