Latvia's National Encyclopedia has been unveiled online on December 18. It is available at http://enciklopedija.lv.
Of the many musical gems in Latvia's cultural crown, perhaps none is as beloved as the kokle, the national instrument.
The annual day dedicated to one of Rīga's most famous sons, Sir Isaiah Berlin, takes place December 13 at the historic “Splendid Palace” cinema.
For a third consecutive year, Latvian classical conductor Andris Nelsons is among artists nominated for Grammy Awards, the list of 2019 Grammy nominations shows.
It's time for Eurovision fans to rejoice and everyone else to look away and find something else to talk about - for the names of the next batch of Latvian "Supernova" hopefuls have been released into the public sphere.
The LTV show Forbidden Methods (Aizliegtais paņēmiens) has put the costs of the Mīlestības vārdā. 18+ concert, held outside the National Library of Latvia and broadcast on November 19 on LTV, under scrutiny.
The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced the recipient of its second Lifetime Achievement Award: Latvian film director Ivars Seleckis.
It has been a memorable twenty-four hours in Latvia with a fine selection of sights and sounds to feed future memories. One of the undoubted highlights must be a truly spectacular pyrotechnic display on the banks of the River Daugava in central Rīga.
Here's a selection of the most important events for celebrating the centenary of Latvia, as provided by the kurpes.lv event platform.
On November 12 the 2018 National Film Award ceremony was held, with Ināra Kolmane's Bille named the best feature film.
Anyone within striking distance of the English capital, London, has the chance to experience some of the very best in classical music from Latvia this week.
More than 55,000 people have attended events of the First Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA1) between June 2 and October 28, the organizer’s representative Inese Dābola told the press.
After an unsuccessful tender for developing the Old Rīga concert hall that was once the work place of a young Richard Wagner, the government has decided to invest €20m into the building to fit it for the needs of the state-owned Latvijas koncerti entertainment company.
November 3 sees the start of the ever-popular "Porta" world music festival at various venues across Latvia, reported Latvian Radio October 30.
United States-based think-tank the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) reported October 23 on a controversy in Russia involving popular Latvian singer Laima Vaikule.
On October 23, 2018 the conductor, educator and culture worker Terēzija Broka passed away, the National Culture Center told the press.
As the Rīga International Film Festival is about to shake up the capital, LSM spoke with film people who shared their personal highlights of the festival.
On October 18 a special print volume of the National Encyclopaedia will be opened at the National Library of Latvia, its main editor Dr. hist. Valters Ščerbinskis told Latvian Radio.
October 18 sees the start of the annual Rīga International Film Festival.
With record warm temperatures slated for the weekend and the fall in full color, there's seldom been a better time for leaf peeping.
The Skaņu Mežs (Sound Forest) experimental music festival is taking place October 12-13 featuring acclaimed artists such as Thurston Moore, Tesa, William Basinski, Grouper and others.
A pair of young Latvian folk dancers have produced an enjoyable video of them performing a traditional dance all over New York city.
The first ever Balts Award from the Latvian and Lithuanian Foreign Ministriesha been won by professor and linguist Laimute Balode.
The films Bille, Foam at the Mouth, Homo Novus, The Criminal Excellence Fund as well as The Mover have been nominated as the best feature films for the annual Lielais Kristaps film award, organizers told the press October 3.
The Rīga International Film Festival (Rīga IFF) has announced its full program: a total 180 films will be screened, divided across 12 thematic groups, from October 18-31. In addition to the usual locations - the Kino Bize, Splendid Palace, and K Suns cinemas on Elizabetes street - this year screenings will also take place at the National Library of Latvia.
On September 28 the annual Researchers' Night is taking place across Latvia and Europe. In Latvia, it is held in more than 50 locations in and outside the capital.
On September 26 the movie Homo Novus is to premiere at the Splendid Palace film house. It will be released across movie theaters across Latvia on September 28.
The Embassy of Hungary in Latvia has announced that the annual "Hungarian Days" cultural festival will take place for the 4th time throughout October.