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Arts & Entertainment

  • A project in progress

    A project in progress

    TheatreThe Gżira ProjectSalesian Theatre, Sliema In its initiative to take theatre back to the people, the Malta Arts Council has hit on a great formula in the sustainable use of local venues by using village and town theatres for national...

  • The force is with Star Wars fans on 40th anniversary

    The force is with Star Wars fans on 40th anniversary

    Star Wars fans will be feeling the force today as the blockbuster space saga celebrates its 40th anniversary. The first film in the hugely successful sci-fi series, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, was unveiled in the US 40 years ago on May 25,...

  • Alfred Sant's "Fid-Dell tal-Katidral" performed in Morocco

    Alfred Sant's "Fid-Dell tal-Katidral" performed in Morocco

    Alfred Sant’s Dans l’Ombre de La Cathédrale (In the Cathedral’s Shadow), a theatrical representation in French based on his best seller Fid-Dell tal-Katidral, has been performed at the ‘Comedrama International Festival’ in Oujda, a city in...

  • Roger Moore dies, aged 89

    Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced. A message shared on the actor's official Twitter account read: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share...

  • Mozart visits Valletta at midnight

    Mozart visits Valletta at midnight

    How did the idea to hold this concert at midnight arise? Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) marketing director Maria Blanco came up with the idea to present a programme in this particular way following some passionate discussions with the MPO ...

  • Finding the right beat

    Finding the right beat

    Drumming and creating rhythm and beat can be considered to be the root of music, and a good drummer can truly set the pace, in more ways than one, for the direction his or her band is willing to take. Angelo Zammit, 40, a podiatrist from Żurrieq,...

  • Photographer Joe P Smith in international exhibitions

    Photographer Joe P Smith in international exhibitions

    Maltese photographer Joe P Smith recently returned from Brussels where his photographic exhibition The Texture of Memory had a very successful month-long run at the European Economic and Social Council as part of the external cultural programme...

  • A hackneyed thriller

    A hackneyed thriller

    Unlocked3 starsDirector: Michael AptedStars: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni ColletteDuration: 98 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Swedish actress Noomi Rapace forged a career in Hollywood on the back of her astounding turn as one of the most...

  • The sleazy side of politics

    The sleazy side of politics

    Miss Sloane4 starsDirector: John MaddenStars: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-RawrDuration: 132 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd We’ve all heard the terms ‘lobby’ in politics-speak – the tobacco lobby, gun lobby, anti-abortion lobby, and...

  • Fuzzhoneys in the UK

    Fuzzhoneys in the UK

    Nottingham went a bit Femmetastic last month as Maltese rock duo Fuzzhoneys took their unique blend of blues and rock to England – the latest leg of their tour after a successful concert held at the Salesian Theatre in March. “Femmetastic has been...

  • Picasso-Giacometti exhibition in Qatar

    Picasso-Giacometti exhibition in Qatar

    I was privileged to be invited to the opening of a superb art exhibition in Doha, Qatar, to celebrate two great artists – Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). Drawing on loans from the Musée National Picasso and the...

  • Of superb endings

    Of superb endings

    The last three concerts in this year’s Gaulitana Festival in Gozo had a link between them. It began with the violin and piano recital by the Gran Duo Italiano, consisting of Mauro Tortorelli (violin) and Angela Meluso (piano) at the Gozo Ministry...

  • Watch: Singer Destiny thrills Britain's Got Talent... including Simon Cowell

    Watch: Singer Destiny thrills Britain's Got Talent... including Simon Cowell

    Updated 9.30pm with video Maltese singer Destiny Chukunyere got the thumbs up from one of the toughest talent shows in the world after she wowed judges in Britain's Got Talent. After singing an Aretha Franklin classic, Destiny, the 14-year-old...

  • Val Kilmer: The power of prayer helped me beat cancer

    Val Kilmer: The power of prayer helped me beat cancer

    Hollywood star Val Kilmer has said that prayer helped beat his cancer. The actor, 57, confirmed last month that he had suffered from the illness, after previous denials. In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Kilmer said that he was "grateful for all...

  • Watch: Basquiat painting sets new record for US artist at auction

    Watch: Basquiat painting sets new record for US artist at auction

    The auction of a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died in 1987, grossed the highest price ever for an American artist and the sixth biggest sale in world history, Matthew Larotonda reports. A rarely-glimpsed painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat...

  • Soundgarden's Chris Cornell dies aged 52

    Soundgarden's Chris Cornell dies aged 52

    Rock singer Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. In a statement to the Associated Press, Brian Bumbery said Cornell died last night in Detroit. Mr...

  • American Idol to return in 2018

    American Idol to  return in 2018

    Pop star Katy Perry will join reality singing competition American Idol on ABC, the network said, adding a big name with legions of young fans for its revival of the show. Perry, 32, is the first major name to come aboard the reboot of the show,...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)Genre: Action adventureDirector: Guy RitchieStarring: Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Freddie FoxDuration: 126 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing...

  • Old legend retold in a new contemporary opera

    Old legend retold in a new contemporary opera

    A new contemporary opera is being staged at the Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre on Friday and Sunday 21 May at 8pm. Organised by Teatru Manoel Youth Opera the opera, entitled Isperanza, encapsulates the Maltese legend Il-Madonna tal-Isperanza in a...

  • Malta ‘a microcosm of our planet’s plight’

    Malta ‘a microcosm of our planet’s plight’

    This year’s Chelsea Flower Show is hosting a Maltese garden that is inspired by the principles of ecological sustainability and the urgent need for action to preserve Earth’s fragile balance. Stephanie Fsadni speaks to its designers. A...

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