Issue 20, January 2010

Issue 20, January 2010

"A white woman with a white voice” at Lviv's hottest venue

Issue 20, January 2010.
On February 22, 2010 Lviv’s club “Picasso” will take place concert of Efendi Zebu and Karolina Glazer Quintet. Karolina Glazer is recognized as the rising star of Polish jazz vocalism. She specializes in an instrumental approach to voice and directs a lot of her attention to scat improvisation. Karolina is a vocalist, composer, arranger and producer.

“City of Beloved” from ArtHouse in romantic Lviv

Issue 20, January 2010.
Film screenings ‘City of Beloved” dedicated to St. Valentine’s Holiday will take place on February 11th in Lviv’s KinoPalace “Kopernik”

Romantic “Lviv Ball”

Issue 20, January 2010.
On Saturday, February 13th in Lviv House of Scientists will take place romantic ball dedicated to the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day.

Magic seven brings Beatles holiday to Lviv!

Issue 20, January 2010.
On January 31, 2010, Lviv’s hottest club “Picasso” will host grand event and special treat for all music lovers - concert “BEATLES JAZZ TIME”.

Sounds of love

Issue 20, January 2010.
Best music selection of symphonic compositions, opera arias and romances be performed by Kristin Sampson, soprano (USA), Lubov Dyka, mezzo-soprano, Vasyl Sadovsky,tenor and Roman Tsymbala,tenor accompanied by Academic symphonic orchestra of philharmonic society, conductor–Merited artist of Ukraine Myron Yusypovich.

Lviv pop star with international ambition

Issue 20, January 2010.
Fans of bubblegum pop are in for a treat this month with the presentation of emerging Lviv pop star Lyudmyla Yasinska’s debut album. Entitled ‘Tobiy’ (‘For You’), the album will be presented to the Lviv public at the city’s popular Picasso Nightclub on January 29.

Presidential elections, 2nd round, February 7

Issue 20, January 2010.
West Ukraine looks set for a decisive role in the anticipated second round of voting in the 2010 presidential elections. With disillusionment widespread among the formerly pro-Orange electorate of the region many analysts are predicting a low voter turnout, which could open the door for a Yanukovych presidency

Lolita at the Opera House!

Issue 20, January 2010.
This iconic Russian pop star was once of the few bright moments to light up the dreary and desperate early 1990s and despite splitting with her husband and partner at the turn of the millennium the provocatively named Lolita ...

Lviv Old Boy Europa Cup Battle

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv’s football fans are currently waiting impatiently for the end of the annual winter break and the good news is that the second half of the season will kick off in late February with what promises to be an intriguing encounter with high-flying Metalist.

Eternal Love Themes of Stage

Issue 20, January 2010.
This January will welcome the arrival of a fresh new stage adaptation to Lviv’s theatrical repertoire. Staged at the city’s historic Zankovetska Drama Theatre, ‘Goncharivka Matchmaking’ is based on a play by regional playwright Kvytka-Osnovyjanenko,

100% Lviv Fashion

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv Fashion Week Boutique opening, 28 Doroshenka Street Since its inception in early 2008 Lviv Fashion Week has proved wildly popular with local fashion followers and this success has helped establish the shows as a credible regional brand name.

Alternative Euro Perspective Swiss Science Fiction Movie Festival, February 8 & 12,

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv Art Palace & Centre for Central and Eastern European Urban History There is something a little bit different about Switzerland. At a time when most of Europe is seemingly marching obliviously towards the creation of a federal EU superstate, the Swiss remain an isolated island of local level community politics and national referendums

Forum Focuses on Green Ukrainian Energy ‘Eco-Solutions – New Technologies’ Fourth Annual

Issue 20, January 2010.
With the entire world seemingly debating the pros and cons of placing limits on the kind of energy supplies we consume and scrambling for viable eco-friendly alternatives to our current reliance on fossil fuels, the theme of green energy has never been more pertinent than it is today.

Legendary Leopolitans: No. 1: Hollywood pioneer Paul Muni

Issue 20, January 2010.
With a glittering movie career spanning four decades and a host of Oscar nominations, Paul Muni has often been acclaimed by Hollywood historians as one of the great pioneers of modern acting techniques. However, few dwell on the fact that his gift for method acting owed much to the theatrical traditions of his hometown Lviv, where the future Hollywood and Broadway star was first exposed to the magic of the stage.

Literary Lviv

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv has always been a city of great literary pretensions and was the home of the region’s first printing presses in the sixteenth century. You will encounter a monument to the godfather of Lviv’s printing scene, Ivan Fedorov, on Pidvalna Street close to Lviv’s book market.

Love in Lviv on St. Valentine’s Day

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv is one of the most dreamily romantic cities in Eastern Europe with its ancient cobbled streets and enticing archways leading into a thousand and one intimate courtyards. The fairytale capital of West Ukraine is rich in romantic legend and has inspired architects, writers, noblemen and playwrights for centuries. This was the scene of legendary romances between Polish aristocrats and Ukrainian beauties, a city where Venetian ambassadors would become bewitched and Habsburg dukes unmanned. It was also once the home town of the infamous Mr. Masoch and the setting for many of his erotically-charged tales, giving rise to the modern-day concept of masochism. Today’s Lviv is just as seductive as it was in centuries past, and as the city prepares to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day 2010 we look at a few of the most appealing local options as you plan how to spend the most romantic holiday of the year!

Brains and Beauty at Student Pageant

Issue 20, January 2010.
Christmas Eve in Lviv was particularly appealing in 2009 as the city’s Millennium Club played host to a ‘Student Beauty’ contest which promised to test the intellect of its bambi-legged contestants while also stimulating the audience in more traditional ways.
Pop singer   Andriana with a friend

Hotly-Anticipated Clubland Arrival

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv’s nocturnal party scene received a timely seasonal boost in mid-December thanks to a brace of stylish grand opening parties at new clubland venue “Rafinad People”.
Oleg Yakovlev’s  offering presented to the jury

Lviv’s Best Chefs!

Issue 20, January 2010.
The grand final of the ‘Lviv Frying Pan’ contest was held on December 21, with the finest chefs in Galychina competing for the honour of being named top cook. The contest was organised by Lviv City Council and the Lviv Guild of Restaurant Owners.

Celebrity Christmas Carols!

Issue 20, January 2010.
A host of famous Ukrainian show business personalities performed at a gala concert in early January that reminded Lviv theatre-goers of the traditional Christmas celebrations of yesteryear.

Europe’s Longest Christmas Holidays!

Issue 20, January 2010.
Christmas came early to Lviv in 2009 with celebrations to mark St. Andrew’s Day on December 13, and the fun didn’t stop until well into January as the Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox faithful all marked their respective Christmas holidays.

Lviv Wins Euro 2012!

Issue 20, January 2010.
Lviv marked the onset of winter in early December with news that the city had finally been confirmed as a host city for Euro 2012. Officials at European football’s governing body UEFA had previously threatened to deny Lviv, Donetsk and Kharkiv the right to host games due to the slow pace of their respective preparations

Forecast: Lviv’s employment market in 2010

Issue 20, January 2010.
Ukraine suffered a severe blow across the employment market in 2009. Unemployment skyrocketed, underemployment was rampant, many employees began entering other employ- ment spheres, and a vast number of employees were living in fear that their heads would be next on the chopping block. Those that managed to hang on often saw salary cutbacks, bonuses slashed, shortened work days and wages that were not paid out in a timely fashion.