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  • Baroque concert a tribute to Corelli’s legacy

    Baroque concert a tribute to Corelli’s legacy

    A baroque concert entitled Corelli’s Legacy is being held at the baroque church dedicated to the Madonna tal-Pilar in West Street, Valletta, on Sunday. The concert, which forms part of the RIDT Lunchtime Concert series, starts at 11.30am. Two...

  • Woodley is a ‘stars’ attraction

    Woodley is a ‘stars’ attraction

    In a night of naughty humour at the irreverent MTV Movie Awards, teen cancer romance The Fault in Our Stars walked away the big winner while Iron Man Robert Downey Jr delivered wise words for the youth-orientated show. Scarlett Johansson, Mark...

  • Kinks musical, Miller play are big winners at Oliviers

    Sunny Afternoon, based on the music of the 1960s rock group the Kinks, blew away American competitors to win best new musical at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, while a revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge took best play revival. Kevin...

  • Furious 7 dominates box office competition

    Furious 7 dominates box office competition

    Furious 7 roared to the top of the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, picking up $60.6 million and driving its stateside total to a massive $252.5 million. That is a slender 59 per cent drop from the Universal Pictures release’s...

  • Vinyl chart launched as sales soar

    Vinyl chart launched as sales soar

    It’s the vinyl countdown – soaring sales of traditional singles and albums will now be tracked in their own separate chart. An official vinyl chart has been launched that will track the popularity of the bestselling singles and albums every...

  • Child stress ‘spikeschance of diabetes’

    Child stress ‘spikeschance of diabetes’

    Stressful life events in childhood such as death or illness in the family, divorce or separation, can triple the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, research has suggested. A study carried out in Sweden analysed more than 10,000 families with...

  • DNA test gives breast cancer ‘risk score’

    DNA test gives breast cancer ‘risk score’

    Scientists have been able to test how likely women are to develop breast cancer and give them a “risk score” by analysing their DNA. Researchers said that improving the accuracy of risk analysis using genetic screening could help breast cancer...

  • Shortness ‘linked to heart disease’

    As if being short was not already enough of a disadvantage, scientists have now confirmed it increases the risk of heart disease. In fact the more vertically challenged you are, the greater are your chances of having a dicky heart, according to...

  • Vanessa Hudgens makes Broadway debut as Gigi

    Vanessa Hudgens makes Broadway debut as Gigi

    Nearly 50 years after Leslie Caron captured hearts in the film Gigi, actress Vanessa Hudgens is tackling the role in her Broadway debut in a more modern musical version of the French story. The revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s...

  • Honour for Eddie Murphy

    Comedian Eddie Murphy, famed for his roles in films like Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humour this year on October 18. Murphy is the 18th humourist to be honoured with the award and follows...

  • Palestina vulgaris and gas masks

    Palestina vulgaris and gas masks

    Mario Azzopardi evaluates the Maltese version of Suad Amiry’s new book in the light of the author’s work leading a voluntary organisation aimed at safeguarding Palestinian heritage. Although Malta has consistently expressed solidarity with the...

  • Talk about theatre in Malta today

    Talk about theatre in Malta today

    A talk on ‘Theatre in Malta Today: Practice and Practitioners’, is being held on Wednesday at 7.30pm at the Studio Theatre of the Manoel Theatre, Valletta. The talk, being organised by Friends of the Manoel, will host four speakers: The Sunday...

  • The art of the invisible

    The art of the invisible

    A new student magazine seeks to make the invisible visible by revealing the work of hidden artists. Sandra Aquilina meets Bettina Paris, communications coordinator of Hide+Seek. These days, as soon as she wakes up, Bettina Paris reaches for her...

  • Monuments at St John’s Co-Cathedral

    Art historian Dane Munro is giving a talk on ‘Interpreting the Symbols on the Tombstones and Monuments of St John’s Co-Cathedral’ on Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana. The is the second time that this talk, which is being...

  • A nod to the past and the present

    A nod to the past and the present

    For the most part, we live in a liberalised society that has embraced gay rights and which is working to make the lives of minority groups better and fairer. However, we don’t have to look too far away to realise how lucky we are. With reduced...

  • Portrait of an artist

    Portrait of an artist

    Furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana speaks to Veronica Stivala about his latest collection, which was conceived in a Venetian piano nobile on the Canale Grande. Originally from Gozo, Francis Sultana is a furniture and interior designer...

  • Seeking out a natural rush

    Seeking out a natural rush

    Even through the plane window, I can sense the adventure. Glaciers glimmer beneath the wingtips, fjords dazzle between towering mountains, and as we touch down I watch boats accelerating across a lake. I’m landing in Queenstown, self-proclaimed...

  • Turning on theatre’s Noises Off

    Turning on theatre’s Noises Off

    How do you take on the funniest farce ever? Alan Paris tells Veronica Stivala he suspects the playwright wrote this play as tidy revenge on actors and their egos. Noises Off has been called the funniest farce ever, and I concur. I stumbled upon...

  • New collections at Form

    New collections at Form

    Spring 2015 at Form sees the arrival of three new products that complement the Cool Sleep Bedding line: The Microgelfibrepillow by MASH: fibre interior treated with gel coolant and covered in a crispy Cotton/Tencel cover to provide an ever fresh...

  • Ryanair releases its Malta winter flights

    Ryanair releases its Malta winter flights

    Ryanair has launched its Malta winter 2015 schedule with a new route to East Midlands and more flights to Madrid. The Spanish capital will receive two to three flights per week from Malta, and the low-cost airline has brought its total number of...

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