Karel Gott – A Half Century Later (Karel Gott – Pul Stoleti Pozdeji)

Clanek v CESTINE dole (Kliknete na “Read the rest …”) 

Do you know Karel Gott? K. Gott, or Sinatra of the East, is still the most popular Czech pop singer. He won many prizes in the Czech Republic and abroad, such as Luxembourg, Germany, Cannes, Tokyo, etc. While he is in show business for 50 years, he is still very active. If you plan to visit the Czech Republic or Slovakia in the near future, do not miss his 2008 tour, or visit his museums and villa near Prague.

So where Gott sings right now? His tour started on the 5th of November in Plzen; then he sang in Ceske Budejovice. His next concert will be on the 10th of November in Ostrava. The tour will continue until December 3rd. You can find our detailed list of his concerts with the web information at the end of the article. Continue reading

Last Minute Announcements (Oznameni na Posledni Chvili)

CESKY preklad dole.

California, New York:

Did you go to Jarek Nohavica’s concert yet? Our partner, BouncingCzechs.us, would like to remind you that you still have a chance:

 10/18/08 – Denver (Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado, 80401):                   (303) 332-3927           

10/21/08 – Los Angeles (Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92064):                   (720) 254-7409           

10/23/08 – San Francisco (Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95051):                   (408) 621-4921           

10/25/08 – New York (Church Hall, St. John Nepomucene, 411 E 66th Street, New York, NY 10021):                   (720) 254-7409           

 

North Carolina:

Did you see a Czech movie called “Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale,” which means “I Served the King of England?” It is now playing in Galaxy Cinema.

More info: http://raleigh.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Galaxy-Cinema.html

 

10/19/08 – California: House of Czech and Slovak Republics Lawn Program

Time: 10:30 – 4 PM

Location: House of Pacific Relations, 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92102

Info: This event will feature Czech and Slovak music and songs, as well as dances of both countries performed on the stage in front of the International Cottages.  Artifacts from the Czech and Slovak Republics will be on display in the Czech and Slovak Cottage.  Visitors will be able to enjoy ethnic favorites like sausage, served with rye bread, sauerkraut and dill pickles and national pastries including a variety of kolaches, apple strudel, and poppy seed cakes.  For more information contact Daniele Laman at 619-287-9071.

 

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Kalifornie, New York:

Navstivili jste jiz concert Jarka Nohavicy? Nas partner, BouncingCzechs.us, by vam chtel pripomenout, ze stale mate sanci:

10/18/08 – Denver (Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado, 80401):                   (303) 332-3927           

10/21/08 – Los Angeles (Old World Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92064):                   (720) 254-7409           

10/23/08 – San Francisco (Nightclub Avalon, 777 Lawrence Expy, Santa Clara, CA 95051):                   (408) 621-4921           

10/25/08 – New York (Church Hall, St. John Nepomucene, 411 E 66th Street, New York, NY 10021):                   (720) 254-7409           

       

10/19/08 – California: House of Czech and Slovak Republics Lawn Program

Time: 10:30 – 4 PM

Location: House of Pacific Relations, 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92102

Informace: Tato akce je plna ceske a slovenske hudby a pisni, a take tancu pred vstupem do mezinarodnich domku. Ceske a slovenske vyrobky budou take zobrazeny. Navstevnici se take budou moci potesit z klobasek, zitneho chleba, kyseleho zeli a okurek a narodniho peciva jako kolacu, jablecnych zavinu, a makovych kolacu.

 

 

Severni Carolina:

Videli jste cesky film “Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale”, ktery v prekladu zni “I Served the King of England”? Hraje se nyni v Galaxy Cinema.

Vice informaci: http://raleigh.mrmovietimes.com/movie-theaters/Galaxy-Cinema.html

Plastic People Helped Bring Freedom to Czechoslovakians (PP Pomohli Prinest Cechoslovakum Svobodu)

Our October calendar lists all activities for Czechs and Slovaks around the world. One of them is a concert of a Czech band called Plastic People of the Universe (PPU). We have to admit, at the time we were preparing our calendar of events, we did not know the band or its contribution to the freedom of all Czech and Slovak citizens.

 

A couple of days ago we decided to find articles about the band and to watch their video clips. What we found was great music and a remarkable life story of their pride and resistance to the Czechoslovakian Communist party.

 

The band was formed by bassist Milan Hlavsa right after the Soviet invasion on August 21st, 1968 in attempts to stop the Prague Spring, a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia. The name was taken from Frank Zappa’s song entitled Plastic People. The same year Russians initiated a “normalization” program to reestablish moral and social behavior to make it more appropriate for a Communist country.

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Czech Events in USA – Anna K USA Tour 2008 (Vystoupeni Anny K v USA)

Anna K is one of the recent shining stars of the Czech popular music. She was born in 1966 (4th of January) in Spindleruv Mlyn and her real name was Lucianna Krecarova. Her first appearance in public was when she was just eight years old in a play Kytice. Her first alum called Ja Nezapominam (1993) was not very successful but she still sold over 20,000 copies. Her second album, Amulet (1995), was created together with P.B.CH (Wanastowi Vjecy) and Oskar Petr but it was still not a hit. Finally, her third album, called Nebe (1999), was nominated for three Grammies. Since then she won many Grammy awards, such as:

  • – Singer of the Year (twice)
  • – Album of the Year
  • – Song of the Year
  • – Video of the Year
  • – Album Cover of the Year (twice)

For more information about Anna K on her webpage (click on “Hudba”), myspace or youtube.

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