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  • Record numbers visit Latvian pavilion at Venice Biennale
    10.06.2013 | 
    LETA
    Since opening May 31st, Latvia's national pavilion and its exposition "North by Northeast" at the 55th Venice Biennale has been visited by more than 13,000 people so far, including leading curators, art critics, patrons of the arts and artists from around the world.
  • "Gors" regional concert hall opens in Rezekne
    10.06.2013 | 
    Nozare.lv
    Construction company "Arcers" has completed for inspection the regional multifunctional arts center/concert hall "Gors", also known as the Embassy of Latgale, "Arcers" representative Zane France told the "Nozare.lv" business portal.
  • Beach for everyone!
    07.06.2013
    On the 19th of May on Kauguri beach a „Beach for everyone” was opened, and it is the first beach for the people with special needs in Jūrmala!
  • Positivus festival announces "Red Bull Music Academy" stage programme
    30.05.2013 | 
    Positivus
    This year Positivus festival will host the fifth annual Red Bull Music Academy stage,first time located at the beach. The Red Bull Music Academy stage will feature some of the best international and Baltic acts, such as U.K.’s MJ Cole, Jack Beats and Riton, B.Bravo from the U.S., Poland’s KAMP! and Kwazar as well as Baltic performers DJ Rapa, OYT, Halfbrother, ELVI/DUNIAN and many more.
  • Latvia Q1 Hotel Stays Increase Year on Year
    30.05.2013 | 
    According to recently released data from the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) Q1 hotel stays in Latvia grew by 5.9%. Foreign visitors increased by some 9.3%, while Latvian guests grew slightly less substantially. Some 300,000 plus hotel stays were recorded in the report.
  • "Riga Bourse" Museum wins special jury prize
    30.05.2013 | 
    LETA
    At a ceremony Saturday in the Gaelic-Roman Museum in Belgium, the "Riga Bourse" Art Museum was honored with a special jury prize at the European Museums Annual Award.
  • Organizers call 2013 "Nordea" Riga Marathon a success
    30.05.2013 | 
    LETA
    More runners did not finish "Nordea" Riga Marathon this year than in 2012, however, their choice not to run the entire distance, given the weather conditions, is commendable, Aigars Nords, head of the marathon organizing committee, told LETA, adding that the organizers considered this year's marathon a success.
  • Challenges for urban and regional development – Riga and Latvia's National Development Plan
    30.05.2013 | 
    My previous visits to Riga were in the winter. Fading light on gloomy afternoons, sleet and snow chilling the soul, forcing me to seek the refuge of a warm bar or café. Now I am here in vibrant springtime, with a crescent moon in a crimson night sky after a day of warm sun. Suddenly, light green leaves have burst the grip of the long, bare winter. There is a promise of better days ahead: this great European city looks to the future with new confidence.
  • Night of the Museum took place in Latvia May 18
    30.05.2013 | 
    LETA
    The annual Night of the Museum took place throughout Latvia on May 18, 2013.
  • Andris Nelsons appointed Boston Symphony Orchestra music director
    30.05.2013 | 
    LETA
    The famous Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons has been named music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as the orchestra's representatives announced on Thursday.