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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 variety and quality of her classical guitar interpretations of famous composers. We provide a small collection 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.

Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017 the truth about Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
On the photo Slobodan Praljak 1945-2017, portrayed by Ante Gotovina. Slobodan Praljak is holder of three academic titles - in Electrical Engineering, in Humanities (Sociology and Philosophy) and from Theatre and Film Academy, all of them from the University of Zagreb. On Carla del Ponte: "If I, by any chance, Slobodan Praljak, had written or said such qualification [see in the article], no matter when, in any form whatsoever, in relation to any nation or group during the war in the territories of the former Yugoslavia, I would have been sentenced to 5 years of prison for it only."

Croatian Coat of Arms from 15th to 19th centuries
We provide a selection from a wide variety of Croatian Coat of Arms appearing during the time span of four centuries - from the 15th to 19th centuries. They appear not only in Croatia, but also thrhought Europe and in both Americas. On the photo is Croatian Coat of Arms appearing in Innsbruck, Austria, dating from dating from 1495/96. We provide just a selection of an immense number of interesting artefacts. Many consider the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Croatia to be mong the most beutiful in the world.

Miro Gavran the greatest contemporary Croatian writer received ''Dr. Alois Mock Europapreis 2017'' award
The greatest contemporary Croatian writer Miro Gavran is the winner of this year's prestigious international 'Dr Alois MockEuropapreis 2017' award. As soon as it arrived, the announcement of this year's selection was signed by Michael Spindelleger, the president of the 'Dr Alois Mock' Foundation and former Austrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Foundation. The plays of Miro Gavran have been translated into as many as 40 languages worldwide. Congratulations to Mr. Gavran!

Nikola Horvat Pacific Crest Trail: Tesla - Year of the Beginning
Nikola Horvat, nicknamed Tesla, in 2016 he successfully completed an extremely demanding journey on Pacific Crest Trail. Experience from his journey was vast and turbulent. Besides his personal story he has a lots of interesting information about Pacific Crest Trail, people and places somehow connected to this beautiful trail. His surname - Horvat - means simply the Croat. Nikola Horvat is a continutation of a long tradition of amazing Croatian adventurers in the USA and elsewhere in the world, like Joseph Joe Mikulec or Nikola Primorac.

Brenda Brkusic elected to LA Area Governor on the Board of Governors of the Television Academy

Brenda Brkusic (left) has been elected by members of the Television Academy to be the next LA Area Governor on the Board of Governors of the Television Academy. Brenda Brkusic is a 7-time Emmy Award-winner with over 15 years of experience in news, programming and production. She has been recognized on the Congressional Record of the US House of Representatives and at the International Leader's Summit of the European Union for her work promoting human rights through film. She has won 3 CINE Golden Eagle Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and 2 Golden Mike Awards.

Maksim Mrvica in New York City November 27, 2017
For almost two decades, Croatian born pianist Maksim Mrvica (left), is the biggest selling crossover pianist in the world. His albums are sold in 57 countries, reaching gold and platinum sales! Join us for a VIP "Meet & Greet" with Maksim Mrvica on November 27 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. You will have an exclusive privilege to listen to the new tunes from Maksim's upcoming album, which is scheduled to be released by the end of the year. Event space is limited so, and all tickets will be sent based on "first come, first served" policy.

Thana Alexa to perform at concert honoring Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial on November 12, 2017
Croatian-American, Thana Alexa (left) will be performing a special concert celebrating Ella Fitzgerald'€™s centennial at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on November 12, 2017. The program features milestone standards that inspired the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and highlight her journey from debut performance at the Apollo Theater'€™s Amateur Night to her groundbreaking career as one of the most celebrated jazz artists of the 20th Century.

Miro Gavran will have premieres in India, Russia and Germany in October 2017
Croatian writer Miro Gavran will have three premieres across the globe in October 2017. Ensemble Theater from Augsburg, Germany, will have premire of comedy "The Doll" on October 28th. On the same day theatre "M-ART" from Moscow, Russia, will have premiere of Gavran's play "My Wife's Husband". WeMove theatre from Bangalore, India, will have premiere of Miro Gavran's comedy "All About Women" in Kannada langauge. Miro Gavran so far had more than 300 premieres all around the world which were seen by more than 3 million viewers. His plays were translated into 40 languages!

