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GEM Fest continues in Gamnukhuri
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 12:30:00
GEM Fest 2017 Musical Festival continues in Ganmukhuri, western Georgia. Martin Garrix, a Dutch DJ played musical hits for the electronic music lover audience last evening. The 2-hour-long show was wrapped with fireworks. The festival opened on July 14 and is being held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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Katie Melua to hold concert at Black Sea Arena on July 23
Publish Time: 2017-07-22 10:23:00
Georgian Britain-based singer Katie Melua will hold a concert “Summer Celebration” at Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili resort on July 23. Melua will perform together with her English band. Also, Gori Women’s Chamber Choir will participate in the concert, which will be held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. Melua met with journalists in Batumi city before leaving for Shekvetili. About 5 thousand tickets are sold for the concert. The price of tickets ranges from 20 to 120 GEL. 
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Concert of Group “Prani” to be held
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 18:48:00
The concert of musical group “Prani” will be held on the fifth day of Tbilisi tourney of Art Gene Festival at Ethnographic Museum this evening. The group participates in the festival every year and will present both old and new songs to the visitors. About 20 musical compositions will be performed. The concert will begin at 10 PM. 
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Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Is Dead at 41
Publish Time: 2017-07-21 12:37:00
Chester Bennington, the ferocious lead singer for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.Brian Elias, the chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, confirmed the death, in Palos Verdes Estates, and said it was being investigated as a possible suicide after law enforcement authorities responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m.Mr. Bennington, who was known for his piercing scream and free-flowing anguish, released seven albums with Linkin Park. The most recent, “One More Light,” arrived in May and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart. The band was scheduled to start a tour with a concert on July 27 in Mansfield, Mass.Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park’s founders, spoke on behalf of the group in a tweet. “Shocked and heartbroken,” he wrote, adding that the band would issue a statement, as reported by New York Times. 
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Musical November in Tbilisi – GPB announces national competition of JESC
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 15:11:00
Georgia will host Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) this year. Tbilisi will have musical November. The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announces a national competition of JESC and invites children aged 9-14 both soloists and musical groups. One song from the own repertoire, willingness and exertion, and you may become the choice of a competent jury. Participate in the competition, submit the song (from own repertoire), photo, biography and contact information to e-mail junioreurovision@gpb.ge or GPB from July 17 till September 1.  Grab the chance to become the favorite among the best ones. A new song will be composed for you and with this entry song you will have the opportunity to present Georgia at the European biggest and popular children’s musical celebrations. For more information visit the web-sites 1tv.ge and eurovision-georgia.ge or contact us at telephone number 2 409 110. 
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GEM Fest opened in Anaklia
Update Time: 2017-07-15 16:26:00
GEM Fest 2017 was opened in Anaklia resort last night. The 33-day music activity will take place on the territory arranged with video installations, open-air cafes and modern infrastructure. The festival will host shows of well-known eclectic musicians. 
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Black Sea Arena to host Iliko Sukhishvili jubilee concert
Publish Time: 2017-07-15 12:35:00
The Black Sea Arena will host Iliko Sukhishvili jubilee concert within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. Dancers of Sukhishvilebi National Ballet Ensemble held a dress rehearsal last evening. The concert will be dedicated to the 110th jubilee of Iliko Sukhishvili, Georgian choreographer and dancer. The dancers will present 17 dances during the 2-hour-long program. 
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Navenakhevi cave ready for receipt of visitors
Update Time: 2017-07-11 18:32:00
Navenakhevi Karstic Cave Natural Monument in Imereti region of Georgia is ready for receipt of visitors. After several-year pause, the cave will be accessible for tourists. More than 1 million GEL will be spent on arrangement of tourist infrastructure. The Preserve Territories Agency is working on rehabilitation plan. 
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Art Gene Festival opened
Publish Time: 2017-07-11 12:31:00
Art Gene Festival 2017 has been opened in Surami resort at Baintkhevi forest-park with a regional tourney. Exhibition of hand-made items, folk concerts and shows were held. Georgian and foreign visitors had the opportunity to taste Georgian wine. The next regional tour will be hosted by Mtskheta town on July 12. 
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Gelati Monastery returns to the list of world cultural heritage
Update Time: 2017-07-10 20:14:00
After seven years of waiting, Gelati Monastery returns to the list of world cultural heritage.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made the regarding decision at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee, which is underway in Krakow town, Poland. It was agreed that the restoration works were fulfilled in accordance with the recommendations elaborated by the organization.Gelati Monastery Complex is the second monument after Mtskheta which has been transferred from the list of monuments being under the threat to main list of world cultural heritage during the last year.However, UNESCO has taken out Bagrati Temple from the list of world cultural heritage. Experts claimed that the monument lost its authenticity as a result of restoration works and Bagrati no more meets the criteria for which it was included in the list. Still is not ruled out that the monument may be returned to UNESCO list with another nomination. Official Tbilisi is working in this direction.
