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TERRY Lee Hale & Band from the USA will perform on April 15 at 20:00, at Klub za zrkadlom (Za zrkadlom Club) at Rovniankova 3. The rock-blues-folk singer and guitarist found inspiration from country artist Willie Nelson in Texas, electric bluesman Muddy Waters in Chicago, and the rock scene in Seattle. His lyrics reflect the influence of the beat generation, much like the poems of Charles Bukowski. Hale's guest on April 15 will be Slovak harmonica player Erich "Boboš" Procházka. Tickets: Sk100, Sk120. Tel: 02/6381-1328.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Slovak pianist Daniela Varínska performs music by the German composer.
Starts: Apr 14 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk120. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3352.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rastislav Štúr and featuring trumpet player Rastislav Suchán, performs music by Russian composers.
Starts: Apr 15 and 16 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk140-Sk170. Koncertná sieň Slovenskej filharmónie (Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic), Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5443-3352.

LIVE MUSIC: Live Jazz - Concert of Oskar Rózsa playing double bass, Milo Suchomel on sax, and Marián Ševčík behind the drums.
Starts: Apr 16 at 21:00. Tickets: Sk99, Buddha Bar, Medená 16. Tel: 0903/031-260.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Opera Concert - The choir and orchestra of the Slovak National Theatre, featuring Japanese soprano Nao Higano, performs vocal works by Arnold Schönberg and Richard Wagner.
Starts: Apr 18 at 17:00. Tickets: Sk50-Sk200, and Sk450-Sk1,100 (foreigners). Slovenské národné divadlo (Slovak National Theatre), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 1. Tel: 02/5443-0069.


EXHIBITION: Jakub Venény - Aquarelle paintings by the Slovak artist.
Open: Tue-Sun 9:00-16:00 until April 30. Admission: Sk5, Sk10. Trenčianske múzeum (Trenčianske Museum), Mierové nám 46, Trenčín. Tel: 032/7434-431.


FRENCH Song 2004, the sixth annual Slovak contest of amateur singers, has been running since February. The Slovak Andante orchestra, conducted by Jaroslav Žigo and featuring the bands Margot and Zmena Mena, traditionally accompanies the competitors. Several such concerts will occur in the coming weeks. The first concert starts on April 17 at the House of Culture at Námestie slobody 3 in Banská Bystrica. Others appear on April 20 in Pezinok, on April 21 in Liptovský Mikuláš, on April 22 in Prievidza, and on April 23 in Košice. The tour ends in Bratislava on April 25 at the Bratislava Cultural Information Centre at Nábrežie Ludvíka Svobodu 3. All concerts are free and start at 19:00. Andrea Zimányiová, who won the competition's first year, and her band Margot will also perform in Brussels on April 30 and May 1 in celebration of the country's EU entry. Tel: 02/5934-7735.
photo: Dušan Křístek

CLASSICAL CONCERT: Easter Organ Concert - Conservatory students perform music by composers such as Pavel Josef Vejvanovský and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Starts: Apr 15 at 19:00. Tickets: free. Dom umenia Fatra (Fatra House of Arts), Dolný Val 47, Žilina. Tel: 041/5620-979.

LIVE MUSIC: Country Night - Slovak guitarist Baki plays country and folk music.
Starts: Apr 17 at 19:00. Tickets: free. Country ranč (Country Ranch), Ulica pri Váhu 69, Ružomberok. Tel: 044/4304-062.

EXHIBITION: Segment - Visual artist Ilona Németh shows a collection of her multimedia installations.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00 until May 14. Admission: Sk10, Sk40. Štátna galéria (The State Gallery), Námestie Štefana Moysesa 25, Banská Bystrica. Tel: 048/4126-080.


LIVE MUSIC: Fujifilm Digital Olympic Tour 2004 - Concert by the legendary Czech rock band Olympic.
Starts: Apr 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk269, Sk299. Mestská hala (The City Hall), Pod kamennou baňou 3, Prešov. Tel: 051/7733-581.

LIVE MUSIC: Laco Déczi & Celula New York - Trumpet player Laco Déczi's band performs.
Starts: Apr 15 at 19:00. Tickets: Sk60, Sk100. Agentúra GES (GES Agency), Laca Novo-meského 13, Košice. Tel: 055/6224-303.

EXHIBITION: Introducing Ourselves - Young painters from Bardejov display their work.
Open: Mon-Fri 7:30-16:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-16:00 until April 23. Admission: free. Výstavná sieň (Exposition Hall), Radničné nám. 21, Bardejov. Tel: 054/4723-013.

Prepared by Kristína Havasová

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