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Jean Tabary: Iznogoud’s Father passed away…

Small in a oversized red robe, poison-tipped and over-ambitious with a sole life mission: to become Caliph in the place of the Caliph! That’s Iznogoud,  the Grand Vizier, ….during the reign of the happy-go-lucky and simple-minded Caliph of Badgad Haroun El Poussah,  a pun of the historical Caliph Harun al-Rashid.  …

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Sharing a moment…with Nabucco

I think I fell into a stupor with open eyes. Or rather,  I think I have fallen into a doze state like a cat in laying under a sun beam on a cold winter day.  The body relaxed, the spirit lazy. A rare moment of nihilism in a noisy city. I lowered the bar …

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Greek Politicians After the Austerity Package II (pcts)

A huge tsunami wave with taxes and income cuts has left Brussels, Frankfurt and Washington and is about to hit Greece. This is the first part of  a series of tsunamis that will keep hitting the Greeks for the next two decades. Sociologists have started already to figure out how the …

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What do Socrates and Strauss-Kahn have in common?

Socrates was a philosopher who lived 2,400 years ago.  Dominique Straus-Kahn is a banker and was the Head of International Monetary Fund until he got trapped in custody two days ago. So what do these two men have in common? A lawyer : Benjamin Brafman! Then the trial of Socrates was heard a …

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International Contemporary Art Fair ‘ART-ATHINA’, May 12-15

Do you feel that life in Athens has become much too miserable? How about some walk through art objects that could please our senses and raise our souls?The Hellenic Art Galleries Association ART-ATHINA, the International Contemporary Fair of Athens, organizes its annual fair at the TAE KWON DO closed stadium at …

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Thanasis Veggos: Greece’s Good Fella’ passed away

He was Greece’s “Good Fella”. Thanasis Veggos, actor and comedian, who made Greeks laugh into tears. He was playing roles of a poorr but honest guy, who loved to help his fellow men and women. As he was in real life. Thanasis Veggos died this morning, after long hospitalization due …

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Legendary Musician Nikos Papazoglou died at 63

Legendary singer, songwriter and musician  Nikos Papazoglou, one of the most dinstictive voices on the period after the junta, died on Sunday, at 63. He was born in Thessaloniki and began writing songs in 1965 when he was briefly a member of the pop band “Olympians”.  Over a course of …

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Lack of funding threatens Children’s & Teens’ Libraries

Half of the 28 Children and Teenagers Public Libraries across Greece are threatened to close down  due to lack of funding by the Ministry of Education. President of Children’s and Adolescents’ Libraries Institution, Stathis Potamitis, rang the alarm bell during a press conference on Wednesday, stressing that there is an immediate fund …

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Tragic Death for Manolis Rasoulis (music videos)

Famous Greek lyricist, singer and writer Manolis Rasoulis, 66, was found dead on his bed in his home in Thessaloniki on Sunday. Coroner’s autopsy showed that he died from a heart attack that occurred eight days ago. Rasoulis friends and relatives were alarmed after he did not answered their phone calls …

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Athens: Classic Ballet at Greek National Opera: Don Quixote

How about some ballet? Don Quixote is on stage of the Greek National Opera. Ballet with a prologue, two acts and 5 scenes. A story by Marious Petipa (1869) based on the homonymous play of Thervantes. Music by Ludwig Minkus Choreography: Vladimir Vasiliev Ballet of the Greek National Opera March …

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Athens: Bazaar with reduced prices at Benaki Museum, Mar 11-13

The Benaki Museum is organizing a bazaar over the weekend. You can find books, objects and catalogues from former exhibitions at prices reduced from 40% to 60%. The bazaar goes from March 11 to March 13, 2011. Opening hours Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 06:00 pm. Where? …

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Athens Exhibition: “Maria Callas and La Scala”, Mar 10-May 2, 2011

That’s something for Maria Callas fans! An exhibition at Athens’ Megaron Musikis in cooperation with Milan’s “La Scala” will show to devoted fans of the greatest opera singer ever, rare robes worn by the Callas, photographs, object, videos and original recordings of her historical performances. This costume is from the Opera….??? …

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Angela Merkel rules Patras Carnival- Xanthi’s Mask in Guinness (videos)

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks celebrated this year’s Carnival amid strict austerity measures and grey future perspectives. However as the folk says: Poverty needs indulgence! Young and old, amateurs and professionals wore something funny, something meaningful and went out to have fun.  (best.gr) Domina – Angela Merkel rules Patras Greece’s most …

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My Prefect Greek Cheese-Spinach Pies for Lazy!

I think it’s high time to post a food recipe – some blog visitor has even complained that “he will have to eat my Christmas stuff until Eastern” if I don’t add new recipes…. I think his complain reached me four weeks ago lol. On the occasion of possible Carnival …

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Maria Callas Exhibition in New York, March 02-30

 A wonderful exhibition dedicated to world’s most illuminated opera diva Maria Callas will start tomorrow, March 2 in New York City. A collection of 22 stage costumes, 30 pieces of jewelry and 30 rare photographs will be featured at the Italian Cultural Institute of NYC until March 30, 2011. The …

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Greek Debt Repayment Extension: Ahahaha….

We need a good laugh from time to time. Here is a caricature by famous Greek cartoonist KYR. His sharp pen minimizes in a few words the whole debate about the repayment extension of infamous Greek Debt. First Woman: What did the deceased died from?  Second Woman: From Extension

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Nicole Kidman goes Oscar 2011 dressed as a flower pot

Nicole Kidman attended the Oscar 2011 ceremony dressed up as a “flower column” standing left or right at a church aile for a marvelous wedding ceremony. The gown was a Christian Dior creation, designed by John Galliano. Some Hollywood star may had a bad hair day, but Kidman had a bad …

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