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Venus Pudica by Sandro Botticelli brought to Tbilisi
Publish Time: 2017-10-04 12:30:00
Venus Pudica by Sandro Botticelli was brought to Tbilisi by a special flight today. The painting has been the part of collection of Sabauda Gallery in Turin since 1930. The work of Sandro Botticelli will be at display at National Gallery from October 5 to October 29 together with reproductions by Caravaggio. The exhibition will be held within the framework of Check-In Georgia Project. 
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Names of “Saba” laureates to become known today
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 20:19:00
The names of 2017 laureates of literature premix “Saba” will become known today. The aim of the competition is to reveal the best published books of the year. “Saba” was established in 2003 and winners in several nominations are revealed every year. The prize fund in 2017 is 52 thousand GEL.This year’s novelty is that Palitra L Publishing House will print the best work that will win in the nomination of electronic book. 
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Martvili hosting international festival of chamber music
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 12:38:00
Martvili town of Georgia’s western Samegrelo region is hosting an international festival of chamber music for already the third time. Organizers placed focus on young musicians this year. German, Austrian, Ukrainian and Georgian musicians will perform during three days. Music pieces of Baroque period as well as modern composers will be played. The festival will end with a gala concert on October 1. 
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New edition of Davit Maghradze’s poetry handed over to Book Museum
Publish Time: 2017-09-30 12:37:00
Davit Maghradze, poet, handed over his new edition of poems called Triumph Arch of Graft of Needle” to Book Museum of the Georgian National Library. The new edition is printed in 100 copies and unites 12 poems. Each edition has its serial number, poet’s autograph and is decorated with paintings of Anatoly Belkin. 
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Concert of Emir Kusturica cancelled
Publish Time: 2017-09-29 15:05:00
The concert of Emir Kusturica, a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician scheduled to be held at Sports Palace in Tbilisi has been cancelled.  Organizers of the concert said that they had not known if bringing of the musician to Tbilisi was coming into contradiction with the Georgian legislation. This refers to Kusturica’s visit in Georgia’s one of two occupied regions of South Ossetia back in 2009. 
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Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the entry song for 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-28 12:30:00
Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the Georgian entry song for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The applications can be sent till October 25. The regarding decision was made as the winner had not been revealed within the frame of a competition announced from 12 to 25 September.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. For additional information view eurovision - georgia.ge; or call 2409110. The jury is composed by invited producers: Zaza Shengelia, singer - Maia Baratashvili, musician - David Evgenidze; from Public Broadcaster: Music Editor - Eliso Shengelia and Sound Director - Giorgi Asanishvili. Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at JESC this year. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The 15th competition will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. 
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Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the entry song for 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-27 21:11:00
Jury prolonged deadline for selecting the Georgian entry song for 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The applications can be sent till October 25. The regarding decision was made as the winner had not been revealed within the frame of a competition announced from 12 to 25 September.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. For additional information view eurovision - georgia.ge; or call 2409110. The jury is composed by invited producers: Zaza Shengelia, singer - Maia Baratashvili, musician - David Evgenidze; from Public Broadcaster: Music Editor - Eliso Shengelia and Sound Director - Giorgi Asanishvili. Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at JESC this year. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC. The 15th competition will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace.
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International Musical Festival to be held in Telavi
Publish Time: 2017-09-27 16:16:00
An International Musical Festival will be held in Telavi city of eastern Kakheti region. The festival will open on October 7 and will last till October 15. Six concerts will be held at Telavi State Theater and Aleksandre Chavchavadze House-Museum in Tsinandali within the framework of the program. The festival will be dedicated to the 55th jubilee of musical activities of the well-known pianist and founder of the festival Eliso Virsaladze. 
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Georgian opera star Tsisana Tatishvili buried
Publish Time: 2017-09-26 18:41:00
Georgian worldwide known opera star, soprano Tsisana Tatishvili was buried at Didube Pantheon of Public Figures this afternoon. Public funeral was held at Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theater. Tatishvili died on September 23 at the age of 80. She was the soloist of Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater during 38 years. She had toured about Germany, Poland, former Czechoslovakia and other countries. Her roles included Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Liza in Queen of Spades, Aida, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Ortrud in Lohengrin, Salome, Desdemona in Otello, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Eteri in Paliashvilì’s Absalom and Eteri.
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Zurab Sotkilava was buried at Saburtalo Cemetery
Publish Time: 2017-09-23 16:23:00
The civil funeral of a well-known Georgian singer Zurab Sotkilava has been held at Opera and Ballet Theatre, Tbilisi. Zurab Sotkilava’s body was later buried at Saburtalo Cemetery. Representatives of the Georgian government have also attended the civil funeral, offering their condolences to Sotkilava’s family members. Zurab Sotkilava died on September 18 at the age of 80 in Moscow. 
