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Flowerpower bouncers block foreigners

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Kept out of Flowerpower by bouncers. (Photo: public domain)

I’d leave Flowerpower at daybreak, and never felt disrespected or unwelcome there as a foreigner. That is, until the wee hours of last Sunday.

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Mardi Gras: carnival Louisiana style

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The Louisiana table was a big hit at the US Consulate's event to promote tourism in the Southern states. (Image courtesy of the US Consulate)

It’s Fat Tuesday! Wouldn’t you like to be in New Orleans?

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Got Game: reviving tennis in Leipzig

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©Tennisschule und Akademie Mitteldeutschland

What used to be a typical activity, with people crowding tennis courts on weekends and evenings, has now turned into a much more invisible phenomenon.

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Startups: an afternoon ’round the bin

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binee, a smart recycling bin startup, kicks off our series on local budding enterprises. (Photo: public domain)

binee’s Martin Jaehnert introduces us to his smart recycling-related business and the Leipzig startup ‘hood – home of the young and bright, incubator of dreams that may peter out with the current grant or outlast the marathon to continuous cash flow.

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LOFFT current status: critical

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The LOFFT brings cutting edge performances that reflect our time. It would be very disruptive to the Leipzig art scene were they to be without a stage.

The LOFFT brings cutting edge performances that reflect our time. It would be very disruptive to the Leipzig art scene were they to be without a stage.

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HGB student artworks “on vibrant display”

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Public domain photo, Gratisography.com

The pinnacle of this annual student art exhibit is the opening reception on Thursday evening (this year on 15 Feb). There’s often little more than elbow room for a public eagerly traversing corridors steeped in performances, DJ tables and often thematic beverage stands.

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