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Iran theater pioneer commemorated
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Iran theater pioneer commemorated

The distinguished professor or Iranian theater, the late Rokn-e-Din Khosravi, will be commemorated at the “Sang-e Laj” Playhouse on 24 February 2018.  A group of actors, theater pioneers, fans, and students of the late Master will be attending the commemoration on Saturday Afternoon.  

Weekend gallery crawl
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Weekend gallery crawl

The week ending 23rd February in Tehran saw the opening of new exhibitions and the continuation of the old. The world of photography saw the opening of its important annual event, “Picture of the Year 2018” yesterday by exhibiting the crème de la crème of photography at the Artists Forum in the capital.

Tehran 7th Computer Games Festival
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Tehran 7th Computer Games Festival

Tehran’s 7th Computer Games Festival will hold its closing ceremony on 10 March 2018. Twenty international and fifteen national judges will be selecting the best games out of 190 games submitted. In this year’s edition, as in all other international festivals in this field, the judges will select games in the main genres. These include 18 video game writings, 20 PC games, and 152 mobile games, who will be competing for the top awards at the Festival.  

Setar teaching in Moscow
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Setar teaching in Moscow

The third term of setar teaching classes will be held in Moscow by teacher Azadeh Amiri, with the efforts of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. As reported by Sputnik Russian News Agency, classes for the setar Iranian musical instrument are being thought for the third term running for Russian students by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.  

Sheikh Sanan play performed by puppets
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Sheikh Sanan play performed by puppets

In these times of difficulty for theater companies, allocating a state playhouse to a performance is rather an interesting occurrence. Ferdowsi playhouse was established in 2004 and began work with the performance of “Rostam o Sohrab” puppet opera. It is a theater hall designed for marionette performances, where plays by expert in the field, Behrouz Gharibpur, are staged. Sheikh Sanan will also go on stag here.

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time. Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Official opening of Tabriz 2018 postponed

2018/02/22

The Honorary President of the National Policymaking Council for Tabriz 2018 has announced that the opening of the event has been postponed until 25 April 2018.

Picture of the Year

2018/02/22

“Picture of the Year” is celebrated in the last month of the Iranian calendar every year (Feb/March) in the various categories of photography, caricature, short and long films, and posters.

The FATF welcomes Iran commitment

2018/02/22

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to continue its suspension of counter-measures against Iran in light of its commitment to the Action Plan.

Supreme Court rules in favor of Iran

2018/02/22

On 21 February, Reuters reports from Washington that the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.

Angry santoor (music)

2018/02/21

Artist: Pedram Derakhshani Album: Lifeless banquet Genre: Fusion Year: 2016   (Persia Digest) – “Angry santoor” is a track from the album “Lifeless banquet” by Pedram Derakhshani who is well-known for this genre. Pedram is always seeking to cross over the traditional spaces to reach his own in music. He has been very successful in achieving this.