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Saturday, April 21, 2018
dropkick murphys
The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in ViennaRaucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixing Gaelic folk with punk for 20 years and counting. The Boston originals, not ones to rest on their shamrocks, are now touring in support of their latest album 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, the first...
Bard's Reign
Recently, an aging American celebrity with implausibly dyed hair has caused bitter discord between his avid supporters and those who are repulsed by his undecipherable utterances (and even the sound of his voice). No, I’m not talking about the Republican Party’s candidate for President and his "bragadocious" misogyny.Rather, it was the news that The Swedish Academy had awarded the...
Canadian artist Guy Maddin’s retro feastA fever dream of stories within stories owing more than a little to surrealist grandmaster Luis Buñuel, this tribute to lost films and the power of human imagination defies logic in favor of visual poetry. Noted for recreating the look and sound of late silent films and early talkies, director Guy Maddin (alongside co-director...

Ben Harper

ben harper
The eclectic musician reunites with his backing band The Innocent Criminals for a new albumA darling of the alternative crowd, socially conscious multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ben Harper is widely noted for his skill on the slide guitar and highly respected for his musical style – a diverse mix of folk, blues, rock, soul and reggae – winning three Grammys...
Krzysztof Kieślowski
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s noted TV drama is adapted to the stage.Exploring morality in a world where God is dead and ideologies are non-existent or minimal, the Dekalog series by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski (The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colors Trilogy) retains relevance long after its release in the late 1980s, a stark commentary on mankind’s inability to follow its...
yiza
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Illustrating the unlikely friendship between two artists, the Albertina displays over 100 worksAt first glance, it may not be evident that two very different artists like Lyonel Feininger – comic strip pioneer, leading exponent of Expressionism and early Bauhaus member – and Alfred Kubin, the highly influential illustrator and early member of Der Blaue Reiter, would have much to...
Old Masters meet the new, bridging the gaps in the KHM’s collection.Despite representing some 5,000 years of human artistic endeavour, the 200 years before our present day are perennially underrepresented in the collection of the venerable Kunsthistorisches Museum. In the first group exhibition conceived as part of their Modern and Contemporary program, modern and contemporary artworks are juxtaposed with...
books smart urbanism
Smart cities claim to improve the lives, productivity and eco-balance of their citizens. A new collection of essays questions whether the vision lives up to the promiseThe notion that technological change benefits citizens and consumers is nothing new. It is a narrative offered by forward-looking entrepreneurs, futurologists, philosophers and politicians. A key focus is the city, the physical space...
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