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M. K. Čiurlionis, Sparks (III from the cycle of 3 paintings) 1906 | Photo courtesy of National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum

International M.K. Čiurlionis Music Festival started in Palanga 0

The International M. K. Čiurlionis Music Festival has started in Palanga. It was regarded as one of the main events of last year’s Palanga – Culture Capital of Lithuania programme by Lithuanian listeners and foreign guests alike. The official opening of the festival on Saturday  …

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Algirdas Ramaška. Photo courtesy of DELFI.

“Lithuanian film industry is going through transformation, but the future is promising” 0

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune Lithuania still needs to do a good deal of catching up with Latvia and Estonia in charting more foreign cinema waters, insists Algirdas Ramaška, …

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Litvak lenses influenced sensibilities of Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer

Litvak lenses influenced sensibilities of Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer 0

Christine Neijstrom | the Lithuania Tribune Earlier this week the media honoured Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel and Man Booker prize winning novelist, with a wealth of obituaries. Gordimer died at …

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Azeri KTU student Toghrul Sabzaliyev | Photo from Toghrul's personal archive

An Azeri student in Kaunas: a cultural perspective 0 The education level in Lithuania may not seem good enough to some people but it’s education with a fresh perspective to others. One of these people is Toghrul Sabzaliyev …

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Song Celebration in Vingio Parkas | Photo courtesy of DELFI

Lithuanian song festival: an education in Soviet-era living conditions 0

DELFI The Song Celebration, a massive traditional song and dance festival that concluded recently, was not only an opportunity for Lithuanians home and abroad to gather together but also a …

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Thomas Mann festival starts in Nida 0

The 18th International Thomas Mann festival has started in Lithuania’s seaside resort of Nida this Saturday, 12 July.  All kinds of music, art and film events will take place throughout the week. The festivities began in Nida’s Evangelic Lutheran Church and the event was opened …

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Pyramid in the front of the Seimas | Photo by Darius Udrys

Opinion: Repercussions of the Grand Duchy or public perception of the Ukrainian War in Lithuania 0

Felix Ackermann Memory politics has everything to do with how the Lithuanian public perceives events in Ukraine that have dominated the local media and political discourse since last December, says …

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Mai Nguyen Ngoc with other top graduates at the prime minister's reception. Photo by T.Vinickas, DELFI

Vietnamese-Lithuanian among top school graduates in the country 0

Mai Nguyen Ngoc, whose family is of Vietnamese origin, has passed the Lithuanian state language exam excellently and got 100 percent, the highest mark, in Chemistry, Mathematics and English. DELFI …

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The Mosaic Choir. Photo: S3

Mosaic Singers to perform a concert in Vilnius 0

Ludo Segers ⎮ the Lithuania Tribune On Monday 14 July, the Detroit based Mosaic Singers will perform a concert in the splendid St. Casimir church (Šv. Kazimiero bažnyčia). St. Casimir …

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DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

Lithuanian World Community leaders gather in Klaipėda 0

BNS Regional leaders of the Lithuanian World Community are gathering for a meeting in the Lithuanian western port of Klaipėda on Monday. Participants will discuss Lithuanian-language education abroad and citizenship issues, …

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Harmony park during the Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth in 2012. @ courtesy of

Second Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth will take place 0

Lithuanians from all over the world will gather in Harmony Park near Prienai for the second annual Meeting of World Lithuanian Youth 2014 to be held from July 10-13. The World Lithuanian Youth  …


Johnny Unitas and his son Joe Unitas @ Joe Unitas

Unitas We Stand: the Johnny Unitas movie 0

The 1950s and 1960s were different times for professional athletes. Johnny Unitas was paid a starting salary of $ 7,000 a year in 1956. Adjusted for inflation, that would be …

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This Day in Sport: 2 July

This Day in Sport: 2 July 0

by Alex Tigani The 1992 Barcelona Olympics marked the return of an Independent Lithuania to the basketball court on a world scale. The moment the Olympic flame was extinguished, however, …

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DELFI, Photo by Š. Mažeika

Students enrolled in minority schools score lower on Lithuanian language exam 0

BNS Pupils from national minority schools in Lithuania achieved worse grades on their state Lithuanian language exams than their Lithuanian counterparts, the country’s National Examination Centre said on Wednesday. In …

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Folklore Day of the Song Festival

Song Festival invites Lithuanians from all over the world 0

ELTA On 2-6 July, the Lithuanian Song Festival, the country’s most important cultural event, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, will take place in Vilnius. Over 37,000 participants presenting …

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Marius Ivaskevicius. Courtesy of Marius Ivaskevicius

Entrepreneurial playwright Ivaškevičius: “Plays sell best today” 0

Linas Jegelevičius | the Lithuania Tribune 41-year-old Marius Ivaškevicius today is an established playwright, aspiring movie director and definitely one of the most talented young-generation’s artists in Lithuania. Frankly, we …

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Faina Kukliansky | DELFI, Photo by K. Čachovskis

Lithuanian Jewish community leader: I don’t feel that much anti-Semitism around 0

Recent research carried out by the Anti-Defamation League shows that 36 percent of Lithuanian adults hold anti-Semitic views. The results are worse than in Latvia or Estonia. Chairwoman of the …

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Lithuanian MP wants street in Klaipėda to be re-named after interwar President Smetona

Lithuanian MP wants street in Klaipėda to be re-named after interwar President Smetona 0

BNS Lithuanian MP Kęstutis Masiulis of the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats has proposed re-naming Liepų Street in the western port of Klaipėda and restoring its historic name Prezidento Smetonos Street (The Street of President Smetona). The lawmaker says in his statement that between the …

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Four strange stereotypes Lithuanians hold about Jews

Four strange stereotypes Lithuanians hold about Jews 0

The Global Anti-Semitism Index has revealed that 36 percent of adults in Lithuania hold anti-Semitic views. According to the survey, four out of 11 stereotypes about Jews covered by the …

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Antanas Sutkus. Song Festivals. Day of Dance, 3. Vilnius, 1975. Courtesy of Galerija Vartai.

Master of Lithuanian photography Antanas Sutkus opens exhibition at Galerija Vartai 0

On June 26, at 6 pm, Galerija Vartai gallery presents the solo exhibition Untitled by the internationally acclaimed legendary Lithuanian photographer Antanas Sutkus. The exhibition dedicated to the Lithuanian photography master’s 75th anniversary brings together selected photographs previously not shown to the Lithuanian public. Antanas …

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