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Delos: Spectacular concert on the sacred island to raise awareness for climate change (video)

Monday night on the sacred uninhabited Greek island Delos: a spectacular classical concert sending a sound message for the climate change. It is is first time a concert was held at the UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient ruins. The emblematic island of Delos, the cosmopolitan center of the Mediterranean …

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Covid-19 restrictions cancel Gardiner – Monteverdi Choir concert in Athens

The Athens Festival announced on Monday the cancellation of the concert of the concert of Monteverdi Choir – English Baroque Soloists directed by famous conductor John Eliot Gardiner. “We are sorry to inform you that the concert of Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists directed by John Eliot Gardiner, which …

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Police spoils inter-balcony concert in Thessaloniki (video)

A spontaneous music event on balconies called the police intervention in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday evening. The so-called “inter-balcony concert” took place in the neighborhood of Alexandros Svolos upon the initiative by local residents as public events are banned due to nationwide lockdown. Harps, trumpets, drums, …

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Truck concert, crowding outside PM’s residence angers Greeks amid lockdown

A concert on a truck initiated by the Mayor of Athens and the crowding outside the Prime Minister’s residence amid lockdown have angered Greeks who have been complying with the anti-coronavirus measures for over a month. Singer Alkistis Protopsalti and some musicians on the back of a truck toured the …

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Celine Dion to bewitch her fans in first concert in Athens in July

One of the most recognized and widely respected superstars, the ultimate pop icon, Celine Dion, will be meeting her fans in Athens, Greece. The concert is scheduled for  Friday 31st July 2020 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens (OAKA). It will be the first concert of the Canadians singer in …

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The adventures of Bryan Adams and his concert in Athens

Greeks glorified Canadian singer Bryan Adams on Monday in his first live concert in Athens after 27 years. A unique music experience that only Bryan Adams can offer. However, the concert was almost cancelled after the organizer went bankrupt over the weekend. The concert was one of the most anticipated …

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Middle Ages: Protesters cancel Rotting Christ gig due to “obscene name”

Middle Ages are apparently alive and kicking in Greece of 2019, with religious and nationalist groups to have managed to cancel a concert by black metal band Rotting Christ, a band that has been around for 30 years. The concert cancellation was an apparent response to protests over the obscenity …

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Maria Farantouri with Resistance and Love songs in Carnegie Hall

For generations of Greek music fans, two names have come to symbolize the country and its social and political struggles: the internationally acclaimed singer Maria Farantouri and the composer whose music she took to the world, Mikis Theodorakis, whom most Americans know primarily through his score for Zorba the Greek. …

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Unforgettable! George Michael enters stage holding the Greek flag (video)

The death of George Michael on Christmas day shocked the world. And this not only because his hit Last Christmas has been playing all over since 1984. He was just 53 years old. A day after his death was announced everything about him has been written by international media and …

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Lady Gaga arrives in Athens dressed in sexy seashell Greekini! (pcts, video)

WOW! Lady Gaga arrived in Athens dressed like a mermaid. Yet a mermaid of a special kind: with extra high heels instead of mermaid tail and two shells instead of mermaid bra. But hey! It wasn’t the costume of a disoriented mermaid but the one of  “Aphrodite” of Botticelli. In …

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Haris Alexiou in concert “solidarity with laid-off cleaners”

Wearing red plastic gloves – the trade mark of cleaning ladies – Charis Alexiou went on stage on Monday evening on Syntagma Square right opposite from the Greek Parliament. The famous singer had agreed to give concert in solidarity with the 595 cleaners who had been laid-off by the Greek …

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ERT shutdown: Greek Festival cancels concert – Requiem for ERT Choir

Oh, these are the little things in life that they may go unnoticed by the majority of people. The symphonic orchestra, the music ensemble and the choir of  – former – Greek public broadcaster ERT.  The State Orchestra of Athens and the Greek Festival were enforced to cancel a concert …

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Singer Dalaras Booed During Concert

Several people booed and hurled coffee and yogurt pots and bottles of water at singer Giorgos Dalaras during a concert at Ilion suburb of western Athens on Monday evening. However the singer showed cool-headed and kept singing. His only comment was that “some like his songs and some they don’t.” …

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