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Presentation of Competition for young vocalists held at Conservatoire
Publish Time: 2017-05-16 13:15:00
A presentation of a competition for young vocalists and concert “New Georgian Opera Voices” were held at State Conservatoire last evening. Participants of the competition performed musical pieces by Georgian, Russian and western European composers. 
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Presentation of JESC Logo and Slogan held in Ukraine
Publish Time: 2017-05-13 12:37:00
A presentation of logo and slogan of Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) was held in Kiev, Ukraine. Sergi Gvarjaladze, Head of Eurovision Project, TV Project Manager of European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Mariam Mamadashvili, winner of 2016 JESC answered questions of the international mass media representatives. Georgia will host 2017 JESC in November. The slogan of the festival will be “Shine.” The 15th JESC will be held on November 26 at Tbilisi Sports Palace. 
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Georgia to Shine Bright for Junior Eurovision 2017
Publish Time: 2017-05-12 19:46:00
Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), today revealed the inspirational theme of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), which will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia: Shine Bright. The announcement came from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, where preparations are well under way for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.Shine Bright is the central message for this year’s event and is complimented by a creative logo design based around a segmented sun, bursting with colours and expression. The brand new slogan and artwork for the event gives an insight into Georgian culture and celebrates the artistic potential and creative drive of the young JESC participants who will be announced later in the year.The colourful flare of the logo symbolises the diversity and joy associated with the power of music. Concept and Art Director of Saatchi&Saatchi, Luka Ivanidze said "We created this symbol from sunny Georgia, hoping that it will strengthen each participant of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and inspire them to shine."This will be the third time Georgia has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after victories came in 2008, 2011 and 2016. Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Family of Events, Jon Ola Sand said: "The Song Contest is designed to give children their moment to shine and an opportunity to showcase their full potential as young artists; this year’s theme encapsulates that feeling perfectly. We are pleased to be working with GPB again and we are looking forward to welcoming and championing young talent once more."Executive Producer for GBP, Sergi Gvarjaladze, added: "In Georgia, music is a part of everyday life and it is still considered to be an educational tool for kids. Hosting the Junior Song Contest is a great honour and joy for many in Georgia and we are very happy to share our culture and see children from many European countries Shining Bright in Tbilisi this year."This year’s Contest will be held at the Sports Palace in Tbilisi. Traditionally a sporting arena, the Sports Palace underwent renovation in 2007 to become a leading venue in the city. It is now a home for concerts, shows and exhibitions, both on a national and an international scale.(junioreurovision.tv)
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SOU 2017 to open in Tbilisi on May 15
Publish Time: 2017-05-12 13:48:00
SOU 2017 – International Festival of Modern Music and Visual Art begins in Tbilisi. “Another Sea” is the title of the festival this season. Georgian artist Tete Noise and his string quartet will perform on Tbilisi Circus arena on May 15. The wrapping up concert will be held on July 5 at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater. Vocaloid Opera – “The End” will be presented for the audience. Organizers of the festival introduced the program to representatives of the mass media earlier this afternoon. 
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Dito Tsintsadze to produce film about Shindisi Heroes
Publish Time: 2017-05-10 12:57:00
Georgian film director Dito Tsintsadze will produce a film about Shindisi Heroes. The film will be based on a true story. Irakli Solomonashvili is working on the scenario. Leading actors Merab Ninidze, Dato Bakhtadze and Ia Sukhitashvili are selected to star in the film. Negotiations are ongoing with John Malkovych. Shooting of the film will begin in August. On 11 August, 2008, a 17 member detachment of Georgian soldiers bumped into Russians in the village Shindisi. The Russians were several times more in number, Russian soldiers offered Georgian to surrender, but they refused.The uneven battle between Georgian and Russian soldiers continued for some hours. Georgian inflicted great damage on the Russians. After only 2 Georgians were left alive, they preferred to blow themselves up over being hostages.
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Tamara Gachechiladze to perform in the First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC - GPB will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00
Publish Time: 2017-05-09 20:40:00
Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian contender of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will take part in the First Semi-Final of the contest, tonight. She will perform at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre, with the song Keep the Faith. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time). 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. Based on rules of the competition, the host country Ukraine and the "Big 5" countries Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain and Italy are automatically qualified for the final.The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
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Rehabilitation of Nukriani Culture House postponed
Update Time: 2017-05-09 18:32:00
Rehabilitation of Culture House in Nukriani village, Sighnaghi district of Kakheti region has been postponed. The building was burnt in a fire last year. The local municipality has no financial resources to reconstruct the building. 
