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weird christmas around the world
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Christmas traditions as celebrated around the world

Christmas is a world of best wishes expressed with a variety of traditions. Nowadays, traveling for Christmas isn’t just about visiting Grandma. With the convenience of Internet shopping its easier than ever to travel to a country looking for a White Christmas, curious about fascinating Christmas traditions and taking delight in exploring cultures. Here are… Keep Reading

Cronenberg Evolution
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Cronenberg: Evolution opens at House of the Stone Bell

Film props and related items cover the entire career of the Canadian filmmaker Props, sketches and promotional material from across the career of Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg make up the show Cronenberg: Evolution, now at the House of the Stone Bell. A retrospective of films will run throughout the length of the exhibit, with five… Keep Reading

Mozart-Salieri
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‘Lost’ Mozart and Salieri work performed again in Prague

A small joint collaboration between the authors was hiding in plain sight since 1950 A musical collaboration between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri that was long considered lost has been found in a Czech music archives. While fictional accounts such as the play and film Amadeus portray the two as bitter rivals, the newly… Keep Reading

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Mozart and Salieri song discovered in archives

The rivals of the film ‘Amadeus’ apparently collaborated on music in real life A musical composition co-written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri was found after more than 200 years by employees of the Czech Museum of Music in Prague. The work will be presented to the media next week. It is reportedly a… Keep Reading

Gene Deitch
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Gene Deitch’s memoir is back in a new edition

Just one American lived in Prague from 1959 to the Velvet Revolution Gene Deitch is still in Prague, and a newly expanded sixth edition of his book For the Love of Prague tells the unique story of his trip here in 1959 to oversee new editions of Tom and Jerry cartoons. The trip would never end,… Keep Reading

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ThrowbackThursday : The Federal Assembly

One of Prague’s more controversial buildings is a fusion of mismatched styles If pictures of the former stock exchange on what is now Wilsonova Street look a bit familiar but not quite right, there is a reason for that. The exchange building, the work of architect Jaroslav Rössler, was completed in 1938. It didn’t serve… Keep Reading

clock-doodle
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Prague’s Astronomical Clock makes Google’s front page

A Google Doodle of the 605 year old clock can be seen in much of the world Many days, search engine company Google highlights a special anniversary, person or event on its front page Today, a graphic of the Orloj, the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square, is on the main search page, with one… Keep Reading

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Art group replaces president’s flag with red underpants

Three Ztohoven members were arrested and may face charges Art provocateur group Ztohoven pulled another one of its public art stunts. This time they replaced the president’s flag flying over Prague Castle with oversized red underwear, as a protest against Czech President Miloš Zeman. The group of three men between the ages of 33 and… Keep Reading

Klementinum national library
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Klementinum named world’s most beautiful library

Time-wasting portal Bored Panda singles out the Baroque hall of the National Library OK, so BoredPanda.com isn’t exactly the New York Times or National Geographic. But it does have a fair amount of readers for its photo essays and listicles — that’s newspeak for list-based articles — that are a quick break from office monotony.… Keep Reading

Žantovský wants to bring Havel Library closer to people
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Žantovský wants to bring Havel Library closer to people

Events are planned for what would have been Havel’s 80th birthday Prague, Sept 13 (ČTK) — Michael Žantovský, new director of the Prague-seated Václav Havel Library, wants to extend its activities also to reach outside Prague and abroad, and bring them closer to people, he has said in an interview with the Czech News Agency.… Keep Reading

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