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Sanja Falisevac Croatian sculptress and poet in her deafblind world
Sanja Falisevac began to portray at the age of 14, when she was already completely blind and deaf. She remembers from her childhood beautiful pictures of snow under sunset and Christmas. Her mother used to play with her by writing letters with her finger on her back, which Sanja easily recognized. She now communicates with the outer world in a similar tactile way, by writing on her palm. Her sculptures reveal her as a born artist, and she is now a member a the Union of Professional Croatian Artists. According to her own description, although being blind and deaf, she sees the outer world very clearly in her mental pictures and communicates by using touch. She is a perfect example for all those who think that their life is difficult.

Croatia 3 - 0 Argentina at the FIFA World Cup 2018 held in the Russian Federation 2018
After defeating Nigeria 2 - 0, Croatia achieved sensational 3 - 0 result against a very strong Argentinean team, led by Messi, the best contemporary soccer player. Some of the Croatian players are of world-wide fame, like Luka Modrić (captain), Ivan Rakitić (on the photo), Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić, Dejan Lovren, Mateo Kovačić etc., directed by Zlatko Dalić as a coach. The match took place in Nižni Novgorod in the Russian Federation. The greatest Croatian success at previous FIFA World Cup championships was achieved in 1998, when our national team won the third place, with players such as Davor Šuker, Zvonimir Boban, Slaven Bilić etc., under the baton of Ćiro Blažević.

Mario Juric distinguished Croatian astrophysicist & the leader of the Data Management team for LSST
I'm interested in astronomical 'Big Data'™: developing and applying methods and algorithms that let us use large data sets to answer research questions. Major astronomical surveys of today are routinely collecting hundreds of terabytes of images, creating databases with billions of objects and several billion measurements. Large surveys astronomers are becoming part data scientists. In my research, I go where the data takes me -€” I've worked on topics ranging from asteroids in the Solar System, Galactic structure, to the scale structure of the universe.

Jakov Radovcic distinguished Croatian paleonthologist and an expert in the Neanderthal culture
NEANDERTHALS represent a magical and mystical idea of the prehistoric people of Europe. They are one of the many secrets of the beginning of our species. Who were those people who lived between 30,000 and almost 300,000 years ago? How did 19th century science discover and interpret the finds and what do we know now, at the beginning of the third millennium, about these Stone Age people who used to hunt for rhinoceros in this area 125,000 years ago? If you want to find out the answers to these questions, visit the new KRAPINA NEANDERTHAL MUSEUM, in Krapina, in Croatia! On the photo Jakov Radovčić, the leading Croatian paleonthologist, a discoverer of the Neanderthal jewelry.

Louis Zorich the USA veteran stage actor has died in New York in 2018 at the age of 93
Louis Zorich was born on February 12, 1924 and died on January 30, 2018. He was an American actor. He is perhaps best known to television audiences for his portrayal of Paul Reiser's father, Burt Buchman, on the NBC series Mad About You. He played the role from 1993 to 1999. Zorich was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Croatian immigrants Anna (nee Gledi) and Christ Zorich. He was  Broadway veteran and the husband of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, he also starred on TV's 'Brooklyn Bridge.'

Stjepan Radic 1871-1928 a great Croatian politician, humanist and martyr
In 2018 we commemorate a tragic death of Stjepan Radić, one of the greatest Croatian politicians and humanists in history (on the photo with his grandchildren), assassinated in 1928 in the Belgrade Parliament. We provide an articl written by Dr. Ante Cuvalo, an information about a new street in the Prague bearing his name (and his wife Marija was a Czech schoolteacher), as well as an article about him written by a Danish writer Karin Michaelis, who used to know his family in person. We conclude the article with a very interesting article of Stjepan Radić about the Russian Branch of the noble Croatian family of Jelačić.

Alojzije Prosoli organizing 16th Dvigrad Festival of Early Music in June and July 2018
Participating the 16th International Dvigrad Festival of Early Music are Ensemble Dialogos with Katarina Livljanić (Fr), Ensemble Antonima Frottolisti (It), Ensemble Lucidarium (It), Centotrecento Ensemble (It), Elena Roce, soprano, and Ema Stein, Renaissance lute, Ensemble Responsorium (Hr), Capella Sanctae Sophiae (Hr). The Festival is organized under the auspices of Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, president of the Republic of Croatia. Alojzije Prosoli is the founder and director of the International Dvigrad Festival of Early Music, as well as of the Musica Sacra (Sveta glazba) association in Zagreb. The town of Dvigrad is placed in Istrian peninsula on the SW of Croatia, not far from the city of Pula.

