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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Harri Stojka
Viennese music legend Harri Stojka looks ahead at 60There’s very little certainty in the life and career of an artist. Musical trends and creative triumphs come and go, and so do most musicians’ fortunes. In a career spanning more than four decades, Viennese guitar virtuoso Harri Stojka has found a way to stay relevant even as others around him...
human world
Presenting cinema with a conscience, This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival has raised awareness for a decade, living up to its name by covering countless topics from the well known to the underreported. From government surveillance to genocide, hip hop to football, here are 10 particularly intriguing entries from this year’s program10. Black Code Nicholas de Pencier (CA),...
kathy griffin
Did you miss Kathy Griffin while she was in Vienna? Kathy Griffin talked to Metropole about what happened after she released her Trump photo, her tour and what she’s looking forward to visiting Vienna for the first time. And let’s face it, she actually interviewed usWhat can fans expect from, “Laugh your head off”? I’m going to start the show...
Kathy Griffin
The celebrated comic tells her side of the “decapitating Trump” affairKnown for snarky observational humor and a focus on celebrities and their stereotypical lifestyles, Kathy Griffin is one of America’s most visible funny people, gaining recognition for her stand-up work and specials with HBO as well as her appearances on television, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ER, and...
wien modern 2017
Contemporary music is center stage again for the 30th year runningLoud, emotional, noisy or sublime – contemporary music has many faces, some of them challenging for laypeople to understand. Fortunately, for the last 30 years Wien Modern has committed to making the cutting edge more accessible by adding art installations, performances and video into the mix, creating an audibly...
blue bird festival 2017
Twelve singer-songwriters take the stage for Vienna’s best-known festival of its kindIntimate, emotional and atmospheric, singer-songwriters write and perform deeply personal, often melancholic tunes – the perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons under a gray November sky. But music is best enjoyed live, something the Vienna Songwriting Association knows all too well; as the nights grow longer, they encourage you...
suburbicon
George Clooney and the Coen brothers make a 1950s confidentialPeeling away the idyllic veneer of 1950s America, Suburbicon follows two families in the eponymous postwar middle­class neighborhood. While the African­American Meyers are met with hostility and bigotry upon moving in, their white neighbors, the Lodges, are spiraling ever deeper into a sinister plot of escalating violence. Yet Suburbicon barely...
murder on the orient express
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar castPreviously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating...
Raphael
The iconic Raphael awes at the Albertina as an iconic painter and draftsmanIf imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Raphael is among the most-praised artists in history. His style synthesized compositional balance with dynamic movement and dramatic characters, creating a template of what painting could do until the dawn of Impressionism. Combining Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomic explorations...
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