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Events to be held to celebrate visa liberalization in Tbilisi on March 26-27
Publish Time: 2017-03-25 11:18:00
Various activities will be held to celebrate visa liberalization in Tbilisi on March 26-27. According to Tbilisi City Hall, the renewed Agmashenebeli Avenue will be decorated on March 26.Throughout the day the guests on the European Street will be treated by Culinary Academy chef cooks with both Georgian and European dishes. From 12:00 am Georgia DJs - Nika J, Tomma, Bacho, Cobert, Gacha Bakradze, Luna989 and Misho Urushadze - will play music non-stop. Children will be able to enjoy thematic games, in particular, they will be taught how to pack suitcases for traveling and will be provided with information on the state border crossing. At 15:00, the public project "Conduct us" will begin and a puppet opera will be performed. At 18:00, the Georgian group The Black Marrows will perform, while a concert of well-known European music will be held at the end of the day.On March 27, the Georgian and the EU flags will be lit up and a grand gala concert will be held in the European Square artists. At the end of the concert, which will start at 21:00 and two hours, celebratory fireworks will be displayed. 
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EBU offers Russian singer opportunity to perform via satellite
Update Time: 2017-03-24 12:51:00
On 22nd March the Ukrainian authorities issued a travel ban on the artist chosen as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova. Today the European Broadcasting Union issued a further statement regarding the issue.     Statement from the European Broadcasting Union (23rd March 2017).Taking into consideration that this ban might be upheld by the Ukrainian authorities, and in order to maintain the non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has been working hard to find a solution to this situation and has taken the unprecedented move to offer Channel One Russia the opportunity for Julia to still participate in this year’s Contest by performing live in the 2nd Semi Final via satellite. Should the Russian entry qualify for the Grand Final the same solution would apply. This is something that has never been done before in the Contest’s 60 year history but, in the spirit of Eurovision’s values of inclusivity, and this year’s theme of Celebrate Diversity, the decision has been taken to ensure that all 43 entrants are given the opportunity to participate.Frank-Dieter Freiling, Chairman of the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, expressed his hope though, that the political leadership of Ukraine will not implement the travel ban and find a solution in line with the contest's slogan, Celebrate Diversity, - reports. (
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Exhibition at Folklore Center
Update Time: 2017-03-22 16:35:00
Exhibition titled “Spring 2017” has been opened at Folklore Center. Works by 75 painters are at display. A special catalog was created for the event. The exhibition will last till March 29. 
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Play “Dagny” on stage of Rustaveli Theater
Publish Time: 2017-03-21 10:26:00
“Dagny,” a play which won in the competition of young dramatists, will be on stage of experimental stage of Rustaveli Theater. One-act play was directed by Giorgi Chaladze. The play is about last days of Dagny Juel-Przybyszewska, a Norwegian writer. 
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“Vanda” Gallery hosting series of exhibitions
Update Time: 2017-03-18 20:30:00
“Vanda” Gallery will be hosting a series of exhibitions --“New Generation,” a project for discovering youth talents. Works on different topics made by 13 Georgian artists were selected for the first explosion. The exhibition unites 50 works and will last during 2 weeks. 
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2017 JESC to be Held at Tbilisi Sports Palace
Update Time: 2017-03-16 20:58:00
The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will take place on Sunday, November 26. The competition will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace.Georgia will be the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest host country, and Georgian Public Broadcaster will represent its 11th contestant at the JESC. The steering group of JESC which is formed by representatives of Public Broadcasters from different countries is currently in Georgia. The group has scheduled working meetings regarding the issues of hosting JESC 2017 in Georgia. In 2016 it was the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. No other countries had similar results before. Georgia scored a total of 239 points at the 14th edition of JESC. Afterwards GPB was given first option from EBU to host the JESC 2017 in Georgia.
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Location of 2017 JESC to become known today
Update Time: 2017-03-16 12:29:00
Georgia will host  the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. The location of the competition and other details will become known at the press conference to be held in Holiday Inn, on March 16. Georgia will host JESC for the first time. Georgia has won the Contest, a record three times.Georgian contender group "Bzikebi" (Wasps) won the 2008 JESC, which was held in Lemesos, Cyprus.Group Candy won the 2011JESC, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia.Georgian participant Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 JESC, with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).
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Work of Irakli Zhvania to decorate Budapest
Publish Time: 2017-03-14 19:13:00
A gigantic globe, work by Georgian sculptor Irakli Zhvania will soon decorate Budapest, Hungary. An analogue of an earth will become a symbol of a central office of one of the leading trans-national companies. The globe will be mechanically rotating on a 3-meter height fountain. The globe will be officially unveiled on April 2. 
