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26.07.2012 Riga Festival to run August 17 through August 19

The Riga Festival this year will continue for three days, from August 17 through August 19, LETA learned from the Riga City Council.

26.07.2012 Valmiera hosts annual hot-air balloon festival at end-July

From July 25 to 29, the Latvian city of Valmiera will host its annual hot-air balloon festival, which has become one of the most colorful and breathtaking events on the Latvian calendar, LETA was informed...

26.07.2012 Latvian choir "Latvian Voices" wins gold medal and overall title at World Choir Games

Latvian vocal ensemble "Latvian Voices" won the "Female Chamber Choirs" category of the 2012 World Choir Games last night, the organizers of the event inform.

26.07.2012 Composer Praulins among "Echo Klassik" award winners

Ugis Praulins' "The Nightingale", one of four compositions featured on recorder virtuoso Michala Petri's and the Danish National Vocal Ensemble's CD, has just earned a 2012 "Echo...

26.07.2012 -The Baltic Times A season for entertainment

Like every year, summer has arrived with a great variety of entertainment options. Music and art festivals in the Baltic region are as popular as they are in such countries as the UK or Denmark, where...

26.07.2012 -CityBeat.com World Choir Games: Wrapping Up

On Saturday (July 14) I spent much of my day attending two excellent events. In the afternoon, I was part of a full-to-the-rafters Music Hall (every single seat was sold, meaning more than 3,400 people were...

05.07.2012 "airBaltic" to raffle branded "Mini Cooper"

Latvian national airline "airBaltic" will raffle a new "airBaltic"-branded "Mini Cooper" on August 1 among all "airBaltic" passengers who will book round-trip tickets...

05.07.2012 Latvia to present accomplishments of scientists and food producers in "World Expo 2015"

In the international exhibition "World Expo", which will be held in Milan in 2015, Latvian scientists and producers will present their accomplishments and new technologies in the food industry,...

05.07.2012 -BBN Mayor of Riga is prepared to fight for Chinese tourists

Wednesday, June 27, Chairman of the Riga City Council Nils Ushakovs gave a speech on the Mayor forum in Beijing, where the cities’ long term development forum takes places.

05.07.2012 -Truvianni’s Blog Dedicated To Elina Garanca, A Great Mezzo-Soprano From Latvia

There have been many great mezzo-sopranos in the history of opera such as Agnes Baltsa, Cecilia Bartoli, Frederica von Stade and many others since the role was first created and though it is not one which...