Nenad Bach: Life is busy and exciting, only the time is missing, yet Time is all we have
The website for World Peace in 1 Hour has officially launched. You can visit it at wp1h.org and learn how you can help in our goal of achieing world peace in one hour. On 4th May, 2018, Nenad visited the International Table Tennis Federation in Sweden and presented the Ping Pong Parkinson project, an initiative of which he is the founder having recently organized a tournament at the Westchester Club in New York for those who suffer from the illness.

Nenad Bach interview - Glazba je jezik duse
Od svih hrvatskih umjetnika čija su imena postala poznata još početkom Domovinskog rata svakako je najpoznatije ime Nenada Bacha, rođena Zagrepčanina, odrasla i školovana u Rijeci. Bach je nadaleko poznat je po svojoj pjesmi Can We Go Higher?, koja se izvodila širom svijeta i upoznala tada taj svijet s ratom u Hrvatskoj i Bosni i Hercegovini. Nenad Bach surađivao je s brojnim umjetnicima kao što su Luciano Pavarotti, Bono iz U2, Brian Eno, Garth Hudson & Rick Danko (The Band), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), John Malkovich, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Sheen, Michael York, i brojni drugi. Prenosimo intervju koji je s njima za Vijenac obavila Gloria Fabijanić Jelović.

2019 Heritage, History and Cultures of Croatia Hosted by Robert Jerin
We invite you to join noted genealogist, Robert Jerin, for this custom designed exploration of beautiful Croatia. We'€™ll have a chance to meet with local villagers as well as professionals working in the field of genealogy. We will learn why the gem we call Croatia has been sought after (or coveted) over the centuries. We'€™ll explore the rugged landscape as we work our way north along the Dalmatian coastline. We'€™ll visit towns with thousands of years of history, and port cities that pre-date Roman history. Tour dates are May 9-22, 2019.

Miro Gavran to have premieres in Cuba, the Netherlands, Romania, Macedonia and Kosovo, May & June 2018

Miro Gavran: "It is a great pleasure to have five foreign premieres in such different cultures in short period of time. I am very happy to have my first premiere in Cuba which I can thank Zeljka Lovrencic. I am also happy to have another Dutch premiere after 30 years which wouldn't be possible without the help from Sanja Kregar who published several books of my prose in Amsterdam in last few years. Premieres in Romania, Macedonia and Kosovo and extension of successful cooperation so far. ..." With these performances Miro Gavran confirmed that he is the most performed Croatian writer in Croatia and abroad. His work has been translated into 40 languages.

Zvonimir Mihanovic distinguished Croatian hyper-realistic painter living in the city of Split
After completing his elementary and high school education in Split, Croatia Mihanovic went to Paris in 1971 to study at the L'Ecole des beaux-arts. Major galleries in the United States promote his art and organizing exhibitions, including galleries in New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, and Aspen. He is represented by Mihanovic International of Aspen, Colorado, USA. Mihanovic's distinctive style of painting, recognized by art critics as a particular expression of contemporary hyper-realism, places him among the most sought after and in-demand artists in the world today. As a colorist, he is creative and unsurpassed, capturing not only detail but exact and precise colors.

Danica Kragic professor of robotics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
Danica Kragic is a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Communication at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. She received MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Rijeka, Croatia in 1995 and PhD in Computer Science from KTH in 2001. She has been a visiting researcher at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University and INRIA Rennes. She is the Director of the Centre for Autonomous Systems and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and founding member of the Young Academy of Sweden.

Ivana Marija Vidovic translated into Croatian the verses written in 1876 in honor of Franjo Krezma in Verona
In 1876, young Croatian violinist Franjo Krežma (on the photo), then at the age of 14, had a series of three consecutive concerts at the Ristori Theatre in Verona, on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th December. The concerts have been announced by beautiful verses written by anonymous Italian author G.D. The verses have been translated into Croatian in 2018 by Ivana Marija Vidović, distinguished Croatian pianist, poetesse and writer. Franjo Krežma was a violin prodigy: he earned his diploma at the Conservatory of Vienna at the age of 13! He died very young, at the age of 19.

