All News on Entertainment in Greece

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

Bill Laurance | Athens | March 1

Grammy Award-winning British jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bill Laurance, a founding member of the sensational Brooklyn-based fusion jam band Snarky Puppy, comes to Greece for a single show at Gazarte on Friday, March 1. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets cost 13-28 euros in advance or 15-30 euros at the door on the night.

English Theater Club | Athens | Sundays

The English Theater Club, the only dramatic society in Greece producing plays for children in English, will be on stage at the Altera Pars Theater on Sundays February 24, March 3, 17 and 31, and April 7 and 14. The club is presenting the classic fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk" in a production aimed at children aged 4-9. Shows start at noon this Sunday and next, and at 3 p.m.

John Cleese live at the Acropolis

And now for something completely different: The Culture Ministry and the Central Archaeological Council have just announced that renowned British comedian John Cleese will be performing at the Herod Atticus Theater later this year.

Letter from Istanbul | Athens | February 23

In Istanbul in the 19th century, two friends, violinists Cemil Bey, a Turk, and Vasilakis, a Greek-speaking Rom, managed to rescue their music from oblivion by recording it on the phonograph, then an exciting new medium.

Queen of Spades | Athens | February 22 & 26

Village Cinemas is bringing the best of the Royal Opera House from London to Greece with a new collaboration for screenings of the distinguished British company's productions at selected movie theaters belonging to the entertainment chain.

Tomatoes thrive in Thessaly, with some help from Wagner

A group of farmers from the village of Ilia, near Karditsa, central Greece, who have managed to get their organic tomatoes onto the shelves of sought-after stores in Europe and the US, attribute the thriving of their produce to a musical diet including the German composer Richard Wagner.

Supermoon rises over the Parthenon

The moon rises over the Parthenon on the ancient Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece, Tuesday. Tuesday's full moon, or supermoon, appears brighter and bigger than other full moons because it is close to its perigee, which is the closest point in its orbit to Earth. [Petros Giannakouris/AP]

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.

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.