On 28 November 2012, three companies have been awarded with the „Pankower Ausbildungspreis“ (Award for professional education) at the town hall in Pankow. Borough mayor Matthias Köhne and Christine Keil, councilwoman and patroness of the „Ausbildungsoffensive Pankow“, were honoring companies with this award. It´s the third time that companies were being awarded for their particular dedication regarding professional education of adolescents. (more…)
„Rock’n’Roll will never die“ – because those are the new talents!
Europe´s best new rock bands in one night: selected out of 252 candidacies by an international jury, the 8 finalists were competing for the titel. The live event took place on 24 November 2012. Silke Super (Radio Eins) was hosting the show and NINA HAGEN, the legendary mother of punk rock, was performing as top act and played a fulminant concert at the end of the night. EUROCK MARATHON was the starting shot for a Europe-wide Rock’n’Roll family movement to which the entire city was invited. The EUROCK Marathon took place for 3 hours at Postbahnhof at Ostbahnhof – live rock music with top act and award ceremony. The audience decided together with the jury members Peter Radszuhn (Radio Eins), Ralf Goldkind (music producer, musician) and Norbert Döpp (BerlinKonzerte), which band should be awarded.
Black Box Music contributed to this event by sponsoring the awards for the bands.
Those were this year´s award winners:
1. prize: SINGLETON from Ukraine
2. prize: KIRMIZI from Turkey
3. prize: THE BANDITI from Italy
Photos: © Grit Siwonia
Several years of steadily growing success of Silbermond, again and again the band returns to Berlin to perfect their stage show rehearsals at BBM.
Beth Ditto and the band members Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie played in front of 5000 people on 18 November 2012 at Velodrom in Berlin and the concert was a huge success.
The highlight of the night was the moment, when the singer didn´t play the encore on stage but disappeared in the crowd, singing an endless version of the song „Heavy Cross“. At the end of the night, she was standing at the monitoring desk, singing „We are the champions“, surrounded (more…)
Max Raabe and his „Palast Orchester“ are touring the world since February 2011 with the show „Küssen kann man nicht alleine“ (you can´t kiss alone). The culmination of the current tour was the show on 27 November 2012 in Offenburg. In between, Max Raabe played 14 concerts at Admiralspalast Berlin from 22 October 2012 till 4 November 2012.
Max Raabe is an internationally well known singer from Germany, who founded the „Palast Orchester“ already in 1986 (more…)
After great and unique events in 2011 with Mando Diao, Kasabian, Einstürzende Neubauten, Hercules & Love Affair, Polarkreis 18, Bonaparte, K.I.Z., the concert series Berlin Live was presenting this year´s concerts.
Berlin Live is a concert series also recorded for television which shows the large variety of Berlin´s international music scene. Berlin is energetic, diverse and attracts many artists. A creative music scene has evolved here, which is permanently (more…)
The festivity hosted by Federal President Joachim Gauck took place September, 8th and 9th at Schloss Bellevue. Joachim Gauck welcomed the guests on both days by giving a speech from the Parkstage.
There was also a cultural program at the Schlosspark on both days with concerts on two stages in the evenings.
One highlight was the concert of the German-Polish youth orchestra, one of Europe´s oldest trans-border youth orchestras. Furthermore, (more…)
After the successful premiere of Katharina Thalbach´s restaging of Mozart´s „The Magic Flute“ last summer, the success story of this festival was continued this year (from August,16th to September,2nd) with George Bizet´s masterpiece „Carmen“. The opera was directed by Academy Award winner Volker Schlöndorff, one of Germany´s most outstanding movie makers.
For this festival, stage designer Volker Hintermeier created a large construction of a (more…)
The rock band KoRn, formed in 1993, is considered to be one of the co-founders of nu metal. The band, who has its origins in Bakersfield, California, is on tour all across Europe with their new Album „Path of Totality“ since the beginning of August 2012. These are the tour dates:
03.08.12 Russia, Veselovka
05.08.12 Bulgaria, Burgas
08.08.12 Slovenia, Tolmin
09.08.12 Hungary, Budapest
11.08.12 Germany, (more…)
Die Toten Hosen celebrated a terrific comeback after a long break. The Nova Rock festival was one of their stops, where they finished the second day as headliner. Andi, Breiti, Campino, Kuddel and Vom presented their new album “Ballast der Republik”
The Düsseldorf pop-influenced punk rockers celebrated their 30th band anniversary with a combination of their “Best of” and songs (more…)