When you want to lift your spirits sky high, come to Croatia!
Visit the city where Marin Čilić found his love! Visit and discover Mario Mandžukić's Slavonia and its tremendous food and wine. Visit the National Parks approved by Ivan Rakitic. See a concert in Pula's Arena -€“ approved by the 2CELLOS. Visit the birth town of Luka Modrić (on the photo). Hit the basket on Dražen Petrović'€™s court like Dario Šarić. See one of the most beautiful Croatian buildings in the birth town of Dario Šarić. Visit one of the sunniest coast lines in Euope and find out who is the biggest Croatian musician in Croatia and it's not Maksim Mrvica.

Goran Koncar distinguished Croatian violinist
Goran Končar started his international soloist career in 1982, undertaking guest tours in most European countries, the USA, Japan and Israel. In the period from 1984 to 1994 he was concert master of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Croatian Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic. He also performed in many concerts with eminent orchestras and conductors throughout the world. He is the recipient of the Music Life award in Moscow (1980) for the performance of the Concerto for the Violin and Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich, the first prize at the International Competition in Bratislava (1984) and other top acknowledgments.

Ana Vidovic playing extremely demanding Grande Ouverture Op. 61 by Mauro Giuliani
Ana Vidović, distinguished Croatian guitarist, continues to surprise us with a variaty and quality of her classical guitar interpretations of famous composers. We provide a small collections of videos describing her unprecedented success throughtout the world, ranking her among the best contemporary classical guitar musicians. She was born in the city of Karlovac in Croatia, and completed the study of classical guitar at the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, which she inscribed at the age of 13! We also provide an interesting interview with Ana conducted by Benjamin Verdery.

Ratimir Mocnaj 1935-2018 deserving member of AMCA Quebec and of the CROWN family passed away
Born and educated in Zagreb, Croatia, Ratimir Mocnaj enjoyed a long and successful career as a chemical engineer first in Germany, and then his second home, Canada. He was a deserving member of the AMCA Quebec (AMCA = Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni) in Canada, as well as of the CROWN (Croatian World Network), where he served as a moderator of the Croatian World Calendar web iste, initiated by Nenad Bach. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Ana, children, Mark (Maa), Christine (Sylvain), granddaughter Sophie, his step-granddaughter Elisabeth (Anthony), and many friends and extended family.

Nenad Bach Newsletter: World Peace in One Hour
I'm excited to announce that the crowdfunding campaign launched on Indiegogo for my "World Peace in One Hour Album". There are 2 ways that you can help...either by contributing even a small amount to raise our popularity and give us more visibility on the site or by posting to your Facebook page or other social media account. In the end, the more people hear about us, the more likely we will reach our goal.

Ida Gamulin distinguished Croatian pianist
Known for her personality and profound musicianship, Ida Gamulin has established herself among the leading Croatian pianists. Her extensive repertoire ranged from baroque to contemporary, and she is acclaimed for her appearances with major symphony orchestras, as recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist. Her concert tours have taken her to almost all European countries, in the USA, Asia and South Africa. Apart from her solo career, Ida Gamulin has been full-professor at the Zagreb Music Academy and president of EPTA Croatia since 2004.

Filip Cvitic and his Fabula Shop promoting Croatian cultural heritage
Fabula Shop is a new E-Commerce platform on which the native and foreign customers have access to high-quality gifts with stories that promote Croatian cultural heritage. Fabula Shop gathers people who have an interest in products with Croatian background and products which promote Croatian cultural heritage. Here you will find authentic jewelry, museum tickets, souvenirs, clothes, illustrations, books and services connected with culture of Croatia. Currently the physical products are available for delivery in entire Europe, and the digital ones in the whole world.

Ivana Marija Vidovic, Vesna Miletic and Marko Mandir have concerts in Kostrena and Maribor on 17 & 21 May
Pijanistice Ivana Marija Vidović i Vesna Miletić održat će dva koncerta, u četvrtak 17. svibnja u foyeru Narodne čitaonice u Kostreni sv.Luciji s početkom u 20 sati te u Kazinskoj dvorani Slovenskog Narodnog gledališča u Mariboru u ponedjeljak 21.svibnja, 2018. s početkom u 19.30. Na koncertu u Kostreni izvodit će djela F.Schuberta, F.Liszta, E.Satieja, ali poglavito djela C. Debussyija gdje će uz dvo i četveroručni nastup na klaviru pjesnikinje Vesna Miculinić Prešnjak i Ivana Marija Vidović čitati i odabrane stihove koji su nadahnuli Debussyija u njegovu stvaranju. U Mariboru će Vidović i Miletić nastupiti s hrvatskim opernim pjevačem Markom Mandirom.

