Reykjavík Prepares to Sing the Blues

bluesfestival2009_pkThe Reykjavík Blues Festival opens with a live blues concert in the city centre on April 16. This year, the festival’s official club will be at the Hilton Nordica and will be open after the evening concerts on April 19, 20 and 21.

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Icelandic Art Displayed in New York

northbynewyork_asf“North by New York: New Nordic Art”, a focused survey of contemporary Nordic art, opens at Scandinavia House in New York on April 14, showcasing the work of 15 artists, including Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, who will represent Iceland at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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Reykjavík Music Mess Begins in One Week

kimonoA new music festival, Reykjavík Music Mess, kicks off on April 15. The full lineup for NASA and the Nordic House has now been announced, including Reykjavík!, Einar Örn Benediktsson, Miri, Borko, Sin Fang, Mugison, Aela, Kippi Kaninus and kimono.

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Sale of Iceland Foods Might Wipe Out Icesave Debt

icelandfoods-logoThe resolution committee of the defunct Landsbanki is trying to obtain GBP 1.8-2.0 billion (ISK 333-370 billion) for the supermarket chain Iceland Foods in the UK, as stated on the website of The Financial Times. If that works out, the Icesave debt could be paid up in its entirety.

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Kabbalazentrum in Reykjavík geplant

madonna_wikiDie Kabbala, eine mystische Tradition des rabbinischen Judentums, scheint in Island immer mehr Anhänger zu finden. Hermann Ingi Hermansson, Gründer der isländischen Kabbalah-Bewegung, möchte in diesem Sommer in Reykjavík ein Kabbala-Zentrum eröffnen.

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