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A new light on a misjudged material

Plastic waste: material for art Used plastic bottles are not waste, but a valuable resource. They can be reprocessed in a variety of ways and transformed into new products or fresh energy. And into art. This is exactly what Veronika Richterová does. The Czech artist creates fascinating sculptures made out of old PET bottles. Plastic has inspired artists from the very beginning. The reason: plastic meets almost all technical and aesthetic requirements. It is a universal material and is considered modern and progressive. This not only applies to new products:…

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Star conductor Matthias Manasi to conduct the New Year’s Concert 2024

Shooting star conductor Matthias Manasi conducts the New Year’s Concert 2024 in Kuala Lumpur Shooting star German conductor Matthias Manasi is among today’s most distinguished conductors. Star conductor Matthias Manasi will conduct the New Year’s Concert 2024 in the Malaysian capital city Kuala Lumpur with the Selangor Symphony Orchestra in the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre on January 13, 2024. This will be the first time that Matthias Manasi will conduct at this prestigious international event. Matthias Manasi and the Selangor Symphony Orchestra will interpret works by Michail Glinka, Johann…

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The Wedding Singer by Encore! Musicals Berlin e.V. comes to Berlin

After a failed engagement, this rockstar wannabe has finally found his perfect match. The only problem is she“s already engaged-to someone else! Get ready for 80s nostalgia with this Tony Award-nominated hit musical comedy that asks you to put it When: Fri, 27.10 – 19:30 | Sat, 28.10 – 14:30 & 19:30 | Sun, 29.10 – 14:00 & 19:00 Where: ufaFabrik Berlin – Internationales Kulturcentrum Viktoriastraße 10-18, 12105 Berlin/Tempelhof Based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer is a hilarious, feel-good musical comedy that“ll…

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August Sander Award 2024 for Portrait Photography is currently being announced

Artists up to and including the age of 40 can participate, Submissions are open immediately The August Sander Award for portrait photography, donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, will be awarded for the fourth time in 2024 in cooperation with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne. The idea behind the award is to promote young contemporary artistic approaches in the sense of objective and conceptual photography. Against the background of August Sander’s important portrait photographs, the photographic works of the applicants should primarily relate to the theme…

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Pioneers of Creative AI: „The Little Heroine“ Children’s Book

Are books created with generative AI really „soulless“? Many people believe so. But this children’s book proves the exact opposite. At a time when writing and publishing are undergoing unstoppable change, „The Little Heroine“ is a groundbreaking example of how generative artificial intelligence can be used profitably in art and literature. And this without having to fear that humanity is moving toward a dystopia in the process, but quite the opposite. At the heart of this extraordinary project is nine-year-old storyteller Leyya. Although she has trouble paying attention in school,…

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Exciting encounter between contemporary and historical photography

Works by Simone Nieweg, August Kotzsch and Sora Park in the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne The photographs of Simone Nieweg (exhibition title: „Plants, Sheds, Arable Land: Working in Nature“) and August Kotzsch („Nature, Landscape, Genre“) show discoveries made in the landscape of intriguing objects both natural and human-made. Their juxtaposition makes for an exciting encounter between contemporary and historical photography. Also on view will be recent portraits and still lifes by Sora Park, 2022 August Sander Award winner („With me, with you. Portraits and Still Lifes“). „You have to…

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NEW RELEASE: Matthias Manasi and the Slovak Sinfonietta recorded Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 34, 35, 36

Matthias Manasi released a new album on Hänssler Classic dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, recorded with the Slovak Sinfonietta. The CD includes the hallmark works, Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 34, 35, 36. Matthias Manasi and the Slovak Sinfonietta’s revelatory interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphonies Nos. 34, 35, 36, recorded on 17, 18, 19 November 2022, was released on 7 April 2023 on Hänssler Classic. Their new album documents a landmark interpretation and has attracted global attention. The thrilling Symphony No. 34, a three-movement C major work opens with a bright,…

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Learn How to Live with the Germans in the Funniest Way Possible with Comedy Duo Mel and Pajo

Mel (Irish), and Pajo, a talented entertainer from Croatia, have teamed up to create an unforgettable evening of laughter and entertainment. Munich, Germany – June 5, 2023 – Have you ever wondered what it takes to truly live harmoniously with the Germans? Look no further! Comedy duo Mel and Pajo, who have been living in Germany for over 50 years, are ready to share their hilarious experiences and insights on how to navigate life, work, and love with our German neighbors. Mel, originally from Ireland, and Pajo, a talented entertainer…

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ANTONJA, with her Soft Rock Song „Twist in my Sobriety“

Rockartist produced a new Version from a One hit Wonder. After a couple of her own quite hefty rock songs, the Austrian-born rock singer ANTONJA releases a classic, which she re-recorded with her band in the studio in Mallorca/Spain. This time she strikes somewhat calmer tones. In her version of „Twist in my Sobriety“ ANTONJA has made the song completely her own and given it a chilling modern soft rock character, which sounds very relaxed and coherent with „clean“ electric guitars and despite additional „crunchy“ distorted guitars. The musical picture…

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Star German conductor Matthias Manasi’s Astana Opera debut cancelled and postponed due to the programming of the 10th anniversary theatre season

World-renowned conductor and pianist, Matthias Manasi should have conducted in the 2022/23 season his debut concert with the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra at the Astana Opera in Astana, Kazakhstan. On the program was the famous piece „Kudasha Duman“ by Kazakh composer Yerkegali Rakhmadiyev, followed by Richard Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, Prelude and Liebestod from the opera Tristan und Isolde and Johannes Brahms‘ Violin Concerto. The concert which was supposed to have taken place on 20 April 2022 was cancelled because the concert’s soloist, Kazakh violinist Aida Ayupova was indisposed due to…

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