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First Channel announces contest to select the Georgian entry song for 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-11 14:12:00
First Channel is announcing a contest to select the Georgian entry song for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at JESC this year.All interested persons, authors and songwriters are encouraged to send the songs composed specially for this contest and biography at E-mail - [email protected] song must not be more than 3 minutes long and lyrics should be in Georgian language. The applications can be sent from September 12 till September 25. For additional information view eurovision-georgia.ge; or call 2409110. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The 15th competition will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. 
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Concert of Gypsy Kings to be held at Black Sea Arena
Publish Time: 2017-08-18 11:46:00
The concert of Gypsy Kings legendary group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, will be held tonight at Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili resort of western Georgia. The group members are already in Georgia including Tonito Balliardo and Nicolas Reyes. The concert will be held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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Musical November in Tbilisi – GPB announces national competition of JESC
Publish Time: 2017-07-18 15:11:00
Georgia will host Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) this year. Tbilisi will have musical November. The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announces a national competition of JESC and invites children aged 9-14 both soloists and musical groups. One song from the own repertoire, willingness and exertion, and you may become the choice of a competent jury. Participate in the competition, submit the song (from own repertoire), photo, biography and contact information to e-mail [email protected] or GPB from July 17 till September 1.  Grab the chance to become the favorite among the best ones. A new song will be composed for you and with this entry song you will have the opportunity to present Georgia at the European biggest and popular children’s musical celebrations. For more information visit the web-sites 1tv.ge and eurovision-georgia.ge or contact us at telephone number 2 409 110. 
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Katie Melua to present show at Black Sea Arena
Publish Time: 2017-07-04 17:48:00
Georgian Britain-based singer Katie Melua will present a show program “Summer Celebration” at Black Sea Arena on July 23. Melua will perform together with English band. Also, Gori Women’s Chamber Choir will participate in the concert, which will be held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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Elton John to hold another concert in Georgia on September 17
Publish Time: 2017-06-28 16:14:00
The world-famous British musician, pianist and composer Sir Elton John will take to the stage in Georgia on September 16-17, 2017.According to Bank of Georgia, the organizers of the concert, Bank of Georgia’s Personal Service Group SOLO and Eastern Promotion added another concert on September 17 due to the high demand. The sale of the tickets for the 17 September concert will start on June 30 and will be available exclusively for SOLO customers, while from July 1 they will be available for anyone.The concert will take place at the Black Sea Arena concert hall in the village of Shekvetili, western Georgia. The place is the same spot where Christina Aguilera, Scorpions and Aerosmith have performed recently.Elton John will reportedly perform his old hits as well as several songs from his new album titled Wonderful Crazy Night. 
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Goran Bregovic to perform in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-05-20 17:14:00
Well-known musician Goran Bregovic will perform in Georgia. The concert will be held at Black Sea Arena on August 26. Tickets are already for sale on the tkt.ge website. The tickets price begins from 25 GEL. The highest price is 100 GEL.Goran Bregovic is a Bosnian and Serbian musician and one of the most internationally known modern musicians and composers of the Balkans. 
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Members of rock band Aerosmith arrived in Batumi
Publish Time: 2017-05-19 19:27:00
The members of American rock band Aerosmith have arrived in Batumi, Adjara region.  The journalists and fans are gathered in front of the hotel where band members will stay.Aerosmith will perform in Georgia on May 20. The concert will be held at the Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili resort of Georgia’s Guria region.
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Cannes Film Festival 2017 to be opened on May 17
Publish Time: 2017-05-16 14:46:00
Cannes Film Festival 2017 will be held from May 17 to May 28. The Spanish film director and screenwriter, Pedro Almodovar, will preside as the President of the Jury and actress Monica Bellucci will host the opening and closing ceremonies. This year, the film lineup includes 49 films from 29 countries. Titans of the industry will be throwing their name in for the coveted Palme d’Or prize including Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, and Michel Hazanavicius. The festival will even feature television shows, though they will not be part of the competition. The second season of “Top of the Lake” by Jane Campion and a few episodes of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” revival series will also be previewed.
