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Yoko Ono in Leipzig: Peace is Power

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"The retrospective is definitely worth experiencing. When I was there on a weekday recently, I saw people interacting. Teens were gluing together broken tea cups and saucers and excitedly stamping peace on parts of maps. Preteens were asking questions. Adults of all ages were enthralled."

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Cocktail Open Mic: Ghost of seasons past

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"Velvet wind, laced with cool silver light and spiced with innuendos of weekend... spurned me on my way to Baileo, a place where vegetables turn into fruit of art at the Cocktail Open Mic." We've got three very diverse headliners this time: a famous Nepalese-American poet, a burlesque performer, and a solo electric guitarist. Fri,

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When opera orders a beer at the bar

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Opera on Tap, a non-profit run by aspiring artists, has come to Leipzig to drag opera out of the house for a night on the town. The next show is 23 May at Beyerhaus.

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Gordon Raphael: rocking in the Noisy Chair

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"Despite a career recording and producing household-name acts like The Strokes and Regina Spektor, 'Sleep on the Radio' is Gordon Raphael’s first full-length album, the first one with his songs and his name on the front cover." (Interview & album review by Adam Carrington) Check out Gordon Raphael & the Half Full Flashes @ Leipzig's

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Love and MuKo’s Count of Monte Cristo

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"From the moment one walks into Leipzig’s Musikalische Komödie (MuKo), the mood is set with crashing waves and a thundering drum roll for The Count of Monte Cristo." Catch it this Saturday or Sunday for the last time this season.

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UBI Theatre: Grassroots Butterflies

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"That magic electricity the audience picks up on when performers are really in the zone – that was absent until the stronger and more experienced actors stepped up with big and brave performances that the whole group visibly took heart from." - Review of UBI Theatre's opening night performance of the musical comedy Blackmailing Butterflies.

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