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Arts and Culture: How do you lure back inspiration?

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Our resident glocal artist columnist today ponders: “Sometimes there just isn’t a muse on the radar. It has me thinking about the concept of inspiration. What makes people come up with the things they do? Where do they get it from? How do they get it back?”

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Leipzig Events: Helping save the beloved Kohlgarten Cafe this Saturday

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A group of 30 people have all pitched in to save the Kohlgarten Cafe (Kohlgartenstr. 51), now called HELMUT!. They plan to organise various activities, including film nights, specialty lunches, exhibitions and parties. They are throwing a soli party Saturday around 11:30 p.m. at Feinkost (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 36). Bring your dancing shoes and donations.

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I feel pretty… West Side Story

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How does West Side Story relate to Legida or Pegida demonstrations? Our arts and culture insider gives us her views and review on the Broadway and Hollywood classic as currently performed in Leipzig.

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Kings, heroes and the street

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Our arts and culture columnist today shows us some of the international and local highlights in art found along the streets, and gives us some historical and cultural insights into their often controversial medium, which is increasingly grabbing attention and followers in the mainstream. Bonus inside: street art photo gallery.

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Peter Höhne: childhood dreams and adult realities

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I was excited and intrigued. No space was left untouched. Next to me a limited edition black powder-coated wrench set hung from horseshoe nails. Various knifes were stuck in the wall in a row as though a knife thrower had been there. The radiators were encased in forged metal. The metal door frame into the bathroom was red glitter auto paint. Even the kitchen cabinet handles were wrenches and studded with red rhinestones. WOW! I was pretty much spellbound.

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Ch Ch Ch Changes

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My first piece for Leipzig Zeitgeist (LZ) about Leipzig Ballet was when Mario Schröder first appeared on the scene. It felt right. I was new. The company as we now know it was new. I went to my first after party that night. I mainly watched, but I did meet some people that would enrich my life. I must say it’s a far cry from my current after party shenanigans. How many years has it been? Five! It feels like yesterday and yet, like a lifetime.

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