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Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald spoke publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

Māris Briežkalns Quintet translates Rothko paintings into music

Māris Briežkalns Quintet translates Rothko paintings into musicCelebrated painter Mark Rothko (born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz in Dvinsk, modern-day Daugavpils, Latvia) painted some of the most memorable and identifiable canvases of the 20th century. With just a few colors and basic shapes, hi...

Folklore group Trejasmens release album about Ropaži area

Folklore group Trejasmens release album about Ropaži areaThe district of Ropaži, found in the Vidzeme area of Latvia, stretches from the Mazā Jugla River near Rīga to the Gauja River near Inčukalns. The area has been inhabited since as early as 4500 B.C., and the ancestors of the Semigallians liv...

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra performs Vasks’ Flute Concerto, Symphony

Liepāja Symphony Orchestra performs Vasks’ Flute Concerto, Symphony2016 saw Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks’ 70th birthday. The German record label Wergo, a subsidiary of Schott Music (the publishers of Vasks’ music) took this opportunity to release a number of CDs of Vasks works, both symph...

State Choir Latvija album features Ešenvalds’ works

State Choir Latvija album features Ešenvalds’ worksLatvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds continues to gain international renown and fame, particularly with his choir music, which is now regularly performed by choirs worldwide. Audiences globally have been moved by his works, with their memorable...

70th birthday CD celebrating defining voice of 70s in Latvia – Lapčenoks

70th birthday CD celebrating defining voice of 70s in Latvia – LapčenoksFew voices in Latvian popular music are as recognizable as the voice of singer Viktors Lapčenoks. Throughout a decades-long career, many of the songs he has sung have become essential classics of the Latvian popular mus...