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Moscow's cultural scene is famously enormous and varied - but where to start? Our arts-savvy editorial team trawl what's on offer, to bring you our selection of Culture Picks for your leisure time. Current and upcoming recommendations are:
31.10.19  20:00 Thomas Anders (Germany)
Thomas Anders was born on 1 March 1963 and is one of the few German stars who has made both a national and international impact on music history. During his immensely successful run with Modern Talking, he had countless chart hits, which made him famous in almost every corner of the earth. “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” alone reached No.1 in 81 countries. Worldwide CD sales of Modern Talking and of Thomas Anders’ solo works have now topped the 125 million mark. Thomas Anders has received more than 420 gold and platinum records and numerous awards for his artistic achievements, including the “Bambi”, the “Goldene Europa”, the “Goldene Kamera”, the “ECHO”, the “World Music Award”, the Golden and Silver “Bravo-Otto”, the “Golden Lion” from Radio Luxembourg and many more. Despite his triumphant success, Thomas Anders is constantly looking for a new challenge. As a serious and professional entertainer he does not stand still. The worldwide success he enjoyed with Modern Talking was followed by the release of many solo albums in Germany and abroad. His most recent solo pop album “STRONG” sold over 1.000.000 copies in Russia alone and immediately went platinum. Read more
Crocus City Hall 
05.11.19  19:00 Scorpions (Germany)
The most beloved and popular rock band in Russia is coming back to us with its Crazy World Tour! “When our album ‘Crazy World’ was released right at the end of the Cold War, we toured around a world that was pretty crazy back then, but there was so much hope in the air for a more peaceful future,” said Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine. “Now things are getting more crazy every other day”. Even if things are getting more crazy and unpredictable every other day, the love of Russian fans for Scorpions has been unchanged for many decades. No wonder, because Scorpions became one of the first Western rock bands to “break through” the iron curtain in 1988 and 1989. Their main hit Wind of Change telling the story of a walk through perestroika Moscow, which topped the charts of 11 countries in 1991, became the golden rock classics. And concerts in our country have consistently attracted tens of thousands of fans for 30 years. “…the main surprise of every concert is the audience itself”, says guitarist Rudolf Schenker. “The day before I was interviewed, and the journalist asked what it would be like for our international band to return to Russia again. And someone said: “No, it’s a Russian band,” and that’s the best compliment we could ever get in your country. Being able to consider yourself a Russian band is fantastic”. Read more
VTB Arena Park 
22.11.19  20:00 A-ha (Norway)
Pål Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen, formerly of Bridges, formed Norwegian synth pop group a-ha in the early '80s. Nimble vocalist Morten Harket joined the duo, and they left for the now "legendary London flat" (so called because of its state of disrepair) to make it. By late 1983 they had achieved part of that goal by signing to WEA. Their debut single, "Take On Me," went through three versions before becoming a hit in the U.K., eventually reaching number two in November 1985. It went one better in the U.S., mainly due to the wide exposure of its stunning video on MTV, which fused animation with real-life action. They returned to the charts with "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." which became a U.K. number one in early 1986, helping take the album Hunting High and Low to the Top Ten. The song hit the Top 20 in the U.S., where the album reached number 15. Read more
Crocus City Hall 
17.09.19-30.11.19 Russian Jordaens. Paintings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections
The Pushkin State Museum presents the exhibition “Russian Jordaens. Paintings and Drawings by Jacob Jordaens from Russian Collections,” which will feature landmark pieces of Flemish artist Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens and convey the interest shown for his works in Russia. The exhibition will be the first to present almost all of the master’s paintings and drawings that are held in Russian museums: the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage Museum, the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, and the Perm State Art Gallery. One of the works will be displayed courtesy of the Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg. The exhibition shall comprise 18 paintings and 31 drawings reflecting the milestones of Jordaens’s artistic journey, the diversity of his themes and genres, and the evolution of his style. Read more
Pushkin Fine Arts Museum 
 
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