Thursday, March 30, 2017

Golden Globes voting member Barbara Gasser welcomes Peter Simonischek

January 4, 2017 by  
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“It is an honor to welcome actor Peter Simonischek and producer Jonas Dornbach as my guests of honor to the 74th Golden Globe Awards. As Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Styria I am particularily proud that my fellow Styrian Peter Simonischek accepted my invitation. I have been familiar with Mr. Simonischeks work since childhood. […]

Inside Europe: Austria Rejects Far-Right Presidency

December 13, 2016 by  
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Interior Ministry confirmed on December 6, 2016, that former Green Party Leader Alexander Van der Bellen had won 53.8 percent of the vote over the weekend of December 4, 2016 which was some 7.6 percent more votes than his far-right opponent, Norbert Hofer. He previously faced Van der Bellen in the election in May 2016 […]

NYC: “Music for Medicine” Concert at Lincoln Center

December 1, 2016 by  
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On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, The American Austrian Foundation will once again host the annual “Music for Medicine” concert and dinner celebrating the 23th Anniversary of the Salzburg Medical Seminars of the Open Medical Institute, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The Salzburg Medical Seminars is a postgraduate education program that provides physicians from countries […]

CA/L.A.: Screening of Austria’s Oscar Entry

October 24, 2016 by  
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Dor Film is proud to present STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE, Austria’s Official Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film – 89th Academy Awards®, written and directed by Maria Schrader (one of Germany’s most acclaimed actresses, best known for her award-winning lead role in “Aimee & Jaguar” and for the internationally renowned TV series “Deutschland […]

Austrian Organist Performs Concert in LA

October 8, 2016 by  
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Austrian organist Lukas Hasler is coming specially from Austria to perform at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on October 12th. This organ concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Max Reger and will feature the works of Max Reger (1873-1916): Introduction & Passacaglia in D and Toccata & Fugue in […]

Turkey Calls Austria the “Capital of Radical Racism”

August 8, 2016 by  
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Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday lashed out at Austria, calling it the “capital of radical racism,” after the country’s chancellor announced he would start a conversation among European countries to end talks geared toward allowing Turkey to reach its long-held goal of European Union membership. “We know that the democratic standards are clearly not sufficient […]

Europe breathes ‘sigh of relief’ after Austria’s presidential election

May 24, 2016 by  
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May 24, 2016 German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday responded positively to news that former Greens party leader Alexander Van der Bellen had won Austria’s presidential elections after absentee votes were counted. Van der Bellen had run as an independent, but with massive backing from the Greens party. “The whole of Europe has heaved […]

Results of Austrian presidential vote too close to call

May 22, 2016 by  
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May 22, 2016 Former Green Party leader Alexander van der Bellen edged ahead of Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in Austria’s presidential election. The latest projections showed Van der Bellen at 50.1 percent, with around 72 percent of votes counted, according to the SORA Institute. Early projections, however, had given FPÖ’s (Freedom Party of Austria) […]

Berlin Theater Festival: “German theater has become very versatile”

May 20, 2016 by  
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May 20, 2016 Every year in May, the Berlin Theater Festival brings together theatre-makers, journalists and international guests. DW spoke to a juror about the selection of plays, and new approaches to staging and production. DW: The Berlin Theater Festival begins on Friday (06.05.2016) – the start of two and a half weeks of discussions, exhibitions […]

Rome, Berlin in ‘total opposition’ to Austria border plan

May 5, 2016 by  
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May 5, 2016 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi decried on Thursday the “unjustified” proposal from Vienna to erect a fence at Austria’s alpine border with Italy to stem the flow of migrants into the country. “We expressed our total opposition to, and, in some ways, our shock over the position […]

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