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  • Choral and orchestral concert

    Choral and orchestral concert

    The St Paul Choral Society, one of Malta’s leading polyphonic choirs, on the occasion of the feast of St Cecilia, patron saint of music, is presenting a choral and orchestral concert at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, at 7.30pm today. The...

  • Complex jobs may protect brain

    Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests. Social workers, lawyers, architects and graphic designers are likely to have longer-lasting memory and...

  • Flamenco is in the air

    Flamenco is in the air

    Alegria Academia, together with Alegria Dance Company, Malta’s only dance school specialising in flamenco dance, song and music, is presenting an evening of flamenco extravaganza entitled Aire Flamenco at Salesian Theatre, Don Bosco Street,...

  • Bono fitted with metal plates after accident

    Bono fitted with metal plates after accident

    Bono, frontman of the Irish rock group U2, required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade and to have metal plates inserted in his arm after a cycling accident in New York’s Central Park, Rolling Stone magazine said. The...

  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

    Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, whose hits include What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and Hold on to My Love, has died at the age of 78. His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr, confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital. There...

  • After Netflix, NBC cancels upcoming Cosby shows

    NBC said it has cancelled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming company...

  • 2014 vintage wine varietals released

    Six wines from the 2014 vintage from Delicata’s popular, award-winning range of Malta-grown quality wines, Medina, were bottled and released last week. This will be particularly welcome news not only to those wine enthusiasts who like their wine...

  • ‘Indestructible’ wine suitcase launched

    ‘Indestructible’ wine suitcase launched

    A ‘virtually indestructible’ suitcase, which will help wine lovers bring their newly-purchased wine bottles home from their travels safe and sound, has been launched on the market. Costing around €190, the VinGardeValise is a rolling hard-shell...

  • Marinated rabbit

    Marinated rabbit

    Ingredients For marinating the rabbitRabbit shoulders and legs, boned4 cloves garlic350ml white wineRosemaryHerbal oil350ml white winePeppercorns For the peas puree1 tin peasSalt and pepperPinch of nutmeg For cooking the rabbit100ml oil250g...

  • Hungry for more

    Hungry for more

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay− Part 1 (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 123 minutesDirected by: Francis LawrenceStarring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore,...

  • ‘Sex references’ dropped in rating of Paddington bear film

    ‘Sex references’ dropped in rating of Paddington bear film

    A description of the new talking bear Paddington children’s movie saying it contained ‘mild sex references’ has been dropped for ‘innuendo’. The British Board of Film Classification’s (BBFC) advisory for the movie, based on books that Michael Bond...

  • Blues king Dr John plays Louis Armstrong music

    Blues king Dr John plays Louis Armstrong music

    You can’t get much more New Orleans than Dr John and Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong − so when the former plays the latter, it’s enough to get Big Easy fans sitting up. Especially if, as voodoo jazz and blues king Dr John says, it was all Armstrong’s...

  • Survivor blood tests to treat new disease victims

    Survivor blood tests to treat new disease victims

    A coalition of companies and aid groups will test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa. Plasma from survivorscontains antibodies, substances the immune system makes to...

  • WHO seeks swifter test to help stamp out epidemic

    WHO seeks swifter test to help stamp out epidemic

    The World Health Organisation is seeking faster and cheaper tests to detect the Ebola virus to help stamp out the last few cases of the deadly fever once the main epidemic has been tackled, WHO officials said. The world’s worst ever outbreak of...

  • Creamy linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Creamy linguini with shrimps and mushrooms

    Serves 4 Ingredients400g linguini150g butter300g fresh mushrooms, sliced2 cloves garlic, chopped finely100g cream cheeseParsley, choppedBasil, chopped1 shot brandy50g fresh cream50g shrimp bisque300g raw fresh shrimps Method Bring a large pot with...

  • Unmasking old demons

    Unmasking old demons

    TheatreIl-Kuluri tal-PerliniTalenti Theatre CompanyManoel Theatre Exploring the intentions and motivations which permeate the more shadowy aspects of human nature has been a long-term goal of theatre practice. Talenti Theatre Company, in...

  • Sunday teatime recital a success

    Sunday teatime recital a success

    ConcertMPO String QuartetJesuit Oratory, Valletta In this country there are many spaces which cry out to be used for holding recitals in an intimate atmosphere. Ideal for chamber music performances, the splendid baroque Jesuit oratory in Valletta...

  • The real code is life

    The real code is life

    The Imitation Game (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 114 minutesDirected by: Morten TyldumStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Rory KinnearKRS Releasing Ltd The...

  • Under the Hollywood shine

    Under the Hollywood shine

    Maps to the Stars (2014)Certified: 18Duration: 112 minutesDirected by: David CronenbergStarring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, Evan Bird, Carrie FisherKRS Releasing Ltd Maps to the...

  • Marmurat tart

    Marmurat tart

    Ingredients800g sweet shortcrust pastry150g ground almonds150g cake crumbs or digestive biscuits120g candied peel100g blanched almonds100g sugar80g chocolate chips25g cocoa powder2 eggs2 tbsps jamVanilla essenceFor decorationMelted chocolateRoyal...

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