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Saturday, January 20, 2018

May 2017

Adrenaline – Austria’s obsession with the extreme.

terry and gyan riley
Seminal composer-pianist Terry Riley and his virtuoso guitarist son Gyan pair up for a rare intimate performanceOften mentioned along with contemporaries Steve Reich, La Monte Young or Philip Glass, American minimalist composer -Terry Riley holds pride of place as a pioneer of 20th-century music.  From its first performance back in 1964, his driving, methodical work In C commanded attention, emerging...
letters to the editor
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.TO THE EDITOR:(In response to “Causa Cobenzl”) The same tragedy is happening on Leopoldsberg. The cafe and church have been...
Michael Häupl
Vienna’s eternal mayor Michael Häupl is under mounting pressure to step down. And the squeeze is coming from within his own partyThe basic chronology is easily told, an everyday drama of dinosaurs, foxes and family feuding. The stage is the Rotes Rathaus, the seat of Vienna’s city and provincial government and a bastion of the social democrats, as it...
Wiener festwochen
The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Every metropolis has its charms – a heady mix of unique tastes and memorable experiences. Living up to such an accolade isn’t easy.What sets Vienna apart is the sheer number of world-class events, many of them offered for...
Anoka Faruqee
Faruqee’s pulsating compositions make their solo debut in EuropeMost revolutions turn stuffy with time. But the Secession certainly tries to cultivate its reputation for unconventional contemporary art it has enjoyed since its foundation in 1897, even installing a temporary swinger club in its basement (next to Klimt’s Beethovenfries) for Swiss artist Christoph Büchel’s exhibit in 2010.Yet sometimes, understatement is...
austrian headlines
A quick and dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in ViennaAustria’s Richest Man Seeks Truth Red Bull tycoon Dietrich Mateschitz is partnering with Michael Fleisch­hacker (former Editor in Chief of Die Presse and nzz.at), Niko Alm (former NEOs MP), Rainer Fleckl (formerly of News), Judith Denkmayr (formerly Vice Alps) to provide a “journalistic answer to the rampant culture of mistrust.”...
Brands to know
When it comes to stress, there is nothing like a getaway to soothe the nerves. No hotel, no taxis, just a tent and a backpack can suffice. Staying in town? We found the perfect e-moped for an urban staycation.Dakine If you have ever stood on a board – whether surfing, snowboarding or skateboarding – you have probably heard of this...
jim libby
We’ve all had the nightmare: You’re on stage in a dark theater in front of a packed house; the lights go up and suddenly you realize, you have no idea what you’re supposed to say... For Jim Libby, this is not a nightmare, it’s reality: For the last 20 years, he and his troupe have been getting up in front...
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