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Eurovision News Review:

* Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…
* The Greenroom now fortnightly!
* Cross fingers tourists won’t turn on the telly
* People In The News: Richie headlines reggae fest
* Last Week in Perspective
* – Turkish Daily News Jul 10, 2004
* The Local – Who’s the king of the castle?

Eurovision Song Contest 2006 at esctoday.com | your daily Eurovision…esctoday.com
On Thursday 5th August, Vicky Leandros will host ARD-Olympia-Show, recorded from the Olympeion in Athens, the largest temple in Greece, dedicated to the god Zeus. The show will be broadcast live by ARD in Germany as well as by ERT in Greece. Greek singer Vicky Leandros won the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the song Apr?s toi. Her co-host for the show will be Alexis Kostallas. During the show, all aspects of Greece will be presented. German broadcaster ARD invited international stars, members of the Olympic movement, Greek artists and not in Greece living Greeks for a chat. Yiannis Kotsiras will present the official Olympia hymne Pass the flame for the first time… Yiannis Kotsiras will present the official Olympia hymne Pass the flame for the first time. Furthermore the biggest Greek artists will perform on stage. One of them will be Sakis Rouvas, this year’s Greek Eurovision Song Contest representative. To end the show, all stars of the show will sing Irini by Mikis Theodorakis, together with a big choir. ARD-Olympia-Show will be broadcast on ARD and ERT on 5th August from 21.

The Greenroom now fortnightly!esctoday.com
com News. However due to this Eurovision ?low season? the column will now feature fortnightly (one article every two weeks) until the peak season again next spring. The Greenroom was established as a new feature of the ?specials? section and has included reviews from editors on all areas of Eurovision ranging from criticism of performances to the future of the ?Big 4?, as well as the current article that follows the story of Ruslana?s struggle to the contest in the style of Cinderella, entitled, Rusrella. You can read the Rusrella article, located in the specials section. It can also be reached from a link on the frontpage. The magazine style coloumn provides readers with a more creative look at Eurovision full of exciting opinions and varying perspectives on the contest as our attentions now turn to 2005.

Cross fingers tourists won’t turn on the tellyIrish Independent
Ireland’s full of visitors at the moment – so it’s important not to shame ourselvesin front of the nations ofthe world. It’s bad enough to embarrass us at Eurovision and by sending Riverdance to Tokyo and places like that. So who was the bright spark who decided to schedule a series by Paddy O’Gorman in the middle of the summer? Not only that, it was on at seven o’clock, just when Fritz and Helga are chilling out in their hotel after a day wearing out their Birkenstocks. If they turned on the telly they would see a bald, fat middle-aged man with a hat and a prurient interest in sex that makes Hugh Heffner look like a choirboy. In the first programme last week he swooped on unsuspecting truck drivers at a greasy spoon in Kildare. Unluckily for them, itwas the very day theydecided to bring their wives and girlfriends with them for a spin.

People In The News: Richie headlines reggae festAmarillo.com – Amarillo.com (subscription)
Ludacris and Kanye West will share top billing with dancehall star Sizzla on the first international night on July 23. Dancehall night on July 22 features Beenie Man, while Foundation Night on July 21 has older reggae acts including Marcia Griffiths and the Wailing Souls. ISTANBUL, Turkey – Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas and Sertab Erener, who won the Eurovision song contest last year for Turkey, teamed up Wednesday for a concert in Istanbul aimed at promoting peace between the two neighboring nations. Fans at the concert waved Greek and Turkish flags at the concert in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district – home to the Hagia Sophia, an ancient Greek Orthodox church converted into a mosque by Ottoman Turks in 1453. “Our goal is to bring a solution to conflicts through music,” Turkey’s Anatolia news agency quoted Rouvas as saying before the concert. Although NATO allies, Greece and Turkey have come to the verge of war three times since 1974. Ties have been improving in recent years and Greece supports this predominantly Muslim nation’s bid to join the European Union.

Last Week in PerspectiveTurkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription)
Iran announces that Iranian troops clashed nine days ago with militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Speaking to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Ali Asgar Ahmadi says that eight militants of the PKK — which now goes by the name Kongra-Gel — and two members of the Iranian forces have been killed in the clash. Greek pop star Sakis Rouvas and Sertab Erener, who won the Eurovision song contest last year for Turkey, team up for a concert in Istanbul aimed at promoting peace between the two neighboring nations. Fans at the concert wave Greek and Turkish flags in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district – home of the Hagia Sophia, an ancient Greek Orthodox church converted into a mosque by Ottoman Turks in 1453. Continued tensions between Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen in Iraq’s northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk could endanger Turkey’s national security, Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug says at a monthly press briefing.

– Turkish Daily News Jul 10, 2004Turkish Daily News – Turkish Daily News (subscription)
Cem had invited a group of journalists to the Foreign Ministry’s office in Tarabya. "We should exert intense efforts for a solution in Cyprus," Cem was saying. On Wednesday evening, Turkey’s Sertab Erener, a classically trained soprano, and Greek singer Sakis Rouvas, who came in third at the Eurovision Song Contest, put on a joint concert. Now is it possible to forget Cem, who took the first steps for rapprochement between the peoples of Greece and Turkey?

As the European Union is deciding to establish direct ties with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), is it possible to disregard the steps that started this process?

Cem’s latest book explains from first-hand knowledge the initial steps towards the easing of relations between Greece and Turkey and the transformation process in Cyprus. Although I closely follow foreign politics, I understood better when I read the book that the idea of a solution in Cyprus has existed for longer than is generally believed.

The Local – Who’s the king of the castle?The Local
“We regret any mistakes we have made and are prepared to make up for them,” she said. htmlNational–>.

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