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The 24th LIFFE Film Festival begins in Ljubljana

By   /  05/11/2013  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on The 24th LIFFE Film Festival begins in Ljubljana

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – For the 24th time now, Ljubljana is hosting the international film festival LIFFE, starting on the 6th of November and lasting until the 17th of this month. Hundreds of films will be shown in various cinemas in Ljubljana and Maribor, including Kinodvor cinema, Kolosej Maribor and the infamous […]

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Andre Rieu to perform in Istanbul on November 29th

By   /  04/11/2013  /  Culture, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Andre Rieu to perform in Istanbul on November 29th

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Known as one of the most important musicians of the century, Andre Rieu will be in Istanbul on November 29, 2013 for a big concert at Sinan Erdem Dome, similar to his recent concerts that 50-60 thousands of people attended. André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu is a Dutch violinist, […]

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Croatian pop star Gibonni to perform in Austria

By   /  31/10/2013  /  Croatia, Culture, HR Culture  /  Comments Off on Croatian pop star Gibonni to perform in Austria

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Croatian pop rock star Gibonni has confirmed dates of his Austrian concerts. The best-selling Croatian singer will perform in Orpheum in Graz on 28 November and the day after in Gasometer in Vienna. Austrian company Pate Records has published his first ever English language album “20th Century Man” […]

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Bilateral agreement on cultural property

By   /  30/10/2013  /  Culture, CY Culture, Cyprus  /  Comments Off on Bilateral agreement on cultural property

  By Christos T. Panagopoulos – Cyprus and China signed on Wednesday an Agreement of Cooperation to prevent theft, clandestine excavation and illicit import and export of cultural goods between the two countries. Cypriot Minister of Communications and Works, Tasos Mitsopoulos, stressed the importance of this agreement, saying that “the People’s Republic of China is […]

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Premier of Albania promises a drastic reform in culture

By   /  30/10/2013  /  AL Culture, Albania, Culture  /  Comments Off on Premier of Albania promises a drastic reform in culture

Tirana, October 30, 2013 Minister of Culture, Mirela Kumbaro has presented today the new director of Opera and Ballet, Ilir Kerni and the new director of the Gallery of Arts, Artan Shabani. In her speech, minister Kumbaro said that these changes come in order to give a new momentum to culture and the life of […]

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Turkish Republic celebrates its 90th anniversary

By   /  29/10/2013  /  Culture, TR Culture, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Republic celebrates its 90th anniversary

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – The celebration of Turkey’s Republic Day began on Tuesday with a ceremony at the Anitkabir mausoleum of founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in capital Ankara. After President Abdullah Gul laid a star-and-crescent wreath of red and white carnations on Ataturk’s tomb, he stood with other attendees for National Anthem. […]

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October 25, Day of the Romanian Army

By   /  25/10/2013  /  Culture, Culture, Romania  /  Comments Off on October 25, Day of the Romanian Army

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Romania celebrates each year, on October 25, the Day of the Romanian Army, which was created under Decree 381 of October 1, 1959, when the previous Romanian Armed Forces Day was switched from October 2 to October 25. October 25, 1944, the Romanian Army Day, signifies the date […]

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Piraeus’ Municipal Theatre reopens its doors

By   /  17/10/2013  /  Culture, GR Culture, Greece  /  Comments Off on Piraeus’ Municipal Theatre reopens its doors

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – The curtains will be raised on the stage of the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus a week from Tuesday, on October 22, after a decade-long silence imposed while renovation work on the historic building was underway. The theatre will be officially opened to the public by President of the […]

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Romanian PM encourages efforts for Iasi-Chisinau-Cernauti cultural bridge

By   /  15/10/2013  /  Culture, Culture, Romania  /  Comments Off on Romanian PM encourages efforts for Iasi-Chisinau-Cernauti cultural bridge

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said in Iasi at Celebrations Festival that he encourages the efforts being made to build a cultural and spiritual bridge to link Iasi (northeastern Romania) to the Republic of Moldova’s capital of Chisinau and Cernauti (Ukraine) that he said can repair the wrongs […]

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Ljubljana honors composer Vinko Globokar

By   /  09/10/2013  /  Culture, SI Culture, Slovenia  /  Comments Off on Ljubljana honors composer Vinko Globokar

  By Christos T. Panagopoulos – The 15th Slowind Festival, dedicated to Slovenian-born avant-garde composer Vinko Globokar (79), will start on Wednesday in Ljubljana. The festival dubbed “Selling the Wind” after one of Globokar’s works will feature over 200 Slovenian and foreign musicians performing six concerts in Ljubljana until 15 October. Globokar was born in […]

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