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Lulu opera: a classical musician’s review

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“If you happen to open a piano-vocal score of Lulu, it looks like a vengeful composer threw up random spots of black onto the musical staff, tied some rhythms to it, and called it a day. And yet… it sounds like glorious music.”

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Vor Bergen: zu den Bildern Alexander Kavteas

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Part 3 of our German series on local-based artists: “Kavtea versetzt uns in eine berauschte Atemlosigkeit, und seine Bilder kommen, wie lange wir uns auch mit ihnen umgeben, immer und immer wieder zur rechten Zeit, wenn wir uns nur auf sie einlassen.”

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1003 Nights: Leipzig dreamed in Ukrainian

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Dreamy Ukrainian poem wins 1003 Nights contest. (Photo art: Ana Beatriz Ribeiro)

“I have never been to Germany, and saw Leipzig only in photos or in dreams. In this poem, I wanted to depict a Leipzig of the past, a place in a time long gone.” (1003 Nights literary contest winner – poetry)

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Theatre: Is “Proof” any good, after all?

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"Proof." Photo courtesy of English Theatre Leipzig.

“Watching ‘Proof’ in a sold out venue had its merits in terms of entertainment and cultural experience. But was the play any good and will it be worth attending next Saturday? You’ll find out here.”

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HALLE 14: what all the production’s about

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Project by Studio Swine @ HALLE 14. (Photo © Elizabeth Gerdeman)

As part of the Spinnerei Fall Gallery Tour, HALLE 14 is opening its doors at 3 pm Saturday, 8 September, to kick off the exhibition New Urban Production. The project is a search for new relationships between art, design and technology, and their visibility in urban space.

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Cocktail Open Mic: I’m only human

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    Peter Seaton-Clark hosting our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Audience members at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Leipzig Opera's Eliza Rudnicka headlined our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Leipzig Opera's Michael Chu headlined our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Public and performers mingling at Stan's bar at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
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    Maximilian Georg playing the sax at our Cocktail Open Mic on 8 June, 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

IN ONE WEEK! Let’s raise our glasses to friendship, creativity, inclusion, the “imperfections” we embrace. Maybe sing or recite. As always, hanging out and having a good time is the most important part at our Cocktail Open Mic.

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