Troubles faced by ABLV Bank have put question marks about the future of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Cancellation would wipe out decades' worth of initiatives to allow enthusiasts see how Latvia's art has developed during the previous 50 years, reports Latvian Radio February 20.
On February 16 beloved film critic and writer Valentīna Freimane passed away, just before what would have been her 96th birthday.
A notable pastor has resigned from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in which he served for 36 years, reported Latvian Radio February 14.
Online registration for participants in this year's landmark Latvian Song and Dance Festival closed February 13 with more than 40,000 having filled out the necessary forms, the official in charge o the event told Latvian Radio February 14.
The culture portal satori.lv has published a special "Centenary Magazine" in English listing all the significant cultural events planned for this year in connection with celebrations of the country's founding centenary.
This weekend we recommend you keep the winter blues away with music and sports.
More than 100 of the best buildings to appear in Latvia and to be designed by Latvian architects during 2017 have been put online in a photo gallery presented by the Building Design and Construction Council, ahead of annual awards for the buildings of the year.
A comedy crime caper movie made using crowd-funding and a team of amateur actors is proving a big hit in Latvia.
Like background singers, our events guide always comes in threes. Tune in for a music-themed weekend in Latvia!
The best and worst words of 2017 have been named in a joint initiative by the Riga Latvian Society and Latvian Writers' Union for the 15th consecutive year, reports Latvian Television.
With a healthy dose of tautology we present you with three suggestions of things to do in Latvia over the weekend.
Nine glass panels have been installed at the landmark Riga Cathedral in order to commemorate the 1991 Barricades.
Starting January 29, LSM will celebrate modern Latvian poetry with five young masters of the pen (or computer keyboard) showcased throughout the week in the first LSM Poetry Festival.
Popular Latvian musician Renārs Kaupers, a successful solo artist as well as being front man of legendary group Prāta Vētra (Brainstorm) has a charming new proposition - learn the English alphabet with the help of his latest ditty!
A first teaser trailer has been released for a forthcoming Latvian film based upon one of the country's most-loved works of literature.
One of the past few years' most anticipated movies, The King's Ring (Latvian: Nameja gredzens) premiered on movie screens across Latvia on January 17.
A new German documentary film available to view online charts the life and career of Latvian orchestral conductor Mariss Jansons.
A dream come true for the Latvian Radio Big Band who are performing in New York and Washington on Monday and Wednesday with a set of Latvian music, reports Latvian Radio.
Psychedelic rock, jazz, and modern art in store for this weekend.
Latvian is pretty different from most other languages, and, to English speakers at least, it's a tough nut to crack.
Anyone who might be called upon to sing the Latvian national anthem should consider carrying a set of tuning forks and a metronome with them at all times if the recommendations of an "expert council" of the Latvian Academy of Sciences published January 3 are adopted.
Tickets for the 2018 Latvian Song and Dance Festival, taking place June 30 to July 8, are to go on sale starting March 3, reports Latvian Radio.
An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Riga to see in 2018 on January 1.
Sunday is New Year's Eve, and there's plenty to do in Latvia this time of the year.
A whopping four holidays are ahead of us as we gear up for the winter solstice--what to do, what to do?
If by now you're tired of dreaming of a white Christmas and are increasingly grateful that it isn't Christmas every day, if your jingle bells have shriveled up in the cold and your chestnuts are burned after leaving them roasting on an open fire, you have our sympathy.
While Latvia isn't exactly reveling in snow at the moment, things related to Christmas are slowly cropping up across the country.
"Night at the Museum" was a hit at the box office and the administration at Riga Zoo is hoping "Night at the Zoo" will prove to be a similar draw as it throws open the famous gates in Mežaparks to the public during the hours of darkness.
This year Latvia's pavilion at the Venice Biennale from May 11 to November 26 was visited by 230,000 people - the greatest number so far for Latvia, the organizers told the press on December 13.