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  • New single, overseas gigs for Chris & Moira

    Having rounded off last year on a high with two single releases, a music video and performances abroad, Chris & Moira are back with a brand new single, their first release for 2014, which looks set to be at least as busy as the one before. “Last...

  • Ignatius of Loyola and the expansion of the Jesuit Order

    The Jesuit Order this year celebrates 200 years since it was restored by Pope Pius VII after its suppression 41 years earlier. This is the first in a series of four articles in which Fr Robert Soler, SJ, reviews the Jesuits’ history from 1521 to...

  • Taxing sugar may solve UK’s obesity

    In the UK, 64 per cent of adults are considered obese which is estimated to cost the NHS billions of pounds every year, but the Chief Medical Officer for England has announced that a tax on sugar could be introduced to tackle the problem. Dame...

  • Movie magic

    Ever heard of Savoca? Virtu Ferry will give your brain a nudge with its new trip, The Godfather Excursion. This experience combines the affluence of Toarmina with Savoca, a typical Sicilian hilltop hamlet made famous by Francis Ford Coppola’s The...

  • Kite Project to launch EP

    Malta’s first cartoon music project will be launching its debut EP with a live performance at Rookies on Saturday. Kite Project’s multi-disciplinary venture supported by the Malta Arts Fund, has yielded four original songs – selected by the...

  • Push and pull the summer in

    It’s coming out, finally, teasing us from behind the shifting clouds of April. It’s turning up the heat, ushering away those cold winter days. Yes, just one month ago we could hide safely behind layer upon layer of warm weather clothing, but now...

  • UK tour operators drop

    The number of British travel companies and tour operators that have closed down has risen by 45 per cent over the past year, figures have shown. As many as 77 travel agencies and tour operators went insolvent in the 12 months to March 2014,...

  • Location, location, location

    Ed eats BacinoVittoriosa WaterfrontVittoriosaTel: 2180 0985 Food: 5/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 Bit by bit, we’re dismantling the more embarrassing parts of being Maltese. As time passes, we’re dragging the country, often...

  • Plato’s debut album launch

    It’s been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. Further to the release of a couple of noteworthy EPs, Plato’s Dream Machine will be launching its full-length debut album, Għera. The launch will be marked by a live performance and will...

  • Germans share travel stresses

    Germans bagging the best spots on the beach and around the pool is a particular aggravation for Britons on holiday. But now it can be revealed that the Germans do not like the British while on a break, either. In fact, the Germans appear not to be...

  • All-day breakfast for Easter entertaining

    I like breakfast and have always felt that it is a meal which can adapt well for entertaining at any time of the day. So in case you have nothing planned for Easter, here is something you can put together almost from what you will have in the...

  • How the South was won

    Three days, 31 acts and two stages translated into one massive celebration of non-mainstream music. Ramona Depares reviews Rock the South 2014. Once a year, the south comes alive with the sound of music. Only, it’s not the Julie Andrews kind, but...

  • ‘It’s not about fashion,it’s about creativity’

    To celebrate his first anniversary at the brand, Diesel’s artistic director Nicola Formichetti took guests to Venice and produced a versatile collection – Collection Number 1: Welcome to Venice, Italy – inspired by thebrand’s 35-year archive while...

  • Hotel’s proud of top student

    The Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa’s group and events manager, Kami Scerri, recently won Best Food and Beverage Student and Best Sommelier Student at an Institute of Tourism event. The ITS Diploma in Events Management graduate was singled out for...

  • Amarone style

    The name Amarone is derived from Amarone della Valpolicella, the famous red wine from the Veneto region made in a peculiar way – before vinification, the over-ripe grapes are left to dry on mats, producing a powerful wine. The reason for this...

  • The artist and the alchemist

    Art has become such a loaded term that some artists, the people who make art, find themselves uncomfortable describing themselves as such. Aaron Bezzina, a third-year degree student at Mcast, is one of them. He has just walked into a busy Valletta...

  • Spring flashes of black and white

    Brazilian top model Izabel Coulart has posed for Suiteblanco’s black and white campaign. Suiteblanco introduces the definition of the body outlines as one of its key looks in its spring/summer 2014 collection. The collection stars black and white...

  • Costa Cruises kicks off its World Cup celebrations

    Football fans need not miss a moment of the 2014 World Cup, even if they are cruising around the world, as Costa Cruises is offering coverage of every game. As supporters cheer on their teams in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, guests on board...

  • Nescafé participates in Mġarr strawberry feast

    The strawberry festival in the agricultural village of Mġarr saw thousands of people flock to the picturesque parish square with the hope of getting a taste of the strawberries in season. Among those participating at Festa Frawli was Nescafé with...

  • New icons at the MSSP oratory

    Since last October, as part of the restoration of the catechetical centre at the MSSP Oratory in Birkirkara, a set of icons are being painted on the walls of the oratory church. This set of seven frescos portray the Mystery of Christ. The artist,...

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