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Monika Müller-Kroll

Life In Berlin: Passion - Fan Behaviour And Art

Christoph Tannert, artistic director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, plays "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Xylophone bars mounted to a wall. "This work is by Robert Lippok," he says. Lippok built a custom instrument as an homage to a single Queen song. "All of these artists are involved with music," says Tannert. 81 artists express their relation to music at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Some are musicians, some are fans, and all of them are interested in music. After three years of research, Tannert presents...
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Monika Müller-Kroll

 

Christoph Tannert, artistic director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, plays "Bohemian Rhapsody" on Xylophone bars mounted to a wall.

 

"This work is by Robert Lippok," he says.

 

Lippok built a custom instrument as an homage to a single Queen song.

 

"All of these artists are involved with music," says Tannert.

 

Life In Berlin: "Screw" Up Night

Jul 22, 2015
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The story of entrepreneurship is often one of failure. But we hardly ever hear about that when it comes to the glittering world of successful companies. It's a stigma in our society, even though we could learn from it.

 

"Because everybody or most people are talking about failure in a bad way, but our society has to learn that we need failure also in business and we have to accept the way that failure is a way to learn. If you accept that you failed, or others fail, it would be easier to handle it." 

 

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

Jul 22, 2015
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A few things to keep in mind for the coming week:

For the eighth year, Berlin will host the International Street Theater Festival, Berlin lacht! Eighteen days, four stages, with a total of 150 artists, 10 hours a day and more than 600 shows! International Street Theater Festival is a unique event worldwide and it's happening right at Alexanderplatz from July 23rd to August 9th.

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A new book out by a Berlin author reveals the history behind how loops changed music. Though books have been written about the foundations of electronic music, this is the first to focus solely on loops. What’s surprising is that the history of this elemental structure has been so long overlooked.
 

 The book, Schliefen. Zur Geschichte und Ästhetik des Loops or Loops, on the History and Aesthetic of Loops was published in June by Tilman Baumgärtel, a professor at Hochschole Mainz.

Two NPR Specials: Climate One And Intelligence Squared UK

Jul 21, 2015
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This week on NPR Specials:

Life In Berlin: Gorka De Duo And Pataphysics

Jul 20, 2015
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Pataphysics is a branch of philosophy dealing with the absurd.  Though not spoken about in mainstream society, it has been followed and studied by many prominent artists including Duchamp, The Marx Brothers, and the Beatles.

Gorka de Duo also belongs in this group.

Gorka found Pataphysics through Alfred Jarry’s book, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician: A Neo-Scientific Novel.

The German parliament has approved the latest bailout for Greece, voting overwhelmingly for the 86 billion euro ($93.65 billion) package aimed at keeping Athens in the eurozone.

Ahead of the vote in the Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned lawmakers of "predictable chaos" if they failed to OK the deal. The final vote was 439 in favor, 119 opposed and 40 abstentions.

Life In Berlin: Culinary Diplomacy

Jul 15, 2015
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Chef Chip Flanagan is cooking jambalaya, crawfish salad and bananas foster for a group of German food journalists in Berlin. They’re the same dishes he normally cooks at his restaurant in New Orleans, called Ralph’s on the Park.

“Okay, so we’re going to start plating our jambalaya for our entree,“ Flanagan instructs his crew. “So let’s get it heated up and we’ll add the shrimp to it. And then don’t forget we need to do all of the the green onions. And let’s pull out the bouquet of thyme and all the bay leaves."

Cocktails Of The Pacific Northwest In Berlin

Jul 15, 2015
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Berlin is not the first city that comes to mind when one thinks of a prominent cocktail culture.  Cocktails that are swirled with in-house-infused liquors adorned with bruleed fruits are more likely to be seen on a bar menu in New York or Portland, Oregon. Perhaps then it is appropriate that John Muir, an often buzzed about cocktail bar at Skalitzerstrasse 55, has its roots in the Pacific Northwest.

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

Jul 14, 2015
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A few things to keep in mind for the coming week:

This week, the "Big Fat Greek Weekend” takes place at Markthalle IX. Forget about crippling debt and a financial crisis: what about a celebration of Greek food and culture? Enjoy Greek street food, a breakfast market, feta, wine and olive oil tastings, kids' workshops, culinary discussions, and more! The Big Fat Greek Weekend will take place at Markthalle IX, Thursday, July 16th, to Sunday, July 19th, Pücklerstraße 34.

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NPR Specials: Failing As Opportunity

This week on NPR Specials: Back in April, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the John F. Kennedy Atlantic Forum brought together an incredible group of political, business, and entrepreneurial minds to discuss the similarities and differences between the way American leaders and German leaders handle success and failure. Moderated by former CNN Chief Anchor Jim Clancy and featuring panelists such as Demandware Founder Stephan Schambach and Chattanooga, Tennessee Mayor Andrew Berke, the...
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