AS The World Churns 5-14
AS The World Churns 5-14
By Bob NIcolaides
The only existing gold coin with the portrait of Alexander the Great, circulated during his life, has been discovered in a bazaar in Peshawar, Pakistan during his adventurous forays there of Dr. Osmund Bopearachi, professor at the universities of Sorbonne and Berkeley, who runs the department of Archaeology ‘ Hellenism and Civilizations of the East’ at the French National Institute for Research.
He is the same man who during his excursions in those lands he has discovered coins with portraits of here to fore unknown Hindo Hellene kings at localized Hellenic cities, as well as the discovery of a treasure of coins weighing four tons.
The good doctor has been in Greece for the inauguration of the exhibit under the bname of Hellenic kingdoms of Bactria and India at the Numismatic Museum which will run through June 16th…
The exhibition «Hadrian and Greece. Villa Adriana between Classical and Hellenistic Period» was inaugurated on Tuesday 4/8 evening in Rome.
The exhibition that is dedicated to Roman Emperor Hadrian’s very close relation to Greece, which is depicted on ancient objects from Greece hosted at Hadrian’s villa in Tivoli, at the outskirts of Rome.
The exhibition, organized by the Antiquities Ephorate of Rome in cooperation with the Greek Culture Ministry and the Italian Archaeological School of Athens, will run until November 2. Fifty works of art, twenty of them from Greece, which according to the Italian Culture Ministry are ‘of great value”, are displayed for the first time abroad.
The director of the National Archaeological and Numismatic Museum Giorgos Kakavas noted that the «most important piece of art is a portrait of Antinoos that travels outside Greece for the first time»..
Does anybody know which is the earliest recorded Greek association in the US? If you don’t, I’ll be glad to inform you! It is the Tsintzinian Heritage Society of America, Tsitzina being a village in Laconia, an organization formed in Jamestown, NY around the 1890s and meeting every year at the very site of its inception…
A report from In the Markets reveals that JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s Greek American Jamie Dimon was the highest-paid CEO of a major New York bank in 2013, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday (4/9).
Dimon’s $20 million in compensation was double what he earned in 2012, and just ahead of the $19,928,813 that Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein pocketed. Now I ask: Must we be proud of this fellow?…
There’s a professor of Economics at NYU’s Stern School of Business whose name is associated with economics. Is that a coincidence for Nicholas Economides who recently discussed Greece’s bond sale…
Peter Nicolaides, (no relation) has a brand new job now. His new duty is being the coordinator of the Marine Protected Areas in the Aegean Sea at Cousteau Divers.
Recordings of Maria Callas (1923-1977), the soprano who left an indelible mark in opera globally, will greet and accompany visitors at a museum dedicated to her life in downtown Athens expected to open in 2015.
The plans for the Maria Callas Museum were presented at a press conference in the building that will house the museum, on 44 Mitropoleos.
The building to house the museum is under historical preservation status and was purchased by the state in 2010….
On Mother’s Day, the Greek School of Plato’s PTO presents the 17th Annual Fashion Show featuring students and Alumni. It’s being held at the Rex Manor, Brooklyn, on Sunday, May 11th…
George Tsetsekos, director of Drexel’s Le Bow Business school asks you to mark your calendar for the Greek Heritage night at the Phillies May 28th.
«The Phyllie Phanatic will be dressed in Foustanella leading a Greek Dance Troupe on the field! For the record, the Phyllie Phanatic is a Drexel LeBow graduate and I will offer him Greek dance lessons so he cannot disappoint us»!
It’s not every actor who is willing (or able) to take on one of the world’s most iconic roles, but Dwayne «The Rock» Johnson is hardly your run-of-the-mill thespian.
The 6-foot-five action star jumped at the chance to portray Greek mythology’s most famous demigod — and based on the pictures he’s shared on Twitter so far, he quite possibly embodies Hercules like no man has before.
Whether he embodies Hercules is one issue, but this stunt that was pulled cost quite a few jobs to people that were involved or knew anything about it….
Say what, big monster?! Lady Gaga has complete control on stage and on camera, but back home she’s willing to let her man take charge.
The “Applause” singer admitted during a radio interview on Sirius XM’s The Morning Mash Up on Monday, March 24 that she’s submissive to boyfriend Taylor Kinney. Should we believe her?.
Meanwhile, the popular American singer will give a concert at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on September 19, as it was announced by the Greek company «Lavrys» and the «Live Nation Global Touring».
Her Athens concert will be one of the many on her world tour called «Lady Gaga’s artRAVE: The Artpop Ball». She has confirmed her visit in Athens while her world tour is held up by the release of her multi-platinum new album ArtPop which climbed to the No 1 of the Billboard charts from the first week of its release.
The songs of the new album will be included in the concert’s program along with earlier hits….
Celebrating its 40 years of functionality, the greek Cultural Center holds a Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis on Sunday, May 4th, at 7 pm, at Hunter College’s Assembly Hall in NYC, (69th St, bet Lexington & Park.) Partcipating in the Tribune to the great musician, are Vasilis Lekas, Gerasimos Andreatos, Giota Negga, Anna Linardou, Nikos Kouroupakis and the OCC Vocal Ensemble….
The one episode we got this season devoted to the mother How I met your Mother (instead of the entire season I was hoping for) focused on how she was the perfect fit for Ted, how her entire life was basically built for her to be primed to meet him.
Cristin Milioti was great, but the character was never one we could root for. Thankfully, instead of trying to force us to fall in love with a new character, the show did what it did best in its finale: called back earlier plots and storylines, rewarding longtime viewers for paying attention to the major details.
And in the process, the Ted of the pilot was able to keep his romantic side, but to face reality, with a little help from his children, who kindly told him what we already knew: «This is the story of how you’re totally in love with Aunt Robin».
The humanitarian and social dimensions of the economic crisis will be at the centre of the modern art exhibition «No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis» that opened to the public at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts) in Brussels on March 27 with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The exhibition is part of a series of events organized by BOZAR in Brussels, in the context of the Greek EU Presidency.
Curated by art historian Katerina Gregou, the exhibition focuses on the dramatic changes that have occurred both in Greece and across Europe as a result of the economic crisis, internationally showcasing the creations of 32 contemporary Greek artists and art groups.
The exhibition will be hosted at BOZAR until August 3 and admission is free….. After making history as the first non-Greek artist exhibitng in the National Archaeological Museum of Greece, fine art photographer J. Josh Garrick returned from a tour in Greece and Turkey to the Consulate General of Greece in New York for an exhibit of his Seeking the ancient ‘Kallos’ which was inaugurated April 10 and was exhibited through May 2….
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