Compact archive November 9, 2006

The Levellers in Rock Cafe

The Levellers and their 2008 concert here

Newly reconstructed Rock Cafe will host popular British group The Levellers tomorrow. This British group, consisting of six members, will be supported by British Mr. Irish Bastard.

The Levellers started in 1988 in Brighton. During their existence they have managed to create their own recording studio, their own publishing company On The Fiddle Publishing and fun clubs all over the world. They organize their own festival Beautiful Days and they have more than 200 concerts a year. The Levellers have released eight studio albums, one live album and The Best of so far.

The concert in Prague Rock Cafe (Narodni 20 street) starts tomorrow at 19:00. Tickets can be bought through Ticketstream or at the box office of Rock Cafe before the concert for 399 CZK and 450 CZK.


Prime minister for the second time

Few days ago the leader of Civic Democrats and the present prime minister Mirek Topolanek got another chance to create a new government that would gain the confidence in the Chamber of Deputies.

Yesterday Mirek Topolanek agreed with his nomination and was appointed for the second time the prime minister. New negotiations have already started. Especially the negotiation of Civic Democrats with Social Democrats are very important in forming the new government.

The politicians are still trying to find the accepted solution more then five months after the elections. If the second round does not succeed, the next prime minister will be chosen by the chairman of the Chamber of Deputies. If even the third round is not successful, the President can dissolve the Chamber of Deputies. New elections have to be held within 60 days.


World famous pianist Lang Lang performs in Prague

One of the biggest star in music, Chinese pianist Lang Lang performs today and tomorrow in Prague’s Rudolfinum with Czech philharmonic orchestra. The concerts take place both days in Dvorak Hall at 19:30.

Lang Lang will play Rhapsody on a Paganini theme for piano and orchestra by Sergej Rachmaninoff; Taras Bulba, rhapsody for orchestra by Leos Janacek and Symphonic Variations by Antonin Dvorak. Both concerts on Thursday and Friday will be conducted by Jiri Belohlavek.

24 years old Lang Lang has won a lot of prestigious prizes. He performs with the best philharmonic orchestra and conductors all over the world. He is famous not only for his virtuosity but also for his attempt to make classical music popular among young people.


10 millionth traveller in Prague airport

Prague International Airport Ruzyne is the biggest airport in the Czech Republic. It is connected with 104 cities all around the world and it has contracts with 46 air carriers. It is the biggest airport in Middle and East Europe by the number of passengers.

Today in the morning Prague airport announced that 10 millionth customer checked in. It was Dagmar Peskova, an owner of a beauty parlour. She’s flying to New York to visit her friend. She won two vouchers for trips in Europe for two persons.


Prague in the new James Bond film

Official premiere of the new James Bond film comes in few days, on 14th November in London to be exact. A day later the 21st film story of British agent 007 will be on in the multiplex Palace Cinema in Slovansky dum (Na Prikope street). For the first time in history this popular film was shot in Prague and other cities of the Czech Republic.

If you watch attentively, you may see Prague main railway station, Parler street, library of Strahov Monastery or the memorial at Vitkov Hill. The new actor chosen for the James Bond character, Daniel Craig, shot also in Karlovy Vary.

Lots of films has been shot in Prague so far. Let us name League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Sean Connery, Blade with Wesley Snipes, Mission: Impossible with Tom Cruise, Hart’s War with Bruce Willes, Jack The Ripper with Johny Depp, xXx with Vin Diesel, The Brothers Grimm with Matt Damon or Everything is Illuminated with Elijah Wood.