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  • Cardboard cut-out stands in for director at Oscars luncheon

    Cardboard cut-out stands in for director at Oscars luncheon

    A life-size cut-out of French film director Agnes Varda stole the show from Hollywood's elite at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon. The event is attended by all of the nominees who traditionally pose for a group photo ahead of the star-studded...

  • Watch: Joseph Calleja mesmerizes BBC breakfast show

    Watch: Joseph Calleja mesmerizes BBC breakfast show

    Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja wooed BBC morning show presenters and millions of viewers with his vocal acrobatics over the weekend.  Until tomorrow, Calleja is portraying Cavaradossi in Tosca, one of Puccini's most beloved operas, at the Royal...

  • Five days of music and spectacle

    Five days of music and spectacle

    The 68th edition of the Sanremo festival kicks off this evening with a new artistic director and host, Claudio Baglioni, at its helm. The singer-songwriter will be flanked by model and actress Michelle Hunziker and actor Pierfrancesco Favino in...

  • The saga continues

    The saga continues

    The Young Adult literary genre has provided much fodder for the big screen. While the lofty heights of the books in the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games series and their cinematic adaptations have been very hard to reach, The Maze Runner...

  • A bad rip-off

    A bad rip-off

    Den of Thieves2 starsDirector: Christian GudegastStars: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr.Duration: 140 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Den of Thieves opens on a night scene as we track an armoured truck making its way along a Los...

  • A magnificent rendering

    A magnificent rendering

    On January 12, at St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, a packed church sat down to enjoy a magnificent rendering of Handel’s greatly loved Baroque sacred oratorio, Messiah. The concert under conductor Maestro Michael Laus with the Malta...

  • Unforgettable evenings

    Unforgettable evenings

    From de Victoria to Zerafa and Telemann to Rameau, Albert Storace reviews some highlights from the Valletta International Baroque Festival. Perhaps one of the most famous  composer-priests is Tomás Luís de Victoria, “the Spanish Palestrina,” whose...

  • Staġun Teatru Malti with new play

    Staġun Teatru Malti with new play

    Jiena Nħobb, Inti Tħobb (JNIT) and Ħabbilni Ħa Nirbaħ (ĦĦN) were among the most successful original plays presented by Staġun Teatru Malti at the Manoel Theatre in the last nine years. JNIT holds the theatre’s record in sales for an original...

  • In the footsteps of St James

    In the footsteps of St James

    Veronica Stivala joined the St Paul Choral Society on their musical journey that followed in the footsteps of St James on the Camino de Santiago and saw them perform at four of the most magnificent edifices in Christendom From the towering...

  • Gjorgji’s musical fantasy

    Gjorgji’s musical fantasy

    Denise Rejec speaks to double bassist Gjorgji Cincievski to get his insight on an explosive piece which he will be performing during the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Carmen Fantasy concert on Friday. You’ll be interpreting Sankey’s Carmen...

  • Martial arts club moves to new location at De La Salle

    Martial arts club moves to new location at De La Salle

    Checkmate Fight Club Malta at De La Salle College, set up four years ago by Charlo Spiteri, first Dan black belt in traditional jiu-jitsu, has moved to a new location within the college. Mr Spiteri has trained both locally and in the UK. With an...

  • UK police investigating Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations from nine women

    UK police investigating Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations from nine women

    British police investigating Harvey Weinstein have received two further allegations of sexual assault, Scotland Yard said. A woman alleged the disgraced movie mogul assaulted her in Westminster in 2011 while a separate alleged incident took place...

  • Watch: Christabelle will represent Malta in Eurovision Song Contest

    Watch: Christabelle will represent Malta in Eurovision Song Contest

    Updated Sunday 12.45am with video clip Christabelle Borg will be representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Festival in Portugal after winning maximum points from both the foreign jury and televoting on Saturday night. Her song Taboo obtained 123...

  • Lady Gaga cancels tour after suffering from 'severe pain'

    Lady Gaga cancels tour after suffering from 'severe pain'

    Lady Gaga has cancelled the final 10 dates of the European leg of her Joanne World Tour due to suffering from "severe pain". The US singer, who previously postponed her European dates in September due to ongoing health problems, said she is "so...

  • Bafta formally terminates Harvey Wenstein's membership

    Bafta formally terminates Harvey Wenstein's membership

    Bafta has officially terminated Harvey Weinstein's membership after a slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations. The British film and television academy suspended the disgraced movie mogul's membership last year. A statement from the...

  • Valletta 2018 unveils public art installations

    Valletta 2018 unveils public art installations

    Kif Jgħid il-Malti, a project presented by Valletta 2018, celebrates the beauty and creativity of the Maltese language by adapting 13 Maltese proverbs known as qwiel in public art installations around Valletta. The temporary installations were...

  • Musician Tony 'Bayzo' Camilleri passes away aged 70

    Musician Tony 'Bayzo' Camilleri passes away aged 70

    Musician Tony Camilleri, who rose to prominence with The Malta Bums in the 1960s and again in rock opera Ġensna, has died aged 70.  Mr Camilleri, who was more commonly known as 'Bayzo', was a bass guitarist and vocalist whose long musical career...

  • The Kappillan of Malta in Maltese for first time

    After almost 50 years since its first publication in 1973, the world bestseller The Kappillan of Malta will be published in Maltese for the first time. The translation had been made by Wistin Born, the renowned author of Is-Salib tal-Fidda (The...

  • ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble to put up contemporary adaptation of Carmen

    ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble to put up contemporary adaptation of Carmen

    ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble will be breathing new life into Carmen, the story of the beautiful rebellious gypsy, in a contemporary dance adaption that will be making its world premiere in Malta on February 16. Jose Agudo, the London-based...

  • EBM legends Covenant live in Malta

    EBM legends Covenant live in Malta

    Covenant – what is the story behind your name?First of all, hi Malta! We are so excited to come and visit for the first time! Covenant means spiritual brotherhood and is the bond we had when we started the band. Use three words to describe your...