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  • One half of DJ duo Tenishia quits

    One half of DJ duo Tenishia quits

    Cyprian Cassar has quit the award-winning Maltese dance duo Tenishia, the DJ announced this afternoon.  In a post on Facebook, Cassar said: "As you might have noticed, Joven (Grech) and myself have gone separate ways. This didn't happen because we...

  • Rihanna sends pizza to fans waiting in rain

    Rihanna sends pizza to fans waiting in rain

    For lucky fans, tickets to Rihanna’s ANTI world tour came with complimentary pizza. Regardless of the rain, fans waited patiently outside a concert venue in Manchester, England, to see Rihanna perform. The singer surprised the fans that had been...

  • Renzo Spiteri to perform at UN concert

    Renzo Spiteri to perform at UN concert

    Maltese solo artist Renzo Spiteri is among 15 artists invited to perform at a UN concert intended to highlight the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean through music. The 15 artists from 12 Mediterranean countries have been invited to perform,...

  • European Commission launches new funding scheme for SMEs in cultural sector

    The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have announced a €121 million guarantee initiative to support SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors via financial institutions. This scheme is expected to create more than €600...

  • Elvis’s first guitarist dies

    Elvis’s first guitarist dies

    Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, has died on Tuesday...

  • EU might see our zombies, The Walking Dead star warns

    One of the stars of The Walking Dead says he hopes the UK’s decision to leave the European Union does not release a “zombie horde” on the country. Michael Traynor joined some of his cast-mates from the popular horror series at Universal Studios...

  • Five celebrities who got caught smoking marijuana overseas

    Five celebrities who got caught smoking marijuana overseas

    Rap artist Wiz Khalifa made headlines a few days ago after telling his 11 million Instagram followers that he had smoked a joint at the Blue Lagoon. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis played down the incident, saying "these artists have their...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Conjuring 2 (2016)Genre: HorrorCertification: 15Duration: 134 minutesDirected by: James WanStarring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Lauren Esposito, Madison Wolfe, Franka Potente, Simon McBurneyKRS Releasing Ltd Supernatural...

  • Johnny Depp is a ‘loving, caring guy’ – Winona Ryder

    Johnny Depp is a ‘loving, caring guy’ – Winona Ryder

    Actress Winona Ryder has said Johnny Depp was “never abusive” during their relationship. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife Amber Heard, during their high-profile divorce battle. But...

  • Radcliffe doesn’t rule out Harry Potter return

    Daniel Radcliffe has not completely ruled out returning to the role of Harry Potter on the stage or screen in the future. An adult Potter is currently treading the boards in London’s West End in J.K. Rowling’s play Harry Potter and the Cursed...

  • Lady Gaga banned from China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    Lady Gaga banned from China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    Lady Gaga has been reportedly banned from China, after a meeting with religious leader Dalai Lama. The singer is one of the most popular western musicians in mainland China. Lady Gaga made the blacklist of "hostile foreign forces" banned by...

  • Kanye West's new video is full of naked celebrities

    Kanye West's new video is full of naked celebrities

    Rapper Kanye West has stirred up controversy with his new music video, Famous, which includes nude portrayals of high-profile celebrities. The not-safe-for-work video features celebrities, such as former US President George W. Bush, Taylor Swift,...

  • When the music is over, the great clean-up begins

    When the music is over, the great clean-up begins

    The exodus has begun as campers make their way home from the Glastonbury Festival, leaving behind tonnes of debris. A major clean-up operation is under way on Worthy Farm as the 405-hectare festival site is turned back into farm land, with 1,800...

  • Stars pay tribute to Prince at BET awards

    Stars pay tribute to Prince at BET awards

    Stars paid tribute to the late singer Prince at Sunday’s Black Entertainment Television awards in a series of performances honouring the late singer, while veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson was honoured for lifetime achievement. The tributes came...

  • Actor Bud Spencer dies

    Actor Bud Spencer dies

    Italian actor and film maker Bud Spencer died today, aged 86.  The actor was known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. The two appeared in, produced and directed over 20 films together.  The...

  • A concert for youths performed by youths

    A concert for youths performed by youths

    In the lead-up to the Malta Youth Orchestra’s concert Youth for Youth, held in collaboration with the Lisa Maria Foundation, Brian O’Regan discusses the exciting project with some of the people involved. Can you tell us a little bit about the Lisa...

  • A passion for Rossini

    A passion for Rossini

    Since April this year, an interesting CD, España alla Rossini, can be found as part of the in-flight playlist on board British Airways flights. The CD has been recorded on the “Itinerant” label by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna. Given the surname, this...

  • Dalai Lama chats with Lady Gaga

    Dalai Lama chats with Lady Gaga

    It was a meeting of the minds in Indianapolis. The Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga sat down for a chat about kindness at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. The two participated in a plenary session called "The Global Significance of Building...

  • Rocking the scene

    With ‘Malta’s biggest-ever musical’ hitting the stage in just three days, producer Wesley Ellul tells Iggy Fenech how he hopes Rock of Ages will revolutionise performance arts in Malta. I have never understood how some people could hate musicals.

  • Does what it says on the box

    Does what it says on the box

    Remember that time you wanted to take your family out to dinner? Somewhere good, but that didn’t rock the boat too much. So you take them to the local pizza and pasta restaurant with the massive portions and affordable ribeye and your whole family...

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