CULTURE

Head to the Megaron for a spot of Christmas fun

The Athens Concert Hall has put on a very interesting program for those wise Athenians, and foreign visitors, who have decided to stay in town for Christmas and New Year. The Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow has sent its stars of the future for a series of performances on December 25, 26 and 28, 29 and 30, sponsored by the Altec group and accompanied by the Orchestra of Colors. The Athens Concert Hall’s Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall is to be the venue for screenings of silent films featuring Buster Keaton, to live piano accompaniment, just like it used to be in the old days. Performances are on December 26, 28, 29 and 30, with Stuart Oderman at the keyboard. Novabank to buy Sitebank shares. Turkey’s Savings and Deposits Insurance Fund said yesterday it had agreed to sell shares in Sitebank, a small bank with 13 branches held in state receivership, to Greece-based Novabank. The fund said in a statement that Novabank would complete its work to purchase Sitebank’s shares by January 11. The fund provided no other details, including how much Novabank would pay for the shares of Sitebank. (Reuters)