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  • Reliving the nightmare

    Reliving the nightmare

    It has been 30 years since Wes Craven directed A Nightmare on Elm Street. To mark this anniversary, Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique are organising an event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on Friday at 8.30pm. The 1984 cult film...

  • ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    Thirty films, including the world premieres of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will comprise the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival, organisers said. Inherent Vice, the screen adaptation of...

  • Paving the way for the profession of curator

    Paving the way for the profession of curator

    The curatorship of an exhibition comes with very specific duties. The curator, to a certain extent, is the mediator between artist and audience, between the artist’s intended message and the outsider world. Yet, the profession is a relatively...

  • The art of making music

    The art of making music

    Following the recent launch of the Klezmorimalta Foundation, Jo Caruana interviews award-winning Dutch singer-songwriter Démira Jansen ahead of her performance in Malta. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the earthy origins of music. Online creations...

  • Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    August is set to end with a four-day musical journey fusing vintage and modern pop culture, thanks to Magic Island. The event combines four locations, over 50 musicians and performers from seven countries who will be playing electro swing, Balkan...

  • Explosions and experiments in sound

    Explosions and experiments in sound

    As far as band names go, you can’t get smarter or more memorable than Gozitan post-rock duo They Come In Twos. Composed of Christian Farrugia and Paul Formosa, both long-time musicians, the band was born when Farrugia, back then still a member of...

  • A rising star

    A rising star

    Sooner or later I would have caught up with tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens. In order to interview him of course. The opportunity came when last month, by sheer coincidence, he spotted me waiting for a train in London. Some days later we had a very...

  • Buskers on the bus

    Buskers on the bus

    Pop/rock band The Busker will be taking their music on the Maltese roads thanks to an hour-long gig session with a difference – the performance will take place on a bus which will be stopping at different spots around the island. The Busker, made...

  • Ira Losco’s new video

    Ira Losco’s new video

    Following the collaboration with David Correy of X- Factor fame, singer Ira Losco is teaming up with Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema, whose international spokespersons include Shakira and Giselle Bundchen, to launch her latest music...

  • Fun and experimentation

    Fun and experimentation

    The Malta summer vibe is definitely there in Shake, the latest single to be released by Red Electrick, one of Malta’s most eclectic bands. Complemented by an eclectic video, the focus is on fun and experimentation, with the band’s trademark sound...

  • The professor and his interviewer

    The professor and his interviewer

    For a number of years, the Malta Classics Association has contributed to the annual Evenings on Campus festival amusing short plays on topics related to Roman and Greek literature or philosophy. This year’s offering, Il-Properzju tal-Professur by...

  • Flamenco!

    Written and illustrated by flamenco dancer and choreographyer Rosana Maya, The Flamenco Fanatic is a newly launched publication that promises to intrigue all fans of the Spanish dance. Since Maya’s arrival in Malta in 1990, flamenco has gone from...

  • The noble art of historical sword fighting

    The noble art of historical sword fighting

    Historical sword fighting brings back the nobility of weapons of old. Maestro d’armi Andrei Xuereb explains the origins of this discipline to Ramona Depares Conjuring images of swash-buckling heroes, damsels in distress and – for those with a more...

  • Manoel Theatre youth group excels at international festival

    Manoel Theatre youth group excels at international festival

    Chosen from among hundreds of youth theatre companies from across the Commonwealth, Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre (TMYT) was one of the 10 groups of young artists given the opportunity to participate at the Tin Forest International Theatre Festival...

  • Astra theatre announces cast for Nabucco

    Astra theatre announces cast for Nabucco

    The Astra Theatre announced the cast for the two performances of Verdi’s Nabucco. Leading the cast is formidable Italian baritone Piero Terranova, who has sung in major European opera houses such as La Scala. Nabucco will take centre stage in this...

  • Jazz bash in Valletta

    A two-day jazz bash featuring some top and up-and-coming names is being held in Valletta. The line-up includes Sandro Zerafa on guitar, Oliver Degabriele on bass and Manuel Pulis on drums on Friday. Saturday continues with The Manuel Pulis Project...

  • Deceptively simple, truly profound

    Deceptively simple, truly profound

    The LunchboxDirector: Ritesh BatraStarring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui104 mins; Class PG; Eden Cinema Every day, the streets of Mumbai are travelled by the dabbawallahs, a community of 5,000 dabba (lunchbox) delivery men. Every...

  • London festival to close with Brad Pitt war drama

    London festival to close with Brad Pitt war drama

    Brad Pitt’s new World War II drama Fury will bring down the curtain on 2014 London Film Festival. The 50-year-old Oscar-winner – who plays a battle-hardened army sergeant in the film, which has been announced as the event’s closing movie – will...

  • Cowell backs Betty Boop venture

    Cowell backs Betty Boop venture

    Simon Cowell has teamed up with the company behind the Lego movie to bring animated character Betty Boop back to the big screen. The film, described as “a music-driven” comedy, is the result of a deal between Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and Animal...

  • ‘Quo history’ as Parfitt misses gig

    Guitarist Rick Parfitt missed his first Status Quo gig since joining the band in 1967 after being told to rest by medics following surgery. The 65-year-old musician had been due to return to the line-up yesterday following an operation to correct...

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