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Dance's chance to shine

Prague Post |
7 January 2011

Ballet Gala brings top international dancers to Prague.

Back in the swing of things

Prague Post |
7 January 2011

Legendary swing orchestra opens 2011 in high style.

20th Anniversary: The Velvet Divorce

Prague Post |
7 January 2011

The end of a country and the birth of two.

New series maps changes in Czech film industry over last 20 years

Radio Prague |
7 January 2011

The public broadcaster Czech TV has begun airing a new 20-part series looking back on Czech film and the film industry since 1989. Called Rozmarná léta českého filmu (The Capricious Years of Czech film), the documentary looks at difficulties and changes in the Czech film business during the transition from the state-controlled economy to the free market.

Transformed Prague suburb comes under the spotlight at Prague exhibition

Radio Prague |
7 January 2011

A lesser known quarter of Prague, somewhat off the tourist beaten track is under the spotlight at Prague's main municipal museum. The area is Libeň which was transformed from a downriver district of fields, farms and vineyards by the industrial revolution and largely made over again from the middle of the 20th century.

Alchemy reading & open mic

Prague TV |
6 January 2011

Featured reader: DIMITRIS LYACOS. Lyacos' work both straddles and crosses perceived boundaries of literary form from the journal-like prose to the pared down poetic idioms.

Litteraria Pragensia adds online archive

Prague Post |
6 January 2011

Litteraria Pragensia, Prague's premier academic press, which works in cooperation with the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, DALC, and the Philosophy Faculty of Charles University, has published 30 titles since 2002. The publisher has since grown to publish significant titles in a wide range of academic and creative disciplines, from poetry to film theory. In addition, the press publishes VLAK, an international journal of poetry and the arts which was founded in early 2010.

Milan Hlavsa - legendary Plastic People frontman remembered

Radio Prague |
6 January 2011

5 January marks ten years since the death of Czech underground music legend Milan Hlavsa. At the age of just 49 in 2001, the frontman for The Plastic People of the Universe and Půlnoc succumbed to lung cancer; fellow musicians from both bands will commemorate the singer and bassist on Saturday at Prague's Akropolis.

It's in the genes, suggests Czech transsexual 'family'

AFP |
5 January 2011

Dominik was a woman, Andrea was a man, and now after switching their genders they are a couple watching the son Dominik gave birth to, turn into a woman.

After eating like a king, walk like one

Prague Post |
5 January 2011

For years, I was mystified at the sight of certain markings atop doorways in Czech cities and villages. A scrawling of "K + M + B," usually in chalk, kept catching my eye, and I wondered vaguely if it were a sort of underground gang that was slowly corrupting the nation's youth.

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