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Performers get more daring at Cocktail Open Mic

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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor
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    Mama Ulita at Cocktail Open Mic Vol. 9. Photo: George O'Connor

Continuing a current trend at our Cocktail Open Mic, the September evening’s headliner was German burlesque queen Mama Ulita; she enchanted the audience like a snake charmer and will bring reinforcements for the November 8th edition. 

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Musketeer in Leipzig: Joseph and the spirit of Jim

in Music/Reviews

“The billowy white shirt, unbuttoned halfway, and the long, curly brown hair definitely helped to cement the image. However, it was during the plaintive opening strains of my first spin of the newly released single, ‘Kraken,’ that I first thought of Jim.”

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Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

in Opera/What's on

“If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what ‘opera’ – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you’ll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”

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Rock & roll amputations with Jim & William

in Music/Reviews

“At the advent of the WGT festival, catching The Jesus and Mary Chain was my highest priority. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, are internationally-acclaimed figureheads, but also local heroes for a Paisley boy like myself who grew up around scheme rats with Dads with their records.”

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Michael Chu: Never give up on love

in Concerts/Culture / Entertainment/LEIPGLO/Stage
Michael Chu. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)
Michael Chu. (Photo: maeshelle west-davies)

When Michael found himself in the elevator with the right guy at Oper Leipzig, he thought he’d take a shot and told him he had written a song cycle. As he continued his pitch, it took a while for him to realize the answer had been “yes.”

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Feline and Strange: WGT virgins in the park

in Events/My Leipzig/Stage

“First I have to know what I’m going to say, then we have to find a way to make it sound beautiful. Beautiful can also be screaming at the audience!” Feline and Strange tell Adam Carrington what “goth” means in 2018. Catch them playing this evening, even if you don’t have a WGT wristband.

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