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Eurovision 2017: Dress rehearsal of First Semi-Final participants to be held
Update Time: 2017-05-08 20:38:00
18 countries will compete in the First Semi-Final of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) for 10 places in the Grand Final. The results of the ESC are decided by the public, alongside a group of expert juries. Dress rehearsal of First Semi-Final participants will held today. Expert Juries will vote on Dress Rehearsal.  The First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC will be held on May 9, at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre. Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 ESC will take part in the First Semi-Final, with the song Keep the Faith. She was qualified as Number 2 to perform on the stage.Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time). (eurovision.tv)
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Georgia-Germany friendship marked in 2017
Update Time: 2017-04-19 16:25:00
Georgia and Germany celebrate the year of friendship in 2017. German migrants arrived in Georgia 200 years ago and German-Georgian diplomatic relationship also marks the 25th anniversary.  Cultural, economic, educational and sports activities will be held in both countries. Deputy Georgian Foreign Minister Khatuna Tortladze and German Ambassador to Georgia Heike Peitsch talked about the planned events during the meeting held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
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Events to be held to celebrate visa liberalization in Tbilisi on March 26-27
Publish Time: 2017-03-25 11:18:00
Various activities will be held to celebrate visa liberalization in Tbilisi on March 26-27. According to Tbilisi City Hall, the renewed Agmashenebeli Avenue will be decorated on March 26.Throughout the day the guests on the European Street will be treated by Culinary Academy chef cooks with both Georgian and European dishes. From 12:00 am Georgia DJs - Nika J, Tomma, Bacho, Cobert, Gacha Bakradze, Luna989 and Misho Urushadze - will play music non-stop. Children will be able to enjoy thematic games, in particular, they will be taught how to pack suitcases for traveling and will be provided with information on the state border crossing. At 15:00, the public project "Conduct us" will begin and a puppet opera will be performed. At 18:00, the Georgian group The Black Marrows will perform, while a concert of well-known European music will be held at the end of the day.On March 27, the Georgian and the EU flags will be lit up and a grand gala concert will be held in the European Square artists. At the end of the concert, which will start at 21:00 and two hours, celebratory fireworks will be displayed. 
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EBU offers Russian singer opportunity to perform via satellite
Update Time: 2017-03-24 12:51:00
On 22nd March the Ukrainian authorities issued a travel ban on the artist chosen as the Russian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest, Julia Samoylova. Today the European Broadcasting Union issued a further statement regarding the issue.     Statement from the European Broadcasting Union (23rd March 2017).Taking into consideration that this ban might be upheld by the Ukrainian authorities, and in order to maintain the non-political nature of the Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU has been working hard to find a solution to this situation and has taken the unprecedented move to offer Channel One Russia the opportunity for Julia to still participate in this year’s Contest by performing live in the 2nd Semi Final via satellite. Should the Russian entry qualify for the Grand Final the same solution would apply. This is something that has never been done before in the Contest’s 60 year history but, in the spirit of Eurovision’s values of inclusivity, and this year’s theme of Celebrate Diversity, the decision has been taken to ensure that all 43 entrants are given the opportunity to participate.Frank-Dieter Freiling, Chairman of the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, expressed his hope though, that the political leadership of Ukraine will not implement the travel ban and find a solution in line with the contest's slogan, Celebrate Diversity, - eurovision.tv reports. (eurovision.tv)
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2017 JESC to be Held at Tbilisi Sports Palace
Update Time: 2017-03-16 20:58:00
The 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will take place on Sunday, November 26. The competition will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace.Georgia will be the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest host country, and Georgian Public Broadcaster will represent its 11th contestant at the JESC. The steering group of JESC which is formed by representatives of Public Broadcasters from different countries is currently in Georgia. The group has scheduled working meetings regarding the issues of hosting JESC 2017 in Georgia. In 2016 it was the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. No other countries had similar results before. Georgia scored a total of 239 points at the 14th edition of JESC. Afterwards GPB was given first option from EBU to host the JESC 2017 in Georgia.
