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LIVE MUSIC: ONE DAY JAZZ, a new jazz music festival that is taking place for the first time ever in Bratislava on May 20, will host John McLaughlin, with his jazz fusion quartet, The 4th Dimension. The winner of several Grammy Awards and holder of the title The Best Jazz Guitarist, McLaughlin has performed alongside such stars as Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Jimi Hendrix and Sting. The concert, his first in Slovakia in 20 years, promotes his recent album, Industrial Zen, which is considered to be one of his best works. The One Day Jazz festival also features the famous Kaltenecker Trio from Hungary and renowned Slovak musician Oskar Rózsa with his band. Tickets cost between Sk799 and Sk1,299 and the event take place in the Incheba Expo Arena at Viedenská cesta 3-7, on May 20 starting at 19:00. For more information, see www.onedayjazz.com.

DANCE: THE RUSSIAN COSSACK State Dance Company, a world-class group of 60 dancers, musicians and singers, will tour Slovak towns with their dynamic and breathtaking performance, which dazzles and delights all theatregoers. Renowned for their strength and athleticism, the “Cossacks” in bright colourful costumes dance with grace, sincerity and ease unique to these greatest masters of the Russian art form. Over its 18 years of existence, the company has become extremely popular both in Europe and America. Tickets cost between Sk690 and Sk1,990 and the performances take place in the following towns: Prešov (May 19 at 20:00, Sports Hall, Pod Kamennou baňou 31), Žilina (May 20 at 20:00, Sports Hall, Vysokoškolákov 6), Nitra (May 24 at 20:00, Winter Stadium Arena, Jesenského 2) and Bratislava (May 25 at 20:00, Sibamac Arena – the National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6). For more information, call 02/5293-3321.

LIVE MUSIC: IMT Smile 2008 Tour – One of the most popular Slovak bands tours Slovak towns after returning from Ireland.
Starts: May 20, 19:00. Admission: Sk250-Sk299. Sibamac Arena – the National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. www.imtsmile.com.

LIVE MUSIC: 80s Idols – Howard Jones, Limahl and Kim Wilde perform their greatest hits from the 1980s.
Starts: May 23, 18:00. Admission: Sk1,290-Sk2,090. Sibamac Arena – the National Tennis Centre, Príkopova 6. Tel: 0918/853-369, www.abm-promotions.com.

LIVE MUSIC: Fragile – Braňo Kostka, Soňa Norisová, Jana Golisová, Helena Krajčiová, Svetlana Rymarenko, Slavo Košecký, Vilo Csontos and Kamil Mikulčík perform interesting a cappella arrangements of well-known rock-pop-jazz hits.
Starts: May 24, 20:00. Admission: Sk200. Loď – Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre in the Underdeck), Tyršovo nábrežie. Tel: 0903/449-650, www.adylod.sk.

EXHIBITION: After Duchamp – Stano Masár takes works by famous painters and puts them in completely new contexts, often in contradiction to the original intent.
Open: Wed-Sun 12:00-19:30, until June 6. Admission: free. Space Gallery, Františkánske Square 7. Tel: 0911/331-187, http://priestor.crazycurators.org.

LIVE MUSIC: Glenn Hughes – The former member of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze known as the “Voice of Rock”, performs during his world tour.
Starts: May 23, 20:00. Admission: Sk899-Sk1,399. Divadlo Aréna theatre, Viedenská Cesta 10. Tel: 02/6720-2557.

EXHIBITION: Me and the Others – Organisers compare Czech and Slovak contemporary art by presenting works by different artists. A booklet in Slovak and English was published to provide an overview of the artistic scene in both countries.
Open: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, until June 29. Admission: Sk20. Nitra Gallery, Župné námestie 3. Tel: 037/6579-641, www.nitrianskagaleria.sk.


FESTIVAL: Korean Film Festival – The best of Korean film with English subtitles: Welcome to Dongmakgol, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Barking Dogs Never Bite and A Dirty Carnival.
Runs: May 19-20 screenings at 18:00, 20:30, 18:00 and 20:00 respectively. Admission: Sk40 for a single screening and Sk90 for all four films. Stanica Žilina-Záriečie Culture Centre, Závodská cesta 3. Tel: 041/5005-064, www.stanica.sk, www.koreanfilm.org.

Banská Bystrica
DANCE: Night’s Rest – A dance performance that reflects today’s hurried life and contrasts it with a soothing night’s sleep.
Starts: May 21, 19:00. Admission: Sk90. Chamber Theatre of the Europa Culture Centre, Námestie Slobody 3. Tel: 048/4156-076, www.europacc.eu.


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Sympho-nic Concert – The Oradea Symphonic Orchestra from Romania performs compositions by Enescu, Bruch and Rimsky-Korsakov. The event is organised as part of the 53rd Košice Spring Music Festival.
Starts: May 22, 19:00. Admission: Sk200-Sk300. Palace of Art, Moyzesova 66. Tel: 055/6220-763, www.sfk.sk.

EXHIBITION: Junk (Young) Art – Young authors explore the question “What is art?” at an exhibition organised as part of the 2008 project “Plays with the Art”.
Open: Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00, until August 31. Admission: Sk40. The Tatras Gallery, Electricity Plant, Hviezdoslavova 12. Tel: 052/7722-617, www.tatragaleria.sk.

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