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  • Celebrating The Beatles

    In the words of former Rolling Stone associate editor Robert Greenfield, The Beatles are “artists who broke through the constraints of their time period to come up with something that was unique and original”. Small wonder then that they are...

  • Cinnamon War’s Brightest Light

    “We’ve been hibernating for a few months, juggling all kinds of aspects of life,” Maltese rock band Cinnamon War posted on their Facebook wall some weeks ago. Fortunately, in between coping with real estate development, academic endeavours and...

  • In complementary harmony

    Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and his cellist wife from South Korea, the lovely Kyung Mi Lee, put their talent to very noble use. For six consecutive years Carbonara has been appearing annually at the Kempinski San Lawrenz in Gozo. He has...

  • Divine detachment

    Lent usually brings with it a lot of heavy going and pedantic sacred concerts with the usual mix of funerary dirges and sentimental pseudo-religious vocal works. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart and Verdi’s requiems and Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ...

  • Bonding with Bach

    Pianist Lucia Micallef has been smitten by Bach since she was 11 years old. She tells Veronica Stivala how, although he is a baroque composer, his music transcends time. It’s not every day that you hear about an 11-year-old being smitten by Johann...

  • Let Dresden’s pigtailed ladies show you the city

    Visiting the capital of the federal state of Saxony, Stephen Bailey is welcomed by good-natured locals in a city rebuilt after almost total destruction in World War II. Five minutes from the central station and I’m already witnessing Dresden’s...

  • Celebrating through dance

    Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud’s creative team of teachers and choreographers has put together a colourful programme for The Dance Workshop’s latest dance production A Year in Dance. The production depicts the different celebrations that we experience...

  • Putting Dingli on the map

    Ed eats Diar il-BnietMain Street,DingliTel 2762 0727 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 I was having dinner last week and remembered a couple of pearls of wisdom that escaped Philippe Starck’s lips while wrangling his...

  • EasyJet passengers rose in 12 months to March

    Low-fare airline easyJet carried an increased number of passengers last month.The budget carrier flew 5.1 million people in March 2014 – a 4.8 per cent rise on its March 2013 performance. In the 12 months ending in March 2014, easyJet carried...

  • London master classes for aspiring performers

    A series of master classes, aimed to give aspiring musical theatre performers an idea of what it’s like to be a performer in training are being organised in London by DLS Productions and artist Ben Darmanin. A Week in the Life includes daily...

  • Glorious Easter Sunday lunch

    Easter Sunday lunch is one of the special meals of the year, like Christmas lunch, and one that I always enjoy cooking. I think probably all Christian countries will choose lamb for Easter, although in England it’s not unusual to have a turkey...

  • Air Malta launches summer schedule

    Air Malta’s summer schedule has new routes to Venice and Parma among its 33 destinations. The national airline has a new base in Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul and will resume flights to the Algerian capital Algiers for the next few months. “Air...

  • A victim’s point of view

    I, Malvolio (St James Cavalier), written and performed by Tim Crouch, opens as the audience trickles in and sees the tall figure of a man wearing badly soiled and torn underwear and a flapped cap. He has horns, and he looks disapprovingly at us,...

  • Enjoy some home baking

    The smell of baking not only makes our homes more welcome, but it keeps us smiling too. Waitrose has a wide range of products that are ideal for baking. These are now available at Arkadia in St Julian’s and Victoria. A good cup of brewed coffee or...

  • Food festival fun in fishing village

    Sicilians just love their sagre (food festivals), and if you happen to be in Sicily between April 30 and May 4, make a little detour to Sampieri, only 15 minutes from Pozzallo. This picturesque old fishing village is holding a sagra del pomodoro...

  • A month with Jeni Caruana

    Artist Jeni Caruana is showing a collection of watercolours and acrylics capturing rural landscapes, garden scenes and gnarled olive trees at Villa Bologna, Attard. Caruana, who has organised regular Friday painting classes in the gardens of Villa...

  • Bordeaux Primeurs 2013

    You don’t need the weatherman to tell you it’s raining! Having spent many weeks in Bordeaux during the growing season and, more importantly, at harvest time, it seemed pretty obvious that unless miracles happened, 2013 was going to be a pretty...

  • Taste of Turkish delight as Istanbul is top destination

    World travellers have judged Istanbul to be the best global destination, according to holiday website TripAdvisor. Despite the recent unrest in Turkey, its capital – which is famously on a different continent to the rest of the country – jumped up...

  • Who runs the world?

    Clare Azzopardi: Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajħ. Merlin Publishers. 2014. 157 pp. Feminist literature has a bit of a scary ring to it, so I am quite wary of using this label. However, Clare Azzopardi’s Kulħadd Ħalla Isem Warajh, fits the description...

  • Retrospective by Norbert Attard

    Artist Norbert Attard is hold-ing a retrospective exhibition showing the evolution of his work over the past 40 years. The exhibition will be showing a selection of works from three distinct phases in his art practice. Attard will be showing...

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