Arts & Culture

Pam Ann Interview: Finnish Humour is “Filth”

Pam Ann is a story of openness. She is going to be in Helsinki for her stand up comedy show named “Plane Filthy” on 23 October 2014 at 19:00 at Savoy Theatre in Helsinki. With enough chutzpah and insider knowledge to rival a Qantas CEO, no one serves a better airline satire quite like Pam […]

After 20 years of Operation, Helsinki Nightclub Becomes an Evangelical Church

(FINNBAY – Helsinki, 18 June 2014. So-so popular, Dante’s Highlight nightclub at Frederick Street 42 will soon become an Evangelical Church after being acquired by the Lutheran Evangelical Association of Finland (LEAF) to lease to own the property. The LEAF is expected to complete the renovation by 2016. “For us, we would like to be placed in […]

Eurovision’s Bearded Lady to Visit Finland for the First Time

(FINNBAY) – Espoo, 5 June 2014. 2014 Eurovision song contest winner, Austrian Conchita Wurst, will visit Finland for the first time as part of her appearance at the Serena Pop & Rock Festival in Espoo on 29 August 2014. The Serena Pop & Rock Festival will also be held for the first him from 29 to 30 […]

New Linguistic Map Shows Striking Differences Between Finland and Scandinavia

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 2 June 2014. A new linguistic study shows striking linguistic differences between Finland and the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The linguistic map is released by a net company called ethnologue shows areas of common linguistic characteristics. Also Read: Finnish Language: What Are the Most-Common Finnish Words? While many in Finland […]

Aerosmith Frontman Steven Tyler’s Creepy Video of Miley Cyrus Hotel Room in Helsinki

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 1 June 2014. It is finally here, thousands of  Finns have been waiting for Miley Cyrus to twerk in Helsinki to see her actual bypass of the great U.S. sanction against the Russian businessman who partially owns Cyrus’ concert venue, the Hartwall Areena. So it is happening, Miley is set to perform tonight at Hartwall […]

The French Institute Gives Tribute to Algerian Writer Tahar Djaout

(FINNBAY) – Helsinki, 31 May 2014. The French Institute in Finland has organised a literature event about an Algerian writer, Tahar Djaout, on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Tahar Djaout, was an Algerian writer, journalist, poet, and fiction writer. He was assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group in 1993. One of his famous quotes is “’Silence is Death, if you keep silent, […]

Ukrainian Journalist Attacks Brad Pitt at Hollywood Premiere

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 30 May 2014. Brad Pitt on Thursday was attacked by a Ukrainian journalist and serial prankster while greeting fans with Angelina Jolie at the Hollywood movie premiere of Maleficent, the Mirror reported Thursday. Also Read: Angelina Jolie Calls to Stop Wartime Rape Twenty-five-year-old Vitalii Sediuk was removed by security forces after he reportedly […]

The Finnish Musicians Union Takes Universal to Market Court Over Music Rights

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 22 May 2014. The Finnish Musicians Union has taken Universal Music Finland to the Market Court in Helsinki over internet music rights. The Finnish Musicians Union (founded in 1917) is a trade organization for professional musicians. It organizes some 3.300 members in 25 local branches. Also Read: Finnish Postal Service to Feature “Interactive” National […]

Tampere’s New Tammela Stadium Competition Pictures Leak

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 17 May 2014. Tammela stadium’s architectural competition entries will be announced on Wednesday; however the entries’ pictures are already leaked on the Internet. Tammela Stadium was built in 1931 and it is one of the first stadiums in Finland built especially for football. Tampere football teams use Tammela Stadium as their playing […]

Tunisian Director Belkadhi’s “Bastard” Wins Best African Feature

(FINNBAY-Ansamed) – Milan, 13 May 2014. ‘Bastard’ by Tunisian director Nejib Belkadhi has won two major prizes at the 24th Milan Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Film, which ended last night. The movie tells the story of Mohsen, who was found in a dumpster as a newborn, and who lives in a downtrodden […]

New Show Coming from Two New Yorkers to Finland

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 11 May 2014. Two natives of Syracuse, New York will be presenting a new puppet show in Finland’s annual International Puppet Theatre Festival. The puppet masters of Open Hand Theatre in New York have been invited to perform at Mukamas 2014 festival. Geoffrey Navias and Leslie Archer will be performing “The Old […]

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Winner: Conchita Wurst (Austria)

(FINNBAY) – Copenhagen, 11 May 2014. After stiff competition from musical acts across Europe, Conchita Wurst representing Austria have won 2014 Eurovision Song Contest competition. The press often refer Conchita as “Eurovision’s bearded lady.” Conchita Wurst and her song Rise Like a Phoenix have triumphed in the annual contest to discover Europe’s best new musical act, beating out […]

Two Countries May Block Eurovision’s Bearded Lady

(FINNBAY) – Tampere, 10 May 2014. Sexuality, music and censorship: it is Eurovision 2013 all over again. However, this year the players are different. Citizens of Russia and Belarus petitioned to their national broadcasters to censor the Eurovision song contest 2014 due to an “abnormal appearance” of the singer Conchita Wurst (representing Austria). Vitaly Milonov, St. […]

Seinäjoki High School Students “Extra-Excited” for Softengine’s Eurovision Bid

(FINNBAY) – Seinäjoki, 9 May 2014. Seinäjoki high school students are extra-excited about Softengine’s performance at Eurovision 2014 tomorrow, and that is for a good reason – some of the band members of Softengine are from the Seinäjoki high school. Softengine was formed in the city of Seinäjoki in the summer of 2011, at the cottage of the […]

Eurovision Grand Final One Day Away – Finland Placed 18th in Running Order

(FINNBAY) – Copenhagen, 9 May 2014. The 59th annual Eurovision grand final is just one day away and Finland is placed 18th in running order for the grand final. The running order was determined by the producers of show (DR) and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand and by the Chairman of […]