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Arts & Entertainment

  • Franciscan Oratory concerts

    Vocal recitalAndriana Yordanova, soprano;Sofiya Narmanya, pianistFranciscan Oratory, Valletta Many are those who visit the beautiful Franciscan church in Republic Street, Valletta, but few are aware of the lovely little baroque oratory next door...

  • A feast of colour and life

    A feast of colour and life

    The Book of Life (2014)Certified: UDuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Jorge GutierrezVoices of: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo, Héctor Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Carlos Alazraqui,...

  • Living in the shadow of a judge

    Living in the shadow of a judge

    The Judge (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 142 minutesDirected by: David DobkinStarring: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Sarah Lancaster, David KrumholtzKRS Releasing Ltd Hank Palmer...

  • Sting’s The Last Ship docks on Broadway

    Sting’s The Last Ship docks on Broadway

    The Last Ship, a musical by Grammy-winning rock star Sting based on his childhood in a shipbuilding town in northeastern England, landed on Broadway with a star-studded opening. Actors Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Bill Pullman and Alan Cumming,...

  • Pet Shop Boys have ‘best cover version’

    The Pet Shop Boys are the cover stars of a British radio poll to find the best take of someone else’s song. The electronic duo’s version of Always on My Mind, which has been a hit for Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson among others, topped a poll of...

  • Video game genius unveils 3D film based on Nintendo game

    Video game genius unveils 3D film based on Nintendo game

    Super Mario Bros creator Shigeru Miyamoto has produced some of the world’s biggest video game hits over the past three decades, and now he has added film producer to his long list of credits. Miyamoto unveiled his latest project, Pikmin Short...

  • Ouija spells out win on US, Canada movie charts

    Ouija spells out win on US, Canada movie charts

    Ouija, a horror film inspired by the board said to contact the dead, haunted the top of movie charts in the US and Canada, collecting $20 million in weekend ticket sales and knocking Brad Pitt’s Fury out of first place. Another new entry, action...

  • Embassy Complex rewards customers as it celebrates new outlets opening

    The Embassy Shopping Complex and Cinemas opened a number of new outlets this year with more in the pipeline. Some of the shops inaugurated include the Apple authorised service provider iCentre, international franchise Costa Coffee, Junior’s Fun...

  • Robots, trolls and the dead dig up new fans

    Robots, trolls and the dead dig up new fans

    An oversized personal healthcare robot assistant might seem out of place next to the princesses and furry animals that have won over legions of fans, young and old, in animated films. But for every young girl belting out Frozen princess anthem Let...

  • Paintings with no inhibitions

    Paintings with no inhibitions

    The wish for absolute freedom is one of the main desires of all contemporary artistic movements. Modern artists seek to express themselves by not following the canons of artistic theory or representation. Much of the art we see today is a mass of...

  • Art and chocolate meet in Valletta celebration

    Art and chocolate meet in Valletta celebration

    In celebration of 450 years since the founding of the capital city of Valletta, Nestlé Malta has launched a collection of six limited-edition milk chocolate bars by Perugina. The collection is titled Xeni tal-Belt Valletta. The wrapping of each...

  • But first, let me take a selfie

    But first, let me take a selfie

    When, on November 19, 2013, the word ‘selfie’ was named Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2013, few people were surprised. Indeed, it is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, and although the likelihood of it winning Word of the Year...

  • Cinema events for art lovers

    Cinema events for art lovers

    Filmed in high definition for the big screen, Eden Culture presents a series of cinema events for art lovers, with audiences taken on a journey through must-see art exhibitions around the world. The exhibitions, which are filmed on location, allow...

  • Unique combination of artistic elements

    Unique combination of artistic elements

    Michael Bugeja speaks to the creator of No Lilies in Autumn Karl Spiteri about the project’s upcoming debut and the idea behind this live performance of art rock and post-progressive sounds. No Lilies In Autumn is the kind of name one might...

  • Rikki Lee’s feeling alive

    Rikki Lee’s feeling alive

    Following debut solo single Smile, singer/songwriter Rikki Lee has just released his second track, Feel Alive. The track features a collaboration with upcoming Maltese DJ Mr M and guitarist David Torreggiani. “One of my major goals in life is to...

  • Great music for a greater cause

    Great music for a greater cause

    Parking spaces for non-residents in Valletta should honestly be on the list of impossible things to find, listed in-between four-leaved clovers and the Holy Grail. But, trust me, parking a 20-minute walk away from the Mediterranean Conference...

  • Milk Mi go Halloween

    Five-piece band Milk Mi are doing a gig to celebrate Halloween. The theme for the event is “the darkness of Halloween meets the bright colours of the1970s for a night full of wigged skeletons and diva witches dancing under the shining, big disco...

  • Custom-built bass sound for Bass Culture event

    Bass Culture returns with an evening full of local bass, held in collaboration with Remissa Pub and Island Rockers Sound System. The event features sets by the Bass Culture Crew, Mist b2b Depth from the FDM Crew and EarthRocker, all mixing their...

  • In the tradition of grand opera

    In the tradition of grand opera

    Founded in 2000, Classique Foundation – under its artistic/music director Joseph Debrincat – will present a concert of opera excerpts, titled Grand Operatic Concert, at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria. Classique Foundation is a non-profit-making...

  • A production to be remembered

    A production to be remembered

    Gozo’s Aurora Opera House staged a successful performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Once more familiar names were at the helm of this production, including orchestra director Colin Attard. Attard put his all into an intelligent reading of the score...

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