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01.09.2011 -Leta New ferry to run between Luebeck, Ventspils and St.Petersburg

From September 9, a new ferry "Finnarow" will run in the line Luebeck-Ventspils-St.Petersburg. It will be more up-to-date and much larger than the current "Translubeka", which run in...

19.08.2011 -The Baltic Times Latvia's 'blue flag' summer destinations

Latvians enjoy their short summer ‘window’ to take a dip in the Baltic Sea at one of the ten Blue Flag beaches hugging the coast, The Baltic Times writes.

19.08.2011 Elton John to perform concert in Riga in November

In November, legendary British singer and pianist Elton John will perform a concert in Riga, LETA was informed by concert agency ''FBI'' spokesman Kristaps Karklins.

19.08.2011 Several events to take place marking the de facto restoration of Latvia’s independence on August 21

On August 21, several events will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of the independence of Latvia, LETA was informed by the Saeima's press service.

19.08.2011 Conductor Andris Nelsons to receive "ECHO Klassik" award; nominated for "Gramophone" award

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...

19.08.2011 Local apples come on sale at retail outlets in Latvia

A wide assortment of Latvia-grown apples is now on sale at various retail outlets throughout Latvia, "" was informed by retailers. Today, the supermarket chain "Maxima" starts...

19.08.2011 "Amaya" actress Kaori Momoi to become Riga's honorary ambassador in Japan

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...

19.08.2011 Theatre festival "Homo Novus 2011" to offer diverse program

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...

11.08.2011 Latvian National Opera kicks off new season

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.

11.08.2011 Autumn Chamber Music Festival

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.