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  • Debut single from The Travellers

    Debut single from The Travellers

    New band The Travellers has just released its debut single, Sempliċità. The band plans to release another single and launch a five-track EP in the coming months. The Travellers got together in 2013 with the aim of trying to create something...

  • Gently swaying

    Gently swaying

    Lewis Zammit is a painter of note, but not one who likes being in the limelight. Rather, he is more of the self-effacing type who exhibits his work rather infrequently, but who is always well-prepared before showcasing his new collections, as it...

  • Satire that doesn’t forgive

    Satire that doesn’t forgive

    If I were to compare comedy to anything else in the world, it would have to be scent. Highly personal, unpredictable and, at times, downright eccentric, personal preferences in scent and humour share many qualities. Cultural and social background...

  • All the world’s a stage

    All the world’s a stage

    Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the Bard’s words quite literally for its two-year tour of a fast-paced Hamlet, which will be performed in every single country in the world. Veronica Stivala catches up with Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of...

  • A strong performance

    A strong performance

    Stefanelle Cachia is enchanted by the high standards shown during a production of Sleeping Beauty by the students of the Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance. Sleeping Beauty is one of those fairy tale stories that can warm your heart. It is,...

  • Self-indulgent

    Self-indulgent

    The Hateful EightDirector: Quentin TarantinoStars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer JasonDuration: 187 minsClass: 18KRS Film Releasing Ltd The release of a Quentin Tarantino movie is always a highly-anticipated event. Ever since he...

  • An extraordinary transformation

    An extraordinary transformation

    The Danish GirlDirector: Tom HooperStars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber HeardDuration: 119 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Although he has been working in movies for around 10 years, Eddie Redmayne truly came to people’s attention in his...

  • Footprints’ new single

    Footprints’ new single

    Local band Footprints has just launched a new single Ten Green Bottles. Written by Hilary Spiteri, the track is taken from the album Backbench. The song speaks about alcohol abuse and the difficulties faced by those going through this problem.

  • New video release from Maria Lewis

    New video release from Maria Lewis

    Maria Lewis’s new music video, Fire of Love, was recently launched. The original song is composed by Ivan De Battista and written by Anne Lewis and was orchestrated by Sam Hayman and mixed by Manolito Galea (Lito’s Place). The music video was...

  • Bowie gets his own Starman constellation

    Bowie gets his own Starman constellation

    Belgian radio station Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory have honored David Bowie with a constellation in the night sky. They registered seven stars in the shape of the iconic lightning bolt adorning Bowie's face on the cover of his 1973...

  • Boxing legend lives on

    Boxing legend lives on

    Creed (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 133 minutesDirected by: Ryan CooglerStarring: Michael Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Graham McTavish, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Gabriel Rosado, Ritchie Coster, Jacob...

  • Adele, James Bay, Years and Years top Brit nominees

    Adele, James Bay, Years and Years top Brit nominees

    British singers Adele and James Bay, together with pop-electronica trio Years and Years, lead the running for this year’s Brits, earning four nominations each at Britain’s top music awards. Adele, who has stormed charts worldwide with her album...

  • Oscars get a sequel – ‘so white’ for a second year

    Hollywood loves a sequel, but on Thursday it was an unwelcome one when people of colour were shut out of all the Oscar acting races. Again. All the 20 lead and supporting actor and actress nominees were white as for the second straight year, the...

  • David Bowie albums make up a quarter of Top 40 chart

    David Bowie albums make up a quarter of Top 40 chart

    Nineteen of David Bowie's albums have entered the UK album charts, after fans sought out his classic hits in the wake of his death. His new album, Blackstar, reached number one, selling almost 150,000 copies since its release last week. It had...

  • Take That star Howard Donald names new baby son Bowie

    Take That star Howard Donald names new baby son Bowie

    Take That's Howard Donald has named his newborn son Bowie in an apparent tribute to late singer David Bowie. Donald tweeted: "Bowie Taylan Donald came into this world on Tues 12th Jan. Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is...

  • US rapper Mos Def arrested in South Africa over false passport claim

    US actor and rapper Mos Def has been arrested in South Africa for travelling with a fraudulent passport, a government spokesman said. The New York-born star, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey, has appeared in court after being arrested at Cape...

  • Brian Bedford, Tony award-winning classical actor, dies aged 80

    Tony Award-winning classical actor Brian Bedford, whose stage work included roles by Shakespeare and Chekhov and a memorable cross-dressing turn on Broadway, has died. He was 80. Bedford died on Wednesday of cancer in Santa Barbara, California,...

  • Backstreet boys' Nick Carter arrested after fight outside Florida bar

    Backstreet boys' Nick Carter arrested after fight outside Florida bar

    Former Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been arrested in Florida after a fight outside a bar. The 35-year-old was held early on Thursday at the Monroe County jail, waiting to make his first appearance on a misdemeanor battery...

  • Students to stage Lasallian Nights

    Students to stage Lasallian Nights

    Lasallian Nights returns for a weekend of shows titled It's a Kind of Magic. The De La Salle College sixth form students promise to spirit you away on an enchanted voyage on which you will meet wizards and sprites, lost lovers and charming...

  • "Friends" cast to reunite for TV special

    "Friends" cast to reunite for TV special

    The cast of hit sitcom "Friends" has signed up to get back together on network NBC for a special tribute to one of its directors.   Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer have signed up for a...