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Michal Hrůza - From Ready Kirken to Kapela Hrůzy

27-07-2014 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Michal Hrůza, photo: Adam Kebrt Michal Hrůza is one of the Czech Republic’s most notable singers and songwriters. The 43-year-old, who hails from Turnov, got his start in the mid-1990s with Ready Kirken with whom he wrote numerous hits, before moving on to a solo career and performing with Kapela Hrůzy. More

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My Prague

My Prague – Vadim Erent

26-07-2014 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Vadim Erent, photo: Ian Willoughby Vadim Erent runs Insight Cities, a tour company that promises to give visitors a deeper perspective on the cultural and political histories of more than half a dozen cities, including Berlin and New York. The firm began here in Prague, where the Russian-born US citizen has been living for the last 11 years. And our tour of “Vadim Erent’s Prague” begins near his Letná home, specifically on a bench overlooking Stromovka Park by the Místodržitelský letohrádek, or Governor’s Summer Palace.  More

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Czech Life

Prague developer turns tour guide as Wenceslas Square planning battle heats up

26-07-2014 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Wenceslas Square 47, visualisation: Flow East Amid the tourist bustle of central Prague this week a tour with a difference was taking place. Czechs turned up in their droves when development company Flow East opened the doors to some of its historic buildings. But the developer’s first initiative of its kind is linked to its ongoing battle with Prague planners and politicians.  More

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SoundCzech

What a bash it'll be...

26-07-2014 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Photo: archive of Radio Prague Welcome to SoundCzech, our Czech-language series through music. In this edition: slang used by young people to describe partying, slang any person in their late teens or early twenties who has ever gone clubbing or to a party in Prague will have used or come across. The song is by popular hip hop group Gipsy.cz.  More

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Arts

Karel Zeman Museum offers special programmes in summer

25-07-2014 15:20 | Jan Velinger

Karel Zeman Museum, photo: Miloš Turek It’s hard to say when the Karel Zeman Museum in Prague is busier: during the school year or the summer months. The museum, dedicated to the work of visionary Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman who created legendary children’s films like Journey to the Beginning of Time, was only opened less than two years ago but has become a major attraction. More

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Panorama

The film score genius Zdeněk Liška

24-07-2014 14:42 | Jan Richter

Zdeněk Liška, photo: archive of Czech Television Some of the best Czech films of the 1960s and 70s, such as Markéta Lazarová, Shop on Main Street, and The Cremator, have one thing in common, besides the country of origin: the author of the score, Zdeněk Liška. Only a few recordings of his music came out independently; most recently, the British label Finders Keepers published his soundtrack of The Little Mermaid. In this edition of Panorama, we look the life and work of this prolific composer, and one of the most versatile artists in the field.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

21-07-2014 14:58 | Ian Willoughby

Leopold König, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Czech rider König wins admirers on climb to eighth overall in Tour de France – former national champion Benčík tips him to join top team; Špotáková makes it three out of three Diamond League wins; Sparta send weakened squad to Tallinn for Champions League qualifier; and Ostrava “ultras” to stay away from home games.  More

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Business

Business News

25-07-2014 13:45 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of Mobis In this week’s Business News: package for South Korean Mobis cleared; company creation heading back to pre-crisis rates; gas pipeline company under spotlight for financial juggling; telecom companies face big bill for high speed service roll-out; and...  More

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Polish owner of Czech oil refinery assets boosts volume in spite of low margins

25-07-2014 11:17 | Chris Johnstone

Illustrative photo: Victor Habbick, Free Digital Photos Stepping up refinery activity after just taking a massive hit from the struggling sector might at first glance seem a puzzling strategy. But the Polish overlords of most of the Czech refinery and petro-chemical sector believe they can turnaround the...  More

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Current Affairs

Test finds foreigners charged more in central Prague restaurants

25-07-2014 15:19 | Jan Richter

Illustrative photo: archive of Radio Prague Some restaurants in Prague’s central district discriminate against foreigners, according to the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. The agency says that in several restaurants in the area, English-speaking inspectors posing as tourists were automatically...  More

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Marketplace

Czech EC candidate “has good chance” of landing preferred portfolio

23-07-2014 15:21 | Jan Richter

Věra Jourová, photo: CTK The selection of a Czech candidate for the European Commission has been the subject of a major contest on the Czech political scene this summer. But the eventual nomination of Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová has been described as a win-win...  More

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In Focus

Czech chimney climbers’ association thrives, but new challenges present problem

22-07-2014 15:20 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Jiří Němec The Czech Republic boasts perhaps one of the strangest associations around, a group dedicated to climbing industrial chimneys in their spare time. And the more than 30 year old organisation, which started with a small group of teenagers in the Communist...  More

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One on One

Alex Went cataloguing both popular sights and hidden gems with architecture blog Prague Vitruvius

21-07-2014 15:00 | Ian Willoughby

Grebovka altan, photo: Alex Went The Prague Vitruvius is an extremely useful website for anybody interested in perhaps the Czech capital’s greatest asset: its unparalleled wealth of architecture. The blog is the work of Englishman Alex Went, who has created close to 300 entries taking...  More

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