MP accuses Austrian government of Madoff cover up An Austrian MP has filed a series of Parliamentary questions to make public allegations that senior banking officials and others in the Alpine Republic had actively worked with Bernie Madoff to create his global Pyramid scheme.
Concert of funeral songs at the Zentralfriedhof
The Viennese cemeteries and funeral services are presenting the seventh edition of the "Nachklang" open-air concert in front of the Lueger Church at the Zentralfriedhof cemetery today (Thursday).
Schönbrunn Summer Nights Concert in bad weather
The tenth Summer Nights Concert at Schönbrunn celebrated the composers Wagner and Verdi. Lorin Maazel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, even though the weather was not summerlike at all.
City of Vienna wants to find solution for Life Ball problem
Life Ball organiser Gery Keszler criticised the constraints of the authorities, after experiencing problems at the entrance of Life Ball last Saturday. The city of Vienna has now reacted upon the criticism and wants to find a solution together with Mr Keszler.
New York Skyline at Vienna Airport
Travellers can now enjoy the skyline of New York City even before the start of their trip from Airport Vienna. 165 monitors in the check-in area show the Big Apple on a screen, which is 15 metres x 9 metres.
Preliminary net proceeds of Life Ball 2013
The net proceeds of the 21st Life Ball were revealed in the restaurant "Aux Gazelles" in Vienna. The Red Ribbon Celebration Concert at Burgtheater, the AIDS Solidarity Gala in Hofburg and the Life Ball in the city hall achieved net proceeds of 2,430,000 Euros, which will go to national and international AIDS projects.
Life Ball might move away from City Hall
Life Ball organiser Gery Keszler criticised the constraints of the authorities, after experiencing problems at the entrance of Life Ball last Saturday. He is reconsidering whether Life Ball in the city hall is still possible.
Nova Rock Festival 2013 in June
The Nova Rock Festival will take place in three weeks in Nickelsdorf, Burgenland. 150,000 visitors are expected. Organisers and authorities have worked on an extensive traffic and safety concept.
Amy Macdonald will perform at Donauinselfest
The programme of this year’s 30th Donauinselfest has been fixed. Musicians such as Amy Macdonald, Christina Stürmer, Wolfgang Ambros, Naked Lunch and Edlseer will perform at the free festival from 21 t o 23 June.
Open Air Concert Vienna Central Cemetary in June
The funeral parlour Vienna and the cemeteries of Vienna (B&F Wien) have organised the event "Nachklang", a free live concert at Zentralfriedhof (central cemetery) for the seventh time. Artists of the State Opera and Volksoper will perform songs of different genres.
Night against Poverty - with Parov Stelar
Residents of Vienna will have the opportunity to support the fight against poverty at the "Night against Poverty" on 4 July at the Vienna Townhall. Austrian musicians such as Parov Stelar, the threefold winner of the Amadeus award, will take part in the event.
New theatre alliance
Schauspielhaus Wien, Theater Phönix Linz, Schauspielhaus Salzburg, Klagenfurter Ensemble and Theater Kosmos Bregenz have formed an alliance. They want to reach a bigger audience and sustain the production.
Long Night of the Churches tonight
The programme of "Long Night of the Churches" offers hundreds of events in Vienna alone. It partly focuses on the topic of asylum. The question whether aliens go to heaven will also be discussed.
Life ball project
The Life Ball 2013 will take place on Saturday. The revenue will go to national and international Aids projects. In 2012, 2.1 million Euros were raised and supported projects such as "Job impulse" by Aids Hilfe Wien.
1111th performance in camel theatre
The camels of Kernhof, district of Lilienfeld (Lower Austria) have been acting for ten years. The 1111th performance took place yesterday (Wed). Herbert Eder directed the desert animals.
Long Night of the Churches
Hundreds of churches Austria-wide to open their doors for the "Long Night of the Churches" (original: "Langen Nacht der Kirchen") on May, 24.
Preparation for Life Ball begins
The preparations of the Life Ball in Vienna are at full blast after delays due to bad weather last weekend. Star guests like Eva Longoria and Carmen Electra are expected at Vienna Airport on Friday.
Opening date of Pyramidenkogel kept secret
In order to prevent a mass rush on the new tower at Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia (Souther Austria), the opening date will be announced at short notice. The attraction is expected to open in the middle of June.
Start for ferry season at Neusiedler See
The seven ferries of the lake Neusiedler See in Burgenland (Eastern Austria) have started operations. Due to the cold weather, the season started two weeks later than in the past years.