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  • Stories that rock

    Stories that rock

    Michael Bugeja caught up with Sdang! drummer Alessandro Pedretti ahead of their upcoming performance in Malta to find out more about the band that describes its music as telling stories without talking. Back for what will be their third...

  • Music video by Tact

    Music video by Tact

    Tact is launching its first music video to accompany All is True, one of the tracks from the album Brushworks. The music video shares the artist’s emotions in an embedded visual form, portraying the concepts of diversity, humanity and unpleasant...

  • Creating an epic

    Creating an epic

    Finding a location for a music video is never an easy task. However, spotting a place with a cold vibe on our sunny Malta proved to be even harder. The initial idea was to film the band on an oil rig for those cold, rusty, metallic vibes. However,...

  • The south will rock again

    The south will rock again

    With less than a week to go before Rock the South kicks off, we bring you a round-up of what to expect from the sixth edition of the alternative music festival. With over 30 acts spread over three days, two live music stages and a silent disco...

  • Valletta visual arts festival returns

    All’s set for the third edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (Viva), which this year runs between April 15 and May 30, presenting an opportunity for local and international contemporary artists to network and showcase their...

  • Billy Connolly hopes to Parkinson's medication will get him back on stage

    Billy Connolly hopes to Parkinson's medication will get him back on stage

    Billy Connolly has said his chances of returning to the stage depend on the success of a first attempt at taking medication for his Parkinson's symptoms. After being diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in 2012 Connolly remained...

  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file divorce proceedings

    Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file divorce proceedings

    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have taken the first step in formally ending their marriage more than a year after they publicly declared their relationship was over. The actors both filed divorce petitions in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...

  • Russia backs out of Eurovision after Ukraine banned its singer

    Russia backs out of Eurovision after Ukraine banned its singer

    Russia has dropped out from next month's Eurovision Song Contest after host country Ukraine banned entry to the Russian participant. Channel One, the official Russian broadcaster, said the decision was taken after negotiations between the European...

  • Alicia Keys wins prestigious Amnesty award

    Alicia Keys wins prestigious Amnesty award

    American star Alicia Keys is the winner of Amnesty International's prestigious Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2017. The award highlights individuals and groups of people who have displayed courage in standing up to injustice while using their...

  • Miss Piggy in Muppets exhibit

    Miss Piggy in Muppets exhibit

    A museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. The Museum of the Moving Image in New York City has launched a Kick­starter...

  • No better time to be a woman on TV... 'but we are still so far behind'

    No better time to be a woman on TV... 'but we are still so far behind'

    Writer and broadcaster Caitlin Moran has said that we are living in a golden age for women in television, but added that real equality is still lacking. She voiced her concern that ethnic groups are seriously under-represented on the screen as she...

  • The mark of misplaced faith

    The mark of misplaced faith

    TheatreL-Iffissat t’AllaSt James Cavalier Working in collaboration with Valletta 18, Spazju Kreattiv has chosen a very different kind of Passion play for this year’s Holy Week. L-Iffissat t’Alla is essentially a two-hander, written by Joseph Galea...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Boss Baby (2017)Genre: ComedyDirector: Tom McGrathVoices of: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire Duration: 97 minutesClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd The computer-animated comedy, loosely based on the 2010 picture...

  • Ed Sheeran settles lawsuit over 'copied' hit song Photograph

    Ed Sheeran settles lawsuit over 'copied' hit song Photograph

    Ed Sheeran has reached a deal to end a 20 million dollar (€18.8 million) lawsuit over his hit song Photograph. The British music star was accused of "note-for-note" copying from a track called Amazing, which was released by former X Factor winner...

  • ‘Critics will bash me but I like my movies’

    ‘Critics will bash me  but I like my movies’

    Hollywood star Adam Sandler has predicted critics will dislike his new Netflix movie. The 50-year-old actor leads a star-studded cast in Sandy Wexler, a 1990s-set comedy in which he plays a talent manager representing a group of eccentric clients...

  • Doing justice to a classic

    Doing justice  to a classic

    With boundless passion and a healthy disregard for societal norms, one would be forgiven for thinking that Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen was a lot younger than her 174 years. Yet, while watching the latest Carmen offering, a collaboration between Moveo...

  • Figaro’s sparkling wedding feast

    Figaro’s sparkling wedding feast

    It took a long time for the wedding to take place but the sparkle was there throughout, from the very first bars of the overture down to the final ensemble. What a splendid job Philip Walsh had, enthusiastically keeping the Malta Philharmonic...

  • A new generation of music

    A new generation of music

    More and more homegrown rappers are emerging in Malta. Now that hip hop and rap have been around for a few decades, its seeds have taken root in some young local musicians who are learning to use their mouth as their instrument, and sometimes even...

  • A study in emotional extremes

    A study in emotional extremes

    One wonders how the artist C.S. Lawrence first chose to begin to explore religious art, and to lead her audience on a journey to taste the yearnings and agonies of Jesus Christ.  How did this seeming artistic diversion come to pass? All of us are...

  • Chasing an obsession

    Chasing an obsession

    The Lost City of Z4 starsDirector: James GrayStars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna MillerDuration: 141 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd I knew nothing about The Lost City of Z - expecting, given its rather B-movie-style title, a throwback...

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