Arts & Entertainment

The Trial of the Parthenon Marbles: Return or Remain?

The National Hellenic Museum brings Chicago’s top attorneys to face off on March 16 at The Art Institute, in The Trial of the Parthenon Marbles. Return or remain? You decide!

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SWING AWAY Premieres in Chicago & Select U.S. Cities

The new movie SWING AWAY, filmed on the island of Rhodes, premieres this month in Chicago and select cities around the U.S. Find out if it will be in your town.

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20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival Returns March 3-30

The 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival is back, including films from Greece and Cyprus. Read on to find out how to get discounted tickets.

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Award-winning Greek Film ‘Worlds Apart’ Comes to the U.S.

‘Worlds Apart’, the award-winning Greek film by Christopher Papakaliatis, opens in Chicago on February 3. Maria Constantinides spoke to him about the film.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Markos Kampanis – A Man of Many Talents

Q&A with the multi-talented artist, Markos Kampanis. His work is currently featured in an online exhibit at Politismos Museum of Greek History.

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Xylouris White releases ‘Black Peak’, Goes on Tour

This unlikely — and kismet — project brings together a scion of Cretan music royalty with an Australian drummer for a musical collaboration like no other. Meet Xylouris White.

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‘The Durrells’ Makes its Debut on PBS

Series based on books by Gerald Durrell about his family’s adventures in Corfu, debuts in the U.S. on PBS on October 16.

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Indie Rocker Pete RG: Fall Tour and Release of ‘Tender Souls’

Pete RG was raised on music and a love for Greece. If you ever watched 90210 and Dawson’s Creek, you’ve heard his songs. And what’s with the Neil Diamond reference? Read on!

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Greek Rocker Jason Achilles Mezilis: on a High & won’t ‘Comedown’

L.A. guitarist Jason Achilles Mezilis talks about his Greek roots, musical influences, and his new release, ‘Comedown’.

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Criss Angel Talks ‘Mindfreak’, Big Announcement

Entertainment Reporter Markos Papadatos recently caught up with Magician Criss Angel, who spoke about his latest show, Mindfreak, and revealed what’s next for him.

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Hellenic American Academy Programs Promote Greek Culture

Programs at Hellenic American Academy promote and celebrate Greek culture through the arts.

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Actor Gilles Marini: Family and Future Plans

Entertainment Reporter Markos Papadatos recently caught up with actor Gilles Marini. He spoke about his family, his Greek heritage, and future plans.

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‘Utopian Land’: Greece at Eurovision 2016

Argo will represent Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest, this week in Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s song is “Utopian Land”.

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REVIEW: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, the long-awaited sequel to the box-office smash hit from 2002, keeps you laughing.

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Maria Burnham’s “Mitera”: the Extreme Greek Mama

Greek-American Playwright Maria Burnham’s new production explores a Greek mother’s desperation and the extreme lengths she goes to get what she wants.

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Q&A with Comedian Basile

Basile will perform live tonight in Valparaiso, IN. “A Pinch of Basile” will benefit St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church. Guest contributor Helen Lucaitis sat down with Basile for a Q&A.   By: Helen Lucaitis     Q&A with Comedian Basile   Q: Where did you grow up? A: I was raised on Long Island, NY. About ten miles west of Riverhead, NY.  My family’s church was Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Port…

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19th Annual EU Film Fest Starts Today

North America’s largest showcase of EU cinema — 19th Annual EU Film Fest in Chicago includes 62 films from all 28 EU nations, including premieres from Greece and Cyprus. Runs through March 31.

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Thanos Petrelis to Tour North America

Greek singer Thanos Petrelis will soon hit the road, for a five-city tour of North America.

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Hilton|Asmus Features Artists ‘Inspired by Antiquity’

“Inspired by Antiquity” at Chicago’s Hilton|Asmus Contemporary, showcases the work of several talented artists inspired by Greek art, architecture, and history.

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National Hellenic Museum Assembles Legal Dream Team for “The Trial of Antigone”

Following the extraordinary success of the Trials of Socrates and Orestes, the National Hellenic Museum brings back the former prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges from previous years as they take on another case from the annals of Greek history: The Trial of Antigone vs. Creon.

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“Why the Mountains Are Black” Celebrates Greek Mountain Music

Grammy-winning producer Christopher King talks about his new CD compilation, “Why the Mountains Are Black”, and why it’s important to preserve this music.

