The Malta Independent 20 February 2018, Tuesday

Arts

'Laila Biali' masterfully mixes jazz and pop

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 09:30 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Laila Biali, "Laila Biali" (Kobalt) Smooth jazz might be an even worse idea than soft rock or light beer, which makes Laila Biali's self-titled album a miracle of sorts. The Toronto pianist...

James Anderson delivers unconventional mystery in new novel

Saturday, 17 February 2018, 08:25 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"Lullaby Road: a Novel" (Crown), by James Anderson The road stretches long — and hard — in a remote area of Utah that trucker Ben Jones has been traveling nearly 20 years. It's not...

Meryl Streep starring in season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'

Friday, 16 February 2018, 09:51 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Meryl Streep is starring in season two of "Big Little Lies," adding more woman power to the Nicole Kidman-Reese Witherspoon drama. HBO said in a statement Wednesday that Streep will play Mary...

John Gorka's new album bridges the past and present

Friday, 16 February 2018, 09:28 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

John Gorka, "True In Time" (Red House) The past is present on "True In Time." John Gorka digs into his songwriting archives for several tunes, including two he had lost, and the title cut was...

Tonya Harding tale 'I, Tonya' sticks the landing

Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:47 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"I, Tonya" is the Tonya Harding film you never knew you wanted: an outrageously entertaining reappraisal of the Olympic figure skater who, in 1994, was involved in a scheme to injure her main rival,...

Author creates equivalent of 'Cheers' bar

Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:24 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"The Music Shop: A Novel" (Random House), by Rachel Joyce Author Rachel Joyce has created the equivalent of the "Cheers" bar in a record store: "The Music Shop" is a warm, familiar place where...

Candice Bergen to star in CBS' 'Murphy Brown' revival

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 09:48 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of "Murphy Brown," the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy. CBS said in a Wednesday announcement that it's ordered 13 episodes of the sitcom for its...

For songwriter Marc Cohn the Grammys aren't in his past

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 09:26 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Marc Cohn is rightly proud of his Grammy Award but it's not the most valuable thing in his house. The trophy sits in a heaving bookcase right above a copy of Bob Dylan's "The Lyrics." That thick...

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