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Jamiroquai to headline Black Sea Jazz Festival in Batumi

Jamiroquai to headline Black Sea Jazz Festival in Batumi

British band Jamiroquai will headline the 11th edition of the Black Sea Jazz Festival in Georgia’s city of Batumi in July this year. The globally celebrated band will entertain audiences in the coastline city on July 28 as part of …

Jews all over the world celebrate Purim

Jews all over the world celebrate Purim

This night Jews begin to celebrate Purim - the most fun-filled, action-packed day of the Jewish year.  The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (late …

Olga Rostropovich about Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and Baku

Olga Rostropovich about Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and Baku

March 27, 2017 will mark the 90th anniversary of legendary musician Mstislav Rostropovich, this date will be celebrated not only in Russia, but also in the homeland of the famous conductor and cellist - Baku. The artistic …

Crimea and Moscow region sign cooperation agreement

Crimea and Moscow region sign cooperation agreement

Chairman of the State Council of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, and the head of Moscow Regional Duma, Igor Bryntsalov, have signed an agreement on cooperation in the fields of culture, tourism, energy and housing …

Can music bridge Middle East discord?

Can music bridge Middle East discord?

The Barenboim-Said Academy is opening a new concert hall, but its founder has no illusions about what it can achieve

Zarif congratulates crew of #039The Salesman#039 on winning Oscar

Zarif congratulates crew of 'The Salesman' on winning Oscar

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated the Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi for winning Oscar 2017. "Proud of Cast and Crew of 'The Salesman' for Oscar and stance …

Iran#039s #039The Salesman#039 wins Oscar

Iran's 'The Salesman' wins Oscar

The 89th Annual Academy Awards were held today at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Iran's The Salesman won the award for the best foreign-language film after the nomination stirred controversy after President Trump's …

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

In Sochi, a ten-time winner of the Grammy award,  American jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gave performance in the framework of the Winter International Festival of Arts. "We try to be more accessible, to perform for a wider …

Iranian-American space experts to step in for Farhadi at Oscars

Iranian-American space experts to step in for Farhadi at Oscars

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has chosen an Iranian-American female engineer and a former NASA scientist to represent his film "The Salesman" at Sunday's Oscar ceremony, which he is boycotting in protest over U.S. …

First graffiti school to open this weekend in Tbilisi

First graffiti school to open this weekend in Tbilisi

Fabrikaffiti, Tbilisi's first graffiti school, gallery and shop, is set to open on Saturday, The Calvert Journal reports. Housed at Fabrika, a multifunctional space set in a former textile plant, Fabrikaffiti will be led by …

Vagif Bayramov#039s merits recognized in two countries

Vagif Bayramov's merits recognized in two countries

Rector of the Moscow State Humanitarian-Economic University was awarded with "Honorary Diploma of the President of Azerbaijan"

Mehriban Aliyeva#039s cultural diplomacy: What she did for Azerbaijan and the world

Mehriban Aliyeva's cultural diplomacy: What she did for Azerbaijan and the world

Mehriban Aliyeva's image formed on the positive background of world's interest in Azerbaijan

Su Chershenbesi - first Tuesday before Novruz celebrated in Azerbaijan

Su Chershenbesi - first Tuesday before Novruz celebrated in Azerbaijan

Novruz is the holiday celebrated in Azerbaijan with the arrival of spring. Preparation for the holiday begins with the Water Tuesday (Su Chershenbesi), which is celebrated on February 21 this year. Tuesdays are key days in a week. Four …

Igor Barinov: quality of teaching Russian language in Caucasus increases

Igor Barinov: quality of teaching Russian language in Caucasus increases

The quality of the study of the Russian language in the Caucasus in recent years has increased, the head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities, Igor Barinov, told Vestnik Kavkaza on the sidelines of the press conference …

Picasso, Kandinsky among iconic painters in first Tbilisi display

Picasso, Kandinsky among iconic painters in first Tbilisi display

Paintings created over the last two centuries by some of world’s most famous artists will be exhibited in a special display launching in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi today, Agenda.ge reports. The Art Palace museum venue will …

Trailer of Turkish TV series starring Angelina Jolie, Cristiano Ronaldo shot in Gaziantep

Trailer of Turkish TV series starring Angelina Jolie, Cristiano Ronaldo shot in Gaziantep

Shooting for the trailer of a new Turkish series called "Hayat Köprüsü" (Bridge of Life), which will feature international stars like actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano …

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan: Disorient

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan: Disorient

Geographers intend to reconsider a border between Europe and Asia

Georgian jazz artists invited to Jazz Fest in Louisville

Georgian jazz artists invited to Jazz Fest in Louisville

A group of Georgian artists will feature at an American jazz festival from February 22-25, bringing together performers and music students from around the world. Jazz Fest 2017 will be hosted by the Jamie Aebersold Jazz Studies Program …

Napalm Death to perform in Georgia

Napalm Death to perform in Georgia

Tbilisi will host UK’s Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death's concert on April 19, 2017. Conspiracy Concert Agency is the organizer of the concert, Sputnik Georgia reported. Napalm Death are a British grindcore …

Azerbaijan to celebrate 90th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich

Azerbaijan to celebrate 90th anniversary of Mstislav Rostropovich

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on holding events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Ministry of Culture and Tourism was instructed to …