Chinese pianist Lang Lang fulfills a dream with his new album and presents a different side of himself. He has German support from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
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Berlin's mayor criticizes the relativization of the Middle East conflict at the Berlinale. Filmmakers make one-sided accusations against Israel.
Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth praises the management duo of the Berlinale, Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, for their work in recent years.
Berlin's Governing Mayor Kai Wegner and his girlfriend, Senator for Education Katharina Günther-Wünsch, make their first public appearance as a couple at a social event.
Peter Gulacsi describes Andreas Brehme as a legend of German soccer. Brehme was only 63 years old.
Rock singer Bryan Adams (64, "Summer of '69") is coming to Germany for several concerts. The Canadian will be stopping off in Düsseldorf (5.10.), Hamburg (6.10.), Frankfurt (8.10.), Stuttgart (9.10.) and Leipzig (10.10.) with his "So Happy It Hurts Tour" in October 2024, the organizer announced on M ..
AC/DC are going back on tour after a break of several years - and will also be playing in Germany this summer. And even more often than previously planned: There will be two additional concerts.
Composer Detlev Glanert can't imagine a world without books. "I'm a heavy reader. I have a pile of about 30 books next to my bed. It's my daily diet," the 63-year-old told the German Press Agency. He is currently reading the newly published and fascinating biography "Metternich" by Wolfram Siemann. ..
Composer Detlev Glanert compares opera to complicated architecture and is committed to artistic collaboration on an equal footing.
The Semperoper is remembering its former artistic director Gerd Uecker this Saturday with a performance of the Wagner opera "Tristan und Isolde". He died on January 17 at the age of 77. On Thursday, Saxony's Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch (CDU) paid tribute to Uecker's work in Dresden. "Gerd Ue ..
CDU politician Stephan Hösl leaves the CDU party and state parliamentary group. Hösl wants to continue with the Free Voters.
Berlin band Pankow announce their farewell tour through East Germany next year. They are planning 15 concerts and open-air gigs in the summer.
The city of Dresden has congratulated its latest art prize winner Christian Friedel on his Oscar nomination for "The Zone of Interest". The actor has become an international ambassador for Dresden.
The Berlin band Pankow would like to bid farewell to the stage next year after 44 years.
Actress Sandra Hüller can be seen as "Hamlet" at Schauspiel Leipzig in March. During the book fair, the Schauspielhaus Bochum's production of "Hamlet" will make a guest appearance in Leipzig on 22 and 23 March, the theater announced on Monday. Hüller has received several awards for her role in the S ..
The bestselling author Dirk Oschmann fell from the stage during a reading in Ilmenau. He was taken to hospital.
The singer-songwriter and GDR dissident Wolf Biermann (87) has invited numerous artists to record an album with cover versions of his songs. "Wolf Biermann Re:imagined - Lieder für jetzt!" is due to be released on November 15 to mark Biermann's 88th birthday.The first song, "Ermutigung" in a version ..
The payments that people in need of nursing care have to make themselves have continued to rise in Saxony despite higher relief allowances.
Two teenagers set off a New Year's Eve rocket in a shopping arcade. No injuries were reported.
Two young people set off a New Year's Eve rocket in a shopping arcade in Weißwasser. No one was injured. The police are investigating the two youths.
Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has paid tribute to Wolfgang Schäuble as the architect of German unity. "We have lost one of the greatest servants of our country", the CDU politician wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday about his deceased party colleague. No one had shaped the F ..
Women have found it extremely difficult to break into the world of classical music, which has been dominated by men for centuries. Especially when it came to orchestral conducting. Romely Pfund is considered a pioneer in Germany. Now she can be experienced as a guest conductor in Schwerin.
Denise Herrmann-Wick is enjoying the time after the end of her career. The former world-class winter sportswoman never gets bored. Her house is being built and her family is growing.
Ulli Wegner trained Germany's best boxers and turned them into world champions. The 81-year-old is not rich - but he is happy.
Singer and entertainer Gunther Emmerlich has died unexpectedly of heart failure at the age of 79.
Opera singer José Carreras raised around 3.3 million euros for his leukemia foundation with his televised fundraising gala this year.
The singer of the Bautzen-based band Silbermond, Stefanie Kloss, hopes that next year's state election in Saxony will not turn into a protest vote. "Anyone who has known us for a long time knows where we stand," said singer Stefanie Kloß in an interview with the Sächsische Zeitung (Tuesday). "And I ..
