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Sretan Uskrs - Happy Easter - Veliki Tjedan - Procesija na Hvaru

Linguistically It all started with the word cult (=service to God) and culture (=creation, preserving manhood's spiritual and material creation). Commonly In ancient civilizations - both were created with service to God and around the actual service, although as history progressed circumstances continued in a more emphasized way, occasionally in a closer interaction, then separating, eventually distancing from one another. In pascal singing in Vrbanj on the island of Hvar - throughout the whole island and along our coastline - a specific service to God and spiritual culture has developed since the Middle Ages.


Croatia wins water polo gold in Melbourne 2007

Croatia made their first water polo medal in FINA world championship history a golden one, pulling off an upset overtime defeat of Hungary on a dramatic final day of the tournament in Melbourne today. Not an April Fools' Day joke.

CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, March 30th, 2007

Finally we are giving goals in the last minutes rather then receiving them. This is a quantum leap for Croatian psyche. Croatia in the finals of the Waterpolo World Championships in Melbourne. My music in two movies playing in New York. The medal designer creates this system gradually as a symbolic sublimation of history. Damir Matausic.


Croatia dunks Serbia 10-7 in world water polo rowdy semi-final in Melbourne 2007

Miho Boskovic scored three goals Teo Dogas had two as Croatia dominated the Serbs, leading by as much as 8-3 heading into the final quarter. "We don't have a weak position in our team - we have strong defenders, strong shooters, strong center forwards, strong goalkeepers," said Croatia coach Radko Rudic.

Memory Institutions in the Digital Age: Current Models of Collaboration in Croatia

A  symposium Planning for Growth: The Impact of Digital Information on Libraries organized by Marta Mestrovic Deyrup delivered some interesting presentations. One of them was by Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic from Croatia @ Seton Hall University

Damir Matausic, sculptor and medal designer


The medal designer creates this system gradually as a symbolic sublimation of history. The central circle of values - the national culture - has been analitically articulated by Matausic. I would say: An incredible artist.


In Debt we Trust is the latest film from Danny Schechter, playing in New York April 4-5

While many Americans may be "maxing out" on credit cards, there is a deeper story: all economic power around the world is shifting into fewer hands. This will lead to an unavoidable consumer debt meltdown. This predicts Schechter, The Emmy-winning former ABC News and CNN producer, will have frightening consequences for us all.

Award Winning Film Random Lunacy playing in New York on April 1st 2007

Videos From The Road Less Traveled, is a close-up look at a family's odyssey of survival, adventure, and desire.  The hour long documentary unspools on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at the New York Underground Film Festival, New York, N.Y., at 8:45 PM. What is genuine value in a culture jaded by its own affluence?

Croatia Beats Russia 13-3
  The Croatian water polo team beat Russia 13-3 and achieved their primary aim, entry into the semi finals of the world championship.

U.S. could take a lesson from Irish and Croatians
So many prospective good Americans from various countries, who want to follow the rules, have been discouraged by our bizarre immigration policy: reject the honest people, and allow the rule-breakers to sneak in.

Europe 2007: Zagreb the Continent's new star
 Now, in person, the capital of an at-last independent Croatia shows off its colors and vibrancy. Maybe it always was thus, but it never came to mind as one of the must-see cities on the Continent.

Unity through Knowledge Fund: first Calls for Proposals open

Unity through Knowledge Fund has recently launched its first program and announced the Calls for Proposals for financing joint research projects of Croatian expatriate scientists and experts with their Croatian colleagues. Read more...


Croatia Edges Australia in Thriller
Miho Boskovic scored four times in a power-packed performance to give Croatia the victory against Australia. Figlioli inspired a third-quarter comeback, scoring four consecutive goals, before Croatia showed its class at Melbourne Aquatic Centre.

Detroit Tamburitza Orchestra Concert, Saturday April 21, 2007

Euro 2008: Croatia 2 - Macedonia 1
Darijo Srna, right, scored from a superb free kick and then set up Eduardo da Silva who scored the winning goal in Croatia's match against Macedonia.

Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowships - Deadline April 1st

Fellows receive an annual stipend of $20,000. Course tuition, materials, and health insurance are provided at no cost to the Fellow. Plus round-trip transportation from country of origin.

Zoran Orlic Announcing the US Book Launch for "The Frames: "Behind The Glass"

George Washington University: Slavic Cultural Festival March 31, 2007

Uniiversity of Connecticut. Croatia: The Yugoslav Past and the European Future

Josip Novakovich will be participating in a memoir symposium at Trinity College

Domagoj Ivanovic, violinist - violin teacher

Mr. Ivanovic appeared as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra and with the Miami Symphony orchestra. Described as a player with "clear technique and great sensitivity" by El Nuevo Herald, he has performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Hungary, Canada, and the United States.

A rich program of Pasionska baština for 2007
Udruga Pasionska baština, Zagreb, nudi nam za godinu 2007 iznimno bogat glazbeni i književni program, od 24. ožujka - 4. travnja 2007. Pozivljemo Vas da upoznate književno bogatstvo hrvatske pisane i predajne riječi, liturgijsko bogatstvo mediteranskog bazena, trajno umivanog, osobito na Hrvatskom Jugu, hrvatskim jezikom u službi Božjoj (glagoljicom), te na slojevitost kulturnog i liturgijskog blaga srednjoeuropskog prostora Hrvatskog Sjevera...

