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Greece extends honorary citizenship to Tom Hanks’ family

Actor and philhellene Tom Hanks was granted honorary Greek citizenship just last month by President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Now the offer has been extended to Hanks’ wife, …

Life

Nicking the style of David Sedaris

I hand David Sedaris his book. It has a yellow post-it note poking out with my name on it for the author to copy. My new friend Roger and I …

Features

Idyllic world that draws the stars to Greece

Greece with its fabulous summer weather, sparkling waters and numerous islands has long been a magnet for the rich and famous. 1 TOM HANKS AND RITA WILSON This Hollywood power …

Life

‘Greece is a haven … it’s good for the soul’ says Tom Hanks at Golden Globes

Tom Hanks’ love of Greece is no secret. During his press conference at the Golden Globes this week he revealed just how special the country is to him and his …

Life

Calling all Greeks – get together and support big music fundraiser for Australia’s bushfire victims

Some of the best Greek musical talent in Melbourne will be taking part in a special musical in support of Australia’s bushfire victims fundraiser on Friday, January 17. The Greek …

Life

Large museum mural illustrates the legend of Greek music great Tsitsanis

A large mural of the legendary bouzouki player and songwriter Vassilis Tsitsanis has been unveiled in the museum dedicated to his memory in Trikala, the city of his birth. It …

Life

The Semaphore Festival returns despite devastating fire!

South Australia is only a breath away from the 41st Semaphore Greek Festival which will be held at Adelaide’s Semaphore foreshore on Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January. Established …

Life

Nia Vardalos hints at possibility of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’

It’s been 17 years since My Fat Greek Wedding first hit cinemas, and four years since the sequel was released. Now Nia Vardalos is hinting at the possibility of a …

Life

Blind singer and pianist Paul Kapeleris to take centre stage this Christmas

It’s hard to believe that just six years ago, Paul Kapeleris didn’t consider himself much of a singer. So much so that when he told his mum he would be …

Life

Greeks who have scored Oscar gold over the years

1. The first Greek to win an Oscar was Katina Paxinou who in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the movie For Whom the Bell Tolls. Paxinou …