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Norway mourns singer-poet Ole Paus

Funeral services for singer-songwriter Ole Paus were held at Oslo's Kulturkirken Jakob on Thursday, attended by scores of his artist colleagues and friends. Paus,...

Norwegian black metal’s darkness falls at the National Library

A new exhibition at Norway's National Library in Oslo aims to track the rise and rise of Norwegian black metal music, from a little-understood...

Oslo opens ‘largest bookshelf’ to visitors

It was in the works for more than a decade, enduring controversy, unforeseen building problems, budget overruns and a pandemic. Oslo's new main library...

Oslo Philharmonic marks first century

Norway's leading orchestra is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, highlighted by special "birthday concerts" this weekend. Now the Oslo Philharmonic hopes it may...

Bodø wins as a ‘Capital of Culture’

The Norwegian city of Bodø has become the first city north of the Arctic Circle and outside the EU to become a European Capital...

‘Culture shapes a democracy’

Norway's government minister in charge of culture, Trine Skei Grande, said she felt like it was her birthday, Christmas and the 17th of May...

Norwegians think their culture is best

Just two weeks after Norway's annual display of enthusiastic patriotism comes news that a majority of Norwegians think their own culture is better than...

Bergen festival royally underway

Queen Sonja hailed Norway's west coast capital of Bergen as a city "with deep cultural roots back to the Hanseatic time" when she opened the...

Crackdown on ‘bathing studies’

Education Minister Torbjørn Roe Isaksen announced on Monday he'd limit the types of courses available to Norwegian students going short-term programs abroad, to put...

‘Worst culture minister in a long time’

Lauded Norwegian author Torgrim Eggen lashed out against Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey this week, and was highly critical of the Conservative-led government's cultural policy....

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