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"Ladies First" - International Women’s Day holiday, March 8.

Issue 21, February 2010.
Celebrated all day and on into the evening in homes, schools, offices, bars, restaurants, park benches and marshrutkas across town! Many foreigners who are new to life in Ukraine initially find it difficult to grasp the importance of International Women’s Day and struggle to understand the relationship of the holiday to the unorthodox sexual politics of the post-Soviet world. For those among the expat community who have been raised in a staunchly post-modern feminist environment, the holiday can actually seem anachronistic at best and offensively patronizing at worst, and its annual arrival generally sparks knowing grins and the odd catty remark from contemptuous expat PC puritans.

Lovely Lorak plays Lviv

Issue 21, February 2010.
Early March will see the capital of West Ukraine prepare for International Women’s Day with a star turn from the country’s leading pop nymphet Ani Lorak. Little Ani has been big on the post-Soviet music scene since the mid-nineteen nineties and gained a whole new international audience when she was narrowly beaten into second place at the 2008 Eurovision song contest. Miss Lorak took time out of her hectic tour schedule to speak to Lviv Today about her upcoming Lviv date and her associations with the city.

"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 ...