Compact archive May 14, 2008

Software piracy still popular in CR

The numbers of illegal software in domestic computers stopped increasing, the part of pirated software in Czech computer is about 39 percent, which is 4 percents more than the EU average. The newest Business Software Alliance and IDC report also discovered, the European average of pirated software fall down by 1%.

Czech branch of software dealers losses are approximately 2,9 bil czk, which is of 253 mil more than in the past year. The most illegally spread software is Windows with popular office software packs, than games, anti-viruses and graphical programs.

The most legal software is used in Luxemburg, 21%. The country with highest piracy is Romania and Bulgaria – 68%, Poland has 57%.


United Islands of Prague

United Islands of Prague is the city festival, gaining popularity every year, becoming an important cultural event of the Metropolis. During those three days, you have the unique chance to celebrate with us – to welcome summer in, celebrate the end of the schooolyear, and especially paricipy at the music feast in the historical centre of Prague.

The festival tradidionally takes place on the islands, Janackovo Nabrezi and in various clubs of Prague. The Ceremonial initation and the afterparty takes place on Smichov and in the centre of contemporary art, Meet Factory. Most of the festival will, of course, take place on Prague islands. The event is: Entry Free.

To participate have promised Spanish project La Shica with the singress and rapper Elsa Rovayo, the rising star of the world music. Jazz stage at Kampa will host No Jazz from France. Also, there will be the Hungarian Quimby, which sells out the biggest clubs with their alternative rock music. Of course, the Blues magicians J.J. Band cannot miss this event.

United Islands of Prague 19th – 21st June 2008


Gucci finally opens in Prague

In the context of opening of the retrospective exhibition of Czech 60’s design, which ended because of the USSR occupation in 1968, opening of the first Czech Gucci store symbolically demonstrates the good times are back – the sole presence of a Gucci store in a country reflects there is enough richness in the nation, to support the most demanding, luxurious and quality mode of the world.

Gucci, Channel, Armani, Prada. All these have now a shop in Prague. One shirt 5t czk, a blouse for 13t czk or tops wort 20t+ czk. But the boss of Gucci, Mark Lee doesn’t have doubts there are people living in the Czech Republic willing to spend 10t+ czk on one bag. He even says there were numerous Czechs shopping in shops abroad. If you want to go for your Gucci, the shop is in the Prague Boutique Boulevard: Parizska ulice.

Bruselsky Sen – Dream of Brussels Exhibition

The colors were all yellow, purple and blue, architecture was dynamic, shapes round, pictures of irregular geometrical shapes and shapes of Sputniks and rockets. Such was the Brussels style, the phenomena of the first half of the 60s of the past century. It influenced arts, industry, fashion and lifestyle in the former Czechoslovakia, and it inspires on.

Starting today, the new exhibition in Prague reveals a huge retrospective exhibition Bruselsky sen / Dream of Brussels in the Prague City Gallery of the Municipal Library.

The organizers managed to gather over 600 exhibits from Czech and Moravian museums and personal collections. The Exhibitions demonstrates, what have under the influence of phenomenal success started to change in a wave of interest for a new, modern lifestyle, furniture, arts and culture. Various critics are praising the exhibition, it is definitely worth seeing.

Source: kla, LN


Mecca presents Phatzoo

In Music and DJ Bon Finix have put together another special edition of Musica. The nationalities represented will be : one representative of the Swedish dance scene, a guest from Slovakia and, of course, our Cypriot resident Bon Finix. The headliner of the third edition of Musica will be DJ and producer Phatzoo. Stefan Engblom, the man behind the Phatzoo guise and one-half of Dada Life and his project “Phasio” and the album “Just One More Day”, with three singles climbing the Swedish Top 10 at the same time.

Stefan started the group Dada Life together with his buddy Dibaba. With their motto “Big tunes, no frills” they have taken the dance floors by storm. Their tunes are supported by Eric Prydz, David Guetta, Marco V, Mylo and others. Apart from the big success and the constant touring with Dada Life, Stefan also finds time to work on his new solo project Phatzoo. His tracks get released on Marco V’s imprint In Charge and are hammered by every top DJ out there. Phatzoo will present his production in the Czech Republic for the very first time at the Musica party. Musica’s second guest, Eddie Sender, hails from neighbouring Slovakia.

Entry: 350 czk, start 22:00, Fri 27/06 Mecca presents Phatzoo, Prague Club Mecca