CULTURE

Veteran back for summer

For quite some time now, the seasoned singer-songwriter Nikos Papazoglou has typically kept to the sidelines throughout most of the year and re-emerged for national summertime tours with his regular backing band Loxi tou Falanga. This summer season is no exception. Papazoglou, who has penned innumerable contemporary Greek classics since his arrival in the early 1980s, is well into a 14-date tour that began in Crete early this month and is now just over halfway through. The artist, whose work continues to ring as fresh and vital as does the man himself when on stage, has several dates to go before his tour culminates in Athens, at the Vrachon Theater in Vyronas on September 15. Dates before the final night include a performance in Vonitsa, western Greece, tomorrow and Ardas River, in Evros, northeastern Greece on Sunday. The tour will take a break for the entire month of August, but will return with several shows in September, including on the island of Symi on September 3, Kos on September 6, Rhodes on September 8, as well as the final aformentioned date in Athens.