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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, "Nozare.lv" 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.

11.08.2011 British singer Anna Calvi to perform in Riga

On October 15, British indie-rock/pop singer Anna Calvi will perform a concert in Riga, promoting her first critically acclaimed album. The concert will be held at the "Palladium" concert hall in...

11.08.2011 Works by Latvian glass artists

Pondering the alternatives of what to buy when visiting Latvia, one of the most interesting choices could be glassware products made by local artists.

11.08.2011 Historical military legacy

The territory of Latvia has been the location of many battlefields throughout history, with strategic military importance. During different periods of history, various military defense objects were...

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