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Vogue magazine makes comeback in Greece as debt crisis ebbs

Fashion magazine Vogue hit the newsstands in Greece on Sunday, relaunched after a seven-year absence as publishers bet that the country's economic recovery after a debt crisis will revive an appetite for glossy fashion and lifestyle prints.

Vogue Greece will be the luxury magazine's 26th international edition, run by a 29-year old editor-in-chief Thaleia Karafyllidou.

Destinations | Athens | To July 14

The exhibition "Destinations," currently on display at Athens International Airport, offers viewers a sense of the magic of theater through precious items used in memorable productions by the National Theater of Greece. Costumes and rare photographic material from the NTG's archives shed light on significant moments in the history of this great cultural institution. 

The Greek contribution to Skopje's modern identity

I first visited Skopje in 1997 to attend a peace concert by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. It had all the elements to become a charming city with a strong modernist identity, expanding on the reconstruction that was carried out with the help of Greek architect Constantinos Doxiadis after the devastating earthquake in 1963.

Nick Waterhouse | Athens & Thessaloniki | March 30 & 31

Known for his evocative blend of classic rock'n'roll with garage and soul, LA-based singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse is coming back to Greece after a sold-out show in 2017 to perform at Athens's Fuzz Club and Thessaloniki's Fix Factory on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, respectively.

Iranian Music Tribute | Athens | March 18

The Athens Concert Hall pays tribute to the traditional music of Iran in a concert organized in cooperation with the Middle Eastern country's embassy in Greece, on Monday, March 18. The show aims to highlight Iran's rich heritage of music and poetry, with a selection of songs that stand out for their lyricism, performed by a sextet on traditional instruments. Doors open at 8.30 p.m.

Leszek Mozdzer | Athens | March 16

Marking the centennial of diplomatic relations between Poland and Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center presents a concert by celebrated Polish jazz pianist, composer and producer Leszek Mozdzer, in cooperation with the Embassy of Poland in Athens.

Animation Festival | Athens | To March 17

Greece's biggest animation film festival, the Athens Animfest, is back with a special tribute on the subject of the labor market and equal opportunities for young people and women. Running through Sunday, March 17, the event is showcasing more than 350 animated shorts from Greece and 55 other countries at six public venues.

'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis undergoes surgery

"Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has undergone surgery in Athens to have a pacemaker installed.
A hospital statement says Theodorakis, who is 94, had the operation Friday and is recuperating in his room.
Theodorakis won international acclaim and inspired millions at home with his prolific work and political defiance during Greece's 1967-74 military dictatorship.

Note to readers

Due to the Clean Monday public holiday, Kathimerini English Edition and the International New York Times will not circulate in Greece on March 11.
The INYT will be published on its own on Tuesday. We will back on Wednesday.

Breaking Art | Athens | March 8

Six choreographers - Jakob Jautz and Clara-Marie Mueller from Germany, Yara Boustany from Lebanon and Italy, and Venetsiana Kalabaliki, Anna Kalogera, Mirto Delimichali and Aggelos Papadopoulos from Greece - have joined forces with six young musicians-composers - Greece's Alexandros Artemisios, Giorgos Gargalas, Sotiris Ziliaskopoulos, Rafailia Babasidou, Pinelopi Papagiannopoulou and Stamatis

Leonidas Kavakos | Mini-Tour | March 8 & 13-15

Acclaimed Greek conductor and violinist Leonidas Kavakos is lending his significant talents to his erstwhile ensemble, the Athens State Orchestra, for a mini-tour of Greece. The tour starts at the Athens Concert Hall on Friday, March 8, with a program comprising Mozart's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 3 and Brahms' First Symphony.

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

Norwegian alternative rock act Madrugada, a favorite in Greece, comes to Thessaloniki and Athens as part of its Industrial Silence European tour. The group behind great songs such as "Honey Bee," "Black Mambo" and "Quite Emotional" will perform at the PAOK sports arena in the northern port city on April 5 (instead of the smaller Helexpo Center venue as originally planned).

Greece-Brazil Musical Bridges | Athens | March 4

In cooperation with the Brazilian Embassy, the Athens Concert Hall presents "From the Sun of Brazil to the Sun of Greece," featuring guitar soloist Nikos Zarkos in an exploration of the "classical" side of Brazilian music through works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Egberto Gismonti and Paulo Bellinati, among others, as well as choro songs by the Greek ensemble De Sol a Sol (Lefteris Chavoutsas on guit