On February 4, the President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves signed a resolution to award the decorations of our country on the eve of the 98th birthday of the Republic of Estonia to people whose commitment to their professional work or community has made the whole of Estonia better. “On the eve of Independence Day, Estonia recognizes cultural people whose creative activities have offered many of us joy and bright moments,” the Office of the President said in a press release. This time among the recipients of the decoration was also Tartu …

He bowed to Stevie Wonder on March 2 at TJC

Punished and Blessed in the Dark May 13, 1950, Saginaw Michigan, USA. 20-year-old Lula Maele gives birth to a six-week-old premature baby. Due to excess oxygen in the incubator, little Stevland Hardaway Judkins (later Morris) develops retinal damage and remains blind. Despair and guilt will accompany the woman for several years to come – her son has been punished with blindness for the wrong lifestyle. Lula, a mother of three, is married 30 years older …

Silk Road Ambassadors: Ensemble Oxus from Uzbekistan

In the middle two weeks of February, music lovers can take part in the fragmented world culture when exotic guests travel along Estonia’s snowy roads, giving concerts in Tartu (16.02), Alatskivi, Valga, Viljandi, Pärnu, Tallinn and Saue. The quartet, which cultivates traditional Uzbek classical music or mumtaz, was founded in 2002, but the current name has only been known for a few years. Oxus is a mystery and mystery …