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Manos Hatzidakis: The Greek Composer Who Sold “Lottery Tickets in Heaven”

Along with Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis was Greece's greatest composer and his music can easily be called the soundtrack of 20th century Greece. His...

Mikis Theodorakis Returns Home After Lengthy Hospital Stay

Composer Mikis Theodorakis was released from the hospital on Thursday after sixteen days of treatment for a heart condition. Theodorakis, 93, was transported on February...

Mikis Theodorakis Treated for Heart Problems in Hospital

Renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has been hospitalized in Athens for over a week after suffering from heart problems, a hospital source said Thursday. Theodorakis,...

Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis Calls on MPs to Vote Against Prespa Agreement

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in an open letter published by the Greek daily Ta Nea on Saturday calls on Greek Parliamentarians to vote against...

Greek Songs That Became Huge International Hits

The international music industry finally seemed to take its first notice of Greece during the turbulent decade of the 1960's. International singers gave new, modern twists...

November 11, 1990: World of Poetry Mourns Passing of Yiannis Ritsos

When Yiannis Ritsos passed away on November 11, 1990, the world of poetry lost one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. A prominent...

Mikis Theodorakis Discharged from Greek Hospital

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis was discharged from the Athens Medical Centre on Tuesday after three days of treatment. Theodorakis, 93, had been rushed to hospital...

Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis Suffers Major Heart Attack

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is out of immediate danger at an Athens hospital after having suffered a major heart attack. Sources told Athens Macedonian News Agency...

Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis Calls ‘Macedonia’ Deal ‘National Humiliation’

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has launched a stinging attack against the SYRIZA-led government over the 'North Macedonia' agreement signed last week, calling it "national humiliation". In...

Popular Singer Grigoris Bithikotsis Remembered

The passing of Grigoris Bithikotsis on April 7, 2005 marked the end of the era of the great Greek folk singers (laikos tragoudistis) and...

Greek Composer Slams ‘Barbaric’ Easter Lamb Custom

The "barbaric custom" of roasting a lamb on the spit at Easter should stop, famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has said. Theodorakis, a high-profile figure...

Greek Gov’t Attacks Mikis Theodorakis over Speech at “Macedonia” Rally

"The shift of Mr. Theodorakis to intolerant and politically extreme positions is a sad development," Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Monday. Speaking to...

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