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Marija Miletic Dail, Croatian artist in the USA, and her animation cottage
Marija Miletić Dail is director, producer, animator and filmmaker, working in the USA, born in Croatia. She won the Best of Animation Award in 1974 at the International Film Festival in Switzerland for the film "Why Not?", the Presidential Award in 1992 for the environmental film "Think Earth", and lectured on animation at UCLA, LACC, and Cal Arts.

Kronika povratka Zvonka Busica u Hrvatsku
Nakon 32 godine provedene u američkim kazamatima Zvonko Bušić vratio se u domovinu Hrvatsku. Dne 24. srpnja 2008. godine sletio je u zagrebačku zračnu liku, gdje ga je uz suprugu Julienne dočekao i velik broj rodbine, prijatelja i poštovatelja iz javnog i političkog života Hrvatske. Bušić je kao zatvorenik s najdužim stažom deportiran iz Terre Hautea, gdje je bio jedini nemuslimanski zatvorenik.

Croatian one minute film festival in Pozega May 29-30 2009
The festival jury in Požega has received 454 films from 43 countries worldwide. Sixty films were chosen for the official programme, to be shown on May 29-30 2009. This is already 17th annual festival with a high international reputation.

Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic overall winner of the World Cup Finn Class 2009
Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) is the overall winner in the Finn class at the 41st Semaine Olympique Française in Hyeres Friday. This was his first Grade 1 win in the class. Another Croatian Marin Mišura won the fifth place at the same competition. Croatia and GB are the only countries with two representatives among 10 most successful competitors.

Ivo Macela distinguished Croatian medical scientist in Prague and Bratislava
Dr. Ivo Maćela 1891-1952, born in Trpanj on Pelješac peninsula, was professor at the Charles University in Prague and at the Comenium University in Bratislava. In 1945 he founded the Medical Faculty in Plzen in Czech Republic. In 1947 he was nominated unanimously candidate for the Nobel Prize by the Council of Professors at the Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, for his research and important achievements in endocrinology.

Branko Istvancic's film depicting Croatians wins Italian award
Branko Ištvančić, distinguished Croatian screenwriter, film and TV director, provided very interesting inserts of his films depicting various aspects of life and spirit of the Croatians: Wellman, The Stone Picker, The Cormorant Scarecrow, The Ghost in the Swamp, Saying Goodbye, From Grain to Painting, etc.

U2 legends of rock'n'roll are coming to Zagreb on August 9th and 10th 2009
The Zagreb concerts of U2 are scheduled for August 9th and 10th. The 10th of August concert was sold out in just a few hours, so organisers and the band arranged an additional concert, for which you may still buy your tickets. The concerts are to be held at Maksimir Stadium. In 1995 Bono recited a verse written in 1628 by Croatian poet Ivan Gundulić:  O lijepa, o draga, o slatka slobodo... (O beautiful, o beloved, o sweet liberty...).

Jack Baric: SEARCHING FOR A STORM screenings in USA, Canada and Australia
  In North America the film SEARCHING FOR A STORM by Jack Barić will be shown in San Pedro, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Montreal, and New York. In Australia it will be screened in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, and Geelong.

Mladen V. Wickerhauser Croatian American mathematician
Mladen V. Wickerhauser is Croatian American mathematician working at Washington University St. Louis, Missouri. His field of professional interestes is in the wavelet analysis and signal processing. In March 2009 he visited his native Zagreb and delivered a lecture at the Department of Mathematics, PMF, University of Zagreb. Dr. Željko Hanjš, University of Zagreb, made a very interesting interview with him.

Sofia Mulanovich Peruvian surfer of Croatian descent inducted in Olympic Museum
Sofía Mulánovich Aljovín is a Peruvian surfer of Croatian descent. She is the first Peruvian surfer ever to win an Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event. In 2007 she was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame, and in 2009 into the Olympic Museum in Laussane in Switzerland.

Miro Gavran's plays in Slovakia, Germany, Poland, and Croatia
Miro Gavran's plays tour throughout Europe in full intensity: on March 17 2009 in Spišska Nova Ves in Slovakia, on March 23 in Augsburg in Germany, on May 10 in Rado in Poland, on 16 May in Ilok in Croatia, and May 22 again in Spišska Nova Ves in Slovakia.

FOR | FROM CROATIA WITH LOVE Croatian Jazz Gala at the Lincoln Center
 The AIC Foundation is launching a concert series "For | From Croatia With Love" which promotes Croatian culture, art and heritage in the United States. Its first concert will be a Jazz Gala at the Lincoln Center featuring Jazz musicians from Croatia and the United States.

