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Christmas across Europe

Different meals and even different days, but the feeling is the same Although Christmas traditions in Europe have certain aspects in common, such as spending time with family on Christmas Eve, different countries have their own specific customs. Celebrations on the European continent have deep roots in history, and some of them originated from ancient… Keep Reading

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New Year’s Eve burlesque show at Royal

Special guests and surprises are planned for the Prague Burlesque Silvester New Year’s Eve parties can be a bit dull, frankly. If some decent entertainment isn’t planned, people can be nervously checking their watches for midnight. Theater Cinema Cafe Royal When: Dec. 31, doors open at 9 p.m. Where: Theatre Cinema Cafe Royal, Vinohradska 48,… Keep Reading

Czech Republic back in Eurovision
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Czech Republic back in Eurovision

The country scored poorly in three previous attempts to win the song contest The Czech Republic will participate in the Eurovision 2015 song contest, after an absence of five years, the contest organizers announced. “We are very excited to have Czech Republic return to the Eurovision Song Contest after five years of absence, making the… Keep Reading

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Review: Into the Woods

Big musical fits nicely into a small stage In the run-up to a big budget, all-star film of Into the Woods, scheduled for the holidays, the 1986 Sondheim musical has been seeing a flurry of renewed interest. This has led, more or less, to the first production in the Czech Republic. Into the Woods When:… Keep Reading

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Book review: Gottland

Polish book about Czechness is finally available in English On the pages of Gottland: Mostly True Stories From Half of Czechoslovakia, a renowned Polish journalist, Mariusz Szczygiel, makes a trip to what is now called the Czech Republic and takes a closer look at how the 20th century treated the little Czech nation. Gottland: Mostly… Keep Reading

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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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