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  • This week at the cinema - April 11, 2018

    This week at the cinema - April 11, 2018

    A Quiet Place (2018)Genre: HorrorDirector: John KrasinskiStarring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward, Leon RussomDuration: 90 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The horror film by actor John Krasinski is...

  • Play that explores gender identity to be put up at The Splendid

    Play that explores gender identity to be put up at The Splendid

    The Beau Belles will be producing Stella, a theatre production that explores gender and identity that has been adapted by Neil Bartlett. The piece will be directed by Polly March. The story is based on the true-life story of Ernest Boulton, who,...

  • Top You Tube video Despacito hacked

    Top You Tube video Despacito hacked

    The music video for Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi's Spanish-language hit Despacito has been hacked, just days after it become the first You Tube video to reach five billion. The hackers also hit other singers, including Shakira, Selena Gomez,...

  • Watch: Real time broadcast from Gozo's Tal-Mixta

    Watch: Real time broadcast from Gozo's Tal-Mixta

    Gozo's picturesque Tal-Mixta area is a hive of activity with preparations in full swing as French DJ Fakear starts his live performance from within the uniquely positioned cave overlooking the iconic Ramla l-Ħamra. Millions of viewers are expected...

  • A killer turned human

    A killer turned human

    Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organised crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she crosses paths with a young boy while doing a job. Producer Paul Schiff had been working to get Proud Mary to...

  • Paul’s story deserves full epic treatment

    Paul’s story deserves full epic treatment

    Paul Apostle of Christ3 starsDirector: Andrew HyattStars: Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier MartinezDuration: 108 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Rome, 67AD. Held prisoner by the tyrannical Emperor Nero, the apostle Paul (James Faulkner) is...

  • Going metal

    Ġorġ Mallia:The Metal Art of Marie Louise Kold LIM Publishing, 2017 One book that has lived on my cluttered desk for many years is Georges Bataille’s Lascaux or The Birth of Art. Since I refer to it so frequently, this book remains always close to...

  • New album featuring works by Carmelo Pace

    New album featuring works by Carmelo Pace

    Ramona Zammit Formosa recently launched a new CD album featuring piano works by Carmelo Pace. Containing 25 tracks, the album features some of Pace’s best repertoire for piano. Among the tracks included are the Suite for Piano – Three Maltese...

  • When rock meets electronica and beyond

    When rock meets electronica and beyond

    Kill The Action recently launched their new EP, For All You People. Ramona Depares sounds out the band on their genre-defying works. How do you describe the style of Kill The Action? This is probably the hardest question to answer. Our sound has...

  • The sum of two halves

    The sum of two halves

    Michael Bugeja catches up with Betamax and Danalogue, who together form Soccer96, ahead of their performance at this year’s edition of the Rock The South festival. They’ve been blazing a highly visible trail since 2013 as two-thirds of cosmic jazz...

  • What a Super Trouper

    What a Super Trouper

    As West End actress Charlotte Gorton prepares to take on the feisty role of Donna in Mamma Mia this month, she chats to Jo Caruana about Benny and Bjorn, dancing in the aisles and forming part of the ‘holy trinity’. It’s not often that an...

  • Michael Laus performs Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven

    Michael Laus performs Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven

    Teatru Manoel presents a piano recital by Michael Laus on April 11 at 8pm at Teatru Manoel.Michael Laus is one of Malta’s foremost and celebrated musicians both as a pianist and conductor. He graduated in piano, harpsichord and composition at the...

  • Schwarzenegger out of hospital after heart procedure

    Schwarzenegger out of hospital after heart procedure

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has left hospital after a heart procedure, his spokesman said. The spokesman, Daniel Ketchell, said in an email the 70-year-old Terminator actor and former California governor is "home and doing incredibly...

  • 'Solo: A Star Wars Movie' to get world premiere at Cannes festival

    'Solo: A Star Wars Movie' to get world premiere at Cannes festival

    The latest Star Wars movie spinoff, Solo: A Star Wars Story, will get its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers announced on Friday. A glitzy red-carpet premiere in the French coastal city is scheduled for May 15, 10 days...

  • Children's curiosity fair at Triton Square

    Children's curiosity fair at Triton Square

    The Strange Travels of Señor Tonet, Valletta 2018’s curiosity fair full of fun for the whole family, is now open at Triton Square, Valletta. For this project, Catalonia-based artists, Tombs Creatius, have teamed up with Esplora and visual artist...

  • Gaming weekend at the InterContinental Arena

    Gaming weekend at the InterContinental Arena

    The Nova Series is back this weekend  at Intercontinental Arena Conference. Quickfire, Malta's leading video game event company, will be organising the second edition of their flagship event, the Nova Series from today till Sunday at...

  • Storytelling through maps

    Storytelling through maps

    A series of Subjective Maps has been created as part of a Valletta 2018 project and will be distributed to the public over the coming days. The maps are a result of workshops that have been taking place in six localities over the past 18 months...

  • Watch: 1 in 5 in Japan at risk of suicide due to work pressure (ARTE)

    Watch: 1 in 5 in Japan at risk of suicide due to work pressure (ARTE)

    Karoshi in Japanese means death by overwork. Due to an excessive work ethic, one in five workers in Japan is at risk from dying or committing suicide due to work pressures.

  • Stunning Gozo cave to offer backdrop for French DJ performance

    Stunning Gozo cave to offer backdrop for French DJ performance

    When Cercle, a livestream platform dedicated to showcasing electronic music, approached Blank's Franco Vella about using one of Malta's stunning locations to livestream one of their iconic Monday night DJ sets, little did they know that they were...

  • Artists hope US court ruling will help them defend street art

    A landmark compensation award by a New York court has caught the attention of artists across the United States - and beyond - as signalling a new strategy for safeguarding street art from development. Judge Frederic Block awarded $6.75 million to...