Mara Vitols-Hrgetic program director of the MEETING G2-3 project in Zagreb 6-8 Nov 2017
The MEETING G2.3 Conference will be organized in two parts: 6-7th November in Zagreb, and on the 8th November in the city of Osijek. The Keynote Speaker on the 7th Nov will be The Honourable Zed Šešelja, Senator for The Australian Capital Territory. Former women's top ranked world tennis player and French Open Champion, Iva Majoli and Croatian coaching legend, Miroslav Ćiro Blažević, will be sharing their knowledge. The participants will visit the city of Osijek on 8th November, in particular, the Osijek Software City. On the photo Mara Vitols-Hrgetić, program director of the Meeting.

Vjeko Martinko director of Hotel Villa Astra in Lovran celebrating his 70th birthday in October 2017
Vjeko Martinko, director of the Hotel Villa Astra in the town of Lovran, Croatia, celebrated his 70th birthday with his friends and colleagues, including his schoolteacher Ana Ujević. As always, Vjeko is full of energy, fresh ideas and challenges for the future. The celebration was held in a peaceful and very pleasant environment of the hotel and the surrounding beautiful park, filling us with a special energy and enthusiasm. Hotel Villa Astra is one of the trademarks of Croatian private entrepreneurship, offering its guests a unique place for creative rest in a friendly atmosphere, where one feels like at home.

Ivana Marija Vidovic i Vesna Miletic s koncertom na Rijeci 27. i 30. studenog 2017.
U ponedjeljak 27. studenog 2017. u Narodnoj knjižnici u Kostreni sv. Luciji te u četvrtak 30. studenog u dvorani Hrvatske čitaonice Trsat održat će koncert Klavirski duo Fantazija kojeg čine dubrovačka pijanistica i pjesnikinja Ivana Marija Vidović te pijanistica Vesna Miletić. U Kostreni će im se pridružit i pjesnikinja Vesna Miculinić Prešnjak s Rijeke, a za izbor i recitaciju stihova odgovorne su pjesnikinje Vidović i Miculinić Prešnjak. Na Trsatu će kao gost koncerta klavirskog dua nastupit i zbor Hrvatske čitaonice Trsat pod ravnjanjem maestra Vinka Badjuka.

Public call for an open statement of interest Small and Medium Business Entrepreneurs

The Croatian Ministry of Tourism has issued a public call for an open statement to identify the interests and needs of small and medium - sized enterprises to invest in projects raising quality and additional offers of accommodation facilities from "Hotels", who could be co-financed with EU Structural Funds. Interested parties have until October 18th, 2017 to contact the Ministry of Tourism. Read more in Croatian.

Astrid Kuljanic @ Carnegie Hall October 24th, 2017 at 8 PM
Astrid will be making her debut at this esteemed concert venue with a performance of "Astrid Kuljanic Transatlantic Exploration Company: Riva". Astrid: I am beyond excited that I can invite you to the album release concert at Carnegie Hall on October 24th! The whole band will be there: Ben Rosenblum on accordion, Mat Muntz on bass and Rogerio Boccato on percussion, including special guests: Hrvatska Ruza folklor, Rosa, Asaran Earth Trio, Elijah Shiffer – saxophone, Ben Sutin – violin.

Dubrovnik Restaurant 4th Annual Farm to Table Celebration
Dubrovnik Restaurant will be hosting its 4th annual Farm to Table celebration on Thursday September 28th, starting from 6:30 p.m. and going to 11:00 p.m. The celebration will feature food and wine from local farmers. Music will be provided by Klapa Astoria. A complimentary Croatian gift is included and there will be raffle prizes. Admission is $50 per person.

LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia at The Peforming Arts Center NY, Oct 3, 8pm
LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia founded in 1949 in Zagreb as a professional national ensemble, with the aim of researching, artistically interpreting and presenting on stage the most beautiful examples of the rich cultural traditions of Croatia. The ensemble's 39 brilliant dancers, who are also excellent singers, can easily transform this folk dance ensemble into an impressive folk choir, while its 14 superb musicians play some fifty different traditional and classical instruments. LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia at The Peforming Arts Center Tuesday, October 3, 8pm.

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