Matko Jelavić releases his latest album Prvoj Ruži Hrvatske
Matko Jelavić (left) has released a new album of original music entitled "Prvoj Ruži Hrvatske" (First Rose of Croatia) containing twelve original songs. He has been performing and composing music since he first won at the Split Music Festival in 1988 with his original song "Majko Stara" (Old Mother).

The Vukovar Hospital 1991, important monograph about its tragedy
The English edition of the monograph The Vukovar Hospital 1991 has been published in 2008 by the Vukovar Hospital and "Society of the Croatian doctors and volunteers in 1990-1991". Its Organizer council consists of Dr.  Vesna Bosanac, Dr. Juraj Njavro, and Dr. Štefan Biro. Especially important is an article by professor Andrija Hebrang, entitled: Silence of the International humanitarian organizations about the tragedy of the Vukovar Hospital.

Uskrsnuo za nas. Sretan Uskrs Happy Easter Happy Passover
The celebration of Easter commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection from the dead, the cornerstone of the Christian faith. The traditional Croatian Easter custom is painting Easter eggs and exchanging them as gifts. The big one created in naive style, see inside, now traveling the world as a part of the exhibition. Ever heard of Hlebine?

Museum of Frogs in Lokve, Croatia
In the village of Lokve in the region of Gorski Kotar in Croatia there is a unique museum devoted to frogs, called Muzej žaba - Museum of Frogs. Regular competitions are organized in frog jumping, which are very popular, among children as well as among grown-ups. Competitors with their frogs arrive from all over Croatia.

Museum of Broken Relationships visited San Francisco in February 2009
  A museum dedicated to broken hearts has been founded in Croatia. Authors of the concept Olinka Vištica and Drazen Grubišić decided to set up the museum after consoling friends over their failed romances. The Museum of Broken Relationships is an art concept which proceeds from the assumption that objects possess integrated fields - "holograms" of memories and emotions.

Djuro Janekovic photographing Croatia's captial Zagreb in 1930s
Đuro Janeković and his newly discovered photos of Zagreb from 1930s reveal the capital of Croatia in new light and atmosphere. He exhibited his photos in Vienna, München, Buenos Aires, London, Oslo, Stockholm,  Amsterdam, Debrecin, Prag, Varšava, and in Zagreb. An exhbition of his photos is organized at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb until March 12 2009.

Journal of Croatian Studies - Volume XXIV - 1983

The 1983 issue of the Journal of Croatian Studies was fully devoted to the most famous Croatian sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962). The volume features three texts by the sculptor as well as articles by Ante Kadic, Bogdan Raditsa, Christopher Spalatin, Ivan’s son Matthew Mestrovic, Karlo Mirth, among others. The volume has 216 pages including 36 plates.

Bratislav Lucin leading expert for Croatian Renaissance classic Marko Marulic
 Bratislav Lučin, distinguished Croatian scholar and director of Marulianum institute in the city of Split, has recently published two important books dealing with a famous Croatian Renaissance writer Marko Marulić 1450-1524. Marulić's books were read by St Francis Xavier, Cervantes, Thomas More, King Henry VIII, etc. Marko Marulić is the author of the notion of PSYCHOLOGY.

Adriana Smajic from Argentina for Radio Split

Adriana Smajic contributes from Argentina to the program Nedeljni Akvarel. The program is emitted every Sunday noon from Radio Split. Adriana’s contributions deal mainly with the life of Croatians in Argentina

Goran Karan Tours the United States and Canada April-May 2009
  Croatia's platinum and diamond recording artist Goran Karan and his six -piece band "Vagabundo" will be performing in select cities in the United States and Canada. He promises an unforgettable concert featuring his most popular songs and some traditional Dalmatian songs as well as other hits. 

Croatia in NATO on April 3, 2009. NFCA newsletter.
Republic of Croatia is scheduled to formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) together with Albania at a summit marking the bloc's 60th anniversary during April 3-4. 2009. The NFCA is pleased to have contributed over the years to this great accomplishment for the Old Homeland. May Croatia long enjoy the peace and prosperity that is a by-product of NATO membership.

Studia Croatica 1986 #102

In this 102 (1986) issue of Studia Croatica, the main articles are one by Mate Mestrovic about the possibility of Democracy in the then Yugoslavia. Ante Kadic wrote about Marko Marulic, while Maja Lukac-Stier presents the main Croatian community contributions to Argentina. In turn, Ivo Boric wrote about the Croatian immigrants to Bolivia. This issue has 96 pages, in Spanish.

Mario Preskar's 15th win in heavy weight professional boxing on March 28, 2009
Mario Preskar has 15 wins, 2 draws and is undefeated In his short career as a heavyweight professional boxer. His last victory was against Georgian boxer Zurab Naniashvili in the Ukrainian city of Čerkasi.

