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photo: Peter Lamata

Via Sony Eyes presents a selection of the best 60 digital photos taken by amateur photographers. Organized by Sony Slovakia, the fourth year of the contest illustrates the increasing interest in digital photography. Over 2,500 participants sent around 5,800 photos to compete in the following categories: man, photo experiment, nature and press photo. Peter Lamata won the contest with his black-and-white photo Three Memories. "Even though it is black-and-white, the photo is not an escape from the digital era. Quite the contrary, using the 'colours' of black-and-white photography Lamata did justice to its essence," said photographer and jury member Milota Havránková. The exhibition takes place at the Go-in Customer Information Sony Centre at Mostová 2 (Carlton-Savoy building), Bratislava. Open workdays 10:00-18:00 and Saturdays 10:00-14:00 until December 11. Admission is free. For more information call 02/4342-2978.


Maceo Parker Tour 2005 - Legendary American funk maestro Maceo Parker, who played with James Brown and Parliament, comes to rock it up with his band and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who performed with Prince.
Starts: Nov 21 at 20:00. Admission: Sk499. Babylon Music Club, Karpatská 2. Tel: 0915/200-567.

Pet Jazz - The fifth jazz festival features the Pacora Trio, Československý Big Band Matúša Jakabčica, AMC Trio, the Milo Suchomel Quartet with Peter Lipa as guest and Bukake Jazz.
Starts: Nov 24 at 20:00. Admission: Sk170. Klub za zrkadlom (Za zrkadlom Club), Rovniankova 3. Tel: 02/6381-1328.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Songs of Four Synagogues - The Norwegian Jewish actress Bente Kahan and her guests perform within the Visegrad cycle of concerts taking place in Wroclaw, Prague, Budapest and Nitra.
Starts: Nov 26 at 18:00. Admission: Sk50. Synagogue, Ulica pri Synagóge. Tel: 037/161-86.

Conceptual Portraits - Professional Dutch photographer Ton van Zeijl presents his works.
Open: Mon-Sun 10:00-19:30 until November 27. Admission: free. Akcent Gallery, Kúpeľná 4. Tel: 037/6517-604.


Crazy Frog Laser Show - The absolute number one of the world charts Axel F alias Crazy Frog brings hits such as Crazy Frog and Popcorn as well as his latest hit, I Like to Move It.
Starts: Nov 25 at 19:00. Admission: Sk99, Sk199. Športová Hala (Sports Hall) Koniareň, Poľná 49. Tel: 044/4323-216.


Days of Early Music - Musica Historica Prešov featuring soprano Dana Leščenková, spinet player Klára Ganzerová and viola da gamba player Karol Medňanský perform within the festival.
Starts: Nov 24 at 19:00. Hall of the Historical Building of the Evangelic Collegium, Hlavná 137. Tel: 051/ 7731-113.

photo: Martin Marenčin

The Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava presents two series of documentary photographs, by Martin Marenčin and Jozef Ondzik, within the exhibition The Third Always Comes First. The joint project is a selection from A Pictorial Report on the State of the Country by Ondzik and Slowly Slovakia 2001-2004 by Marenčin. The photos testify to the photographers' unique view of the sometimes peculiar reality of present-day Slovakia. The Koppel House at Zelený Kríček 3 is open Tue-Fri 9:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-18:00 until December 4. Tickets cost Sk20. For more information call 033/5514-657.

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