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Rudolfinum videomapping to be projected, streamed

Česká spořitelna celebrates its 190th birthday with a concert A one-of-kind concert will take place Sept 5, combining a classical concert by the Czech Philharmonic with a videomapping of the interior of the Rudolfinum. While space inside is quite limited, especially due to the extra technical equipment, the concert can be seen live over the… Keep Reading

International Charles IV exhibition set for anniversary
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International Charles IV exhibition set for anniversary

National Gallery exhibition will be the first to show Charles IV’s crown from Aachen Jiří Fajt, general director of the National Gallery in Prague, and representatives of two German museums signed an agreement on cooperation on the international exhibition Charles IV 1316–1378. The Czech-Bavarian exhibition is under the auspices of prime ministers of the two… Keep Reading

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Kaplický’s ‘blob’ library will finally be seen at Letná

The building is still not happening, but a videomapping will show what might have been As part of the quickly approaching Letní Letná festival of new circus, one of the tents will be used for a videomapping to show what the rejected design for a new Czech National Library by architect Jan Kaplický and his… Keep Reading

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Stolen painting found after 19 years

Jan Preisler masterpiece is valued at up to 8 million Kč Police in Prague have made a breakthrough in an almost two-decade-old case of art theft with the recovery of a painting called “Koupání” (Bathing) by Jan Preisler. Art expects give the current value of the work at up to 8 million Kč, according to… Keep Reading

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Prague 2015/16 opera season offers nine premieres

New season promises to be more upbeat than its rather serious predecessor The National Theatre Opera and the State Opera are preparing nine premieres for the 2015/16 season. Compared with the now ending season, which accentuates operatic dramas, the upcoming one offers a little more joy and vigor. New titles include classics like Puccini’s Madama… Keep Reading

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Lidice massacre masterminds brought to justice

Nazis behind mass killing of innocent Czechoslovak civilians were sentenced to death shortly after World War II The Nuremberg trials, which started shortly after Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II and wrapped up less than a year later, dealt with many of the most egregious crimes committed by the members of the… Keep Reading

Vaclav Havel
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More places to be named for Havel

Havel’s square to be in Haifa, his bench in Tel Aviv Jerusalem, June 7 (ČTK special correspondent) — A square in Haifa, Israel, will bear the name of the late Czech president Václav Havel (1936—2011) as of the end of June and a Havel bench is to be installed at the university in Tel Aviv,… Keep Reading

Thor Garcia
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Thor Garcia: Writing is therapy

Prague-based expat writer has new book coming out in the fall Thor Garcia, the Prague-based American writer of The News Clown: A Novel, Only Fools Die of Heartbreak and Tund, encourages writers to get out of their comfort zones. Garcia was born in Long Beach, California, and has worked as a journalist in Los Angeles, San… Keep Reading

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José Cura to take up artistic residence

Famed opera singer will be with the Prague Symphony Orchestra for three seasons Incoming chief conductor Pietari Inkinen and opera star José Cura outlined the 2015–16 season of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The 81st season of the FOK, as it is also known, will be the first for Finnish-born Inkinen as chief conductor and the… Keep Reading

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South Koreans win Prague Spring clarinet, flute competition

The 17-year-old Yubeen Kim won flute section, countryman Sangyoon Kim praised for skill with clarinet Prague, May 15 (ČTK) — Two young men from South Korea have won the Prague Spring 67th international music contest: Yubeen Kim, 17, in the category of flute and Sangyoon Kim, 27, in the clarinet category, the organizers announced today.… Keep Reading

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