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  • Conductor Andris Nelsons to receive "ECHO Klassik" award; nominated for "Gramophone" award
    19.08.2011 | 
    LETA
    Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons will receive the prestigious German ''ECHO Klassik" award as Conductor of the Year, and he has also been nominated for the musical award presented by the British classical music magazine "Gramophone" as Artist of the Year 2011, as LETA was informed by Liene Jakovleva, PR manager for the culture and entertainment agency "Cetras saules".
  • Local apples come on sale at retail outlets in Latvia
    19.08.2011 | 
    Nozare.lv
    A wide assortment of Latvia-grown apples is now on sale at various retail outlets throughout Latvia, "Nozare.lv" was informed by retailers. Today, the supermarket chain "Maxima" starts selling the local "Doc Melbi" apples, supplied by "Baltijas darzeni".
  • "Amaya" actress Kaori Momoi to become Riga's honorary ambassador in Japan
    19.08.2011
    Japanese actress Kaori Momoi will be appointed Riga's honorary ambassador in Japan for special merits and her personal and professional contribution to Japanese-Latvian cultural relations, as the producer of film production company "Krukfilms", Linda Krukle, informed LETA.
  • Theatre festival "Homo Novus 2011" to offer diverse program
    19.08.2011 | 
    LETA
    The International Contemporary Theatre Festival "Homo Novus 2011", to be held from September 3 to September 9, will offer a diverse international program in various venues in Riga, as the artistic director of the festival, Gundega Laivina, told reporters.
  • Latvian National Opera kicks off new season
    11.08.2011
    For people who wish to get a taste of culture on their visit to Latvia, seeing a ballet or opera performance at the Latvian National Opera is a must.
  • Autumn Chamber Music Festival
    11.08.2011
    From September 14 to October 7, the Autumn Chamber Music Festival will be held in Riga, with concerts taking place in several Riga concert halls.
  • British singer Anna Calvi to perform in Riga
    11.08.2011
    On October 15, British indie-rock/pop singer Anna Calvi will perform a concert in Riga, promoting her first critically acclaimed album. The concert will be held at the "Palladium" concert hall in Riga.
  • Works by Latvian glass artists
    11.08.2011
    Pondering the alternatives of what to buy when visiting Latvia, one of the most interesting choices could be glassware products made by local artists.
  • Historical military legacy
    11.08.2011
    The territory of Latvia has been the location of many battlefields throughout history, with strategic military importance. During different periods of history, various military defense objects were constructed on Latvia’s territory, with some of them still remaining standing to this day. These objects have also become popular tourist attractions.
  • Collective hunting season begins
    11.08.2011
    Persons interested in hunting have an excellent opportunity of going out on individual hunts in Latvia, as well as on group hunts. Special hunting towers are located throughout the country.