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  • Behind the mask of a troubled mind

    Behind the mask of a troubled mind

    The Manoel Theatre’s and Talenti’s production of Il-Kuluri Tal-Perlini touts itself as a thriller based on Ġużè Chetcuti’s Imħuħ Morda and staged to commemorate the centenary of Chetcuti’s birth in 1914. As director and scriptwriter, Zep Camilleri...

  • Italian opera buffa

    Italian opera buffa

    Arias, duets and ensembles from Mozart’s opera buffa Cosi fan Tutte will be performed at a concert organised by Barocco Foundation. Così fan tutte, ossia la scuola degli amanti is a two-act opera buffa by Mozart. It was first performed in 1790 and...

  • Dante dancing to salvation

    Dante dancing to salvation

    Divina by name, divine by nature was very much the order of the day at the staging of Naupaca Dance Factory’s 10-year anniversary production at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Known for its experimental, cutting-edge interpretations of...

  • All set to swing

    Swing is the name of the game in Gozo with a music event that will focus totally on the genre that is enjoying a massive revival. Swing and Sail: Sheerness Kent is the first of a series of events that will bring handpicked DJs together in one...

  • Marjelena at Valletta

    Marjelena at Valletta

    Marjelena, by Leanne Ellul, is being staged at Pjazza Teatre Rjal. Directed by Josette Ciappara and produced by the Bakkanti Troupe, the play deals with Marjelena’s sorrows that are not so different from her joys. What happened in the past seems...

  • An evening dedicated to Meyerbeer

    The next music appreciation evening organised by the German-Maltese Circle’s Classical Music Group will be held on Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Circle’s premises, Messina Palace, 141, St Christopher Street, Valletta. The evening, presented by Aldo...

  • Artist Edward Lear remembered

    Artist Edward Lear remembered

    Palazzo Falson in Mdina, run by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, is the venue of an exhibition show-casing exquisite watercolours which Victorian artist Edward Lear painted during his visits to Malta in the second half of the 19th century. Lear is...

  • A feast for eyes and mind

    A feast for eyes and mind

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Director: Francis LawrenceStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth123 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd The five-star excellence of The Hunger Games and its first sequel Catching Fire gives way...

  • Fear and loathing in Hollywood

    Fear and loathing in Hollywood

    Maps To The StarsDirector: David CronenburgStarring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson111 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd David Cronenberg is a director whose eclectic CV includes Scanners (1981), The Fly (1986), Dead Ringers...

  • Full of warmth and charisma

    Full of warmth and charisma

    Mr Morgan’s Last LoveDirector: Sandra NettlebackStarring: Michael Caine, Michelle Goddet, Jane Alexander116 mins; Class 12;KRS Film Releasing When elderly grieving widower Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) – an American in Paris – literally bumps...

  • A series of unfortunate events

    A series of unfortunate events

    Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayDirector: Rob LieberStarring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould81 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (or Alexander...

  • Marc Anthony and late Paco de Lucia win Latin Grammys

    Marc Anthony and late Paco de Lucia win Latin Grammys

    Marc Anthony and the late Paco de Lucia were early winners at the Latin Grammys after the start of the ceremony was pre-empted by US President Barack Obama’s speech announcing a new immigration order, a core issue for the US Hispanics. Anthony,...

  • Branson’s island to be seen on TV

    Branson’s island to be seen on TV

    The cameras are going behind the scenes at Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean island hideaway as part of a new season of TV shows about the super-rich. The one-off BBC2 documentary, Inside Necker Island, is described as “an intimate portrait of how...

  • Choral and orchestral concert

    Choral and orchestral concert

    The St Paul Choral Society, one of Malta’s leading polyphonic choirs, on the occasion of the feast of St Cecilia, patron saint of music, is presenting a choral and orchestral concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, at 7.30pm today. The...

  • Flamenco is in the air

    Flamenco is in the air

    Alegria Academia, together with Alegria Dance Company, Malta’s only dance school specialising in flamenco dance, song and music, is presenting an evening of flamenco extravaganza entitled Aire Flamenco at Salesian Theatre, Don Bosco Street,...

  • Bono fitted with metal plates after accident

    Bono fitted with metal plates after accident

    Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York’s Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said. The...

  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

    Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, whose hits include What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and Hold on to My Love, has died at the age of 78. His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr, confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital. There...

  • After Netflix, NBC cancels upcoming Cosby shows

    NBC said it has cancelled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming company...

  • Hungry for more

    Hungry for more

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay− Part 1 (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 123 minutesDirected by: Francis LawrenceStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore,...

  • ‘Sex references’ dropped in rating of Paddington bear film

    ‘Sex references’ dropped in rating of Paddington bear film

    A description of the new talking bear Paddington children’s movie saying it contained ‘mild sex references’ has been dropped for ‘innuendo’. The British Board of Film Classification’s (BBFC) advisory for the movie, based on books that Michael Bond...

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