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Tamara Gachechiladze to perform in the First Semi-Final of 2017 ESC, tonight
Update Time: 2017-05-09 18:30:00
Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will take part in the First Semi-Final of the contest, tonight. She will perform at Kyiv's International Exhibition Centre, with the song Keep the Faith. Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the musical event live, starting from 23:00 (local time). 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The running order of the First Semi-Final contenders:1.Sweden2.Georgia3.Australia4.Albania5.Belgium6.Montenegro7.Finland8.Azerbaijan9.Portugal10.Greece11.Poland12.Moldova13.Iceland14.Czech Republic15.Cyprus16.Armenia17.Slovenia18.LatviaThe  second Semi-Final will be held on May 11. 18 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final, as well. The Big Five and the host country are directly qualified to the final. The Grand Final of the 2017 ESC will take place on Saturday 13th May in Kyiv, Ukraine.  
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GYLA continues campaign “Books from Georgia for Emigrants”
Publish Time: 2017-05-09 13:02:00
The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) continues collection of books within the framework of campaign “Books from Georgia for Emigrants.” Parliament of Georgia joined the campaign. The books will be sent to Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Poland and Italy. The campaign was launched upon the request of emigrants. Georgian writers, sportsmen and businesspersons are already participating in the campaign. 
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Eurovision 2017: Jury Voting took Place during the Dress Rehearsal of First Semi-Final
Publish Time: 2017-05-08 23:49:00
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, and expert juries voted on Dress Rehearsal, today. 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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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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“Legend about Medea” – Inclusive Theatrical troupe to give play
Update Time: 2017-05-06 20:38:00
“Legend about Medea” – Inclusive Theatrical Troupe of Ira Kokhreidze is preparing for premiere at Rustaveli Theater. The play will be staged at small hall of Rustaveli Theater. The troupe unites people with different limited physical capabilities. 
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Receipt of applications for TV series’ scenarios over at GPB
Publish Time: 2017-05-02 13:37:00
Receipt of applications for scenarios of TV series to be aired starting new broadcasting season is over at Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB). GPB received 45 applications. The scenarios were received in two directions: Thriller and Detective genres. The competition was held into 2 stages. The candidates, who qualify for the second round, will be invited for presentation. 
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Charity Concert held at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater
Publish Time: 2017-05-02 10:49:00
Charity Foundation “Natvris Khe” (Wish Tree) of opera singer Nino Surguladze gave a charity gala-concert with slogan “For Love” at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater last evening. Well-known world singers arrived in Tbilisi upon Surguladze’s invitation. The money collected from tickets’ sale will be transferred to the fund to help youngsters diagnosed with serious diseases. 
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Well-known musical group of 1990s returning to stage
Publish Time: 2017-04-29 20:31:00
Soft Eject, one of the well-known Georgian musical groups of the 1990s, is returning to the stage after 15-yar pause. Soft Eject will participate in Open Air Festival this year.  The concert will be hosted by Lisi Wonderland on June 17. Members of the group have already begun rehearsing. 
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Georgian ESC contender departs for Kiev
Update Time: 2017-04-29 16:37:00
Tamara Gachechiladze, Georgian contender of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) and the Georgian delegation members have departed for Kiev, Ukraine. Gachechiladze will hold the first rehearsal on April 30. She will then hold a press conference and answer questions of journalists. Tamara Gachechiladze - Georgian participant of 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will take part in the First Semi-Final of the contest, to be held on May 9. She was qualified as Number 2 to perform on the stage. Gachechiladze will present the song “Keep the Faith” at the contest. 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. The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will provide live transmission of all concerts of the popular musical show. 
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Premiere at Groboedov Theater
Publish Time: 2017-04-29 12:26:00
A premiere of new play “Algeria” of Avtandil Varsimashvili was held at Groboedov Theater last evening. The drama tells about Akmolinsk Camp for wives of "traitors of the Motherland." About 8 thousand women served prison sentence at the camp including from Georgia. 
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Winners of “Litera” premix revealed
Publish Time: 2017-04-28 10:48:00
Winners of “Litera” Literature Premix were revealed at Writers’ House last evening. Five books out of 98 presented ones were awarded. The jury handed over monetary prizes to the winners. “Litera” is the only competition which reveals the best book-cover in the nomination.  
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Charity Concert to be held at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater
Update Time: 2017-04-26 21:08:00
Charity Foundation “Natvris Khe” (Wish Tree) of opera singer Nino Surguladze will give a charity concert at Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater on May 1. Well-known world singers will arrive in Tbilisi upon Surguladze’s invitation. First Channel of Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) will air the concert live. The money collected from tickets’ sale will be transferred to the fund to help youngsters diagnosed with serious diseases. 
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Exhibition New York photos shot by Georgian photographers
Update Time: 2017-04-25 21:10:00
An exhibition of photos of New York taken by 5 Georgian photographers will be opened at “Black & White” Gallery on April 27. The exhibition will be held within the framework of Georgian-American Week. 
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