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Ted Sarandos Netflix

“Entertaining the World” – Greek Titan Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos Under Fire

Dealing with an internal outcry unprecedented in the company’s history, and ahead of an employee walkout this week, Greek-American co-CEO of Netflix Ted Sarandos admits that he ‘screwed up’ over Dave Chappelle memos and his company-wide messages ‘lacked humanity’, but that his stance on the comic’s controversial material ‘hasn’t changed’.

Fire Fit Alexandria gym

Join the Blaze. Fire Fit, the New Fitness Concept Setting Fire to Australia

International rugby league football star Nathan Brown, who currently plays for the Parramatta Eels, has partnered with two Greek mates with the goal of bringing something truly different to the fitness industry – Fire Fit, the hottest boutique gym in town.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Michael Constantine

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Cast Reunion in Honour of Late Co-Star Michael Constantine

The cast of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ reunited on Thursday to honour Michael Constantine with actress and co-writer of the franchise, Nia Vardalos, sharing a photo of the cast at the reunion, seated at a restaurant table with their arms around each other, as part of a tribute to their late co-star.

The Imperial General Sons of Zeus

Join the Brotherhood. The Imperial General – Hellenic Inspired Streetwear

This is the story about how the quest to create an extra virgin olive oil based beard balm led to the launch of a new Hellenic inspired streetwear brand. Infused with the ‘spirit of the Hellenic warrior’, The Imperial General has been embraced by the Greek diaspora as well as martial artists wishing to represent the brand and all that it signifies. We speak to Nick, the man behind the brand, to find out more.

Saxtom

Saxtom: Tom Giannakopoulos, Saxophonist Star on the Rise

Exclusive interview with Saxtom – Tom Giannakopoulos, the 22 year old saxophonist who performs alongside some of Greece’s music industry greats including Sakis Rouvas and Konstantinos Argyros and whose collaborations include global brands such as Adidas, Diesel and Swarovski. And this is just the beginning… Link in article to watch him live on Greek City Times.

Michael Platyrrahos Crete Cretan lyra

Michael Platyrrahos: Preserving the Musical Traditions of Crete

Accomplished musician and singer, Michael Platyrrahos is sought after internationally for his performances on the lyra, viololyra, lyraki, lute and mandolin and has spent a lifetime dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the unique musical and cultural traditions of Crete.

Thanasis Pylarinos

Bouzouki Extraordinaire. Bouzouki on Fire. The Legendary Thanasis Pylarinos.

A professional musician from the tender age of just 14 attending school by day and performing gigs by night, Thanasis has shared the stage with Greek music royalty such as the likes of Dimitris Bassis, Stathis Aggelopoulos, Vasilis Lekkas, Nikos Kourkoulis, Kelly Kellidou, Thanasis Vasilakos, Sakis Arsenious….the list goes on.

Filoxenia

Live in L0ckdown: ft. FiloXenia – A Brotherhood Like No Other

Bouzouki player, Gregory Georgiou, DJ George Savva and Percussionist Arky Kalithrakas.  Three gifted musicians, who together form the modern Greek sensation that is the band ‘FiloXenia.’ Greek City Times chats with the guys in the lead up to their performance this time tomorrow in our sixth episode of Live in L0ckdown. Don’t miss it!

Ganas

Live in L0ckdown: with Lefteris Ganas ft. Thanasis Plarinos

Whilst some of the world is experiencing C0VID fatique, fires are sweeping across our beloved Greece, may these few moments bring some much needed peace, albeit temporary. One hour from now our fifth episode features Lefteris Ganas, accompanied by Thanasis Plarinos, playing old school Greek laiko.

Tom Hanks Airstream trailer

Tom Hanks’ Movie Trailer is for Sale

“I had spent too much time in regular trailers with ugly décor and horribly uncomfortable furniture, so I decided to buy a brand-new Airstream shell with an interior made to my own request.” Tom Hanks ‘silver bullet’ Airstream Trailer is for sale, complete with furniture and signed memorabilia.