Culture
Georgian art exhibition to be held in Strasbourg
28 April, 2014
An exhibition of Georgian art will be held in Strasbourg. Dolls made by artist Tea Guntaishvili, blue tablecloths recreated by Tina Kldiashvili and Ketevan Kavtaradze
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Tamar Gverdtsiteli's concert in Moscow - Georgian songs performed with orchestra
28 April, 2014
On April 24, a concert by Tamar Gverdtsiteli was held at “Crocus City Hall” in Moscow. The singer was accompanied by an orchestra and performed several Georgian songs, among others.
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Sakdrisi fate still unclear
24 April, 2014
The problem of the Sakdrisi-Kachagiani gold mine still remains unsolved. An initiative group consisting of students, NGO representatives and environmental activists are camping nearby the mine, stressing that the company RMG gold has started excavation work on a section of the mine that is historical heritage of the country. The initiative group states that they have footage proving the illegal action and claim that they will deliver the evidence to law-enforcers. Caves and mining tools discovered at the site during a 2004 excavation by the National Museum of Georgia and the German Mining Museum are believed to date to the third millennium, BC.
But in its March 14, 2014 decision, the Ministry of Culture cited a supposed lack of proof that Sakdrisi had ever functioned as a gold mine as a reason for lifting the site’s protected status as a “cultural monument.” For the past eight years, Sakdrisi had enjoyed protection, a designation that prevented mining at the site, located near the village of Kazreti, where a vast copper mine owned by RMG Gold’s sibling, RMG Copper, is located.
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Glass that Sarajishvili used to drink from
18 April, 2014
A presentation of David Sarajishvili’s personal crystal drinking glass was held at a Georgian State Museum of Theater, Music, Cinema and Choreography.
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Cultural Heritage Under Question
17 April, 2014
Georgian Journal spoke with a representative of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association, Sulkhan Saladze, about the bill on cultural heritage. As society is informed, the bill intends to ease the ways of awarding and depriving a monument of the status of cultural heritage. The issue provoked big controversy in Georgian society. Because of tensions regarding the subject, Parliament currently stopped discussing the bill.
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Fourth Red Bull Break Dance Qualifying Round in Tbilisi
17 April, 2014
For the fourth time already Tbilisi hosted on 13 April the qualifying round of the South Caucasus Red Bull BC One 2014 – the prestigious championship. The event took place at the Evgeny Mikeladze National Music Center. 16 B-boys – nine Georgians and seven Armenians – took part in the competition. The winner will go to Zagreb, capital city of Croatia for another qualifying round. If he wins there too, he will go to Paris to compete in the world finale of the Red Bull BC One 2014.
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Georgian Pantomime Legend
17 April, 2014
The star sign opening ceremony for the legendary actor Amiran Shalikashvili took place in the April 9 Park. The ceremony was connected to his 75th anniversary. In the park, the building of a pantomime theater will start. The star opening ceremony began at 14:00, and the anniversary evening was held at Marjanishvili Theater. Amiran Shalikashvili graduated from both directing and acting faculties.
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Pirosmani Grave Still Not Found
10 April, 2014
The Society for Pirosmani Heritage Protection has been carrying out the project “Quest for Pirosmani Grave and its Expertise” for one year already. The project aims to find the lost grave of the great Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani and faces a predicament in obtaining permission for the excavations works. The project is based on the possibility that Niko Pirosmani is buried in the Tbilisi Petre-Pavle cemetery. Another possibility was researched by Georgian public figure and poet Irakli Abashidze.
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Next celebrity star SIGN at Tbilisi Concert Hall
10 April, 2014
On 24 April, another star will be grandiosely presented in front of the Tbilisi Concert Hall. This person has been a star since she was four years old, too small to reach microphone and had to stand on a chair to perform her songs. Her song captivated the entire Soviet Union and abroad. Her name is Irma Sokhadze. Popular singer and author of many interesting TV program and projects. In the 90s, a mostly dark period for Georgia, Mrs. Irma and her friends held seven TV marathons, which helped many disadvantaged children and poor families.
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