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  • Outback pub in Let’s Dance video toasts legend

    Drinkers at a dusty Australian Outback pub are raising their beer glasses to its most famous visitor, David Bowie. The mercurial musician made the 643-kilometre drive from Sydney to the tiny outpost of Carinda in the parched western New South...

  • Donkeys come in peace

    Donkeys come in peace

    Church faithful and tourists visiting the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine, the revered sanctuary of pilgrimage in Gozo, will this week also find life-sized fiberglass sculptures symbolising the need for peace and compassion between the Middle East and...

  • Sales soar for David Bowie's parting gift, his new Blackstar album

    Sales soar for David Bowie's parting gift, his new Blackstar album

    Sales of David Bowie's last album - released two days before his death of cancer - soared today along with downloads of the greatest hits of his storied career. Streaming giant Spotify said that streams of Bowie's music were up 2,700 percent on...

  • Sales soar for David Bowie's parting gift, his new Blackstar album

    Sales of David Bowie's last album - released two days before his death of cancer - soared today along with downloads of the greatest hits of his storied career. Streaming giant Spotify said that streams of Bowie's music were up 2,700 percent on...

  • Titanic night at the Globes for DiCaprio and Winslet

    Titanic night at the Globes for DiCaprio and Winslet

    Former Titanic co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were reunited as they were both honoured with big prizes at the Golden Globes. The pair, who were spotted embracing in the ballroom at the glamorous Los Angeles ceremony, first starred...

  • DiCaprio, The Revenant and The Martian big winners at Golden Globes

    DiCaprio, The Revenant and The Martian big winners at Golden Globes

    Revenge drama "The Revenant" and space adventure "The Martian" won the top movie prizes at the Golden Globes last night on a night of surprises, laughter and barbed comments from fourth-time host Ricky Gervais. In a closely-contested men's field,...

  • Japanese art meets Med. culture

    Japanese art meets Med. culture

    An exhibition fusing Japanese art with Mediterannean concepts is being set up at Cavalieri Hotel in St Julian’s this week. Titled Japanese Impressions, it will feature about 100 paintings, including 60 works by Maltese artists. The fourth edition...

  • Celebrating the capital city’s baroque identity

    Celebrating the capital city’s baroque identity

    This year’s edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival begins at the Manoel Theatre with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering, BWV 1079, on Saturday. The well-known orchestra Le Concert des Nations will be conducted by the Spanish...

  • Crawling from Beethoven to Schubert

    RecitalJoanne Camilleri, piano;Klara Nazaj, violin; Akos Kertesz, celloManoel Theatre Bar-To-Bar Trio had to postpone this event, which I selfishly welcomed as I would not have been able to attend. Still, I am sorry for those who were unable to...

  • 15 years of Harry Potter

    15 years of Harry Potter

    Harry Potter studio tour visitors will be able to step inside the Dursleys’ house for the first time as Warner Bros marks 15 years since the first film was released. A series of new features at the Warner Bros Studios in Watford will celebrate the...

  • Watson seeks name for feminist book club

    Emma Watson says she wants to start a feminist book club but is struggling to come up with a name. The British actress, who was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in July 2014, has turned to her 20.4 million Twitter followers for help. The...

  • Nero’s golden palace and Siena’s crumbling walls to be restored

    Nero’s golden palace and Siena’s crumbling walls to be restored

    Emperor Nero’s golden palace, the walls of medieval Siena and the foundations of Venice will all receive sorely needed restoration funds after Italy approved a plan to spend €300 million to protect its cultural heritage. Caring for thousands of...

  • New exhibition by Ryan Falzon

    New exhibition by Ryan Falzon

    Ryan Falzon is holding his latest exhibition, Quick Fix: a Morality Tale, at the Heritage Malta premises in Melita Street, Valletta. The exhibition presents a narrative in 14 lino prints, relating to the rise and fall of a petty thug. Grounded in...

  • 5 things to escape to

    5 things to escape to

    5. Take in some good music with Sacred Noise Trackage Scheme is back with a winter schedule of events featuring a series of alternative, indie and rock live music events. The events, Sacred Noise, are being held in conjunction with Ir-Razzett...

  • It’s not just about the music

    It’s not just about the music

    Young singer Bahjat recently released is debut track, Standing Tall. Johnathan Cilia finds that what makes it different from other new releases by up-and-coming artists is its message, one of unity in diversity. In today’s individualistic society...

  • Panto’s enduring appeal lives on

    Panto’s enduring appeal lives on

    Unlike Babes in the Wood, the story of Robin Hood is not quite a fairy tale but more of a folk tale depicting a skilled archer that robs the rich to give to the poor. FM Theatre productions took these two well-known tales as the main basis for...

  • To dream, perchance to create

    To dream, perchance to create

    Malta recently launched possibly the best cultural strategy the island has ever seen. But, asks Veronica Stivala, is a snazzy strategy enough to take Malta forward on the cultural map and why were there hardly any women on the panel? Culture...

  • Showcasing Japanese art

    Showcasing Japanese art

    An exhibition of Japanese paintings with the collaboration of Maltese guest artists is running at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s between Friday and February 10. Japanese Impressions is the fourth exhibition of its kind being organised by...

  • Gaulitanus Choir returns from Emilia Romagna tour

    The Gaulitanus Choir returned from a successful concert-tour in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Part of the celebrations for the choir’s 25th anniversary, the tour was held at the invitation of the Associazione Culturale Vox Vitae of Porretta Terme. While...

  • Artist’s monument chosen to represent 100 years of aviation

    Artist’s monument chosen to represent 100 years of aviation

    Paper Plane has been unveiled as the public sculpture chosen from among a number of proposals to commemorate 100 years of aviation in Malta. The Luqa-based sculpture, which was created by Paolo Giordanella and executed by Lampuki Arts, was...

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