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Top 10 most positive countries

Five countries in Europe make Top 10, but none from the CEE region England is crowned as the world’s most positive country for 2014, according to the annual global index published by Daily Positive (D+), an online media from Australia for positive news. In the fourth year of the award series, England topped the list… Keep Reading

Miss Czech Slovak America 2014
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Miss Czech Slovak America named in Big Apple

Annual beauty pageant took place in NYC’s Bohemian National Hall The grand finale of the Miss Czech Slovak America 2014 competition took place Oct. 25 at the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The main title of Czech Slovak America and winner’s tiara went to 28-year-old Martina Veselá from New… Keep Reading

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PKF – Prague Philharmonia names new conductor

Emmanuel Villaume will take up the baton in September 2015 PKF – Prague Philharmonia has announced new chief conductor. Jakub Hrůša will pass his baton to Emmanuel Villaume. The agreement was signed at Avery Fisher Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center The PKF – Prague Philharmonia announced the appointment of conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the… Keep Reading

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The lives of Nicholas Winton

A young man’s holiday to Czechoslovakia in 1938 saves the lives of hundreds of children It was confirmed last week that Sir Nicholas Winton will indeed be coming to Prague at the end of October to receive the highest honor the Czech Republic can bestow on an individual: the Order of the White Lion. This… Keep Reading

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Review: Prague Burlesque at Theatre Royal

Cabaret-style shows takes the striptease back in time Over the years, burlesque as a form of entertainment lost its meaning. Up until the 1950s it was a less serious form of variety show.  After that, it began to decline in quality. A new show at Café Royal takes burlesque back to its heyday. Burlesque at… Keep Reading

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Book Review: ‘When Google Met Wikileaks’

Julian Assange: down ranking Google’s dead souls future Julian Assange’s new book, When Google Met Wikileaks is not really a new book at all; it is a minimally edited transcription of a secret meeting he had with Google’s Erich Schmidt and Jared Cohen back on June 23, 2011. When Google Met Wikileaks by Julian Assange… Keep Reading

Fairy-tale World of Zdenek Smetana
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Exhibit: Fairy-tale World of Zdeněk Smetana

Sketches for animated works show highlights of a long career Czech children are likely to be familiar with the work of animator Zdeněk Smetana. He has been involved in animation since the1940s and his TV series are classics of their kind. Fairy-tale World of Zdeněk Smetana When: To Oct. 5, daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Where:… Keep Reading

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Mucha’s Slav Epic goes on display in Japan

Prague hopes to boost ties with Tokyo to encourage tourism Prague, July 12 (ČTK) — The Slav Epic, legendary cycle of 20 large historical paintings by Czech Alfons Mucha (1860-1939), will go on a three-month display in the National Art Center Tokyo, a significant Japanese gallery, Prague Deputy Mayor Václav Novotný (TOP 09) has told… Keep Reading

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Klimt painting, considered lost, unveiled at National Gallery

‘Lady with a Muff’ was thought to be missing for decades Prague, June 27 (ČTK) — The National Gallery (NG) in Prague today put on display Gustav Klimt’s painting Lady with a Muff from 1916–17, considered missing for decades. The painting was borrowed from a private Czech collection in which it has been since the… Keep Reading

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Czech museums highlight World War I from different angles

With 100-year of Franz Ferdinand’s assassination fast approaching, a ceremony in Brno will restage the fatal attack Brno, June 25 (ČTK) — Nine museums in Bohemia and Moravia have joined forces to highlight World War I from different angles, and their simultaneous series of exhibitions will be ceremonially launched at Brno’s Špilberk Castle Saturday, 100… Keep Reading

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