After a small turnout the previous night, a bigger crowd turned up for Thursday\'s edition of the Summer Festival of Orchestral Music.
The Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine opened the night of Aug. 11 with an unscripted surprise, Mozart\'s Overture to the opera The Magic Flute. The conductor chose a rapid tempo that electrified the night\'s debut.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty will close for a year at the end of October as it undergoes a $27.25 million renovation that will make the interior safer and more accessible, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday.
Valentyna Ivakhnenko, 18, won the International Tennis Federation tournament held in Moscow on August 1-7, 2011. Her victory became a significant achievement for Ivakhnenko securing her a spot in the TOP 300 tennis players in the world according to the WTA rating.
Crimea viniculturists filled a giant 5 feet tall glass with almost 15 gallons of champagne setting a world record. The Ukrainian sparkling wine makers beat the former record holders’ – the Canadians’ who were able to fill in the champagne glass half the size. The record was registered by the representatives of the Guinness World Records.
The international expert committee in artistic blacksmithing issued a decision to honor the city of Ivano-Frankivs’k with an Alfred Habermann award – a prestigious international award in the fieldof blacksmithing art. Ivano-Frankivs’k becomes the first city within the territory of the former Soviet Union to receive the award. The Western Ukrainian city has a long history of the blacksmith craft and is famous for its blacksmith festivals and exhibitions.
This stunt appears to be a combination of fund raising, an internet reality television show and a Guinness World Record attempt, according to stories online. The female lion, Katya, is due to deliver a cub during that time.
Over the weekend F1 H2O World Championship for power boating was held in Ukraine for the first time. The event lasted for the three sunny days at the Kyiv Sea and gathered about 60 000 visitors. The teams from China, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. tested Ukrainian waters for the first time in the history of power boating sport.
LONDON (AP) — The British government is urging London residents to "travel differently" during next year\'s Olympics to avoid traffic chaos.
An additional three million trips are expected to be made on London\'s public transport system on Aug. 3, 2012, the first day of athletics competition and one of the busiest travel days of the games.
Windsor Castle\'s Round Tower is to open to the public for the first time in almost four decades.
Visitors to the 800-year-old Berkshire landmark will be able to walk up its 200 steps to take in views of the town and the London skyline.
Jayden Felder from the U.S. won the 10th New Wave competition for young pop music performers in Latvia`s Jurmala.