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MARIJUS MIKUTAVICIUS
Born in 1971. Educated at Vilnius University, Faculty of Communications as journalist. In 1994 began his professional activities as journalist, composer and singer, host of TV shows. Due to successful combination of reporter and correspondent work at popular magazines, TV channels and active rock music carrier Marijus Mikutavičius soon becomes the leading figure in young people environment. Some of his nationally awarded hits like "As miręs" (I'm Dead), Trys milijonai (Three Millions) have become youth hymns. Having led entertainment programs Tangomanija, Pasaulis pagal mus, "The World According to Us", Bumerangas, Telepica as well as single- run projects for the Lithuanian National TV and commercial TV Stations LNK, TV3 he made impact on youth culture development.
His current work as correspondent for the biggest country daily Lietuvos Rytas and scriptwriter for the political humour TV show Dviračio Zynios "Bicycle Ne-ews", as well as hosting the Talk Show "Vakaras su Marijonu" (Evening with Marijonas) on LNK make him one of the key persons on live culture stage of Lithuania.

Here is what Marijus Mikutavičius says about his relationship to Hans Christian Andersen:
"Hans Christian Andersen - he was a person who felt like a child after becoming an adult. He was the author whom I read as a child and felt like an adult. I am grateful for his books because I learned not to believe in the bad when all was well. And, I learned to keep believing in the good when things got bad."