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  • A twist in the tale

    A twist in the tale

    Tully5 starsDirector: Jason ReitmanStars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark DuplassDuration: 96 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Charlize Theron is Marlo, frazzled wife to Drew (Ron Livingston) and mother of three eight-year-old Sarah,...

  • Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to be staged at the national theatre

    Arthur Miller’s The Crucible to be staged at the national theatre

    The Crucible was written in 1953 and deals with a fictional account of the Salem Witch Trials. Do you think the narrative still resonates today? Yes. The play does look at the corruption of Church and State and their encroachment upon the private...

  • An evening of silent films and live jazz

    An evening of silent films and live jazz

    The German-Maltese Circle, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, is offering a unique cinematic experience to film lovers – the opportunity to watch two German classic films from the silent era accompanied by live music performed by a German...

  • The key word is order

    The key word is order

    Harold Pinter wrote The Hothouse in 1958 as a follow-up to The Birthday Party, yet famously decided to discard it as he deemed it “heavily satirical and quite useless”. It was only in 1979 that he decided to go back to it. He directed its premiere...

  • Reflections through a missing mirror

    Reflections through a missing mirror

    Walking into The Splendid, a restored building in the lower part of Strait Street known as The Gut, I couldn’t help recalling my first visit to the Wilton’s Music Hall in East London that claims to be the oldest music hall in the world. The...

  • Joanne Mizzi in third solo exhibition

    Colours in Culture is a solo exhibition by Joanne Mizzi, a self-taught visual artist from Valletta. This collection of works offers a colourful reimagining of Maltese architectural heritage that is often taken for granted or has been lost through...

  • Glory, mercy portrayed in Risen Christ

    Glory, mercy portrayed in Risen Christ

    Gozitan artists Michael and Adonai Camilleri Cauchi recently created a work of art carved in mahogany wood, representing the Risen Christ. The statue was commissioned in July 2015, after approval by Archbishop Charles Scicluna. In the meantime,...

  • Expressing oneself in song

    Expressing oneself in song

    How was the project Ilħna Mitlufa born and what is the idea behind it? The project was born out of the years of personal research in the search for music, songs, texts and repertoire that could be interpreted. My interests have always included...

  • When music speaks volumes

    When music speaks volumes

    As distinguished American pianist Jeffrey Siegel prepares to travel to Malta as part of his international Keyboard Conversations series, he speaks to Jo Caruana about his incredible career highlights so far and what audiences should expect from...

  • Back to its full glory

    Back to its full glory

    The Martyrdom of St Lawrence, the Preti piece that occupies pride of place at the Vittoriosa parish church, is set to regain its former majesty as restoration works come to an end. Anna Marie Galea meets up with restorers Roderick Abela and Paul...

  • Pianist leaves Malta on a high note after scooping €100,000 prize

    Pianist leaves Malta on a high note after scooping €100,000 prize

    Anna Ulaieva, 32, won first prize at the Malta International Piano Competition, which was held as part of the Malta International Music Festival between April 15 and May 1. The Ukrainian-Austrian musician scooped the €100,000 first prize, with...

  • Infiorata colours up St George's Square

    Infiorata colours up St George's Square

    Valletta 2018’s annual Valletta Green Festival, now in its fifth edition was officially opened earlier today in Pjazza San Ġorġ, which is housing the festival’s iconic infiorata boasting the festa motif. The infiorata, now a staple of the Valletta...

  • Watch: Three days of reggae, ska and dub

    Watch: Three days of reggae, ska and dub

    Three days of reggae, ska, dub, Jamaican street food, rum, beer, colourful market, ethiopian coffee, jamming, fun workshops, beautiful people, dancing and good vibes - welcome to the first edition of One Drop Festival, taking place from Friday 4...

  • Christabelle takes to the stage for first Eurovision rehearsal

    Christabelle takes to the stage for first Eurovision rehearsal

    Malta’s Christabelle took to the Eurovision stage on Wednesday for the first rehearsal of her song Taboo. Taboo was written by Christabelle and Johnny Sanchez, Muxu and Thomas G:Son. Christabelle started her rehearsal performance in an open...

  • This week at the cinema - May 2, 2018

    This week at the cinema - May 2, 2018

    Tully (2018)Genre: Comedy dramaDirectors: Jason ReitmanStarring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingstone, Emily HaineDuration: 96 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Charlize Theron plays a mother of three in the new comedy...

  • Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment and defamation

    Ashley Judd sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment and defamation

    Hollywood actress Ashley Judd on Monday filed a defamation and sexual harassment lawsuit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, alleging that he damaged her movie career after she refused his sexual advances. The civil lawsuit, filed in Los...

  • Airport Impressions release comeback single

    Airport Impressions release comeback single

    Airport Impressions announce they have released a comeback single after two years. The band announce that this new singl, Ivy, will be followed by further releases in the coming months and will lead to a Band’s own summer concert which will be...

  • Still going strong

    Still going strong

    Paula Fleri-Soler takes a behind-the-scenes look at the eagerly-awaited Avengers: Infinity War Part One. I don’t think I am alone when I say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) changed my view of superhero comic-book adaptations. While the...

  • A flawless performance

    A flawless performance

    I Kill Giants4 starsDirector: Anders WalterStars: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen PootsDuration: 106 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd I was struck by the many similarities between the funny and touching I Kill Giants and last year’s A Monster Calls.

  • The accordion, reinvented

    The accordion, reinvented

    When one thinks of classical music, the accordion is unlikely to spring to mind, but Latvian accordionist Ksenija Sidorova has made it her mission to challenge people’s impressions of the instrument, as she tells Maria Blanco ahead of her first...