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Birgitta Festival returns to Pirita
Birgitta Festival returns to Pirita
TALLINN - The unique festival of music and theater “Birgitta Festival” first appeared in a fascinating place in the Estonian capital Tallinn, the ruins of the historical Pirita (St. Bridget’s) convent. This was in the late summer of 2005. The Birgitta Festival is aspiring to become the symbolic festival of Tallinn, as well as a major event of the Baltic States as well as in the wider cultural world. The 2014 festival celebrates two anniversaries – EriKlas 75 and Birgitta Festival 10. Birgitta Festival’s identity lies with high quality musical theater. Not j...  Full story...
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 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 ...
 Aug 06, 2014 - World Tour of music...
World Tour of music
 JURMALA - It’s been already ten years since a brilliant Latvian opera singer, Inese Galante, created one of the greatest musical events of summer in Jurmala - Summertime Festival - which unites the most talented musicians from around the world. In the course of one August week audiences are invited to take a tour into the world of music in which there are no borders between styles a...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Science museum open for investigation...
Science museum open for investigation
TALLINN - On June 13, the renovated Energy Discovery Center opened in Tallinn, in an old power station; the museum will be home to over 130 new interactive ‘hands-on’ science exhibits, reports LETA. The 101-year-old building housing the discovery center was renovated with support from Enterprise Estonia and Eesti Energia. The center, located inside a unique industrial heritage s...
 Jul 03, 2014 - ‘Sardinian friends’ is a bridge between two countr...
‘Sardinian friends’ is a bridge between two countries
“Congratulations to all of you and I hope for a long and beautiful friendship,” said Antonio Zucca, president of the newly established association called ‘Sardinian friends’ as he greeted the audience at the opening event this May. The main purpose of this organization is to carry out a variety of cultural exchange promotion projects, to provide support for local communi...
 Jul 03, 2014 - From groundbreaking rock to extravagant synth-pop...
From groundbreaking rock to extravagant synth-pop
RIGA - So, here it comes! Yet another three-day summer party next to the Baltic sea! Positivus Festival is, no doubt, a must-see-and-hear event for every music fan in Latvia and the Baltics. Music is still the main deal for Positivus Festival. Speaking of this, the lineup artists are great this year. Old-school electronic giants Kraftwerk, nostalgic a la sailormen Elbow from the UK who recently...
 Jul 03, 2014 - Seaside festival sets sail...
Seaside festival sets sail
KLAIPEDA - This year will be the 55th celebration dedicated to the biggest treasure of Lithuania – the sea. Every time is different, but at the same time, loyal to origins and traditions, Klaipeda Sea Festival has become an integral part of Klaipeda image. The most anticipated and biggest summer fiesta this time appears with the slogan: “The Best of All Times.” Providing m...



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