Actress Sandra Hüller has a chance of winning a Golden Globe for her role in the legal drama "Anatomy of a Case"
Opera singer José Carreras is collecting donations for his leukemia foundation with a television gala for the 29th time. The charity show from Leipzig will be broadcast live on MDR on Thursday (14.12., 20.15). According to MDR, presenters Stephanie Müller-Spirra and Sven Lorig will host the evening ..
The "University Teacher of the Year" award, which comes with prize money of 10,000 euros, will go to Chemnitz psychologist Bertolt Meyer in 2024. On Wednesday, Lambert Koch, President of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers, explained that his research focuses on the fusion ..
Heino (84) dedicates church tour to his deceased wife with tears and remembrance
He postponed the start of his church tour due to his grief for Hannelore, but now it's off to Dresden: Heino and Anita Hegerland are going on tour together - through European churches.
The Scorpions plan to play five concerts in Germany next year and will be presenting their brand new show.
Kiev's mayor Vitali Klitschko expresses concern about the coming months and describes the current situation in Ukraine as uncertain.
Eleven young people who have immigrated to Germany receive a three-year start-up scholarship in Saxony to play an active role in shaping society.
Singer Maite Kelly wants to encourage women to promote each other more. "Unfortunately, I was always promoted more by men than by women. I promised myself I would do it differently as a female entrepreneur, because that's actually really sad," said the 43-year-old in an interview with Deutsche Press ..
British producer icon Trevor Horn will be playing in front of a German audience from Tuesday - and the musician is worried about his fingers. "I haven't played bass for a few weeks and I know my fingers are going to hurt," the 74-year-old Brit told the German Press Agency in an interview before his ..
Christian Lehmann, well-known cameraman of Defa documentaries, has died at the age of 89.
Udo Lindenberg talks about the importance of his East German fans and his legendary GDR appearance 40 years ago.
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has honored the director of the Leipzig Book Fair, Oliver Zille, for his services to books. He has stood up for the German book industry and cultural landscape "with great commitment" for 30 years, the Börsenverein praised the 63-year-old in the run- ..
He is a legend of German folk music and pop, she became famous alongside Roy Black and Mike Oldfield. Now Heino and Anita Hegerland are going on tour together - through European churches.
Members of the Saxon state parliament will be able to walk a course for the blind next Monday and put themselves in the shoes of those affected.
The Berlin band Rammstein is expanding its tour plans in Germany for the coming year. "The band is pleased to announce more Germany dates," the musicians around singer Till Lindemann wrote on Tuesday, referring to two concerts in Frankfurt/Main on July 11 and 12.The already planned performances in D ..
The Berlin band Rammstein has announced two additional concerts in Dresden (May 18) and Gelsenkirchen (July 29) for their tour next year due to high demand at the fan club presale. The general presale starts on October 18.
Artist Niclas Castello has presented his new artwork "The Golden Spheres" in Dresden. It reportedly consists of 1000 equally sized spheres made of pure 24-karat fine gold.
Singer Howard Carpendale may be approaching 80, but he's still not thinking about quitting. "I'm certainly no longer in the springtime of my career, but should I stop, I want to find the point at which I agree with the audience that enough is enough," the 77-year-old told Deutsche Presse-Agentur in an interview. That point, however, is still a long way off for him, he added. "At the moment, I actually feel quite the opposite. I have very, very much desire.
For the tour in the coming year, the Berlin band Rammstein has planned twelve countries. The 18 concerts scheduled so far will kick off on May 11 in Prague, the band said in a post on Wednesday.As in previous years, stops in Germany are again planned. The band will play in Dresden on May 15 and 16 a ..
Borussia Mönchengladbach's sporting director Nils Schmadtke spoke to Max Eberl on the phone after the match against RB Leipzig and reported on his positive mood after the game. Schmadtke also confirms talks with fans before the game.
German actress Sandra Hüller ("Toni Erdmann") has won the Gilde Film Prize. The 45-year-old was awarded the honorary prize, as announced by AG Kino - Gilde Deutscher Filmkunsttheater at the close of the Leipzig Film Art Fair on Thursday. "The Theory of Everything" by director Timm Kroeger made the r ..
Saxony's prime minister sees the need for a balance between the hardship of securing the EU's borders and the urgent need to help people in need.
Dresden-based DJ Purple Disco Machine, real name Tino Piontek, finds success by thinking outside the box. He says his music doesn't really fit in anywhere, which makes it special. In an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, he talks about his experiences with genre conventions and his connection to his hometown of Dresden.
With a poignant celebration of the anniversary of the passing of their legendary keyboardist and co-founder Andrew "Andy" Fletcher, the Depeche Mode phenomenon lit up Leipzig on Friday night as they kicked off the first German concert of their current tour. According to organizers, about 70,000 enth ..