Posts tagged as music

‘Blizzard of Souls’ makes Oscars shortlist for best music

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Latvian historical war drama ‘Blizzard of Souls’ has been shortlisted for Best Original Score at the Academy Awards, according to the Awards homepage. The Best Original Score category has fifteen nominations on the shortlist. ‘Blizzard of Souls’ was also selected by Latvia for Best International Feature Film but didn’t make it on the shortlist. The author of the score for ‘Blizzard of Souls’, Lolita Ritmane, has already received the  Hollywood Music…

Drive-in concerts bring outdoor music back to Lithuania

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Drive-in concerts in Lithuania kicked off last weekend, offering people a unique experience and a chance to hear live music amid the nationwide quarantine. “It’s something unreal. You can’t imagine how it all looks from the stage,” called out Giedrė Kilčiauskienė during the inaugural show last Friday. “Instead of shouting ‘show me your hands,’ I feel like saying ‘move windscreen wipers left to right’,” she said. Drive In Live, organised…

Brand new classical music festival to open in Riga and Jurmala this summer

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Latvia is already renowned for creating high-class musical talent, with a strong history of choral music, and producing artists such as soprano Elīna Garanča and conductor Andris Nelsons (ranked one of the top conductors in the world by Bachtrack). For a country with a population of under two million, this is already an impressive feat, and this summer, Latvia will welcome thousands of classical music artists and fans from across…

Avril Lavigne says she ‘accepted death’ before new song

Friday, September 7, 2018

Avril Lavigne has revealed she’d “accepted death” when writing her newest single from her sickbed “during one of the scariest moments” of her life. The 33-year-old singer contracted Lyme disease, which is spread by infected ticks, in 2014. “I have decided to be truthful about my struggle, open and more vulnerable than ever before,” she writes. Symptoms of Lyme disease include tiredness and headaches. It’s the most common tick-borne infectious…