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Oscar-winner Kadár receives plaque


THE SLOVAK Film Institute, in cooperation with the eastern Slovak town of Rožňava, recently presented a memorial plaque to filmmaker Ján Kadár (1918-1979), who won an Oscar Award for his film The Shop on the Main Street.

The bronze plaque, which was designed by artist Peter Balogh, was affixed to the Kadár family house in Rožňava.



Children vote on best illustration


THE CHILDREN's jury of the Biennial of Illustrations in Bratislava (BIB) recently recognized Dutch artist Charlotte Dematons for the second time since 2001. The festival's main award, though, went to Iranian artist Ali Reza Goldouzian. Illustrations, including those by the award winners, are on display at the Bratislava Cultural Centre on SNP Square until October 31.



Andy Warhol calls to Slovak art


AN EXHIBITION of works by famous American pop-artist Andy Warhol, whose parents were Rusyn (Ruthenian) from eastern Slovakia, opened the Slovak Culture Days in the German town of Frankfurt at the start of September. The event is organized under the patronage of EU commissioner, Ján Figeľ, and will run until the end of October.


Vinx accompanies Šoralová on tour


SLOVAK singer Lucia Šoralová has started touring Slovakia with her latest album Púšť (Desert). The tour started on October 17 and will visit 16 towns, the news wire TASR reported.

Known mainly for performing in musicals, Šoralová will be accompanied by Slovak and Czech musicians, and, at several concerts, will be joined by Vinx, American singer and percussionist.

Vinx has cooperated with some of the world's most famous musicians, such as Sting, BB King, Stevie Wonder and Sinead O'Connor, and recently performed solo at the Bratislava Nu Jazz Dayz.


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