Miro Gavran's plays "The Doll" and "Death of an Actor" published in Hindi in Jaipur, India 2018
"The Doll" and "Death of an Actor" - two popular plays written by Miro Gavran were published as two books in hardcover in Hindi in Jaipur, India. Publisher is Bodi Prakash. Both of these were translated into hindi by Saurabh Srivastava. Gavran's plays had performances all around India - from Mumbai to Puni and Hyderabad, Assam and Bangalore in the last 15 years. This is first time that his texts were published as books in India.

Ante Glibota's hommage to Otto Piene and his HÉLIOGABALUS Berlin 18th April – 30th June 2018
THE NIGHTS OF HELIOGABALUS is homage to Otto Piene on what would have been his 90th birthday (1928-2014) . Poems by Fernando Arrabal, text by Ante Glibota (on the photo), lithographs by Otto Piene, and sculptures by Andreas Blank and Stefan Rinck. This artistic dialogue between the visual arts and poetry was conceived by Ante Glibota. Ante Glibota, a close friend of Otto Piene, will attend the opening and give an introduction. Schlachthaus.fresh&fine art will open its new exhibition space at Budapester StrassŸe 10 in Berlin Charlottenburg. Opening: 18th April 2018, duration of the exhibition: 19th April -€“ 30 June 2018.

Ivana Marija Vidovic in Cajizo i Málaga in Spain on March 19th and 20th 2018
An evening of French Romantic music for voice (Simona Mango - mezzo-soprano), flute (Giuseppe Nova) and piano (Ivana Marija Vidovic). Songs by Ravel, Caplet, Delibes, Massenet, Debussy; arias and instrumental pieces from the opera Carmen by Bizet and the famous Carmen Fantasy by Borne. A high level international trio, a wonderful selection of musical jewels, an absolutely stunning concert hall...

Nenad Bach's interviews to Croatian TV in 2017 and 2018 dealing with World Peace in One Hour
Nenad Bach is not only a distinguished Croatian musician, but also indifaguable proponent of world peace. He recently published an introductory article for the prestigious sicnetific journal called Journal of Global Health, published by the Univeristy of Edinbourgh in Scotland. The article deals with his goal of achieveing World Peace in One Hour. Here we present some of his appearances at the Croatian TV, dealing with questions of global peace. The interviews are in Croatian. We also announce the concert in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, King Street Big Band - "World Peace in One Hour", April 14th, 2018, 7:30 PM. With this article, we wish all the readers and their families a happy and blessed Easter.

Ivan Saric of Croatia European Chess Champion for 2018
Croatian chess player Ivan Šarić (27) won the European title for 2018 in Georgia, during the European Chess Championships organized in the city of Batumi. Along with the European title of Zvonko Kožul in 2006, this is the greatest success of Croatian chess. He won the title of Under 18 World Youth Chess Champion in 2008. He holds a notable victory over the world champion Magnus Carlsen, which he achieved at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Norway. On the photo Ivan Šarić with his wife Zrinka Deur, who is also a chess player.

Ivana Marija Vidović gostuje na Siciliji u projektu „La canzone è poesia“
Međunarodno priznata pijanistica i pjesnikinja, Dubrovkinja Ivana Marija Vidović gostovat će u sklopu 40. koncertne sezone - Amici della Musica u Teatru Garibaldi u Mazari del Vallo na Siciliji.Dva koncerta u nizu nazvana "La canzone e poesia" oba iste večeri i to u subotu 24. ožujka s početkom u 18:15 a potom u 20:45. Vidović je pozvana kao posebna gošća ovog projekta. Nastupit će uz Giovannija Mattaliana, eklektičkog talijanskog klarinetistu, saksofonistu, skladatelja i profesora na Konzervatoriju u Palermu.

