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Getting to the meat of the matter

Getting to the meat of the matter

When Monique Zammit was still a child, her father Noel would wake up at 5am on Saturday morning and marinate enough rabbit to feed 30 people for lunch.  “I had a separate kitchen installed at the back of the house,” he recalled. “That way I kept out of my wife’s hair. But boy, was that rabbit good!” A woodworker by trade, Mr Zammit, has lost count of how...

  • Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem

    Selena Gomez reveals Instagram addiction, low self-esteem

    Pop star Selena Gomez says she cancelled her world tour last year and went to therapy because she was depressed, anxious and "my self-esteem was shot." Gomez, 24, who has more than 113 million Instagram followers, also said in an interview that...

  • Concert to celebrate European Day of Early Music on Tuesday

    Concert to celebrate European Day of Early Music on Tuesday

    A concert to celebrate the European Day of Early Music, on Tuesday, is being held by the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble at the Carmelite Church in Mdina on the day at 8pm. Works by Purcell, Biber, Telemann, Charpentier and Mikel’Ang Vella...

  • Join Toi Toi on a wondrous adventure

    Join Toi Toi on a wondrous adventure

    Mo, a young artist is stuck and cannot think of anything to paint. He is whisked away to the world of opera, where a number of loveable and quirky characters help him explore the genre of classical music and opera through a number of different...

  • Justin Bieber not so sorry after 'swearing at TV reporter'

    Justin Bieber not so sorry after 'swearing at TV reporter'

    Justin Bieber has filmed a mocking video in response to reports that he swore at a reporter in Australia. The Canadian pop star was caught on camera by local network 7 News while spending time on a private island on the Sunshine Coast, and was...

  • Ben Affleck: "I have completed alcohol addiction treatment"

    Ben Affleck: "I have completed alcohol addiction treatment"

    Ben Affleck has said that he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction. The American actor and director said in a Facebook post that he had dealt with addiction in the past and that it was something he "will continue to confront". The...

  • Divine intervention

    Divine intervention

    TheatreFl-Isem tal-Missier u ta’ L-Iben u ta’ L-Ispettur BonniciManoel Theatre When considering common societal dilemmas and the consequences of our actions, it is sometimes useful to attempt to ground the analysis within local, identifiable...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Beauty and The Beast (2017)Genre: FantasyCertification: TBADuration: 129 minutesDirected by: Bill CondonStarring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley TucciKRS Releasing...

  • Beauty And The Beast shelved in Malaysia despite approval by censors

    Beauty And The Beast shelved in Malaysia despite approval by censors

    Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie Beauty And The Beast in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors have approved it with a minor cut involving a "gay moment". The country's two main cinema chains said the film, due to...

  • Encore for popular The Sound of Music

    Encore for popular The Sound of Music

    The popular musical The Sound of Music will once again be staged at the Mediterranean Conference Centre following a successful run last October. Tne musical, which played to three sold-out houses, will now be staged on April 15 and 16.  The Sound...

  • Kim Kardashian ‘begged’ Paris robbers to let her live

    Kim Kardashian ‘begged’  Paris robbers to let her live

    Kim Kardashian West has said she pleaded “let me live” to armed robbers who held her at gunpoint in Paris as she revealed new details about her ordeal. The reality TV star said she feared she would be shot in the head when she was robbed of...

  • Deep Purple ‘still have an album or two more in them’

    Deep Purple ‘still have an album or two more in them’

    Deep Purple’s Roger Glover believes the band has at least an album or two more in them before quitting the world of rock. The British group will mark half-a-century of making music in 2018 and show little sign of slowing down with their 20th...

  • Stars defend CHiPs film after criticism from original actor

    Stars defend CHiPs film after  criticism from original actor

    The stars of the movie remake of CHiPs have defended the film after criticism from one of the original TV show’s lead actors. Michael Pena said former CHiPs star Larry Wilcox might be “bitter” about not appearing in the new action comedy as he...

  • Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré doing better after accident

    Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré doing better after accident

    Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré was still in intensive care but “making progress” after a car accident, his wife has said. Tavaré, known for his role in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was left with a broken neck and punctured lung after...

  • Limited-edition Bowie albums set for release

    Limited-edition Bowie  albums set for release

    Two limited-edition David Bowie albums are to be released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day on April 22. Live album Cracked Actor and a facsimile of a Hunky Dory promotion record will be made available in April, as well as rare...

  • Kim Kardashian says she begged for her life during Paris robbery

    Kim Kardashian says she begged for her life during Paris robbery

    Kim Kardashian West has said she pleaded "let me live" to armed robbers who held her at gunpoint in Paris as she revealed new details about her ordeal. The reality TV star said she feared she would be shot in the head when she was robbed of...

  • Stormzy to headline Longitude Festival

    Stormzy to headline  Longitude Festival

    Grime artist Stormzy has been announced as headliner for this year’s Longitude Festival. He will top the bill for the first night of the summer event on Friday, July 14. The London artist has made headlines in recent weeks, especially following...

  • The always-right knight

    The always-right knight

    He’s contested elections, has worked as a teacher and marketing manager, and knows it all. Mikhail Basmadjian speaks to Veronica Stivala about playing this eccentric Maltese stereotype, of who, he says, there is a bit in each and every one of...

  • MADC brings back classic English comedy

    MADC brings back classic English comedy

    She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy about mistaken identity, deception and love, is making a return this month with performances at the Manoel Thea­tre and the Salesian Theatre. First performed in London in 1773, the play is...

  • Looking to the stars

    Looking  to the stars

    In their latest production, the effervescent Studio 18 tackle one of the darkest and most complex mysteries known to man – death itself. Creative director Jean Marc Gafà has never shied away from tackling heavyweight themes in his work with the...

  • Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Award-winning pianist at Manoel Theatre

    Macedonia pianist Boban Mirkovski will performing a piano recital at Manoel Theatre on Wednesday at 8pm. Mirkovski will perform the Toccata Op 7 in C-Major by R. Schumann,  Hungarian Rhapsody by F. Liszt,  piano works by leading Russian Composer...

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