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16 OctThe “golden voice from Prague”: on the death of Karel Gott


In 1958 Karel Gott’s career began with performances in Prague dance cafés. The following year he attracted the attention of Czechoslovak…

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22 SepThe first circumnavigation of the world started 500 years ago with Christ and cannons.


With Magellan as General Captain, five ships set sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda on 20 September 1519. He and his crew…

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20 SepAlexander von Humboldt – World Citizen and Universal Genius


The most dangerous of all worldviews is the worldview of people who have not looked at the world This year marks…

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19 AugWarlord or war criminal?


Napoleon Bonaparte was born 250 years ago. Napoleon was a genius warlord and guardian of the legacy of the French Revolution…

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29 JulFolk music with a heart


He is one who is fond of folk music. One who makes music with love. He doesn’t have to live from…

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28 JulThe Wind of Change – when the iron curtain fell


“Wind of Change” is the title of a rock ballad by the Scorpions that was composed and written by Scorpions singer…

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28 JulThe Devil’s World Domination – 80 Years of World War II


On September 1, 1939, Hitler reported, “Since 5:45 a.m., the gun is now being fired back! And from now on bomb…

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50 years moon landing

27 JulThe man in the moon – 50 years moon landing


God in human form admonished a wooden bearer to honour Sunday. He fends off and means “Sunday or moon day doesn’t…

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28 MayBaton – The foundation of a sophisticated concert


Baton Music was founded in 1996 by Jos van de Braak and Paul Gofers and has since developed into a publishing…

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28 MayMay 2019 – more than 170 new publications


Was it the cool May in Central Europe or were there other reasons for the numerous new publications of the month…

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