Kristian Krekovic's portraits exhibited in Sweden upon the initiative of Ljerka Galic
Kristian Kreković (1901-1985), distinguished Croatian painter, spent the years 1948-1952 in Sweden, where he made several portraits of members of the Schmitz family in Malmo. It is known that during that period Kreković made a portrait of the Swedish King Gustav Vth. He also portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in his atelier in Paris in 1931, who often visited him. Upon the intiative of Mrs. Ljerka Galic of the Croatian Foundation Heritage, an exhibition of Kreković's works of art has been organized in Malmo in October 2017.

Help needed with crowd funding a Croatian translation of the book "Health at Every Size"
Can you help? Jasna Roy is trying to rise funds necessary to acquire copy rights, translate to Croatian, and publish a book "Health at Every Size" by Linda Bacon Phd. This book inspired a new, groundbreaking program of the same name, meant for treating non-specific eating disorders, practiced in the Psychiatric hospital Sveti Ivan in Zagreb, Croatia. Every participant of the program, and also every other person struggling with any eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and non-specific disorders) would greatly benefit from having the book available in their mother tongue.

Max Emanuel Cencic distinguished countertenor recipent of the Diapason d'Or prize in France 2018
The French opera magazine Diapason has awarded the newly released CD Germanico in Germania (opera by Nicola Porpora) with their prestigious Diapason d'or in their March issue. The CD honored in this way has been performed by Max Emanuel Cencic (Germanico), Julia Lezhneva (Ersinda), Dilyara Idrisova (Rosmonda), Mary-Ellen Nesi (Arminio), Juan Sancho (Segeste), Hasnaa Bennani (Cecina), with Capella Cracoviensis (orchestra), Jan Tomasz Adamus (conductor). This prestigious award will be resumed in December 2018.

Miro Gavran to be awarded with "Gold Merit Badge of the Republic of Austria" by president Van der Bellen
Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria made a decision to award Miro Gavran with "Gold Merit Badge of the Republic of Austria". It will be awarded on March 20th 2018. He received international "Dr. Alois Mock Europa-Preis" award for affirmation of European values in his literary works in December in Vienna. Prominent publisher from Vienna - "Seifert Verlag" published four of his novels in hardcover. Gavran has had nine theatre premieres in German in Austria and Germany so far and there is one more premiere coming up in Vienna in Septermber 2018.

Nenad Bach's article World Peace in One Hour published by the Journal of Global Health
We, as the species that run the planet Earth, are at a crossroads of either self-destruction or an unimaginably progressive future as the Species of the Universe. Now is the time to make the right decision and focus our knowledge, resources, and talent towards the improvement of our lives on Mother Earth. Culture, Global Health, Education, Art, Science, Infrastructure, Environment, Music, Freedom of Expression, Beauty, and Wisdom will follow where there is no violence. Can you imagine unforeseen benefits?

Marijan Zubanovic 1931-2016 Croatian technical thermodynamics expert in France
Marijan Zubanović, born in 1931 in the village of Virje on Croatian north, completed his studies of mechanical engineering in 1957 at the University of Zagreb. In 1959, not willing to work for military industry of ex-Yugoslavia, he emigrated to France. In 1970, he founded and directed STS enterprise (Systeme Thermodynamique Serivce). He solved the problem of air conditioning for the first French atomic submarine "Le Redoutable", and patented cooling systems for French nuclear power plants.

Franjo Krezma 19th ct Croatian violinist interpreted by Yoko Nishii and Kresimir Marmilic in March 2018
Franjo Krežma entered the Vienna Conservatory as nine-years-old boy, and was the youngest student of this Conservatory ever! He ended his student days at the age of 13. He began the spectacular concert career all over Europe. When he was sixteen, a concert audience in Rome, Prague, Venice, Geneva and Paris already adored him. The critics pointed to the beauty of his sound and a phenomenal interpretation, and one wrote: "Anatomy of the genius is futile work!" In Italy, he was honored to play on Paganini's violin, and at age 17, he became a concertmaster at the Berlin Royal Orchestra (today's Berlin Philharmonic). His compositions are performed by Krešimir Marmilić and Yoko Nishii, who issued a CD.

Stjepan Hauser & Petrit Çeku with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra playing Tango en Skai
Stjepan Hauser of the 2Cellos and Petrit C‡eku performing Tango en Skai by Roland Dyens with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra at the Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Croatia, in October 2017. Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor, arrangement by Hauser and Filip Sljivac, filmed and edited by MedVid production. Ronald Dyens (1955-2016), distinguished French classical guitarist, died prematurely in 2016. Cello and guitar are a superb combination for this beautiful tango composition. Petrit Ceku, young and brilliant guitarist on the photo, educated at the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, is of Albanian origin from Kosovo.

