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Bryan Adams, musician, sings during the TV fundraising gala "Ein Herz für Kinder". / Photo: Sebastian Christoph Gollnow/dpa/Archivbild

Bryan Adams comes to Germany for several concerts

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 ..

Detlev Glanert stands in the Semperoper / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Detlev Glanert comes out as a bookworm

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. ..

Gerd Uecker, former artistic director of the Saxon State Opera Dresden, Gerd Uecker, sits on the railing of the royal box in the Semperoper / Photo: Matthias Hiekel/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Semperoper commemorates Gerd Uecker with a performance

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 ..

Actress Sandra Hüller sits on a couch in a small arthouse cinema in Saarbrücken / Photo: Oliver Dietze/dpa

Sandra Hüller as "Hamlet" at Schauspiel Leipzig

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 ..

Wolf Biermann, poet and singer-songwriter, performs in the Audimax of the University of Koblenz-Landau / Photo: Thomas Frey/dpa

Biermann releases album with cover versions

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 ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Kretschmer pays tribute to Schäuble: architect of German unity

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 ..

Conductor Romely Pfund gestures after a rehearsal for the Mecklenburg State Orchestra's New Year's Eve concert / Photo: Wiebke Marcinkowski/dpa

Romely Pfund conducts traditional New Year's Eve concert

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.

Andreas Nowak (l-r), Stefanie Kloß, Thomas Stolle and Johannes Stolle from the band Silbermond / Photo: Britta Pedersen/zb/dpa

Silbermond singer Stefanie Kloß: Don't vote out of protest

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 ..

Stephanie Müller-Spirra and Sven Lorig will lead through the charity gala alongside host and presenter José Carreras. / Photo: Virginia Renalias/MDR/DJCLS/obs

José Carreras collects donations for the fight against leukemia

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 Chemnitz psychologist Bertolt Meyer. / Photo: Jacob Müller/TU Chemnitz/dpa/Archivbild

Psychologist Meyer is "University Lecturer of the Year" 2024

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 ..

Maite Kelly, singer, stands in the RTL dance show "Let's Dance" in the Coloneum / Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Archivbild

Maite Kelly: Women have to support each other

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 ..

Trevor Horn, British music producer, composer and musician, in Leipzig / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Trevor Horn is looking forward to a German audience

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 ..

A pair of reading glasses lies on an open paper book / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Illustration

Börsenverein honors Leipzig Book Fair boss Zille

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- ..

Singer Heino and musician Anita Hegerland present their European church tour in a restaurant at the Taschenbergpalais / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Heino on church tour with Anita Hegerland

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.

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs on stage / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Now also Frankfurt - ten Rammstein concerts in Germany

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 ..

Singer Howard Carpendale sits in his dressing room during a photo shoot / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

Singer Howard Carpendale does not think about quitting

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.

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs the song "Deutschland". / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Band Rammstein also performs in Germany on Tour 2024

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 ..

Actress Sandra Hüller is honored with Gilde Film Award. / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa

Actress Sandra Hüller honored with Guild Film Award

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 ..

Purple Disco Machine (Tino Piontek), musician, arrives on the Red Carpet for the 14th German Radio Awards at the Neue Flora. / Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

DJ Purple Disco Machine: Success through genrelessness

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.

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs on stage / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Depeche Mode Germany tour starts with 70,000 fans in Leipzig

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 ..