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„Georgia - The Cradle of Wine“ - Prime Minister opens the exhibition in Bordeaux
Update Time: 2017-09-15 12:29:00
The wine exhibition Georgia - The Cradle of Wine opened in the city of Bordeaux, France.Unique archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from the National Museum of Georgia proving that Georgia has an ancient wine civilization were presented at the Center of Wine Civilization- Cité des Civilisations Du Vin in Bordeaux, France.Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili opened an exhibition titled Georgia - Cradle of Wine in Georgia.National Museum of Georgia prepared the exposition that presents Georgian wine culture and depicts the longest and uninterrupted 8 000-year long history of wine-making.The head of the Government visited the exhibition hall.
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Elton John - I am very sad to be losing the Georgia shows...So will see you all very soon
Publish Time: 2017-09-14 14:57:00
British pop and rock star, singer and composer Elton John released a statement regarding the rescheduling of the concerts in Georgia on his facebook page.“I am very sad to be losing the Georgia shows. Davey is unable to perform, but he will be back soon. We will reschedule the shows for next year, as we were very much looking forward to playing in Georgia. So will see you all very soon” - Elton John writes. Elton John and his band were due to perform on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September at the Black Sea Arena. These dates have now been rescheduled to Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July 2018. Guitarist and Musical Director Davey Johnstone has underwent a surgery on his hand, which was named the official reason for the postponement of the concerts. 
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Junior Eurovision 2017 - Accreditation for P and F passes closes on Friday 27th October
Publish Time: 2017-09-13 17:26:00
The media representatives and fans who wish to obtain accreditation for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will have to register at the following link: eurovisionfamily.tv no later than 27 October (12:00 CET) (after being registered the user has to follow the instruction and submit application for the relevant accreditation).As a reminder, the press or fan accreditation does not provide direct attendance at Eurovision concert (It is not valid as a concert ticket). Accredited reporters and fans will be able to work / move in the relevant accreditation zones.
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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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Premiere at Poti Theater
Publish Time: 2017-09-09 12:36:00
A premiere was held at Poti Valerian Gunia State Theater. The theater troupe presented “Kreutzer Sonata,” a novella by Leo Tolstoy, named after Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. The stage version belongs to Zaza Chanturia. Eight actors of Poti Theater participate in the 2-act play. 
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Grigol Kipshidze to represent Georgia at 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 20:39:00
Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The Georgian contender was revealed by the special jury. Open hearing of contenders took place at the pavilion of First Channel. The jury included producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili.Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. Georgia is the most successful country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won the competition a record three times.
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Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 16:32:00
Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The Georgian contender was revealed by the special jury this afternoon. Open hearing of contenders took place at the pavilion of First Channel. The jury included producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili.Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire.Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017. Gordon Bonello will be the staging director of 2017 JESC. He has cooperated with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 2014. Georgian contender Mariam Mamadashvili won JESC 2016 on Malta with the song "Mzeo" (The Sun).
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Grigol Kipshidze to present Georgia at 2017 JESC
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:48:00
Grigol Kipshidze will present Georgia at 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC). The Georgian contender was revealed by the special jury this afternoon. Open hearing of contenders took place at the pavilion of First Channel. The jury included producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili.Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire.Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017. Gordon Bonello will be the staging director of 2017 JESC. He has cooperated with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 2014. Georgian contender Mariam Mamadashvili won JESC 2016 on Malta with the song "Mzeo" (The Sun).
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Georgia’s 2017 JESC representative to become known today
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 11:43:00
Georgia’s representative of 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) will become known today. The special jury will reveal the participant. Georgia is hosting 2017 JESC for the first time. The contest will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Olympic Palace. The jury includes producer Zaza Shengelia, singer Maia Baratashvili, musician Davit Evgenidze, from GPB - musical editor - Eliso Shengelia and voice director - Giorgi Asanishvili. A new song will be composed for Georgian contender of 2017 JESC. Open hearing of contenders will take place at pavilion of First Channel. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) announced the national competition for selection of 2017 JESC contender on July 17. Children aged 9-14 could apply with the song from their own repertoire. 
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Elton John's concerts in Georgia postponed
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 09:33:00
The two concerts of British pop and rock star, singer and composer Elton John scheduled for September 16 and 17 on Black Sea Arena, have been postponed. The decision to postpone concerts at Black Sea Arena in Shekvetili has already been approved. Elton John's concerts will not be held this year in Georgia.According to the latest news, Steve Johnson, one of the member of Elton John’s band has underwent a surgery on his hand, which was named the official reason for the postponement of the concerts. Elton John and his band will hold the concerts in Georgia on June 30 and July 1, 2018, Giorgi Kereselidze, "Eastern Promotion” Company Director stated at the press conference.According to him, both sides have already signed the relevant agreement. These two concerts scheduled at Black Sea Arena (concert hall located on the coast of the Black Sea in Shekvetili, Guria, Georgia) will be the only concerts held by Elton John in Europe next year.As it has been reported, Elton John, his band and band management "Solo" and " Eastern Promotion" are very sorry for the incident and apologize to Georgian listeners. Elton John's representative also released official press release in relation to this issue. In addition, the owners of the tickets for the concerts of the 16th -17th September will be able to attend the concerts of June 30 and July 1 with the same tickets. The tickets of September 16 will be substituted with the tickets of June 30 and September 17 with July 1st respectively. 
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