Events for July 2012
Reunion of Augsdorf DP camp set
Baltica festival takes place in Latvia
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Baltica International Folklore Festival. The festival will take place in Latvia from July 5-9. It will kick off with a Baltic nations’ concert at 19:00 hours July 5 in the Great Guild Hall, Amatu iela 6, Rīga. The main festival venue will be Vērmanes Garden in central Rīga, which will be the site of concerts, workshops, activities and a craft fair from 10:00 to 21:00 hours July 6, 10:00 to 23:00 hours July 7, and 10:00 to 18:00 hours July 8. Other concerts will take place over the course of the festival in various halls and other venues around Rīga. On July 8 concerts and activities will also take place in the towns of Barkava, Cesvaine, Ergļi, Ikšķile, Koknese, Ķekava and Turaida. Concerts, activities, and a craft fair will take place in Madona throughout the last day of the festival, July 9, with the closing concert beginning at 18:00 hours on the Madona Open Air Stage. The festival website is www.knmc.gov.lv.
Summer camps in the Catskills
Register for children’s summer camps, senior camp, and 3x3 camp to take place in July and August at “Latvian Lutheran Camp”, 231 Green Hill Road, Elka Park. For information and registration visit www.NYDraudze.org and click on “Katskiļu nometne”.
‘Out in Riga’ celebrates Latvian music
A half-dozen musical acts from Latvia are scheduled to perform as part of Out in Rīga, a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at P60, Stadsplein 100a, Amstelveen. The artists include experimental jazz-rock fusion guitarist Reinis Jaunais; singer-songwriter Imants Daksis; indie band Gaujarts; ska-punk band Mango; art rock due Mona de Bo; and breakcore due Kodek. For further information, visit www.p60.nl.
16 May 2013
Andris Nelsons, who has led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom since 2008, has been appointed the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
09 May 2013
After several hours of debate, the Latvian parliament on May 9 approved legislation that will allow dual citizenship for many individuals, including World War II-era exiles and their descendants.
09 May 2013
Saeima 9.maijā pieņēma grozījumus Pilsonības likumā kas atzīst dubultpilsonību, nosaka kā nepilsoņu bērni tiks pie Latvijas pilsonības, un nosaka ari izmaiņas naturalizācijas kārtībā. Saeimas Pilsonības likuma grozījumu apakškomisijas priekšsēdētājs Ingmārs Čaklais skaidro jaunumus. (Video no YouTube)
In the forums
Georgians on the war path posted by Mr L L on 18 May 2013
Andris Nelsons >> Boston posted by Ivars Graudins on 16 May 2013
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All citizens will wear green capes... posted by anita on 10 May 2013