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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Dennis Kozeluh
Veteran actor Dennis Kozeluh on improvisation and musical entertainment.“I didn’t think I’d spend my life on stage, but I have!”, Dennis Kozeluh laughs, an easy smile on his face. Part of the noted local improv group The English Lovers for 20 years, his voice is warm and vibrant, the dark wooden table he keeps knocking on to punctuate his...
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...
pokey lafarge
The retro virtuoso uses his classic sound to express everyday blues.Combining new and old, singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge channels contemporary and personal issues into his latest release, Manic Revelations. Illinois-born and St. Louis-based, LaFarge’s visual and musical style is a throwback to 1920s-30s Americana spiced with hints of swing and soul; a sonic scrapbook of bygone genres.Debuting over 10 years...
viennale
The Viennale promises two weeks of movie magic, marred by the passing of director Hans HurchLate October is a special time for Vienna’s movie fiends. It’s when the Viennale, the city’s international film festival, kicks off, a celebration of the celluloid arts in an art obsessed town. And while the festival has had its share of glitzy galas and...
arcade fire
The Canadian art rock band returns with its most upbeat album yet.Ever since their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral back in 2004, Montreal’s most recognizable musicians have become one of the most important voices of indie rock, winning a Grammy for their album The Suburbs in 2011 and even an Oscar nomination after scoring Spike Jonze’s sci-fi-drama Her two years later.Arcade...
downsizing
A puny Matt Damon grapples with big ideas in the sci-fi dramedy Downsizing.Alexander Payne has done it again. The acclaimed director-screenwriter behind contemporary classics About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants crafted a film unlike any other in today’s profitable but repetitive Hollywood. In a box office world replete with sequels, franchises, adaptations and reboots, his new movie Downsizing is both...
philipp oberlohr
Baffling and bewildering, illusionist Philipp Oberlohr knows everything about youAs I walked through the 16th district, I suddenly got a queasy feeling. I was on my way to The Game, a performance by illusionist Philipp Oberlohr, but, inexplicably, something felt off. I walked up a narrow staircase to the first floor of an ominous abandoned warehouse, and reached an...
yiza
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dotdotdot
Vienna’s quirky short film festival encourages you to interact with the mediumCelebrating the intensity and ingenuity of cinema’s short form, the past years have made the Dotdotdot festival a summer fixture, displaying the full range of the medium on Thursday and Friday evenings within the inner courtyard of the baroque Palais Schönborn.Now in its third edition after succeeding its...
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