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  • Ellie Goulding for James Bond soundtrack?

    Singer Ellie Goulding may have posted the closest hint yet that she will be performing on the new James Bond soundtrack. The 28-year-old, rumoured to be a favourite alongside Sam Smith, posted a snap of herself leaving London's famous Abbey Road...

  • Seasoned performers enthral

    Seasoned performers enthral

    ConcertShostakovich and BartokBar-to-Bar Piano QuintetNeptune Courtyard, The Palace, Valletta Despite this concert being in the open, the air was pretty hot and oppressive, but the consolation was a beautiful performance by some of the best...

  • Viennese trio at Family Park

    The Viennese trio Trikolon is giving a classic performance in aid of Dar Frate Jacoba and Kenya Mission International at the amphitheatre at the Family Park in Marsascala tonight at 8.30pm. Among the pieces on the programme are works by Mozart,...

  • Conclusion was a ‘grand affair’

    Conclusion was a ‘grand affair’

    ConcertAndrea Gajic, violin; Roberto Colavalle, male contralto;Laudate Pueri Choir, Gozo and Siglo de Oro, London;Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/dir. Joseph VellaSt George’s Basilica, Victoria All good things come to an end, to return the following...

  • Choral songs play to a rare breeze

    ConcertSchola Cantorum Jubilate/The New Choral Singers;Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/dir. and piano soloistWayne MarshallFort St Elmo, Valletta A welcome, cool breeze was very much felt during the recent annual summer concert by HSBC at a very...

  • Tom Cruise: stunts mission ‘possible’

    Tom Cruise: stunts mission ‘possible’

    Tom Cruise put his eye-watering stunts down to long working hours as he attended the UK premiere of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The 53-year-old Hollywood A-lister is known for performing his own stunts, and continued the trend with an...

  • Jenner TV documentary series praised by fans

    Caitlyn Jenner’s documentary series charting her transition from reality star and Olympic hero to transgender advocate has been hailed as “educational and inspiring”. The eight-part television series I Am Cait follows Jenner, formerly known as...

  • Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Angelina Jolie is the latest high-profile film-maker to join the ranks of Netflix Inc., where she will be directing a Cambodian author’s war memoir into a feature-length film, the online streaming platform said. Jolie, 40, is producing and...

  • More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    The original cast of Wet Hot American Summer return to Camp Firewood for more wild antics in a new eight-part Netflix series made as a prequel to the 2001 film, which initially flopped before gaining a cult following. Wet Hot American Summer:...

  • The war fought within

    The war fought within

    An uncompromising indictment of war, the Maltese-produced short film Insanity has won the Award of Merit at the California Best Shorts Competition. Ramona Depares catches up with director and writer Chris Zarb. A haunting and enigmatic look at the...

  • Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for the curatorial school that is taking place as part of the the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (Viva) are now open. The week-long programme with international curators and academics is intended for...

  • Viennese trio in performance

    Viennese trio in performance

    The Viennese trio Trikolon will be giving a classical performance in aid of Dar Frate Jacoba and Kenya Mission International. Among the pieces on the programme are works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bauer, Schumann, Ravel and...

  • Who runs the world?

    Who runs the world?

    Girl bands, that’s who, but only if they are as good as Cryptic Street’s five-strong band of lady musicians. Ramona Depares interviews lead guitarist Janelle Borg ahead of the band’s debut EP launch. In what must be one of the most original band...

  • Here comes the sun

    Here comes the sun

    Captivating and spirited, Caravana Sun concerts are known for infecting the audience with a sense of fun. Michael Bugeja interviews frontman Luke Carra ahead of the band’s upcoming performance. They came, they saw, they conquered is probably the...

  • It’s a party all right

    It’s a party all right

    This review gathers together Massacre House Party’s latest single, The Highway, which was released in the past weeks and a long-brewing review of their debut EP, If It’s Popular It’s not Cool. Starting with the latter, which gathers together the...

  • Celebrating through art

    Celebrating through art

    The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) teamed up with students of the Malta College for Art, Science and Technology (Mcast) to commission 12 ceramic and stone murals to be exhibited in MITA’s head office in Santa Venera as part of the...

  • Sublime, yet accessible

    Sublime, yet accessible

    Ramona Depares finds that ŻfinMalta’s contribution to this year’s Malta Arts Festival, Je Tiens La Reine, can go a long way towards helping contemporary dance find a strong hold among mainstream audiences. What a stunning premiere for ŻfinMalta’s...

  • Culture calls: access denied

    Culture calls: access denied

    Lack of etiquette reigned at a free performance by The Pendulum Choir. Alan Stewart jacks up some vitriol on the nature of the audiences he has experienced. So the stage is set. Nine men clad entirely in black are elevated five feet above ground,...

  • Building on a legacy

    Building on a legacy

    Art patron Isabella Stewart Gardner set up her museum to give viewers the opportunity to view great works of art. Veronica Stivala speaks to Corinne Zimmermann about how the museum strives to continue her legacy. A portrait painting of Isabella...

  • A journey through space and time

    A journey through space and time

    Step by Step is a journey through space and time, ascending on steps that lead to change and growth through experience. Artist John Borg plays around with the light falling on the rocks: at times it is vibrant, blazing and blinding and at others...

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