Pianist Gjoni recieves special award in New York

TIRANA, Oct. 19 – Albanian pianist Hermira Gjoni, spouse of composer Simon Gjoni, received a special reward for her music activity from the Federazione Campania _USA foundation in New York the medal was also received from the Italian-American singer Christopher

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Kosova honors Kadare with a medal

TIRANA, Oct. 19 – Kosova will award Ismail Kadare the medal Kepi i Shpreses se Mire – Fahredin Guga (Good Hope Cape) on his 70th birthday occasion. The jury said that Kadare is a “marvelous master of description, of the

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Balkan network on protection of cultural heritage

TIRANA, Oct. 18 – Albania became part of a network of protection of the cultural heritage in the Balkans at a meeting held last week in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The Heritage without borders Swedish foundation initiated the move including representatives from

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12th film festival travels to Kosova

TIRANA, Oct. 16 – Twelve films that took part at the 12th film festival held earlier this month are being broadcast in Kosova since the beginning of the week. That would serve as another forum place for the Albanian cinema

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More classic concerts in Albania

TIRANA, Oct. 19 – German chorus Josquin de pres will start classic concerts Friday that will last for three months October-December in three cities in Albania _ Tirana, Shkodra and Durres. There will be artists coming from Italy, Germany, Netherlands

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More visitors for Skanderbeg museum in Kruja

KRUJA, Oct. 10 – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu museum in Kruja has attracted some 34,000 visitors during the last three months, or 6,000 more than a year ago. During summer the museum stayed open more than normal to cope with the

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‘Albanians’ history’ book

TIRANA, Oct. 10 – “Albanians’ history” is a political-historical essay of the french researcher Serge Metais. Many Albanian personalities took part at its promotion Tuesday. The book describes Albanians’ history from Illyrians to the fight for Kosova’s independence. Metais is

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Four painters open exhibition in Durres

DURR̓, Oct. 7 – Jozef gallery in Durres welcomed works from four painters from Tirana. Durres citizens may have a look at 24 works from Klement Zoraqi, Ahilino Palushi, Flutura Maci and Adriana Puleshi, all members of the Busulla art

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Tosca launches the artistic season

TIRANA, Oct. 6 – Opera “Tosca” of the Italian composer Giacommo Puchini was played Friday launching the artistic season this year. It was made from producer Nikolin Gurakuqi. Though it has been played different times in Albania this time Gurakuqi

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Kosovar Kukumi film wins 12th film festival

TIRANA, Oct. 10 – The 12th Albanian film festival ended Monday night with a gala ceremony at the National Theater. Actor Timo Flloko was the presenter during the ceremony of rewarding the winning prizes. Following are winners of the festival.

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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Oct. 19 - Albanian pianist Hermira Gjoni, spouse of composer Simon Gjoni, received a special reward for her music activity from the Federazione Campania _USA foundation in New York the medal was also received from the Italian-American singer Christopher Machio and Miss America 2005 Christina Zozaro. The two artists got the medal some days ago after a concert they gave at City Island in front of more than 400 spectators. "It was a surprise and a great pleasure for me to get this medal," said Gjoni. She had gone to the States ten years ago trying to identify herself as an artist. "It was difficult because there are so many artists here as many high buildings are here," she said. Gjoni is a piano lecturer at the Guggenheim Building conservatory in New York. She has often played as a pianist in many countries worldwide in the U.S. and Europe.
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Oct. 19 - Kosova will award Ismail Kadare the medal Kepi i Shpreses se Mire - Fahredin Guga (Good Hope Cape) on his 70th birthday occasion. The jury said that Kadare is a "marvelous master of description, of the novel intertwining the Albanian historic past with his personal adventure." "It is his merit that has revived the history of the Albanian miracle, of that culture which has become almost beyond times. The stories make Albanians the prehistoric population, unprivileged compared to others, but similar to others. The ceremony will be held Oct. 30 in Mitrovica. Kadare has also been declared a Honoris Causa from the Prishtina University. Kadare's work has been translated in some 30 world languages. For many years he has been shortlisted for the Nobel prize.
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Oct. 18 - Albania became part of a network of protection of the cultural heritage in the Balkans at a meeting held last week in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The Heritage without borders Swedish foundation initiated the move including representatives from Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Vojvodina, Kosova, Albania, Macedonia and Croatia. participants signed a statement on the importance of protecting such a heritage. The network will make joint projects. Albanian expert Auron Tare initiated the next meeting which will be held this December in the southern Albanian ancient town of Gjirok
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Oct. 16 - Twelve films that took part at the 12th film festival held earlier this month are being broadcast in Kosova since the beginning of the week. That would serve as another forum place for the Albanian cinema team to discuss on achievements and results , according to manager Ermal Mulosmani. That would also be a tool for further cooperation between the Albanian cinema staff in Albania and Kosova. The festival was won from the Kosovar film Kukumi of producer Isa Qosja.
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                    [post_content] => KRUJA, Oct. 10 - Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu museum in Kruja has attracted some 34,000 visitors during the last three months, or 6,000 more than a year ago. During summer the museum stayed open more than normal to cope with the influx of visitors. Museum head Medi Hafizi said there were groups from all over the world interested to have a look there from Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Japan, Austria, and many other countries. During September there were some 400 visitors from the United States in organized visits. There have also been students coming from Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia and naturally from Kosova. Kosovar visitors living in European countries have brought their friends there to visit the museum. The ethnographic museum located at an old house of 1764 has also attracted many visitors.
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                    [post_content] => TIRANA, Oct. 10 - The 12th Albanian film festival ended Monday night with a gala ceremony at the National Theater. Actor Timo Flloko was the presenter during the ceremony of rewarding the winning prizes. Following are winners of the festival.
The best documentary was Lira from producer Saimir Kumbaro.
The best alternative film was Gaz from producer Bujar Alimani.
The best cartoon film was "Les Fauves"from producer Stefan Taci.
The prize of the career producer was won from Viktor Gjika "People's Artist."
The prize of the career actor was won from Rikard Larja "Deserved Artist."
The prize of the non-protagonist actor was won from Faruk Balliu.
The prize for the best scenario was won from Durim Neziri for the film "Dear enemy."
The prize for the best costumes was won fromDurim Neziri and Dhimit철Theodhori for the film "Dear enemy."
The best picture prize was won from Afrim Spahiu for the film "Red flowers, black flowers" of producer Mevlan Shanaj 
The best scenario prize was won from Ylljet Ali謡j for the film "Slogans."
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The best actress was Luiza Xhuvani for the film "Slogans" from producer Gjergj Xhuvani.
The best production was producer Isa Qosja for the film "Kukumi."
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