Jelko Yuresha Croatian ballet prodigy at the Royal Ballet in London since 1962
Jelko Yuresha was born in 1937 as Željko Jureša in Croatia's capital Zagreb. In 1958, Jelko Yuresha emigrated to England, later gaining United Kingdom citizenship. Yuresha made his professional debut as a first guest artist with the newly formed Irish Theatre Ballet in Dublin. He joined London Festival Ballet (today English National Ballet) in 1959. In 1959, Yuresha partnered with Belinda Wright at a Royal Command Performance before Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Manchester. Jelko Yuresha and Belinda Wright married in 1961. In 2017, Mr. Jelko Yuresha has donated his valuable ballet collection to his native City of Zagreb.

London piano recital by Stefan Warzycki in aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments 28 Feb 2018
The recital of distinguished pianist Stefan Warzycki is being given in aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments, which was founded in 1991 under the auspices of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (UK) in response to damage and destruction of monuments of culture in Croatia caused by war. It has supported the restoration of churches, cathedrals, museums, libraries and works of art. All of the music in this recital is for the left hand alone, composed by J.S. Bach (Brahms's superb arrangement), F. Bridge, D. Lipatti, M. Moszkowski, L. Godowski, P.Z. Novak). The concert will be held at Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ, on Wed 28 Feb 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Marijan Duzel distinguished Croatian pianist of younger generation
Marijan Đuzel (1990), extraordinarily talented young Croatian pianist, studied with Djordje Stanetti and Dubravka Tomšić, and currently studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with Aleksandar Madžar. He gave recitals at many festivals such as Music at Eelswamp (Thailand), International Keyboard Institute & Festival (New York), Nei Suoni dei Luoghi (Italy), as well as Hvar Summer Festival, Zadar Concert Season, Rab Musical Evenings, Concerts in Euphrasian Basilica, Youth at Lisinski (Croatia) and others.

Senoa House in Zagreb The Museum of August Senoa described by Lady Jadranka Beresford-Peirse
Lady Jadranka Beresford-Peirse, b. Njerš, of Croatian origin, lives in London, and is a founder of The International Trust for Croatian Monuments already in 1991. Since then, she has organized numerous humanitarian and cultural events and undertakings. Here we reproduce her very interesting article published in London by "The Bridge", a journal of Croatian community in England, which deals with The Šenoa House, which is a private museum in the city of Zagreb, directed by Mrs. Jasmina Reis. August Šenoa is significant Croatian writer from the 19th century, one of the trademarks of Croatian literature.

MOHO discontinuity discovered by Andrija Mohorovic described in Japan by Kiyoo Wadati already in 1925

The title of the 1925 article published by Kiyoo Wadati, distinguished Japanese seismologist, is "On Mohorovičić Wave appeared in Tazima-Earthquake", published in the Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan in No. 8, 1925. It is indeed a big surprise to see such an echo of Mohorovičić's pioneering work in seismology. As we can see, his name appears already in the title of the article. The MOHO discontinuity, the notion now in current use throughout the world, has been discovered in Zagreb by this great scientist in 1909.

2CELLOS in the Philippines
2CELLOS have been exceptionally warmly received in the Philippines, where they performed some of their greatest hits from classical and rock music. They also took part in promoting the Philippine quisine and tourism. 2CELLOS are classically trained Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who have garnered millions of views on YouTube for their sensational renditions of some of the music world's greatest and most well-known pop and rock hits.

Denis Vignot author of the novel Le Choix / The Choice dealing with Croatia published in France
Denis Vignot from France wrote a deeply moving historical novel entitled Le Choix (The Choice), dealing with Croatia in the early 1990s during the Yugoslav and Serbian agression on Croatia. It is based on personal experiances in Croatia, dealing with love, with the country in trouble, with honor. This extraordinary book, published in France in 20016, containing more than 750 pages. One of the main protagonists in the book is Anton Domovina, former memeber of the French Legion, which the readers will easily recognize (Domovina = Homeland, in Croatian). The author, Denis Vignot, deserves our deep gratitude for having written this monumental literary testimony.

