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Maria Callas: The Diva Lives on

Maria Callas may have died almost 45 years ago but her immortal voice lives on, along with her legend. It's no mystery why Greeks, Italians and Americans, all claim Callas as theirs. She was born Sophia Cecilia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulou...

Greece Mourns at Funeral of Great Composer and Patriot Mikis Theodorakis

Late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose music came to define Greece and the Greek identity in the eyes of the world, was buried at the village of Galata in Crete on Thursday. Theodorakis' father and brother are also buried there. Earlier, thousands...

‘King of the Waltz’ André Rieu Bids Spectacular Farewell to Theodorakis

Known to millions around the world as the “King of the Waltz” André Rieu posted a tribute video to Mikis Theodorakis on Facebook that has exceeded 4 million views in a few days. “Thank you Mikis Theodorakis for your wonderful...

Thousands Pay Last Respects to Mikis Theodorakis

Thousands of Greeks on Wednesday paid their last respects to Mikis Theodorakis, the world renowned composer, who died last week in Athens. After lying in state for three days, his body was carried out of the chapel of St. Eleftherios...

Hundreds of Fans Mourn at Funeral of Greek-American Rapper Mad Clip

A sea of fans gathered to honor the life of Greek-American rapper Mad Clip, or Peter Anastasopoulos, at his funeral in Greece on Monday. Mad Clip tragically died in a car crash in the southern Athenian suburb of Vouliagmeni on...

Mikis Theodorakis’ Body Lies in State at Athens Cathedral

A crowd of people started to gather outside the chapel of the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday, to pay their respects to the late composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose body was brought to the chapel at 15:00 on Monday afternoon...

ABBA Return with New Pop-Music Album “Voyage”

The Swedish iconic band ABBA announced their return to pop music with their new album "Voyage," set to be released on November 5. The group shared two new tracks off of the album to accompany their announcement, "I Still...

World Pays Homage to Great Greek Mikis Theodorakis

Countries from all over the world paid homage to Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in its history, whose music has touched generations. Mikis, as he is affectionately known by millions of Greeks around the world, died at his home...

Remembering Mikis Theodorakis’ Last Concert in Panathenaic Stadium

As Greece and the world mourn the death of Mikis Theodorakis, Greece's greatest composer, many have reflected on the music icon's last concert held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 2017. In a tribute to the legendary composer, a...

Mikis Theodorakis’ Historic Concert After the Fall of the Junta

Mikis Theodorakis, who died on Thursday in Athens at 96, gave a memorable and highly emotional concert in 1974 a few months after the fall of the Greek military junta. Theodorakis, a left-winger, was arrested in 1967 by the dictators,...

Mikis Theodorakis: Greek Patriot, Renowned Composer Dead at 96

Mikis Theodorakis, the greatest Greek composer in history, whose music has touched generations, died on Thursday at age 96 in Athens. His death at his home in central Athens followed multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment. The composer...

Mikis Theodorakis Wrote the Most Beautiful Music on the Holocaust

Mikis Theodorakis, the Greek composer who passed away on Thursday in Athens at 96, is credited for writing the most beautiful music on the Holocaust. The "Mauthausen Trilogy," also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen" is a cycle of four...

Popular Greek-American Rapper Mad Clip Killed in Athens Car Crash

Popular Greek-American rapper Mad Clip, whose real name was Peter Anastasopoulos, was pronounced dead on Thursday after a traffic accident in the southern Athenian suburb of Vouliagmeni. Police say that the the rapper lost control of the vehicle he was...

The Most Influential Greek Rebetika Singers of All Time

Rebetika, sometimes called the "Greek Blues," is perhaps the most influential genre of Greek music. While the movement as a whole was significant internationally, there were a few Rebetika singers that defined the iconic genre. Rebetika singers, musicians, and...

Eric Clapton Releases Controversial New Song “This Has Gotta Stop”

Guitar master Eric Clapton has recently come out with a loaded new song called "This Has Gotta Stop" that many are interpreting as a rebuff to coronavirus-related mandates. Clapton has said in the past he would refuse to perform...