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Fitch retains Greece's rating three notches below investment grade

Fitch Ratings retained Greece's credit rating at 'BB-' and its outlook at "stable" on Friday, a few weeks after the latest Greek foray in the money markets with a seven-year bond.

Last February Fitch had also kept Greece's rating at 'BB-', and the outlook "stable".

The Thread | Epidaurus | August 24

Specializing in folk, ballet and contemporary dance, 18 dancers will be performing "The Thread," a production directed and choreographed by Russell Maliphant, at the 4th century BC Ancient Theater of Epidaurus on August 24.

The Burger Project | Crete | July 31 & August 1-2

Covers band the Burger Project has long been delighting adults in Greece with its own take on rock, pop and disco anthems. However, the local outfit also puts on fun productions around the country tailored to appeal to children.

From Greece With Love | Athens | To August 1

Gallery Genesis wraps up the season with a fun group show titled "From Greece With Love." The exhibition comprises works inspired by the notion of the souvenir, be it an object, a scene or a memory, by more than 20 artists in a variety of mediums. Opening hours on Tuesday and Thursday are 11.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Fruit exports down 18.1 pct January through April 2019

Romania exported January through April of 2019 eatable fruit worth EUR 11.1 million, down by 18.1 pct as compared to last year's similar period, the data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) read. The imports saw EUR 221.1 million (minus 12.8 pct), thus resulting into a EUR 210 million deficit.

Kathryn Hunter to play Prometheus at Epidaurus

"I'd wanted to come to Greece for years, but something always prevented it from happening. But when I got the phone call from Stavros Tsakiris asking me to play Prometheus, I was scared stiff. And then I thought of my parents, who are now gone, telling me: 'Are you kidding Katerina?

Cirko Cachivache | Athens | July 25, 26, 30, 31 & August 1

Take the whole family to enjoy an evening of acrobatics, live music, singing, dancing, acting and Chinese martial-art elements at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's Labyrinth Dome, where Cirko Cachivache's skilled performers will be telling the story of a king and queen whose kingdom is threatened by the king's evil brother, with music by Michalis Stefanidis.

Electra/Orestes | Epidaurus | July 26-27

Belgian director Ivo van Hove, known for his avant-garde dramatizations, draws upon two Euripides texts, "Orestes" and "Electra," to tell the tale of a brother and sister united in their resentment of their mother, Clytemnestra. In collaboration with the Comedie-Francaise, van Hove is bringing the production to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

River Party Festival | Kastoria | July 29 - August 4

Stoner rock band Nightstalker, reggae act Locomondo, singer-songwriter Mariza Rizou and a legion of other performers come together for the 41st River Party Festival in Kastoria, northern Greece.

Pyx Lax | On Tour | July 24 - September 14

Following a successful tour of Greece and Cyprus last year, Greek rock act Pyx Lax are hitting the road again. Pyx Lax broke up in 2004 but the band got back together following Manos Xydous' death in 2010. Their 2018 tour commemorated 30 years since the band formed.

Young Artists Festival | Samos | August 7-13

Featuring performers from Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Turkey, the United States, Russia and China, the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival bridges cultural divides with seven concerts at the open-air theater of Pythagoreion. The concerts pay tribute to 18th- and 19th-century European music and include performances of Italian Baroque and traditional Mediterranean classics.

Women of Passion, Women of Greece | Athens | To November 2

For 16 Saturdays, Evelina Arapidi performs the three leading roles of "Women of Passion, Women of Greece." The 60-minute play, written in English by Eugenia Arsenis, follows the characters of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri as they explore their shared passion for love, life and creativity.

Billy Pod | Athens | July 19

Vassilis Podaras, aka Billy Pod, will perform music from his debut solo album "Drums to Heal Society" in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Jazz Chronicles series. Drummer of The Next Step Quintet, Billy Pod has made a name for himself on Greece's drumming scene, performing his signature style of jazz in countless venues at home and across Europe.

Pozar Festival | Pella | July 19-21

In its eighth year running, the Pozar Festival, held beside the natural springs of the same name on the outskirts of Loutraki in Pella, northern Greece, brings popular Greek music acts like Eleonora Zouganeli, Vassilis Papakonstantiou, Kostis Maraveyas, Nikos Portokaloglou and many more.

Live painting at Thessaloniki's Roman Forum

An outdoor exhibition with live painting, music and a shadow theater was inaugurated on Tuesday as part of an initiative by local authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to establish the Garbola pedestrian path in the Roman Forum as "an artistic promenade." The event runs through Friday. [Intime News] 

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