Mihael Feric founded Tambura Museum in Brod na Savi Croatia unique in the world
Mihael Ferić, distinguished Croatian expert for tamburitza music, founded the Tambura Museum in the town of Brod na Savi in 2012, which is unique in the world. It contains a fascinating collection of tamburitza instruments of amazing versatility, since the mid 19th century until today, as well as a rich collection of various manuals and books. The most valuable book has been written by Mr. Ferić himself, entitled "Croatian Tambura Breviary", written in Croatian. In this article we provide a some of the most interesting photos from the Tambura Museum, inviting You to visit Croatia in order to see this unique exhibition.

Heritage and History Tour of Croatia and its Islands September 14-30, 2018
We invite you to join noted genealogist, Robert Jerin, for this custom designed exploration of beautiful Croatia. We'€™ll have a chance to meet with local villagers as well as professionals working in the field of genealogy. Also encountering artisans and experts dedicated to studying the rich history, culture and heritage of Croatia. Not only will we walk the paths of our ancestors and notable figures in history but we will visit several places featured in major American motion pictures.

Miro Gavran's novel "Kafka's Friend" published in Bulgarian in 2017
Miro Gavran is the greatest contemporary Croatian writer, whose plays and novels have been translated into fourty languages worldwide. His novel "Kafka's friend" has been released in Sofia, Bulgaria, by respected publishing house "Paradox". The translation into Bulgarian was done by Valentina Sedevčeva. This novel has so far been translated from its original Croatian, into Dutch, Czech, Slovakian, English and Albanian, as well as partially, into French and Esperanto. It tells a powerful and emotional story of two writers and friends, Franz Kafka and Max Brod, and the women that determined their destiny.

Kresimir Krnjevic distinguished Croatian neuroscientist celebrates 90 years in 2017
Eugene Garland of ISI and Current Contents named Dr. Krešimir Krnjević as one of the 1,000 most cited contemporary scientists and named three of his papers "citation classics." He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 1975., as well as Honorary Member of the Croatian Pharmacological Association (1983), Honorary President and Member of the Advisory Board of the Croatian Institute of Brain Research (since 1991), Corresponding Member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences (1992) , etc. He was also president of the International Croatian Initiative (1992-1998). We provided an article written by Professor Ante Padjen, of the McGill University, Canada, which has been published in 2017 by Gaudeamus, the journal of AMCA Toronto.

Croatian tamburitza orchestral play widespread throughout the world
Croatian tamburitza tradition goes back to the mid 19th century, when orchestral tamburiza play has been introduced in the city of Osijek on the NW of Croatia. It soon became quite widespread, not only in Croatia, but in many other countries throughout the world. Tamburitza play is an essential part of Croatian music culture, recognizable throughout the globe, especially in the USA, Argentina, Chile and Australia. In Croatia, there even used to be tamburitza orchestras for blind children. Orchestras for girls and women bear witness of an early emancipation of Croatian women already in the early 1900s. On the photo see Ann Elias from the Croatian Tamburitza Orchestra in the USA between the two World wars.

Ivica Percl's song Stari Pjer - Old Pierre - interpreted by Greek singer Nana Mouskouri in German and French
Ivica Percl (1945-2007) was Croatian singer, composer and painter, who accompanied his singing with his guitar and harp. His best known song is Stari Pjer, composed by Đorđe Novković. It is very little known that this song was beautifully interpreted by a famous Greek singer Nana Mouskouri, in French and in German. In this article we collect some of their interpretations of the song, as well as by a few other singers. As a musician, he took part in defense of Croatia with his guitar on warious Croatian battlefields, since 1991. He was a very modest and unassuming person.

Mladen Ibler 1937-2017 distinguished Croatian medical scientist and diplomat
Dr. Mladen Ibler, born in Zagreb, besides his native Croatian, spoke English, Danish, German and Russian. He organized Croatian workshops at the International Peace and Understanding Conference in Copenhagen (1989) and Vienna (1991) and lectured at the same conference in Copenhagen (1994). As the president of the Croatian Cultural Association in Denmark, he worked on the international recognition of Croatia and the establishment of political and diplomatic relations between those two countries. He was Honorary Consul of Croatia to Denmark 1994, as well as ambassador to Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland domiciled in Stockholm in 1996. From 1999 till 2005 he was ambassador of Croatia to Australia and New Zealand, with residency in Canberra.

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