Canon National Parks Science Scholarship will award eight US$80,000 scholarships

Prof. Dr. Nikola Buble

He is an author of ninety (90) professional and scholarly papers and twenty six (26) recording editions. In his scholarly papers he 'plunges into interpersonal relations, social environment and cultural circumstances, and in that way he sets the whole music culture into an enlarged social context' and by doing so he expresses' a differentiated need for ethnomusicology research of the phenomenon of music'.

Help me collect another 100.000 signatures for the Congressional hearings in 48 hours

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CROWN Croatian World Network Newsletter, March 14th, 2007
Less editorials. One reason is time and the other reason is that I do not want to do it in a superficial way. One subject that I want to talk about is genocide..

Mijo Jurić: Osamnaesto Proljeće

Na svim stranama osjećalo se zajedništvo i odlučnost u borbi za samostalnost. Sloga i solidarnost postajale su dio nas. Pokrenuta je akcija prikupljanja novca za gradnju autoceste Zagreb - Split, koju smo već bili nazvali Autocesta kralja Tomislava. Ljudi su davali od srca, neki i preko granica svojih mogućnosti. Govorilo se već i o članstvu Hrvatske u UN-u, o samostalnom nastupanju hrvatskih športaša itd...1971.

Tjedan Mozga: Rijeka – Rab – Opatija – Kraljevica – Krk - Delnice: 12-18. ožujka 2007

Prof.Dr. Ante Simonić: Umjesto zaključka

Čovjek industrijaliziranog društva postaje na žalost sve pohlepniji potrošač. Stvari koje zgrče najčešće ne služe usavršavanju ljudi već postajemo robovi tih stvari, bilo da ih proizvodimo ili kupujemo.


Nenad Bach's music helps new film "Random Lunacy" score another award

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup: Digital Scholarship, Access for a Connected World

Keynote Address: Croatian Academy of America Annual Meeting, February 24, 2007. When I was asked to speak to you about the topic of digital scholarship, I thought at once about the activities of the Croatian Academy of America in particular in regards to its publication, the Journal of Croatian Studies. The journal, which began publication in 1960.

NFCA Press Release: The NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007

Ljudi previše naglaska stavljaju na 'pokoru', a manje na duh korizme

Genocide's most wanted: Countries, and people, shouldn't be allowed to get away with genocide

GRB - the embodiment of the psyche of a whole nation and a potent ancestral record

Red & white were symbols of life & death.  It was believed that the sahovnica was sourced from such traditions & that this made it a powerful symbol, not merely because of the red & white, but the way it was patterned reflecting life-death-life-death... and symbolising the movement from one generation to the next & the passing down of traditions

New York City: Sylvan Winds World Premiere at TENRI on March 29, 2007

Detroit: Croatian Cultural & Tourism Day, Sunday March 18, 2007

Croatian Language Tutor Needed: Lynchburg, VA

Looking for authors to write an English-language books about the Culture and Customs of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Seton Hall University Libraries: the acquisition, access and preservation of digital information

Seton Hall University Libraries and the International Library Information and Analytical Center (ILIAC) of Russia  are cosponsoring a  symposium Planning for Growth: The Impact of Digital Information on Libraries in Russia, Europe and the United States on Thursday, March 15th, 2007. Sanjica Faletar Tanackovic of the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek will be speaking on "Cultural Heritage Institutions in the Digital Age: Current Models of Collaboration in Croatia."

Joseph Haydn - Austrian and Croatian composer
Jospeh Haydn (1738-1803) used numerous themes from Croatian musical folklore in his enormous opus. He named one of his songs Volkslied, before it became the anthem ("Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" - God Save the Emperor Franz). So, whenever you hear the German national anthem, remember its Croatian roots. An outstanding English scholar Sir William Hadow published a monograph in London in 1897, dealing with a Croatian composer - Joseph Haydn.

Marija Grgurevic, a Croatian model on the cover of Time Magazin

Ivanisevic, Ljubicic to Play for Children
Croatian tennis players Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic were set on Friday to play each other in an invitational match in Sarajevo dedicated to children of the city.  

Hidden Croatia Releases Honeymoon Brochure

Hidden Croatia is pleased to announce the launch of their honeymoon brochure. Hidden Croatia have hand picked a selection of unique hotels

Croatian Soccer Heads into Cyberspace with new websites
Competition in Croatian football has spread to a new areas, with clubs showing an increased interest in improving their presence on the internet.

Poland's property developer will invest €42 million in Zagreb
Globe Trade Centre SA, Poland's largest property developer by market value, will invest 42 million euros ($55 million) in office and commercial buildings in Zagreb. 

Transforming Culture from Empire to Earth community - Dubrovnik June 3-9, 2007

Croatian Tuna for Japan

Croatian and Japanese fishermen collect tuna fish in the waters near the Adriatic coastal town of Zadar, Croatia. Japan is the world's biggest tuna consumer, eating one quarter of the global catch and fuelling a growing global industry, including Croatia.


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