Jerry Blaskovich - Anatomy of Deceit

Jerry Blaskovich is a US physician of Croatian origin. During the 1991-1995 war in Croatia, nobody had to tell Dr Blaskovich where to go, what to do, whom to help, and what to write. Although living in California, Jerry knew what his homeland needed, what tasks suited his abilities, what pressure his family was able to go through, and what his health and strength allowed him to do.

Sime Strikoman millenium photos of Croatia
Šime Strikoman is the author of a series of unusual photos representing various aspects of Croatia. For example The Kutjevo Wine Cellars celebrate 777 years of existence, so he made a millenium photo. Equaly interesting are his photos related to the island of Pag, towns of Šibenik, Zadar, Biograd, Split, etc.

Earth Hour on Saturday March 28th 2009 8:30 pm local time
On March 28, at 8:30 pm local time, one billion people will go dark for Earth Hour. World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, and governments around the world to turn off their lights to make a global statement and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions. Mole se ljudi širom svijeta da 28. ožujka 2009. u 20.30 sati ugase svjetla i ujedine se u stvaranju bolje budućnosti

Stana Katic Croatian Movie Star in Canada
Stana Katić (b. 1980) is a Canadian film and television actress active in the United States. Stana Katic was born to Croatian parents. In addition to English, she speaks Italian, French, and Croatian. She has an alto mezzo-soprano singing voice.

Studia Croatica 1986 #101
Radovan Latkovic, then editor of Studia Croatica, analysed in 1986 the future of Yugoslavia from an historic perspective. In the 1986 issue, other articles deal with literature, with Pope Sixtus V, of Croatian origin, with brothers Mirko and Stevo Seljan, Croatians explorers in Africa and South America. And much more, 96 pages, in Spanish.

Miro Gavran's 200th staging and new premier in Poland March 27 2009
Croatian playwright Miro Gavran has been a frequent guest in Poland lately, where his plays saw ten theater premiers, and where he had two books of dramas and comedies published. Within the World Theater Day (March 27), the famous Teatr Ludowy in Krakow will stage the 200th performance of this comedy "My Wife's Husband", translated by Anna Tuszynska.

Journal of Croatian Studies - Volume I - 1960
On its first issue, the Journal, which is approaching its 50th anniversary, presented itself with the text "To Our Readers". There, the editors state that the Croatian Academy of America, established in 1953, had planned to publish a learned journal of Croatian cultural, historical, political and economic developments.

Brian Gallagher interviewed Croatian American filmmaker Jack Baric
Exclusive interview with American Croatian filmmaker Jack Baric, the director of the new film, 'Searching for a Storm', published by Croatian Herald (Australia) 13 March 2009. New documentary about 'Operation Storm' which liberated the occupied parts of Croatia in 1995, and saved the city of Bihać in BiH from tragedy. Interviewer: Brian Gallagher, London; Jack Baric on the photo.

CROWN BUSINESS: VRELO juices of health, love and beauty, Osijek Croatia
PRIRODNO VRELO (Natural Source) is a company from the city of Osijek offering juices which are 100% natural, made with cold pressure of fresh fruit and vegetables without concentration, sweetening and addition of water, preservatives, colors and flavour. The company would like to find distributors for these products in Europe, USA, Asia,...

Davor Dijanovic: Da je Hrvatska pokazala malo više samopoštovanja
Da Hrvatska politička klasa nije slijepo jurila u EU, bespogovorno izvršavala svaki diktat iz Bruxellesa i da je pokazala malo više samopoštovanja i dala do znanja da Hrvatska nije ničija prčija niti kolonija, nema sumnje da bi se stvarili odvijale mnoge povoljnije po RH, ne bi bili ni koraka dalje od EU, dapače.

Croatian World Games - Zadar 2010. Interview with Franjo Pavic.

The second Croatian World Games, also known as Crolympia will be held in Zadar in July, 2010, and organized by the Croatian World Congress, the main association of expatriate Croatians in the world. Interview with Mr. Franjo Pavic, head of the organisation committee for Germany and coordinator for Europe

Josip Mikulec tireless world hiker hundred years ago
 Very brave Croatian adventurer Josip Mikulec set out to circumnavigate the globe on foot in the span of five years.  With the start of this journey in Croatia's capital Zagreb he became a perpetual wanderer.  Mostly hiking, he traveled the world some 28 years and achieved a degree of fame for having collected more than 30,000 autographs of world-famous people. 

Zadar Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea under the snow in February 2009
By the end of February 2009 the city of Zadar was completely covered with snow. We provide an interesting presentation by Darko Tomičić, submitted by Ivana Marija Vidović. On the photo is a palm in Zadar covered with snow, as well as The Monument to the Sun behind it, both just by the seashore.