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Thodos Dance Chicago Presents “Thio Kosmos” – Two Worlds

Thodos Dance Chicago Founder & Artistic Director Melissa Thodos creates “Thio Kosmos”, (Two Worlds), to shed light on the Greek-American perspective of life in Chicago.

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Politismos Museum Brings Greek Art & History to You

Politismos Museum of Greek History is a digital museum that brings the history, culture and influence of Greece and its people to your home.

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Reception for Terry Poulos’ “Art-iythera” at Hilton|Asmus

WindyCity Greek‘s Sports & Media Correspondent Terry Poulos is also an artist! His sculptures inspired by the world’s oldest computer are on display in Chicago.

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Theopi Skarlatos Documents Greek Crisis in #ThisIsACoup

Award-winning filmmaker Theopi Skarlatos has brought light to many issues in Greece during the economic crisis. Her new film follows the Syriza government during their first 100 days.

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Child’s Play Touring Theatre: A 38-Year Treasure Trove of Ideas

Chicago’s Child’s Play Touring Theatre, co-founded by June Padagakos Podagrosi, mines the unfiltered imagination of youth.

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Lysippos Epoesen Now Screening at National Gallery of Art

Niko Franghias’ award-wining documentary, ‘Lysippos Epoesen’, has been selected for multiple screenings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

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Criss Angel talks about upcoming shows in NY

World renowned magician Criss Angel sat down with Power Journalist Markos Papadatos to talk about his upcoming shows in New York.

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Joffrey Ballet Goes Greek

Historic partnership brings together Joffrey Ballet and Neolea Hellenic Dancers for a unique performance.

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‘One Year on Kythera’ Puts Island in the Spotlight

The Greek island of Kythera takes center stage in a new photo exhibition and upcoming film. See the stunning images.

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“The Greeks” Opens Today

“The Greeks,” an important new exhibit brings together the National Hellenic Museum and the Field Museum in a historic partnership.

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Art Institute Pays Homage to Dionysos

Exhibit celebrates Dionysos, Greek god of wine and theatre,  and his influence on ancient Greek art.

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Community Concert Series Goes Greek

School district’s Cultural and Performing Arts Program to feature a Greek Celebration, with Rythmos Band.

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Chicago Street Renamed for Cinespace Founder

A stretch of South Rockwell Street was renamed in honor of the late Nick Mirkopoulos, visionary and founder of Cinespace Film Studios.

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Renee Pappas inspires VISIONS OF A MAGIC TIME

Renee Pappas’ circles and worlds converged to create the photo exhibit, VISIONS OF A MAGIC TIME.

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Greek Chamber Music Project

The Greek Chamber Music Project Founder Ellie Falaris Ganelin seeks to promote classical compositions rarely performed, as well as a mix of folk and popular Greeks songs presented in a new way.

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Here She Is: Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell is Greek!

Baciliky “Betty” Cantrell, Miss Georgia, recently crowned Miss America, is a proud Greek girl!

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Greek American Hero Competes on Dancing with the Stars

The Army National Guard specialist from Oregon, who along with several others, thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris train last month, is a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.

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15 Year-old Rocks Local Competition

You know the saying, “girls just wanna have fun?” Well, Rhea Garbis, a 15 year-old guitarist-singer from Richmond, IL just wants to rock.

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“Double Happiness” at Chicago Fringe Festival

This month, Kelly Haramis brings her acclaimed one-woman show, “Double Happiness: A Tale of Love, Loss, and One Forever Family” to the Chicago Fringe Festival.

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Thodos to Create New Japanese Dance Story

Thodos Dance Chicago announced that they will celebrate the life of the legendary Japanese-American dance artist, Sono Osato, with a world premiere dance story titled Sono’s Journey, debuting in January 2016 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre.

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Voulgaris’ LITTLE ENGLAND Comes to Elmhurst

Pantelis Voulgaris‘ film LITTLE ENGLAND, will be screened this Wednesday, August 12 at the York Theatre in Elmhurst, IL.

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New Exhibit Showcases Art of Famed Actor Anthony Quinn

Actor Anthony Quinn, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Alexis Zorba in the legendary 1964 film, ZORBA THE GREEK, was also a prolific painter and sculptor. The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago is showcasing 80 of his works, as well as a replica of Quinn’s studio where he created his art until his 80s.

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“Other Plans” Movie Out on DVD

Film written by Chicago Greek-American Amelia Estelle Dellos and her husband Eric Anderson of Corn Bred Films, “Other Plans,” is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

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