Three Lithuanian coastal cities apply for European Capital of Culture status for 2022FREE

Thursday, May 19, 2016 17:11
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Klaipėda, Neringa and Palanga, three municipalities on the Lithuanian coast of the Baltic Sea, seek to become the European Capital of Culture in 2022 and have proposed a joint program called Rising to Wind that will emphasize the region's multicultural features, the Klaipėda City Municipality said on Thursday.

What proportion of Lithuania's population watched Eurovision?FREE

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 09:08
The latest edition of Eurovision Song Contest last week was one of the most popular TV events in Lithuania, with 1.3 million people tuning in to watch at least one of the three concerts.

Lithuania to present 'modern version of Noah's Ark' at Venice BiennaleFREE

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:19
Lithuania's Contemporary Art Centre will present an installation by Žilvinas Landzbergas at the Venice Biennale next year, the Lithuanian Council for Culture said on Monday.

Trump-Putin kiss makes Vilnius 'city of love' - mayorFREE

Monday, May 16, 2016 17:18
A mural in Vilnius showing Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin locked in a passionate embrace has gone viral over the last weekend. The town's mayor says it seals the image of Vilnius as a city of love.

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, short life, huge legacyFREE

Saturday, May 14, 2016 08:25
In 1906, after a trip through some Central European cities, soaking up art in some major museums, the life of young Konstantinas Mikalojus Čiurlionis was going to change dramatically, eventually ending less than a decade later with his early death.

Lithuania's 'Eurovision winner' hopes 'never to speak of Eurovision again'FREE

Friday, May 13, 2016 17:11
It’s been 10 years since LT United performed their song ‘We Are The Winners’ at the 2006 Eurovision song contest. While it ranked sixth (Lithuania’s best Eurovision result to date), the song has become a Eurovision classic amongst Lithuanian and non-Lithuanian lovers of the competition.

Trump and Putin embrace in passionate kiss in Lithuanian designer's street artFREE

Friday, May 13, 2016 12:56
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Lithuanian designer Mindaugas Bonanu created a cheeky bit of street art in Vilnius portraying Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin embraced in a passionate kiss that went viral on various social media networks.

Lithuanian sign language interpreter becomes sensation of Donny Montell's Eurovision performanceFREE

Friday, May 13, 2016 12:47
During his Eurovision performance on Thursday night, Lithuania's Donny Montell was near-eclipsed by another great performer who translated his song into the sign language.

Lithuania's Donny Montell makes it into Eurovision finalsFREE

Friday, May 13, 2016 08:46
Lithuanian Eurovision 2016 singer/songwriter Donatas Montvydas, better known by the stage name Donny Montell, has made it into the Eurovision finals with his song “I've Been Waiting for this Night.”

Can Donny's hair derail Lithuania's Eurovision chances?FREE

Thursday, May 12, 2016 15:41
This week has been all about Donny Montell's hair in Stockholm where the Lithuanian Eurovision performer switched from a smooth hipstery coiffure to something in the vein of the 80s perm craze (think Olivia Newton-John in the final number of Grease). If that sounds trite, you should not underestimate Lithuania's investment into doing well at Eurovision.

Exploring the cuisine of the Grand Duchy of LithuaniaFREE

Thursday, May 12, 2016 08:30
Western Europeans invented the dining room in the late 18th century but in Lithuania a room dedicated to meals, the so-called stalava, had existed since the 16th century.

Eurovision: What critics are saying about Lithuania's entryFREE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 17:17
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The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on Tuesday with 18 performances in the first semi-final in Stockholm. Although Lithuania's Donny Montell is not performing his "I've Been Waiting For This Night" before Thursday, Eurovision fans are tuning in tonight to see with whom Donny (or Donatas Montvydas) may be competing with if he qualifies for the finals on Saturday.

The Pope Versus Hitler: 'Docudrama' on controversial WWII pope being filmed in VilniusFREE

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 13:19
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Pope Pius XII has long been called Hitler's Pope for his failure to openly denounce Hitler's genocide in World War II, but a new “docudrama” being filmed in Vilnius for National Geographic – Pope Versus Hitler – aims to shed some light on this controversial pope's actions.

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis: hearing colour, seeing soundFREE

Saturday, May 7, 2016 07:50
Making a name for oneself in art is a massive undertaking, particularly in the beginning of one's career. Lithuanian composer and painter Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) set out at two disciplines at once.

What are the odds of Lithuania's Donny Montell winning Eurovision? (1)FREE

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:19
Lithuanians are quite excited about their entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, but bookmakers put its odds of winning the contest in Stockholm firmly in the middle.

Comic: Lithuanian origin theoriesFREE

Saturday, April 30, 2016 06:20

The story of worldwide search for sacred painting of Christ found in Vilnius - new documentaryFREE

Friday, April 29, 2016 16:45
The Image of Divine Mercy is a painting of Jesus Christ that is adored by Christians around the world. The painting is enjoyed in various reproductions, but documentary filmmaker Daniel di Silva noticed one problem – nobody seemed to know where the original was.

Archaeologists hunt for Lithuania's first navy ship at bottom of Baltic seaFREE

Friday, April 29, 2016 08:10
The dream of Klaipėda University (KU) scientists of finding the legendary interwar ship President Smetona (Prezidentas Smetona) may finally be coming closer to reality with an expedition in the Baltic Sea.

World famous Lithuanian-descent Italian architect to create ‘gift to Vilnius’ (1)FREE

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 08:41
One of the world's most famous architects Massimiliano Fuksas who was born to a Lithuanian Jewish father in Rome, is coming to Lithuania’s capital Vilnius this week to compete for an opportunity to design a new business center on Konstitucijos Avenue.

National Geographic to film Roosevelt biopic in VilniusFREE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:15
The National Geographic Channel will film a documentary film telling the story of the start of US President Theodore Roosevelt's political career, his influence and legacy in modern politics in Vilnius, according to Vilnius city council.