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  • For whom the bells toll

    For whom the bells toll

    Bellophone will see visitors to Notte Bianca choosing what music to play on a number of Valletta church bells, using a central console to control the notes. Ramona Depares asks Mario Sammut, who ­originated the concept, to explain more. On...

  • Festival Mediterranea returns to Gozo

    Teatru Astra has announced the 13th edition of Festival Mediterranea, a series of concerts and events that bring together Italian opera and traditional music with other cultural events. This year’s pride of place goes to the production of Verdi’s...

  • Airport Impressions win US competition

    Airport Impressions win US competition

    Rock band Airport Impressions’ single Berlin won first place in the Adult Album Alternative category of this year’s edition of Unsigned Only. Unsigned Only is a music competition for solo artists and bands who are unsigned to a major label. Some...

  • Theatre writing course to open in October

    A scriptwriting course for theatre is being organised by the Arts Council Malta, the University of Malta and St James Cavalier Centre of Creativity. The course, which forms part of the national theatre scriptwriting award Premju Francis Ebejer,...

  • Sculptor Ġanni Pace at Notte Bianca

    Sculptor Ġanni Pace at Notte Bianca

    Sculptor Ġanni Pace will be mounting an exhibition at the Valletta local council premises for Notte Bianca on Saturday. The Valletta-born artist will be exhibiting sculptures in wood, terracotta and local stone. Some of Pace’s works, apart from...

  • Manoel Theatre new season

    Teatru Manoel officially starts its 2014-2015 season with a concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday. The concert, a joint production between the Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, will be conducted by Brian Schembri and...

  • A story to sink your teeth into

    A story to sink your teeth into

    A Walk Among The TombstonesDirector: Scott FrankStarring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour113 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd In A Walk Among the Tombstones, Liam Neeson has finally found a story he can really sink his teeth into,...

  • Dull, lame, sexist, very predictable

    Dull, lame, sexist, very predictable

    Let’s Be CopsDirector: Luke GreenfieldStarring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle104 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Just when I thought the ‘buddy cop movie’ had hit rock bottom early this year with Ride Along, it actually succeeds in...

  • Of quirks and eccentricities

    Of quirks and eccentricities

    Life of Crime is a story full of eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists. An incredible cast of actors bring the characters to life in writer/director Daniel Schechter’s adaptation of legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The...

  • Miller characters on big screen

    Miller characters on big screen

    Released in 2005, Sin City became a critical success and audience favourite, with Frank Miller’s hugely successful black and white graphic novels brought to life in a writing and directing collabor-ation between the author and director Robert...

  • Harry Potter in his first romantic comedy

    Harry Potter in his first romantic comedy

    There was always a concern that 25-year-old Daniel Radcliffe would find it hard to break away from the title role he played in the eight-part Harry Potter series of films, the most successful film series of all time, based on J.K. Rowling’s...

  • Café del Mar end of summer special

    G7 events and Sunglasses at night return tomorrow (September 28) with one last event to close summer 2014 in style - The Café del Mar Malta End of Summer Special. Featuring top international DJ Bakermat and Ben Rodenburg on saxophone with their...

  • Jason Orange quits Take That

    Jason Orange quits Take That

    Take That star Jason Orange has revealed he has quit the group. The 44-year-old insisted there have been “no fallings out” after he told band mates Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald last week that he did not want to commit to recording and...

  • AC/DC stalwart leaves band

    AC/DC stalwart leaves band

    Heavy metal veterans AC/DC have confirmed founder member Malcolm Young has left the band because of illness and is being replaced by his nephew. A message on the band’s website said they would go on without him and their new album, Rock or Bust,...

  • Streisand makes history with album

    Streisand makes history with album

    Barbra Streisand has made history with her new album. Her latest release, Partners, debuted on top of the charts in the US, Billboard said, making her the only recording artist to issue number-one albums in six consecutive decades. The 72-year-old...

  • Emma Watson nude photo threat is a hoax

    Emma Watson nude photo threat is a hoax

    A story of hackers threatening to leak nude photos of actress Emma Watson has taken a turn, in that it has turned out to be a hoax. The elaborate prank involved a website called "Emma You Are Next", with a countdown clock running to the supposed...

  • Dr Dre ‘king of hip hop’

    Dr Dre ‘king of hip hop’

    With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs from the top spot. Forbes said Dre’s estimated annual earnings for the 12...

  • Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

    Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

    Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk to Freedom. The British actor, who also starred in US cop drama The Wire and UK crime series Luther, has teamed up with...

  • Barry Manilow’s duets from beyond the grave

    Veteran singer Barry Manilow has recorded an entire album of duets with superstars – all of whom are dead. The US entertainer has chosen to perform alongside Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston using studio wizardry for his My Dream...

  • Hunting down the hunters

    Hunting down the hunters

    A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 113 minutesDirected by: Scott FrankStarring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, Sebastian Roché, Whitney Able, Stephanie Andujar, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, David Harbour, Eric Nelsen, Brian ‘Astro’...

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