Compact archive June 26, 2008

Alanis Morissette in Prague Concert

The Canandian songstress Alanis Morissette performs in Prague with her June album Flavors of Entanglement.

Alanis succeeded with her emotive folk-pop-rock in the half of the 90’s. Today, she is an owner of seven Grammy prizes and loved by millions of fans world wide.

Her international debut album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, which remains the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S., and the highest selling debut album worldwide in music history.

Her liking of electricism, either the music or the spiritual one, brought new sounds and styles, which she introduced to her fans on her recent tour with Matchbox Twenty. She also sung her song Underneath, reflecting words of Mahatma Gandhi, that you have to be the change you want to see in the world.
The date is 12th August 2008, tickets are sold at Ticketpro starting at 990 czk, the venue is the Congress centre


The first Gay Pride Parade in the Czech Republic soon

lesbians at the gay pride in the US The Czech Republic is a liberal country, that’s a well-known fact. Gay marriages have been going for quite some time, but there has not been any gay parade yet. That is about to change, as Saturday 28 June in Brno should be the day of “Rainbow Parade”

And the whole merry-go-round starts to turn again, as it was turning before the registered partnership was allowed – groups of Christians and right wing extremists are again trying to speak higher number of extreme statements than the other group, just to let the whole topic go a few years later, when the gay theme doesn’t get media coverage.

The event is aimed at reducing the level of homophobia among Czechs. Gays and lesbians will ask for tolerance during their march, but it is more than clear some people are not willing to tolerate them. Media are curious, how the event will go, but hopefully it will be an event of peace, as intended.

Gay Parade: Brno, 28th June 2008, 14:00 at Namesti Svobody

Two Czech Scientists arrested for doing a research in India

rhino beetle Because of their passion for science, the two Czech etymologists got into troubles with Indian law. Their crime was they collected beetles and larvas in Indian National Park. Right now, both of them are being held prisoner with the possibility of getting two to seven years of prison for collecting rare species in protected areas.

The arrested Czechs are employees of the Academy of Science, the Etymology branch. They are science workers so basically, they were doing a biological research. The Czech Government and the Academy backs our citizens in the court that that takes place on 7th July, and they hope Indians will understand their activity was not based on profit.


Czech Tapestries Exhibition in Prague Museum

tapestry exhibition in Prague Designers, artists and architects are the authors of the projects, according to which tapestries are created in the manufacture in Valsske Mezirici of Northern Moravia are created for more than 110 years.

The cross-section of the 20th century production is displayed until 21st September at the exhibition in the Decorative Arts Museum in Prague, just by Charles Bridge.

The exhibition introduces the founder of the manufacture for tapestries and hand-made carpets Rudolf Schlattauer (1861-1915) but also works of younger designers plus works of present tapestry artists.

The exhibition starts today in Umeleckoprumyslove Muzeum – The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and lasts until 21st September 2008.


Prague Ska Conspiracy in Cross Club

Originally, the project Prague Ska Conspiracy was intended as an instrumental group put together from members of Vertigo and Green Smatroll. Those who have lived in Prague ska – jazz scene for some time know, that these two names mean very quality sound by professionally educated musicians.

It was supposed to be an instrumental group, and it was for some time. But things changed rapidly when Mariana, the new singer with African roots, who decided the new direction in the first minute – the instrumental part became just a mount for her singing, very much jazzy, reggae, soul and African.

The group in its present form belong to the prominent musical ensembles of Prague, if we look at the overall quality of sound. You can hear them today, in club Cross, Plynarni street at Holesovice, where else than Prague.