Louis Cukela recipient of USA Navy and Army Medals of Honor during WWI
Louis Cukela (Vjekoslav Lujo Čukela, 1888-1956), was awarded both the Navy and Army Medals of Honor for extraordinary heroism in France 1918 during World War I. He was the only living man to hold two such decorations for extreme bravery in a single war. Čukela was born in Split in Croatia, and emigrated to the USA in 1913.

LADO National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia celebrates 60th anniversary in 2009
 In celebration of the ensemble's 60th anniversary, many events, concerts and other commemorative activities have been organized for this special year. The ensemble will be marking this anniversary year with an impressive tour of the US and Canada which will take place in October and November. Also planned is the promotion of a documentary DVD entitled '60 Years of LADO' and the issuing of a LADO postage stamp.

Kristian Krekovic portrayed Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Mother, King Gustav V, etc.
Kristian Kreković (1901-1985), distinguished Croatian painter born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, since the end of 2008 has a web site dedicated to his life and work. It was launched by the Associtiation of Friends of the Krekovic Museum in Palma de Mallorca in Spain. Among his numerous portraits, we can find those of Mahatma Gandhi, Queen Mother, King Gustav V, and many others.

Lady Jadranka Njers Beresford Peirse promotor of Croatian culture in GB
Lady Jadranka Njerš Beresford Peirse of London is a fascinating personality and a great Croatian patriot, whose efforts  have been engaged in raising funds both for the restoration of the damaged monuments that form such an important part of Croatian heritage and in finding ways to promote Croatian culture in Great Britain. She is recipient of the 1999 INA Award for international promotion of Croatian culture.

Ante Sardelic distinguished Croatian sculptor, painter and printmaker in Canada
Ante Sardelić Kraljević, sculptor, painter, and printmaker was born in the town of Blato on the island of Korčula in Croatia. The last ten years he worked on the project The Eternal Homeland. This exhibition is now traveling through many major cities throughout the world.

Luka Sulic Croatian cellist wins the first prize in Warszaw, Poland 2009
Croatian cellist Luka Šulić (1987) is the First Prize winner of the Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition held in February 2009 in Warsaw. This very prestigious biannual competition, whose Honorary President during his lifetime was legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, attracted some forty cellists from all over the world.  Luka also won special prize for the best performance of Lutoslawski's Sacher Variations.

Vladimir Kristl filmmaker and artist from Croatia
Vladimir "Vlado" Kristl (24 January 1923 – 7 July 2004) was a filmmaker and artist from Zagreb, Croatia, best known for his celebrated animations and short films. Kristl first came to international prominence for his formally challenging and rigous animations, particularly Don Kihot. The film is a "graphical and abstract masterpiece which went beyond all existing conventions"

Prof. dr. Srećko Gajović utilizes glowing mice to study stroke
A group of scientists at the Croatian Brain Research Institute in cooperation with the Laval University in Canada started a research on post-stroke events in the brain using unique models. Project was started by the group of prof. dr. Srećko Gajović, Head of the Section for Neurogenetics, Cytogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb.

Pliva In Memoriam ili Kuda "pliva" naš Hrvatski brod?
Povijest Plive započinje otvaranjem vrata dioničarskog društva i tvornice "Kaštel" u Karlovcu 1921.g. Prvi je predsjednik odbora prof. dr. Gustav Janaček. Ovaj tekst je geneza jedne Hrvatske priče,  da se  ne bi ponovila. Kuda "pliva" naš Hrvatski brod. Možemo li bolje? Odgovor znamo, ali tko ima petlje odraditi to s integritetom,  poštenjem i znanjem? Ima nas samo se tek povezujemo.

Croatian Woman celebrating 80 years of existence in Chicago 2009
"Croatian Woman" was founded in 1921, in Zagreb, with a simple mission: Help Croatians who are in need and less fortunate. Already in 1929  its first branch would open in Chicago. It was the original idea of Agata Durak and her daughter Vilma Strunjak to start a woman's organization in Chicago's Croatian community.

Support Ann Marie Boskovich For The Next American Idol
 Support Croatian talent. Vote for Ann Marie tonight! We begin an exciting week as Ann Marie was picked to sing in the first group set to perform on Tuesday, February 17th. 2009. If you have the privilege of knowing Ann Marie, you were a fan long before her involvement with American Idol simply because she is just one of those special people with an amazing heart. This is a grass root support.

Croatians in Romania celebrate 500 years of their roots
Croatian community in Romania is not large, but is stable with well-preserved traditions and language. It is estimated that the number of Croats in Romania number around 14,000, but likely the number is higher. They are a part of one of the oldest communities in the Croatian diaspora. They have lived there over 500 years.

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