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  • Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano in baroque concert

    Soprano Dorothy Baldacchino will feature in a sacred music concert at St Augustine Monastery in Old Bakery Street, Valletta, today at noon. She will be accompanied by Maria-Elena Farrugia. Albert Storace will present the programme. In...

  • Talk, sacred choral music

    Talk, sacred choral music

    A lecture on the musical and liturgical perspective of Tenebrae – Divine Office for the Holy Week will be held tomorrow at 6pm at Palazzo Falson, Mdina. Delivered by choir master Alex Vella Gregory and Fr Charlo Camilleri, O.Carm, the lecture will...

  • Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Shining star Gianni Morandi energises the crowd

    Renowned singer Gianni Morandi sprung a surprise on fans who attended his concert last Friday when he sang the iconic Maltese song Xemx wisq sabiħa. The Italian legend grabbed his guitar and struck the first few notes. Few people recognised the...

  • Another superhero

    Another superhero

    I have some very fond childhood memories of playing games and yelling “Shazam!” at my playmates… though I admit I never knew it stood for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. You live and learn. Yelling “Shazam!” did not turn me...

  • Watch: Iraq's War of Fire (ARTE)

    Watch: Iraq's War of Fire (ARTE)

    Oil wells were set on fire by jihadists in the Islamic State to slow down the advance of Iraqi forces during the Battle of Mosul. Though the battle was won, only 10 wells could be totally extinguished. Iraqi firefighters fight daily to control the...

  • Lean, loving and engaging

    Lean, loving and engaging

    Limestone Cowboy4 starsDirector: Abigail MalliaStarring: Paul Portelli, Paul Cilia, Davide TucciDuration: 97 minsClass: 15Eden Cinemas Good Maltese films are like buses – you wait for ages for one, then three turn up at the same time… It’s a loose...

  • ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    ‘Music in Malta – from prehistory to vinyl’

    Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti has been assiduously working on a large-scale project, entitled Music in Malta – From Prehistory to Vinyl, reaching its highlight in a major exhibition that will be taking place at the Mdina Cathedral Museum. It is...

  • Return of the Maltese falcon

    Return of the Maltese falcon

    Having been absent from the music scene for the past four years or so, Maltese artist Marty Rivers speaks to Michael Bugeja about country music and Maltese Falcon, his ‘comeback’ album, which has practically already reinstated him as a firm...

  • Watch: Chios, An Island Under Pressure (ARTE)

    Watch: Chios, An Island Under Pressure (ARTE)

    On March 20, 2016, the agreement between the European Union and Turkey entered into force. Overnight, the island of Chios transformed from a transit zone into a vast refugee camp. Refugees are no longer allowed to leave the island. But social...

  • Watch: The Car Clashers of Trinidad (ARTE)

    Watch: The Car Clashers of Trinidad (ARTE)

    'Clashers', from the Indian community in Trinidad, compete to play the loudest and best of Bollywood music to impress judges and win trophies. Here, sound clashing is an institution. So crank it up!

  • Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Dream Theater to perform in Malta

    Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater will be performing live in Malta in July. The concert will be staged at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on July 9. Dream Theater have achieved a startlingly sublime synthesis of soaring and...

  • ‘Spect-actors’ to witness the naked truth

    ‘Spect-actors’  to witness the naked truth

    ‘Spect-actors’ following the Holy Week representation Alla Mneżża (Naked God) in Għargħur on Sunday will be urged to see not only the Son of Man denuded of his divinity but also reflect on humanity. “We aim to contrast physical nakedness with the...

  • Watch: A delusional man intent on becoming Malta's next Prime Minister

    Watch: A delusional man intent on becoming Malta's next Prime Minister

    Karist is an ageing, delusional man intent on becoming Malta’s next Prime Minister. With the nation pushing the button on his mania, his inner demons erupt, violently tearing into Karist and his family. Sounds familiar with the Maltese political...

  • Classic novel put up at Manoel

    Classic novel put up at Manoel

    Malta’s foremost young drama troupe Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre is presenting Lord of the Flies by Nobel Prize winner William Golding at the Manoel Theatre this weekend. The classic novel, a potent allegory about the loss of innocence and the...

  • Watch: Tecnobrega Monsters (ARTE)

    Watch: Tecnobrega Monsters (ARTE)

    For decades, families of street vendors on the outskirts of the city of Belém, in the Brazilian state of Para, have built their huge tecnobrega monsters. These elaborate sound systems and visual spectacles are inspired by the animals of the...

  • Pride and Passion

    Pride and Passion

    Over 500 rare and stunning crucifixes from around the world are currently on display at a private residence in Gudja. Jesmond Farrugia has been collecting crucifixes for the past 30 years but his family has been interested in these symbols of...

  • Game of Thrones: The end is here

    Game of Thrones: The end is here

    The final 35 days of Game of Thrones are upon us. Who will live? Who will die? We are about to find out… Season 8 will mark the long-awaited finale of the fantasy epic that has captured viewers worldwide. When Thrones premiered back in 2011, it...

  • Holy week exhibitions and events

    The St Joseph the Worker Exhibitions Society is organising its 21st consecutive Good Friday exhibition at the St Joseph the Worker parish centre, at 71, Bwieraq Street, Birkirkara.  The exhibition, entitled ‘Il-Misteru tal-Mewt u l-Qawmien’,...

  • Morandi lands in Malta for Friday concert

    Morandi lands in Malta for Friday concert

    Gianni Morandi landed in Malta on Wednesday prior to his performance on Friday. Fans welcomed him at the airport. During the live performance at Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre, Ta’ Qali, on Friday, at 9pm, Morandi will sing more than 40...

  • This week at the cinema

    SHAZAM! (2019)Genre: ActionDirector: David F. SandbergStarring: Zachary Levi, Zach Dylan Grazer, Michelle Borth, Asher Angel, Grace FultonDuration: 132 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd The latest superhero film, based on the DC Comics of the...