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» Warren Mason – Kurt Cobain’s Music Teacher Shares His Great Musical Gift
By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 05/29/2015 | Croatian Life Stories , Culture And Arts , Music | Unrated
In a neat little house in Aberdeen, surrounded by well-cared-for shrubs and trees, lives Warren Mason (left), the man who taught Kurt Cobain to play guitar and to write music. The veteran all-round musician, guitarist, fiddler and violinist plays and teaches all styles of music from folk, rock and jazz to classical on every major string instrument except harp. Warren Mason was born into the Croatian immigrant community in Raymond. His mother was Bonita Medak whose parents Joe and Yerka Medak had come over from the old country.
» Andrea Kulier 17-years-old Croatian in the USA to study cosmology at Princeton
By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 06/16/2009 | Science , People , Education | Unrated
Andrea Kulier who is only 17-years-old will graduate from California State Los Angeles University and attend Princeton in the fall to study cosmology. Kulier and her family immigrated to the U.S. from Croatia. While most in her age group are graduating high school, Andrea Kulier received dual bachelor's degrees and is on course for a PhD.
» From Pazin to Paris - Luigi Dallapiccola's Opera Ill Prigioniero featured in the NYT
By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 04/25/2008 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
Many directors of American opera companies would never even consider presenting Luigi Dallapiccola’s one-act "Prigioniero," a bleak, 12-tone, boldly modernistic work about a despairing prisoner during the Spanish Inquisition. But unlike many of his timid counterparts, Gerard Mortier, the director of the Paris National Opera, has faith in audiences.
» Croatian-Americans The Cynics waited till their 40s to release best yet
By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 12/22/2007 | People , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Five long years went by without The Cynics rolling anything new out of the garage. The USA Today even called "Here We Are" "one of the best neo-garage-rock albums in years."It began as just an acoustic demo for the principals, Gregg Kostelich and Michael Kastelic, (left) but it turned into a rock 'n' roll explosion with the help of producer Jorge Explosion.
» HELP Croatian Girl Annie Plenkovich missing in Missoula, Montana - SOLVED
By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 10/18/2007 | Community | Unrated

Annie Plenkovich, 17, went missing from the Missoula Public Library on Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 30's or 40's with thinning hair with glasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with an unzipped jacket, and a light colored T-shirt.

By John Kraljić, Esq | Published 06/15/2007 | History | Unrated

The Croatian struggle against Nazism and Fascism is one which generally remains underappreciated in the English-speaking world. While the events in Croatia during World War II have been well-documented by experts in the field, especially within Croatia, this rich literature, dating from both Communist and post-Communist times, remains virtually unknown in the West.

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