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Music-seeking Delano on newsstands



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Media: The May edition of Delano, published Thursday, gives the Grand Duchy’s gigs a sound check.

Over the past two decades, Luxembourg’s music scene has shed off its penchant for playing it “safe” and come into its own. For its May cover story, Delano asks how the Grand Duchy’s top venues continue to attract artists and audiences in a newly competitive market.

Den Atelier, for one, is striving “to bring more family entertainment to Luxembourg”, co-founder Patrick Bartz, tells Delano. Yet opderschmelz director Danièle Igniti wryly notes that sometimes “in Luxembourg the programme is more important than the public”.

The May issue, out on Thursday, also asks if Luxembourg is ready to host the Games of the Small States of Europe, a mini-Olympics for nations with less than a million inhabitants which launches May 27; explains why European employment contracts can be written in English; and how usage of English has overtaken that of Portuguese in the Grand Duchy.

Delano then polls industry executives to find out what impact the government’s bank secrecy policy U-turn is likely to have on Luxembourg’s financial sector; looks at the use of social media in recruitment; and catches up with new British Chamber chair John Johnston.

May’s Delano features five cool bio-health research projects; tips on making the most out of your business travel budget; as well as new flights to Istanbul and Copenhagen, and four other great summer getaway ideas; a sneak preview of the Philharmonie and OPL’s new season; 18 essential live shows; and five outdoor activities for kids.

Meanwhile Hungarian civil engineer György Földes explains how he often gives visitors their first impression of Luxembourg; and Polish master’s student Kasia Wyleciał talks about why she got connected with expat group InterNations.

In addition, this edition features snapshots from InterNation’s recent “speed networking” event and from a “GREAT” Mini tour.

Delano, the English language monthly news magazine for Luxembourg’s international community, is available May 23 for €4 at newsstands across the Grand Duchy and online at www.delano.lu. And don’t forget to download Delano’s Ten Things To Do This Week, our free app for iPhone & iPad.