Even if you can't make it to the Latvian capital for the annual Riga city festival, you will be able to join in via cyberspace, the municipality has announced.
Starting August 17 the Latvian Museum of Photography is showcasing the history of the art form in Moving Photography, an exhibition by Vika Eksta.
A total sixteen, largely state-sponsored films were commissioned for the silver screen when Latvia celebrates its centenary next year. However this means the return to normal funding regime will spell trouble for the industry, says Dita Rietuma, head of the National Film Center.
Latvian American architect Gunārs Birkerts (American spelling: Gunnar Birkerts), notable in Latvia for designing the National Library, has died on August 15 at the age of 92.
The Latvia Radio Choir produced what be popular consent was a stunning performance at the BBC Promenade Concerts in London August 13.
If you're planning a visit to Latvia this weekend, you're in luck -- there's plenty happening. It's still one week to go before the Riga city festival, but here in Latvia we know that making the most of every second of summer is essential. Here are a few things to consider in coming days.
This week LSM suggests visiting the Laba Daba music festival, a rap concert or a free solo concert.
A Latvian songwriters' festival has awarded a prize to Ansis Ataols Berzins, a convicted rioter who's pending extradition from the Czech Republic.
The University of Latvia recreational complex near Līgatne will from August 4 to August 6 host the Laba daba festival with over 90 performances by musicians and DJs.
This week LSM suggests enjoying summer activities like taking a dip, as the weather forecast is not too bad with only a little rain expected throughout the weekend with temperatures upwards of an amazing +20C.
A musical group from the United States, the 'Red Hot Chili Peppers', played to a large crowd on an island in the middle of the River Dauagava on July 27.
Fifty years after its construction in 1967, the museum of the formidable Salaspils memorial building for the prisoners of the former Nazi camp will be repaired for €300,000, reported LTV.
On July 24 restoration works began on Latvia's Freedom Monument, one of the chief landmarks of the country and its capital Riga. The monument will be fenced in for about three months during restoration. The honor guard will be off-duty and visitors won't be able to lay flowers down by the monument.
Slovenian choir Carmen Manet won the first Eurovision Choir of The Year, a TV talent competition for amateur choirs that was hosted on July 22 in Riga, Latvia.
Latvians are nation of great singers and have fascinating choral culture, says acclaimed US composer Eric Whitacre who's in Riga as presenter of the Eurovision Choir of the Year competition taking place on July 22.
This weekend's top things to see and do: a jazz festival, a sauna festival and an exhibition of Maija Tabaka's lively artworks about Berlin.
In preparation for the 2018 Song and Dance Festival, a new Latvian Radio strand featuring traditional Latvian songs aims to fill the gaps within everyone's singing repertoire. LSM will publish the most popular songs along with lyrics and a sense translation so guests to the country can sing along with Latvia at the time of its founding centenary.
Riga will be full with song this week as the Grand Prix of Nations Rīga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games have started on July 16.
Around 30,000 people attended the annual Positivus music and art festival in Latvia’s seaside town of Salacgriva this year, the festival’s organizer Girts Majors told LETA.
This weekend in Latvia offers a range of festivities related to pop and classical music as well as featuring operettas.
July 13 will see the opening of the 20th Saulkrasti Jazz festival that sees the sunny seaside town of Saulkrasti fill with often polyrhythmic waves of sound. The festival famously features workshops for aspiring musicians, interspersed with performances by world-renowned virtuosos.
Fellow traveler! If you're a foreigner going to the annual Positivus music festival taking place July 14-17 in Salacgrīva, here's a few things that could help you.
In preparation for the 2018 Song and Dance Festival, a new Latvian Radio strand featuring traditional Latvian songs to fill the gaps within everyone's singing repertoire. LSM will publish the most popular songs along with lyrics and a sense translation so guests to the country can sing along with Latvia at the time of its founding centenary.
In preparation for the 2018 Song and Dance Festival, a new Latvian Radio strand featuring traditional Latvian songs to fill the gaps within everyone's singing repertoire. LSM will publish the most popular songs along with their lyrics and a sense translation so guests to the country can sing along with Latvia at the time of its founding centenary.
The festival summer is upon us with several music festivals. Weather permitting, you're also invited to embark on a longer walk across the Latvian countryside.
The Latvian capital got a new landmark July 6 with a giant flag being run up a giant flagpole.