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Saudek & Saudek 80 charts twins’ careers (NSFW)

The most famous Czech photographer and comic illustrator are fraternal twins Perhaps the most famous Czech photographer is Jan Saudek, whose erotic pictures, often shown in hand colored versions, have been sold all over the world. Less known, at least to a foreign audience, is the comic book art of his twin brother Kája Saudek.… Keep Reading

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ČT sends family back to Nazi-era Protectorate

TV reality show aims at boosting Czechs’ knowledge of wartime period Prague, May 7 (ČTK) — Public broadcaster Czech Television (ČT) will broadcast a new reality show named Holiday in the Protectorate (Dovolená v Protektorátu) that is to enhance people’s knowledge and awareness of the atmosphere in the then Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia… Keep Reading

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Prague library to digitize works of Czech Jewish authors

Gustav Meyrink, Otokar Fischer and David Popper among those is collection Prague, April 12 (ČTK) — Works of Prague Jewish writers and composers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries owned by the Prague Municipal Library will be available in digital form thanks to a project covered from European subsidies, the library’s spokeswoman… Keep Reading

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Kim Novak shows her paintings at Strahov

Legendary actress returns to the place of her family roots Actress Kim Novak has been interested in painting all of her life, even though she is best known for her roles in films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo, the musical Pal Joey the fantasy Bell, Book and Candle, the romance Picnic and the urban… Keep Reading

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Original pictures of Samuel Beckett on display

Black-and-white shots by John Minihan capture daily life and famous people Some rare original pictures of Irish writer Samuel Beckett are part of a small display currently at the Karolinum. John Minihan: Beckett and the Wake When: To March 25, daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Where: Křížová chodba, Karolinum, Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 ualk.ff.cuni.cz The… Keep Reading

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The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre

A rather busy production sees an inebriated Mozart entering his own work The Magic Flute  (Die Zauberflöte) By W.A. Mozart When: Feb 15, 27; March 11, April 3, and June 16 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 also at 2 p.m.; May 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Estates Theatre www.narodni-divadlo.cz The stage director, Vladimír Morávek, has taken a… Keep Reading

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark premieres in Prague

Exclusive look behind the scenes of a European opera premiere We would like to cordially invite you to an exclusive Premiere Special designed to provide you with an extensive insight of the making of the opera “Hamlet – Prince of Denmark” to be performed for the first time ever on European soil this upcoming May.… Keep Reading

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Opera: The Magic Flute returns to the Estates Theatre

Mozart’s final opera will be in the original German with a new staging The intriguing story of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), one of Mozart’s most loved works, will be retold by innovative Czech director Vladimír Morávek and staged in a fantastical world of collages by designer Miroslav Huptych. The premiere, musically prepared by Jaroslav… Keep Reading

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Jury picks Czech entry for Eurovision

The Czech Republic is back in the televised contest for the first time in five years Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta will represent the Czech Republic in the Eurovision song contest to be held in May in Vienna. The pair will sing “Hope Never Dies.” The Czech Republic has not participated in the televised… Keep Reading

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Where to spend New Year’s Eve in Prague

Ring in the new year with anything from a DJ dance party to a seven-course dinner The one night a year that virtually everybody celebrates is New Year’s Eve. Prague oddly has its official fireworks display on Jan. 1 at 6 p.m., but many areas of the city are filled with amateur displays, and some… Keep Reading

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