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All-around rocker on stage in Tallinn
All-around rocker on stage in Tallinn
TALLINN - The legendary rock musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and arranger, 4-“Grammy”-award winner Lenny Kravitz, whose ‘retro’ style incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk and ballads will perform in Tallinn on Oct. 28 as a part of his latest, his 10th, studio album “Strut” tour. As always, Kravitz plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums and percussion on the album, and produced and arranged it as well. To provide the final defining touch on Strut, however, Kravitz called on...  Full story...
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 Sep 03, 2014 - Runners, get set!...
Runners, get set!
Tallinn might be tiny compared to other capitals in Europe and worldwide, but it is still very rich and unique in sights – the Old Town and the city wall with its towers. It is nonetheless difficult to describe all these sights in just a few words – one must see them in person. One way to tour the city is by running through it. Yes, by taking part in this month’s upcoming ma...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Avoiding the poisonous ones...
Avoiding the poisonous ones
ALUKSNE - I have always lived by a simple rule when it comes to mushrooms: if I don’t buy it in a shop, then I don’t eat it. I’ve heard too many horror stories of people eating tasty-looking offerings and ending up in the hospital. However, I realize that I have been missing out on one of the natural larder’s tasty morsels. Knowing that Latvians are avid mushroom hunte...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Butterflies in the Butterfly House...
Butterflies in the Butterfly House
The National Botanic Garden of Latvia is one of the most popular places of recreation in Riga – it is possible to explore the compact but very information-intensive area at a slow pace, to get acquainted with plants from all over the world, as well as to simply enjoy the nature in the center of urban life. It is also possible to find here the only Tropical Butterfly House in the Baltic St...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Movie stars hit the big screen...
Movie stars hit the big screen
The big event for cinema devotees this month is the International Festival of Film Actors “The Baltic Pearl” organized in Riga, writes www.latvia.travel. The Festival offers its viewers both Hollywood golden classics and premieres of the most striking European and Russian films, as well as the possibility to see the world famous cinema stars face-to-face and to participate in master...
 Sep 03, 2014 - Russian avant-garde art dissected...
Russian avant-garde art dissected
RIGA - The name Gustavs Klucis (1895-1938) is well-known to European museums, but the world-famous Constructivist’s relation to Latvia is often left unmentioned. Along with a unique collection from the Latvian National Library, the show of his works will also display pieces from other European museums. With Riga’s status the cultural capital of Europe 2014, it is important to high...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Palanga celebrates summer...
Palanga celebrates summer
PALANGA - Palanga resort in Lithuania has kicked off another one of its Palanga Summer festivals, this year’s to continue till Aug. 9. The festivities, hosting the best Lithuanian musicians during which different types of concert events will take place, will occupy the Kurhauzas, a building that has become a symbol of Palanga. The various types of music will include classical and ja...
 Aug 06, 2014 - A Soviet whodunit: Murder, Independence...
A Soviet whodunit: Murder, Independence
“Love Songs of the Revolution” By Bronwyn Mauldin Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, May 2014 In due course, The Baltic Way will be judged alongside Gandhi’s Salt March, or Dr. King’s march on Washington, his “I have a dream” speech. It is among the singular moments in history where populations amassed for peace, not blood. The Baltic Wa...
 Aug 06, 2014 - Lost in a world of goats...
Lost in a world of goats
ALUKSNE - A few weeks ago someone accused me of being wrapped up in my own little world And, when I think about it, I have to deal with looking after the animals, growing my own vegetables, collecting water from the well, collecting firewood for cooking and heating, and this month cutting the pasture for feed and storing it for the coming winter. Living this lifestyle isn’t as simple ...



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