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UNSECO made decision on Gelati Monastery and Bagrati Temple
Publish Time: 2017-07-10 18:08:00
UNSECO made decision on Gelati Monastery and Bagrati Temple.Bagrati Temple, which was built in XI century, has been taken out from the list of world cultural heritage of UNESCO.Gelati Monastery, which was presented in the list along with the Bagrati Temple, was facing the same threat, however according to decision Gelati Monastery returns to the main list of the world cultural heritage monuments.Above mentioned issues were discussed at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee.
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Star to Lado Ataneli opened
Publish Time: 2017-07-08 12:24:00
A star to Georgian opera baritone Lado Ataneli was opened outside Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater on July 7. The famous baritone performed arias from operas by Verdi and Puccini before the opening ceremony. Ataneli’s partners were Iano Alibegashvili and Badri Maisuradze. Lado Ataneli’s debut was held in 1989. The Georgian baritone is already known worldwide.  
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Cultural activity “Georgia Alone at Home” held in Berlin
Publish Time: 2017-07-05 16:40:00
A cultural activity “Georgia Alone at Home” was held at Elisabeth Villa in Berlin within the framework of Georgia-Germany Year. The event aimed at introducing German public with Georgian culture. Lasha Bughadze, Director of Literature Museum, Nino Kharatishvili, Georgian writer leading her activities in Germany, Zaal Andronikashvili, Literature critic, Manana Menabde, singer and Dudana Mazmanishvili, Culture Attaché of Georgian Embassy in Germany participated in the activity. The guest had the chance to taste Georgian wine and dishes.     
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Star to Lado Ataneli to be opened
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 18:54:00
A star to Georgian baritone Lado Ataneli will be opened outside Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater on July 7. Arias will be performed from operas by Verdi and Puccini. Ataneli’s partners will be Iano Alibegashvili and Badri Maisuradze. Lado Ataneli’s debut was held in 1989. The Georgian baritone is already known worldwide. 
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Katie Melua to present show at Black Sea Arena
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 17:48:00
Georgian Britain-based singer Katie Melua will present a show program “Summer Celebration” at Black Sea Arena on July 23. Melua will perform together with English band. Also, Gori Women’s Chamber Choir will participate in the concert, which will be held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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Charity Festival “Art Makes Us Friends”
Update Time: 2017-07-01 16:32:00
Rike Park in Tbilisi is hosting a charity festival “Art Makes Us Friends.” Paintings, graphic works and various hand-made items are presented. Beneficiaries from Children’s Day centers from Tbilisi and Rustavi, elderly houses and persons with limited physical capabilities are taking part in the festival. 
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Concert of “Rustavi” Ensemble held in Velistsikhe
Publish Time: 2017-07-01 12:17:00
The Concert of “Rustavi” Ensemble was held at Vaso Godziashvili Theater in Velistsikhe village, eastern Kakheti region, within the framework of the annual art festival “Georgian Soul – 2017.” The ensemble presented old and new programs. Tasting of wine also took place on the sidelines of the cultural event. 
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Elton John to hold another concert in Georgia on September 17
Publish Time: 2017-06-28 16:14:00
The world-famous British musician, pianist and composer Sir Elton John will take to the stage in Georgia on September 16-17, 2017.According to Bank of Georgia, the organizers of the concert, Bank of Georgia’s Personal Service Group SOLO and Eastern Promotion added another concert on September 17 due to the high demand. The sale of the tickets for the 17 September concert will start on June 30 and will be available exclusively for SOLO customers, while from July 1 they will be available for anyone.The concert will take place at the Black Sea Arena concert hall in the village of Shekvetili, western Georgia. The place is the same spot where Christina Aguilera, Scorpions and Aerosmith have performed recently.Elton John will reportedly perform his old hits as well as several songs from his new album titled Wonderful Crazy Night. 
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Awarding ceremony “Electonaut” to be held
Update Time: 2017-06-24 16:30:00
Awarding ceremony “Electonaut” of electronic music and innovative pop-culture festival will be held on June 25. Winners will be revealed in 10 nominations including the best video, festival, music track and discovery of the year. The annual festival was founded in 2008 and aims at revealing talented Georgian musicians. 
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Exhibition of modern Chinese painters in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-06-24 12:17:00
An exhibition of works by modern Chinese painters is opened at National Gallery in Tbilisi. The exposition titled “Constellation” unites about 40 works and will be on during 3 months. 
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