A Duna Karnevállal indul az Óbudai Nyár

Idén tízéves az Óbudai Nyár elnevezésű programsorozat: a Duna Karnevállal induló jubileumi rendezvényen június 13-tól augusztus 28-ig 11 helyszínen csaknem 60 színházi, zenei, operett és táncest, sőt búcsú is várja az érdeklődőket.

A Duna Karnevál táncosainak bemutatója a Kobuci-kertben - Fotó: mti

A Duna Karnevál táncosainak bemutatója a Kobuci-kertben - Fotó: mti

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Slovakian centre-right coalition to ease tension with Hungary

A centre-right coalition promising to reinstall Slovakia’s deteriorating relationship with neighbouring Hungary has won enough seats in the country’s general election to oust the left-wing government.

Iveta Radicova, the leader of the SDKU, the biggest party in the coalition, attends a debate with the head of the ethnic Hungarian party Most-Hid (Bridge) Bela Bugar Photo: REUTERS

Iveta Radicova, the leader of the SDKU, the biggest party in the coalition, attends a debate with the head of the ethnic Hungarian party Most-Hid (Bridge) Bela Bugar Photo: REUTERS

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Jeff Beck Honors Les Paul with Special NY Gig

(AP) Jeff Beck honored his late friend and mentor, Les Paul, with an intimate performance at his favorite haunt, the Iridium Jazz Club.

The legendary Paul played there every Monday night until his death in August, so it was an appropriate place for a celebration on the night he would have turned 95.

Musician Jeff Beck performs in a concert at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in New York.  (AP)

Musician Jeff Beck performs in a concert at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, in New York. (AP)

The small basement club was packed Wednesday night with an invitation-only crowd that included a who’s who of rock music. Meat Loaf, Little Steven Van Zandt, Zakk Wylde, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and many others visibly enjoyed the nearly two-hour set.

Photos: Les Paul: 1915-2009

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Art gallery preview – Marc Quinn at the White Cube

Marc Quinn at the White Cube, London; until 26 June

The controversial artist who put Alison Lapper on the Fourth Plinth, and carved a self-portrait out of his own frozen blood presents his latest portraits of celebrities who have undergone extreme levels of plastic surgery and transformation, all in marble, bronze and silver.

Marc Quinn - 'The Ecstatic Autogenesis of Pamala'

Marc Quinn - 'The Ecstatic Autogenesis of Pamala'

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