Grigorian and Puipa among candidates for national culture awards

12 candidates have been selected for the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts and they include opera singer Asmik Grigorian, film director Algimantas Puipa as well as Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte ir Lina Lapelyte, the authors of the Lithuanian pavilion at the Vienna Biennale, the Culture Ministry announced on Friday.

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Famous Lithuanian humorist died at age 45 in Spain

On Monday evening, the news website DELFI.lt announced that one of the most famous Lithuanian humorist Vitalijus Cololo died in Spain. He was only 45 years old.


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Iconic Lithuanian humorist died at age 45 in Spain

On Monday evening, the news website DELFI.lt announced that one of the most famous Lithuanian humorist Vitalijus Cololo died in Spain. He was only 45 years old.


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Lithuanian opera seen by almost 90,000 people at Venice Biennale

Some 87,000 people have visited Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale and seen the Sun & Sea (Marina) opera performance performed on an artificial beach, its creators say.

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Portugal’s documentary festival tribute to documentary maker Stonys

This year Portugal’s documentary festival “Porto/Post/Doc” will pay special attention to Lithuanian documentary filmmaker Audrius Stonys. The festival goers will be able to watch director’s retrospective and other Lithuanian films that influenced his work. In total 14 Lithuanian films will be screened at the festival. Stonys will also attend the festival.

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Latest Lithuanian films and projects to compete in Tallinn

Lithuania joins Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (aka PÖFF) with a rich line-up and a growing delegation of Lithuanian film professionals. 12 Lithuanian films and co-productions will be screened at this year’s programme, with the world premiere of Jurgis Matulevičius’ debut film “Isaac” (lit. Izaokas) being one of the most awaited events, Lithuanian film center informs.

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Restored first colour Lithuanian film has its world premiere in Washington

As Lithuanian films are receiving more and more recognition at international film festivals, the Lithuanian film heritage is also being screened in various programs. On November 3rd the world premiere of the first colour Lithuanian film “March! March! Tra-ta-ta!” (lit. Marš! Marš! Tra-ta-ta!, 1964) by dir. Raimondas Vabalas took place at National Gallery of Art in Washington. The film was restored specially for this occasion, the Lithuanian film center writes in a press release.

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Government lets Vilnius school work under English education program

Lithuania's government on Wednesday allowed a Vilnius-based private British school to work under the English national education program.

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Two Lithuanian films to have world premieres at DOK Leipzig

DOK Leipzig, an international festival for documentary and animated film which kicks off today sheds light on Lithuanian films. Two films will have its world premieres at the festival: “Exemplary Behaviour” (lit. Pavyzdingas elgesys), a documentary by Audrius Mickevičius and Nerijus Mileris and “One life” (lit. Vienas gyvenimas), a short film by Marija Stonytė, Lithuanian film centre writes in a press release.

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Hotel in Vilnius succeeded in prestigious Surface Travel Awards

The 17th-century mansion-turned-hotel located in Vilnius Old Town was named the winner in the large international hotels’ category of this year’s Surface Travel Awards. The hotel was praised for being “a model for integrating historical authenticity with contemporary design.” 


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Actors and director get fines for 'church show'

Three actors and a director have been fined in Lithuania for disturbing a religious service at a church in the southeastern district of Salcininkai last year to promote their show.

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Head of Holocaust memorial would like info to be available in Lithuanian as well

Avner Shalev, chairman of the Jerusalem-based Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, says he would like information for the memorial's visitors, and also other resources, to be available in the Lithuanian language as well.

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2020: The Year of Chiune Sugihara

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese diplomat’s noble work while residing in Kaunas. It will also be a great chance to celebrate his 120th birthday, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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Czeslaw Milosz stairs unveiled in Krakow in 2nd such commemorative project after Vilnius

The Stairs of Czeslaw Milosz have been unveiled in Krakow to mark 15 years since the Lithuanian-born Polish poet died in the Polish city in 2004, the Lithuanian Culture Ministry said on Friday.

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Lithuanian author wins prestigious EU literature award

Lithuanian author Daina Opolskaite has won the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) for Dienu Piramides (Pyramids of Days), a collection of short stories, Tyto Alba, the publisher of the book, said.

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Another victory: Lithuanian movie wins best film award at Athens festival

Nova Lituania by Lithuanian director Karolis Kaupinis has won the best film award at the Athens International Film Festival.

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Remains of 1863 insurgents will be reburied on November 22

The remains of participants of the 1863-1864 uprising against Tsarist Russia will be reburied in an official ceremony in Vilnius on November 22, the government confirmed on Thursday.

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Over 300 events will be held to mark European Heritage Days

Lithuania is launching events on Friday to mark the European Heritage Days.

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Late philosopher Donskis' office to be open featuring his book collection

Vytautas Magnus University (VDU) is opening on Thursday the Leonidas Donskis office featuring the late philosopher's personal book collection and his creative legacy, VDU said.

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Street Art in Vilnius: transforming of post-industrial quarter to open-air gallery

New additions to the always-open Open Gallery in Vilnius include artworks by the Dutch duo TELMO MIEL and the Lithuanian Eglė Žvirblytė; the co-founder of the gallery praises the transformational power of street art, informs Vilnius Go.

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