Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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Rudy Linka – a guitar virtuoso bringing world renowned musicians to Czech cities and towns with Bohemia Jazz Fest

Radio Prague |
16 June 2009

The world-renowned jazz guitar player Rudy Linka was born in Prague but moved to Sweden at a young age. After half a decade there he left for the US, and has been living in New York for nearly a quarter of a century. In recent years, however, Rudy has been home in the Czech Republic every summer, organising the Bohemia Jazz Fest, a great free event which brings world class jazz musicians to a number of Czech towns and cities. We met at Café Slavia, one of the haunts of his teenage years.

Show of work by art superstar Damien Hirst opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
25 May 2009

An exhibition of works by Britain's Damien Hirst has just opened at Prague's Rudolfinum. Hirst is perhaps best known for placing dead animals in formaldehyde and covering a human skull in diamonds.

The award no ad-man wants to win: the Sexist Piggy Prize

Radio Prague |
11 June 2009

The latest advertising contest underway is one that competitors will not be keen on winning. The Sexist Piggy prize goes to the advertiser responsible for the most sexist ad, and it’s been turning a lot of heads itself.

Emanuel Moravec – the face of Czech collaboration with the Nazis

Radio Prague |
11 June 2009

Emanuel Moravec became dubbed ‛the Czech Quisling’ – a reference the more famous Norwegian collaborator. In this week’s Czechs in History, Chris Johnstone explores Moravec’s complex character and path to collaboration.

Prague Writers' Festival opens 19th year

Radio Prague |
9 June 2009

Sunday evening saw the opening of the Czech Republic's main annual literary event, the Prague Writers' Festival, at the city's Laterna Magika theatre.

Pirates take aim on parliament with new political party

Radio Prague |
8 June 2009

One of the parties that will be vying for votes in early elections this autumn will be a piracy-advocacy group.

Douglas Gordon exhibition opens at Prague's Dox

Radio Prague |
8 June 2009

Blood, Sweat, Tears features photographs, abstract statements printed on the walls and above all video, the medium with which the leading Scottish artist Douglas Gordon is most closely associated.

'Razz or jock?' – Czech and South African musicians launch genre-defying new album

Radio Prague |
5 June 2009

The Jonathan Crossley Band is what you get when you ask two Czechs and three South Africans to make a mixture of rock and jazz.

Lendl and Navrátilová: home and away

Radio Prague |
5 June 2009

Unlike most of their compatriots, the country’s top tennis players were able to travel round the world, and when Czechoslovak Radio caught up with the 19-year-old Lendl just before Christmas 1979, it was during one of his rare trips back home.

Communists cry foul at Czech TV documentary on Horáková show trial

Radio Prague |
4 June 2009

The Communist Party has written to complain at a documentary on Czech Television about the show-trial of Milada Horáková – being shown in the run-up to the European Parliament elections.

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