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Jamiroquai to perform in Georgia in July
Update Time: 2017-03-14 17:23:00
Jamiroquai will visit Georgia to take part in Batumi Jazz Festival this summer. As the organizers of the event say, the 11th festival will be held on 27-30 July and apart from Jamiroquai, many other world-famous performers are going to be involved. The names of many of them are already known and they are: Joss Stone, De la Soul, Cory Henry and The Apostles, Mr. Robots. The festival will be opened by Cory Henry and the Apostles. Tickets will go on sale from March 27, from 09.00am and the concert will begin on July 28, 19:00.
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Program to be presented in Tokyo performed by Ballet Troupe in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-03-11 20:34:00
The ballet troupe of State Opera and Ballet Theater performed the program to be presented at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Tbilisi before departure for Japan. Nino Ananiashvili, prima ballerina participated in the gala-concert. Aleksandr Volchkov, soloist of Moscow Bolshoi Theater acted as Ananiashvili’s partner. The troupe arranged a special surprise for Ananiashvili to mark her 35th jubilee of stage activities. 
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Francophonie Days in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-03-09 16:26:00
Francophonie Days starts in Georgia.The Embassies of France, Switzerland, Canada and Romania to Georgia will celebrate the Francophonie Days during the whole March.Within Francophonie the range of cultural, educational and cognitive events are planned in Tbilisi and other regions of Georgia.In parallel, competitions for schoolchildren and students will be traditionally held. The winners will receive the special prizes.The representatives of diplomatic corps and organizers presented the Francophonie Days program details at the briefing held at Writers House in Tbilisi today.
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Premiere staging of “Aida”
Update Time: 2017-03-08 16:35:00
Premiere staging of “Aida,” opera by Giuseppe Verdi continues at Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater. The Georgian audience first saw the staging by Franco Zeffirelli, an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television.Foreign singers participated. Marco Boemi was the conductor. The project is supported by Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection. 
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New musical project uniting 6 musicians
Update Time: 2017-03-03 21:05:00
“Old Tbilisi Music with eastern rhythms” is the new project of Misha Mdinaradze uniting 6 musicians. The composer produced original music pieces by combining Georgian folk and eastern culture elements. The new project will be presented at Café Theater this evening. 
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Rusudan Glurjidze’s film receives Satellite Awards
Update Time: 2017-02-28 17:02:00
The feature film “The House of Others” Georgian film director by Rusudan Glurjidze won Satellite Awards, annual awards given by the International Press Academy. The film is a co-production between Georgia, Russia, Spain and Croatia. The story is set in the 1990s, after a civil war, when two families on the winning side are relocated to the hastily vacated houses of the defeated. However, they don’t seem to be able to build a new, peaceful life, as the scars of the war continue to rage within them.
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Tamara Gachechiladze is preparing for Eurovision Song Contest
Update Time: 2017-02-24 21:15:00
Tamara Gachechiladze , Georgian contender of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC)  is preparing for the Contest. Working on an entry song for ESC has been almost finished. Process of shooting the video clip for the song “Keep the Faith” will be started in several days.The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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EBU representatives discussing organisational issues for Junior Eurovision in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-02-23 11:00:00
The representatives of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are paying a working visit to Georgia.Jon Ola Sand, EBU Supervisor and Gert Kark, EBU TV project manager are holding meeting with the representatives of the Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB), including the Junior Eurovision project manager, Media and Communication Director, Eurovision Producer as well as the Head of the Tourism Department. Talks focused on organizational and technical issues. Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia this year.
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Film by Dito Tsintsadze shown at Berlin International Film Festival
Publish Time: 2017-02-18 12:39:00
Georgian film “God of Happiness” by Dito Tsintsadze was shown at Berlin International Film Festival on February 17.The film is a joint German-Georgian production and was shot in 2015. Five Georgian films are presented at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival this year. 
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Joint Exhibition of 20th century famous painters to open in Tbilisi
Update Time: 2017-02-17 21:20:00
A joint exhibition of world famous painters of the 20th century – Kandinsky, Picasso, Gigo Gabashvili and others – will open at Art Palace in Tbilisi. The museum received paintings from private collection of Davit Kobakhidze currently living in the U.S. The paintings are bought at Sotheby’s and Christie's fine art auctions, and nobody has ever seen them in Georgia. 
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Exhibition at Goethe Institute
Update Time: 2017-02-17 13:05:00
Goethe Institute hosted an exhibition “Eco Thinking – Learn from Nature.” The exhibition provided spaces to 4 elements – air, water, fire and land for photos and motion stands. The exhibition was opened within the framework of Georgia-Germany Friendship year.   
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February 16 – Day for Reading in Public
Update Time: 2017-02-14 21:10:00
February 16 is the world day for reading books in public. About 50 Georgian writers and poets will join the intellectual activity this year. Any interested person is encouraged to participate in the action as well. 
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