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BRITISH musician Chris Corner, formerly of the Sneaker Pimps, returns to Bratislava with his successful project I am X. After the success of his concert in Bratislava last year and a high interest in tickets, organizers have moved the concert from the Subclub music club to the Klub za Zrkadlom Music Club. The concert takes place on October 8 starting at 20:00. Tickets costs Sk490 when bought in advance and Sk550 at the door. The Klub Za Zrkadlom music club is located at Rovniankova 3. For more information, go to www.subclub.sk or call 02/5441-1183.


Flaco de Nerja - Branislav Krajčo, one of the most prominent flamenco guitarists in Central Europe of Slovak origin, performs with his sextet.
Starts: Oct 11, 20:00. Admission: Sk200 (in advance), Sk240 (at the door). Klub Za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

Traditional Japanese Songs - The musicians of the Toho Gakuen School of Music join with the orchestra and choir of the Slovak National Theatre to perform Japanese and Slovak folk songs and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Starts: Oct 12, 19:00. Admission: Sk80-Sk300. The historical building of the Slovak National Theatre (SND), Hviezdoslavovo Square. Tel: 02/5778-2543.

Minority Film Festival - The fifth year of a festival focused on minorities. Featured films include Transylvania, Blood Diamond, and Black Book.
Runs: Oct 12-14. Admission: free. Mladosť cinema, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 17.

Coronation Mass - The STU Technik choir, Cantus choir, and Swiss orchestra NZO perform a traditional coronation mass.
Starts: Oct 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk180. St. Martin Cathedral. Tel: 02/5935 6650.

Fermáta - The legendary Czechoslovak jazz-rock band Fermáta gives a concert that will later be released on CD and DVD.
Starts: Oct 14, 19:00. Admission: Sk130 (in advance), Sk160 (at the door). Klub Za Zrkadlom music club, Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/ 6381-1328.

Jazz Jam Session - This trio featuring pianist Ľubomír Šrámek, bassist Juraj Kalász, drummer Marián Ševčík and flutist Robin Asheroy as a guest gives another concert within the Jazz Jam Session cycle.
Starts: Oct 14, 20:00. Admission: free. Music Club Hlava XXII, Bazová 9. Tel: 0902/879-935.

Jazz Below the Castle - The 14th year of this jazz festival offers an extensive programme with headliners Polish jazz singer Urszula Dzudziak and American saxophonist Dave Liebman.
Runs: Oct 11-14. Admission: Sk400 (festival pass), daily tickets range from free to Sk250. The Metro cinema, Piano Club Pod Sokolice and other venues in Trenčín. www.jazzfestival.sk (also in English).

Trnava Choir Days - Choirs from Hungary, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia sing sacred and secular music during the 19th year of this international festival.
Runs: October 12-14. Admission: free. Kostol Najsvätejšej Trojice (Holy Trinity Church), Kostol sv. Jakuba (St. Jacob Church), and the Hviezda cinema. Tel: 033/3236-440.

Schola Gregoriana Pragensis - This Czech Gregorian chorus performs its Maiestas Dei programme, which presents the medieval polyphony of 15th century composer Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz.
Starts: Oct 12, 18:00. Admission: Sk60. The Synagogue, Pri Synagóge. Tel: 037/16-186.


Psaldo - The Finnish academic men's choir tours Slovakia with a programme featuring choir music from Finland and compositions by Leevi Madetoj, Toivo Kuul, Armas Järnefelt, Kaj-Erik Gustafsson and Franz Schubert.
Starts: Oct 13, 15:00. Admission: free. The Parish Church, Marianske Square. Tel: 041/5620-789.

Žilina Literature Festival - The fourth year of this festival offers a rich programme full of live readings, meetings with authors, concerts, theatre performances, and film screenings.
Runs: Oct 8-14. Admission: Sk250/150 (for the whole week). Stanica Žilina-Záriečie culture centre. Tel: 0907/137-145.


Ági Szalóki - A prominent representative of the Hungarian ethno and world music scene sings.
Starts: Oct 11, 19:00. Admission: Sk120. The historical City Tower. Tel: 055/6258-888.

Slnkofest - This festival features bands from the Slnko Records label, as well as Kolowrat and Živé Kvety (Oct 12, 19:00). Other concerts include Noise Cut and DJ Biba on Oct 19 and Longital + Millas Groove on Oct 20.
Runs: Oct 5-20. Admission: Sk100 (one concert), Sk390 (festival pass). Zóna Club, Dom Kultúry (The House of Culture), Štefánikova 99/72. Tel: 052/7722-255 or 052/16-186.

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SLOVAK artist Palo Macho is set to prove once again that glass is an excellent tool for art. His latest exhibition in Dolný Kubín is called In Extensor. The glass works there are a combination of painting and glass art in thick glass with geometric patters and colourful fields. The exhibition is at the Oravská Galéria (Orava Gallery) at Hviezdoslavovo Square 11 and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00 until November 11. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information, call 043/5863-212 or go to www.oravskagaleria.sk.

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