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My Bits N Pieces. By – http://my-bits-n-pieces.blogspot.com/ This is my personal blog where I share my experience in selling online, studying abroad, living a …


This was submitted to a major international publication, but didn’t fit into what it needed (also, perhaps, it was a little late, as we hadn’t agreed …


A June 1974 article in The New York Times raised questions about Soviet treatment of people seeking access to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, including …


A Celebration of Culture like No Other Singing, dancing, and culture in all its forms are part of the day to day life in Latvia. But there is one event which holds a …


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Singing, dancing, and culture in all its forms are part of the day to day life in Latvia. But there is one event which holds a special place in the busy Latvian cultural calendar – the Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Celebration.

A June 1974 article in The New York Times raised questions about Soviet treatment of people seeking access to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, including naturalized U.S. citizen Arnolds Ozolin,š Sr., who had returned to Latvia to visit his mother. (Graphic by Latvians Online)

Andris Straumanis

April 08, 2013

The latest release of diplomatic documents by the controversial WikiLeaks media organization contains few if any surprises about U.S. foreign policy regarding Latvia during the Cold War, but does rekindle some interesting stories.


Album of Ziedonis poetry in song, performed by Latvian actresses, singers

April 07, 2013

On Wednesday, February 27th 2013, Latvia mourned the death of, arguably, the most beloved modern Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis at the age of 79. Ziedonis, whose career as a poet (and as an author of short prose) spanned decades, rose to prominence during Soviet times and grew further during the Latvian Reawakening in the 1980s and further still in the 21st century.


Foreign ministry outlines plans for cooperation with Latvian diaspora

February 21, 2013

More diplomats working with the diaspora, support for weekend schools, and cooperation in researching and preserving exile culture are among plans put forth in a just-released report from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Diaspora leaders ask Saeima to ease dual citizenship for Australia, New Zealand, Brazil

February 11, 2013

Ethnic Latvians and Livs, as well as their descendants, should be allowed to obtain dual citizenship regardless of where they live in the world, diaspora community leaders have told a Saeima committee ahead of a crucial vote.

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Latvian Radio Choir performs classic Latvian choir songs

January 22, 2013

2012 was a year of many CD releases by the renowned Latvian Radio Choir.


Egils Silin,š performs lieder on latest album

January 22, 2013

Famed Latvian bass-baritone Egils Silin,š has released his latest album, Schubert und Strauss Lieder, featuring solo performances of songs by Franz Schubert and Richard Strauss, accompanied on piano by Helmut Deutsch.


Leg,endas released to celebrate Oja-rs Gri-nbergs’ 70th

December 24, 2012

The Leg,endas series, produced by the Latvian record label MicRec, continues with the third release, a compact disc featuring well known Latvian singer Oja-rs Gri-nbergs (MRCD 497), to celebrate Gri-nbergs’ 70th birthday.


Medin,š’ complete collection of Dainas just released

December 24, 2012

Now available for the first time on compact disc are the complete Dainas by Ja-nis Medin,š for solo piano.


New Kame-r… CD with Latvian compositions about the moon

December 11, 2012

Youth choir Kame-r… have released their latest CD entitled Me-ness dziesmas (KCD012). The CD is a companion piece to their 2008 recording World Sun Songs, which gathered 17 new compositions from international composers, all of which had themes related to the sun.


Indie band Astro’n’out release fourth album

December 11, 2012

Latvia indie-rock band Astro’n’out have released their fourth album entitled Lauvas on the Latvian record label Avantis.

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Collection of final recordings a tribute to Stabulnieks

December 02, 2012

Perhaps the saddest event in the Latvian music world in 2012 was the death of composer Uldis Stabulnieks on September 27 at the age of 66.

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Vestards Šimkus’ new album features Wagner’s piano works

November 29, 2012

Renowned Latvian pianist Vestards Šimkus (known internationally as Vestard Šimkus) has released his latest album Wagner Idyll on the German ARS produktion label (ARS 38 123), containing four solo piano pieces by Richard Wagner.


Radio show aimed at Latvians abroad plans broadcast on citizenship law

November 23, 2012

A new radio program devoted to Latvians abroad plans a live broadcast examining pending changes to the homeland’s Citizenship Law, according to the show’s producers.


Collection of choir compositions by Latvian Radio Chamber Singers

November 13, 2012

The Latvian Radio Chamber Singers (Latvijas Radio kora grupa), made up of members of the larger Latvian Radio Choir, and conducted by Kaspars Putnin,š, have released a new CD – Latvijas jauna- raža (New Latvian Harvest) featuring new choir compositions by Latvian composers.


New album for Swedish Latvian rock ensemble Alis P

November 13, 2012

Swedish Latvian rock ensemble Alis P, led by Gundars Rullis, return with their third album Attieci-bu putra. Alis P, who began performing in 1979, is now made up of Rullis (vocals, guitar), Edgars Rubenis (bass) and Edgars A-bolin,š (drums).


New silver 5 Lati coin on Bank of Latvia 90th anniversary

November 11, 2012

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Bank of Latvia, as well as the anniversary of the national currency, the Bank of Latvia has released a new silver commemorative coin whose is identical to the design of perhaps the most famous and beloved Latvian coin of all time – the silver 5 Lati coin.

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