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Who Are the Most Famous Women Named "Maria"?

There are many famous people who have "Maria" for their first name. It's no wonder since Maria is a female name in many diverse cultures spanning the globe. The name first became popular during the spread of Christianity when the Hebrew name...

Abramovic at Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on March 28 for Callas Documentary

Renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic will be at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus in Peloponnese, Greece, on March 28 to film scenes from a documentary on the life of legendary Greek-American soprano Maria Callas. Abramovic has been in Greece since...

Rufus Wainwright Presents Prima Donna in Athens, Greece

Rufus Wainwright, distinguished singer and songwriter, will present the Symphonic Visual Concert Prima Donna on Tuesday at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus within the framework of the Hellenic Festival. Prima Donna, the central character of which is inspired by Maria...

The 'Ancient Greek Sandals' That Celebrities Love

Spring time is here and sandals are the new must-have accessory, making an astonishing comeback. In ancient times sandals used to be a utilitarian type of shoe that would protect people’s feet while walking. However, throughout the centuries they became so much...

Τhe Greek Covers of Time Magazine

TIME is the most read magazine in the world, focusing on issues related to significant people who offered aid or excelled with their actions. A variety of pictures and photos are the main field in the magazine's publication, which makes it even...

Concert at Herodeion Raises Funds for Maria Callas Museum

Greece pays tribute to one of her own, Maria Callas, with the foundation a Museum-Opera Academy dedicated to the great soprano and her work. The Academy is scheduled to open in 2015, according to the Association for the Maria Callas...

Maria Callas' Personal Items Destroyed by Termites and Rats

The doors of the Theater Museum in Athens -- which hosts personal items of Maria Callas and memorabilia of her shows -- are closed while the abandoned building is about to collapse. The museum hosts exhibit areas designed as dressing rooms that include...

Artists Taking on the Role of Maria Callas

Many world-renowned stars have expressed their interest in portraying the opera legend Maria Callas, a strong woman with a broken heart, who fell in love with Aristotle Onassis. So, after Marina Abramovic, another strong woman and great artist will star...

Meryl Streep to Play Maria Callas in HBO’s ‘Master Class’

Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep will play legendary Greek opera singer Maria Callas in the HBO movie, "Master Class." Set to begin filming in January, the HBO movie is an adaptation of Terrence McNally's play that centers on Callas' series...

Maria Callas Museum to Open in 2015

Plans for the Maria Callas Museum were presented on April 2, at a press conference in the building which will host the museum in downtown Athens. The museum will be located in a neoclassical 4-storey building at 44 Mitropoleos Street....