Thursday, 2 July 2020

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TV announcer sacked for 'anti-Soviet' toast after ice hockey victory dies

Czech Position |
11 July 2011

Former Czechoslovak TV personality Milena Vostřáková, banned for toasting 'moral victory' over Soviets in ice hockey, has died aged 77.

Festival brings all that jazz

Czech Position |
11 July 2011

Bohemia Jazz Fest is set to brighten up summer evenings with a varied lineup of jazz legends from around the world.

Czech violinist Josef Suk dies at 81

Reuters |
8 July 2011

Czech violinist Josef Suk, the great-grandson of composer Antonín Dvořák, died late on Wednesday at the age of 81 after a lengthy illness, program advisor at the Prague Spring festival told Reuters.

Chotěboř festival a holiday for sci fi, horror, and gaming fans

Radio Prague |
8 July 2011

Festival Fantazie is one of the Czech Republic's longest-running conventions dedicated to science fiction, horror films, books, video and board games.

Jan Amos Comenius - a Bohemian in Amsterdam

Radio Prague |
8 July 2011

One of the Czech nation's most beloved sons, Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1670) is buried in Holland.

Jan Amos Comenius - the teacher of nations

Radio Prague |
7 July 2011

When one looks back on a thousand years of Czech history one of the names that still carries great weight is that of 17th century thinker Jan Amos Komenský - the humanist reformer, Protestant bishop, and philosopher the world came to know as Comenius.

One month, two wheels, 26 festivals: Czech Republic

Telegraph.co.uk |
7 July 2011

Greg Parmley falls out with his sat nav as he enters the Czech Republic to attend Rock for People on his 5,500-mile journey across Europe.

The moral behind all the numbers

The New York Times |
4 July 2011

As sophisticated and mathematical as economics has become, it is ultimately a cultural phenomenon and cannot be free of ethics. So argues the Czech economist Tomas Sedlacek, who aims to humanize this most public and powerful of the social sciences.

Vermont Youth Orchestra at Rudolfinum

Prague TV |
1 July 2011

The Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) plays a concert at the Rudolfinum's Dvořák Hall tonight.

Mikulov's summer art symposiums sampled at Malostranská beseda

Radio Prague |
1 July 2011

Each summer, the south Moravian town of Mikulov hosts Czech and international artists who come for an annual art symposium. Since the event was first held in 1994, they have created more than 260 artefacts, some of which are exhibited at the Mikulov chateau. But now, selected works from the Mikulov collection of contemporary art have also gone on display at the Malostranská beseda gallery in Prague.

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