Wild, wild Voss in Norway

Wild, Wild Voss in Norway

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Woven Politics by a Norwegian Artist

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Macbeth Visits Scandinavia

The American Drama Group is visiting Scandinavia this summer to give four performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen and Kristianstad. Macbeth visits...
The Saga of Norwegian-based Actor Gisli Örn Gardarsson

The Saga of Norwegian-based Actor Gisli Örn Gardarsson

He was never accepted admission to the Academy of Theatre in Oslo. However, that did not prevent Icelandic actor Gisli Örn Gardarsson from being...
European Leading Guitar Maker Looking to Norway

European Leading Guitar Maker Is Looking to Norway

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The Great Norwegian Comic Book Artist

The Great Norwegian Comic Book Artist

The Norwegian comic book artist Jason (real name John Arne Sæterøy) has produced a series of acclaimed graphic novels that have proven amazingly versatile. Jason (born...
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In 2015 the London New Bond store Louis Vuitton commissioned the Ireland-based artist Blaise Drummond to curate a book of some of his favorite...

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In 1983–84, Pop artist Andy Warhol (1928–87) produced a series of 15 prints with images taken directly from some of Edvard Munch’s most renowned motifs. But...
Extreme Artists at the Extreme Sports Festival in Norway

Extreme Artists at the Extreme Sports Festival in Norway

Ekstremsportveko is the largest extreme sport festival in the world, and is hosted every year in Voss, Western Norway. There are competitions in kayaking,...
The World Is Looking To Oslo

The World Is Looking To Oslo

A new report, Oslo: State of the City 1918, shows that Oslo is recognized as a capital for business as well as vigorous growth. It...
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