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Location of 2017 JESC to become known today
Update Time: 2017-03-16 12:29:00
Georgia will host  the 15th Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. The location of the competition and other details will become known at the press conference to be held in Holiday Inn, on March 16. Georgia will host JESC for the first time. Georgia has won the Contest, a record three times.Georgian contender group "Bzikebi" (Wasps) won the 2008 JESC, which was held in Lemesos, Cyprus.Group Candy won the 2011JESC, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia.Georgian participant Mariam Mamadashvili won the 2016 JESC, with the entry song "Mzeo" (Sun).
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EBU representatives discussing organisational issues for Junior Eurovision in Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-02-23 11:00:00
The representatives of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are paying a working visit to Georgia.Jon Ola Sand, EBU Supervisor and Gert Kark, EBU TV project manager are holding meeting with the representatives of the Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB), including the Junior Eurovision project manager, Media and Communication Director, Eurovision Producer as well as the Head of the Tourism Department. Talks focused on organizational and technical issues. Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia this year.
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Euronews: Fleet of foot in Georgian National Ballet “Sukhishvilebi”
Publish Time: 2017-02-11 19:26:00
The Georgian National Ballet “Sukhishvili” began as a family enterprise, has survived communist oppression, the Cold War, the break-up of the Soviet Union and has grown into an internationally renowned company performing on the world’s best stages, Euronews writes.It is almost 70 years since the husband and wife team of Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili created the first steps for the company in which their granddaughter is following. “My family, they actually started to make the Georgian dance popular even among the young generation and that’s very important, because I don’t know any other country, where folk dance is so popular as in Georgia now. I think that it is the way, one of a very important ways to keep the identity of the nation,” explained Nino Sukhishvili, Director General, Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili.The dance school which feeds the ballet in Tbilisi is very popular. Young hopefuls want to learn the fascinating athletic dance.But it is a hard work with long days of rehearsals to learn and perfect the unique dance techniques. “When your work depends on your physical shape, which is the case for athletes or dancers, it’s important to think about your legs, about your spine. Yes, there are no guarantees and anything can happen as it does not depend only on you. You should love it very much to do it well. There is no other way,” said Pikria Kipshidze one of the dancers.The ballet brings to stage the combination of elegant movements of the female dancers in vibrantly coloured costumes with the shows of strength, tornado fast spins, jumps, swords, shields and daggers of the male dancers.It is a dazzling spectacle for audiences which have been entertained in more than one hundred countries.
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Two Georgian films to be presented at Filmfest Dresden
Update Time: 2017-02-04 20:30:00
Two Georgian films by Directors Vakho Jajanidze and Nino Shaburishvili will be presented at Filmfest Dresden this year. The film of Shaburishvili is about problems that children face. Jajanidze’s short film will participate in competition program. 
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Tamara Gachechiladze Won Georgian National Final
Update Time: 2017-01-21 20:30:00
Tamara Gachechiladze won the Georgian National Final. Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith. The winner was decided by a combination international jury and public votes. The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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Emotional Moments, Speach of Tamara Gachechiladze Winner of Georgian National Final
Publish Time: 2017-01-20 23:11:00
Tamara Gachechiladze won the Georgian National Final. Gachechiladze will represent Georgia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Keep The Faith. The winner was decided by a combination international jury and public votes. The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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Tamara Gachechiladze will present Georgia at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Publish Time: 2017-01-20 22:51:00
Tamara Gachechiladze will present Georgia at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Kyiv, Ukraine. She won the Georgian National Final, with the entry song "Keep the Faith".25 Participants took part in the contest. Winner of the National Final was chosen by professional juries and televoters. The money collected from SMS voting during the Georgian national final will be transferred to Dimitri Tsintsadze Charity Fund. Georgian National Final was held at Tbilisi Concert Hall. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) provided live transmission of the show.Georgia first participated in ESC in 2007. The 2017 ESC will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Centre. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 May, with the grand final on Saturday 13 May.
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