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Entertainers as politicians

There's an entertainer type that's a category in itself. An entertainer is defined as someone whose job is to please or amuse their audience. In order to achieve their objective, they stage a performance, dance, sing or step into a role. They will in other words try to keep the audience interested, or in a festive mood. It's quite a popular profession in Greece.

Greece selects Katerine Duska for the Eurovision Song Contest

Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter Katerine Duska will represent Greece in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, state broadcaster ERT announced late on Thursday. Her song will be released on March 7.

Uriah Heep | Athens & Thessaloniki | February 8 & 9

Legendary rock band Uriah Heep, which celebrates 50 years in the business this year, will be in Greece for two shows on February 8 and 9, at Athens's Fuzz Club and Thessaloniki's Principal, respectively.

Madrugada | Thessaloniki & Athens | April 5, 7 & 8

Alternative Norwegian rock act Madrugada, a favorite in Greece, comes to Thessaloniki's Helexpo center and Athens's Tae Kwon Do Arena as part of its Industrial Silence European tour.

Brass Against | Athens & Thessaloniki | January 31 & February 1

Music collective Brass Against, a protest band "standing up against the machine," comes to Greece for the first time as part of its Resistance tour with shows at Athens's Gagarin 205 and Thessaloniki's Principal Club. Founded by Brad Hammonds, the New York-based brass band combines rock and edgy hip-hop. Doors open at 8.30 p.m.

Horacio Hernandez | Athens | January 27

Cuban drummer and percussionist Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez - inspired by greats such as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera and Ignacio Berroa - comes to Athens for a single show at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Lighthouse venue on Sunday, January 27.

Documentary on a Greek tomato's rebirth to open at Berlin film fest

"When Tomatoes Met Wagner," a documentary by Marianna Economou, will open at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, telling the tale of an initiative to revive a native Greek fruit - and a village hit by the crisis. The Western Balkans' place is with us

Bucharest, Jan 11 /Agerpres/ - President Klaus Iohannis stated on Friday that the place of the Western Balkans is within the European Union, expressing his hope that progress will be swift and good in regards to Macedonia's name change.

The Cure | Athens | June 17

A legend of post-punk and new wave, Britain's The Cure returns to Greece as the headline act of the Ejekt Festival on Athens's southern coast, with a single show on June 17 that is part of the band's 2019 world tour.

Alexandros Iolas | Thessaloniki | To January 20

Gallery owner and collector Alexander Iolas, widely considered one of the most influential figures on Greece's post-war art scene, is the subject of a tribute at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art which marks the 30th anniversary of his death.

Photo of full moon over the Acropolis goes viral on Instagram

A photograph of a full moon rising over the Parthenon and the Propylaea that was recently posted on Instagram by National Geographic has attracted more than 1.2 million likes.

The picture capturing the last full moon of 2018 was taken by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Muhammed Muheisen on December 22.

Marianna Toli, actress and singer, dies

Marianna Toli, an actress and singer, has died, after a long battle with cancer.

She studied Art History at the University of Kentucky, classic and modern dance in London and singing and acting in Athens, where she graduated from the National Theatre's drama school.

Modern Greek Masters | Metsovo | Year Round

The Averoff Museum in the picturesque mountain village of Metsovo boasts an excellent collection of 250 paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings by some of Greece's greatest 19th and 20th century artists, as well as the main proponents of more recent trends. The museum is open Wednesdays to Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Averoff Museum, Metsovo, tel 26560.41210

PM Dancila: I will participate in Belgrade on Friday and Saturday in the quadrilateral Romania-Bulgaria-Greece-Serbia meeting

Prime Minister Viorica Dancila announced that she will participate in Belgrade on Friday and Saturday in the quadrilateral Romania-Bulgaria-Greece-Serbia meeting, where she will present Romania's priorities during the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, focusing on advancing the European agenda referring to the Western Balkans and on projects regarding the region's

News agencies in Europe join forces to fight fake news

News agencies in Europe have joined forces to fight the growing threat posed by fake news. In a resolution adopted last week in Tirana, these commit to developing effective tools and rules to enable journalists and Internet users to fight misinformation as well as to promote reliable media and educate users to surf in the digital environment.