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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...

My Afternoon With Zorba: When Mikis Theodorakis was Banned in Greece

During the time of the military junta in Greece, from 1967 to 74, Greek composer and activist Mikis Theodorakis' music was banned. By Bill Thomas The road to my afternoon with Zorba began in 1968. I was in the US Navy...

Mikis Theodorakis, World-Renowned Greek Composer, Turns 96

Mikis Theodorakis, who has been a Greek patriot, a politician and a world-famous composer in his long career, celebrated his 96th birthday.

Works of Greek Poet Yannis Ritsos Speak to a New Generation

A third volume of poems by the iconic modern Greek poet Yannis Ritsos has just been published in English by Manolis Aligizakis.

Maria Farantouri Moves Melbourne Audiences

One of the most significant voices of Greece, Maria Farantouri, and renowned US jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd continue their fourteen-year music collaboration, this time in Australia.

World's Thinkers At Philosophy Congress

Philosophers from around the world will gather in Athens from Aug. 4-10, returning to the land of its most famous practitioners, for the World Congress of Philosophy. The president of the Organizing Committee, Professor of Philosophy at the  University of...

Sonia Theodoridou in Anti Cancer Charity Concert

Sending the message that healing is an offer and solidarity among people, wherever they come from, the well-known soprano Sonia Theodoridou is contributing to a humanitarian project. Theodoridou will give a charity concert at the the Lycabettus Theater, on June...

Greek VIP's-Only Parade For March 25

While Greek-Americans and those in the Diaspora around the world were celebrating Greece's Independence Day, spectators in Athens were barred from a parade as the government, as it did last year, feared embarrassing protests against austerity measures. Most media avoided...

Evagelinou Wins MP Seat In Perth

Eleni Evangel (Helen Parisi-Evagelinou) managed to win the seat of Perth from the Labor party representing the Liberal party in the Parliament of Western Australia, after state elections on March 9. Evagelinou, who has also an academic and educational...

Aliagas’ Zorba Syrtaki Pumps Up French

French-Greek journalist and entertainer Nikos Aliagas, who hosts the French reality program Star Academy, got French audiences revved up when he performed the Syrtaki dance to the music of Zorba the Greek by famed composer Míkis Theodorakis a few...