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  • Universal shows clips from Fast & Furious 7, Jolie film

    Cars falling from the sky in Fast & Furious 7, clips from Angelina Jolie’s directorial project Unbroken, and the first look at erotic novel adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey provided a glimpse of Uni­versal Pictures’ upcoming movies. In the footage...

  • Masterclasses and much more

    The Mediterranean Cultural Foundation for Music and Mediterranean Centre of Culture and Art, in collaboration with the Malta Community Chest Fund and the support of Yuri Rozum’s International Music School in Malta, are organising the Malta...

  • For love of opera

    A Maltese company is currently very busy in Rome preparing for its first major event – a full-blown opera in the heart of Rome. Ars Cantandi, a trade name of company Piemmegi Ltd, is teaming up with a newly set-up Italian philanthropic entity,...

  • Placebo perils

    TheatreThe PillThe Splendid, Valletta In labs all over the world, scientists are still toiling away looking for a miracle cure to quell all ills – an as-yet unattainable goal which keeps modern medicine on its toes. In their version of ‘the...

  • Schumann, Glinka, Enescu and Franck at Manoel Theatre

    Two of Malta’s most talented young musicians, violist Karl Mifsud and pianist Charlene Farrugia, are performing an exciting recital of 19th and early 20th century music at the Sala Isouard, Manoel Theatre, tomorrow. The programme features Robert...

  • Rediscovering the Gregorian chant

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is joining forces with the Schola Cantorum Jubilate choir to present Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Op. 9. Aptly being staged during Lent, this requiem is one of the most subtle and fluid compositions based on...

  • ‘My best buddy’s a Muppet’

    Actor Ricky Gervais has joked about swapping human companions for frog friendships after starring in the new Muppets film. The 52-year-old funnyman, who plays Dominic Badguy in Muppets Most Wanted, admitted he is now best friends with his...

  • Disney buys You Tube producer

    The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy Maker Studios, one of You Tube’s largest networks, for $500 million, a deal that makes Disney a major online video distributor and should help draw more teens into the Disney entertainment empire. The price...

  • 50 Shades ‘a dark fairy tale’

    The director of racy movie Fifty Shades of Grey said she tells her children it is “a love story they’ll never see”. Film-maker and artist Sam Taylor-Johnson described the erotic romance story as “a dark fairy tale”. The film, based on the book by...

  • Power of the written word

    The Book Thief (2013)Certified: 12 ADuration: 131 minutesDirected by: Brian PercivalStarring: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assböck, Sandra Nedeleff, Hildegard Schroedter, Roger Allam,...

  • A generous sprinkle of fairy dust

    Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy (2014)Certified: UDuration: 78 minutesDirected by: Peggy HolmesVoices of: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Pamela Adlon, Angela Bartys, Jim Cummings, Carlos...

  • A hero for all times

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 136 minutesDirected by: Anthony Russo, Joe RussoStarring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley...

  • Divergent warriors defeat Muppets at US box office

    Dystopian thriller Divergent, the story of a society that divides people based on personality traits, dominated weekend movie charts with $56 million in US and Canadian ticket sales, kicking off a new franchise for Hunger Games producer Lions Gate...

  • George Michael beats Kylie Minogue in UK album chart battle

    Singer George Michael racked up his seventh British number one album on Sunday as Symphonica took top spot in the charts, beating off competition from Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, the Official Charts Company said. Michael’s first new album...

  • British museums, galleries coming together on Twitter

    Museums often house ancient fossils and precious artefacts from bygone eras, but this week museums across the UK are going digital – and are even encouraging selfies. More than 300 museums, galleries and cultural institutions nationwide are coming...

  • Rihanna honoured by fashion world, Cher launches tour

    Rihanna is set to be honoured for her fashion sense. The singer has been selected to receive the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Icon Award. The award is presented to people whose style makes an impact on pop culture around the...

  • Discarded Cash album finally sees light of day

    Johnny Cash helped define American country music with hits such as I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue, but in the early 1980s he recorded an album of songs which his record label refused to release and is only now seeing the light of day. Out...

  • Conflict in his blood

    The title for Walid Nabhan’s novel L-Eżodu taċ-Ċikonji (The Storks’ Exodus) is no accident. To tell his story, the Palestinian-Maltese author chose the word that represents the people of Israel’s flight. His reasoning is no mystery. At its heart,...

  • Popular works by Weber

    Recordings of Carl Maria von Weber’s popular Clarinet Concerto No. 2 and various overtures from his operas and stage works will be played at the next music appreciation evening being organised by the German-Maltese Circle’s Classical Music Group...

  • An evening of Irish poetry and world music

    Irish Ambassador Jim Hennessey recently hosted a musical-literary evening at the embassy in Ta’ Xbiex. The aim was to commemorate the Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) who undoubtedly left his mark on world literature as so...

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