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» Guy Mitchell American singer of Croatian origin "Singing the blues"
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 12/14/2021 | Music | Unrated
Guy Mitchell's real name was Albert George Crnić, and both of his parents were from Croatia. His father Albert was born in the town of Mrkopalj in Gorski kotar (part of Croatia), who as a young man arrived to the USA, working in Detroit. Guy Mitchell's mother Mary Dobrotinić was born in St. Louis, and both of her parents are from the town of Bribir near the Croatian coast. Albert junior was born in Detroit in 1927. In the 1950s and 1960s he registered for Columbia Records as many as 40 hits. Some of his most popular songs are My Heart Cries for You, Heartaches by the Number, and Singing the Blues, which in 1956 became the most wanted song during 10 weeks.
» Peter Tomich recipient of the USA Medal of Honor described in Croatian film "Heros are Never Forgotten"
   
» Mirjana Bohanec Croatian opera singer, diplomat, and a film star
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 11/3/2021 | Music , People , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated

Her concert reportoire is very extensive: from Baroque oratorial works of Bach, Haendel, Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Cherubini, Vivaldi, to such classics like Mozart and Haydn. She sang numerous pieces of Lied, composed by Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, etc. She also interpreted works of Croatian authors: Antun Sorkočević, Vinko Jelić, Ivan Lukačić, Ferdo Livadić, Vatroslave Lisinski, etc. Except in Croatia, she had concerts in Austria, Germany, Italy, Swityerland, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, France, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Australia, Canada and in the USA. However, she is best known for her role in the an anthological Croatian film Tko pjeva zlo ne misli (Who Sings - Does not Think of Evil). She was also a Croatian diplomat in Germany and Austria in 1990s.
» Vesna Skulic Croatian cinderella participating in White Path humanitarian action in BiH 1993
Vesna Škulić is living in the village of Ražanac near the city of Zadar, Croatia. As an amateur radio operator, she She trasfered more than hundred thosand humanitarian messages. She actively participated in solving numerous problems related to the humanitarion action of White Path in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993. According to late Professor Slobodan Lang, Zagreb, who was the chief organizer of the action, this was the first ever successful joint Christian - Muslim humanitarian operation in history. Vesna Skulić, a courageos and charming Croatian woman, is a paraplegic.
» Radoslav Lorkovic inducted to the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame on October 17, 2021
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/20/2021 | Music , People , Entertainment , Education | Unrated
Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1958, Radoslav moved to the United States at age six. In the late 1990s Radoslav took his blues and accordian stylings to numerous Yupa ik Eskimo villages throughout SW Alaska. This memorable, mid-winter visit also included community concerts and class presentations in nearly twenty villages. Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorkovic has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. He has played with Odetta, Shawn Mullins, Greg Brown, Jimmy LaFave and others.
» Ivana Marija Vidović a member of the Jury of the pianist competition in Acquaviva delle Fonti in Italy
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 10/13/2021 | Music , Education | Unrated
Nedavno je u starome talijanskom gradu Acquaviva delle Fonti u blizini Barija u Apuliji održano vrlo ugledno međunarodno natjecanje pijanista iz cijelog svijeta od Kanade, SADa, Kine, Južne Koreje pa do brojnih europskih zemalja. U konkurenciji do 35 godina starosti bio je i jedan natjecatelj iz Hrvatske. Riječ je o natjecanju Citta di Acquaviva "žGiovanni Colafemmina". Na čelu žirija bio je ugledni argentinski pijanist Daniel Rivera, a članica žirija bila je i hrvatska pijanistica Ivana Marija Vidović.
» Epidaurus Festival organized by Ivana Marija Vidovic for the 15th time in the town of Cavtat
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/24/2021 | Music , Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Ivana Marija Vidović, Croatian concert pianist and poet (on the photo), is the founder and director of the Epidaurus Festival in Cavtat, a beautiful town south-east of the city of Dubrovnik, where she was born. In 2021, the festival is marking its fifteenth anniversary. We owe her our deep gratitude for great efforts and love, which has connected so many Croatian and foreign artists, especially musicians. The burden of its organization is shared by her mother Franica, as well as by her father, and a small number of faithful colleagues and friends. In 2021, a special guest of the festival will be Radojka Šverko, distinguished Croatian diva.
» Toni Kukoc enshrined to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/23/2021 | Sports , People , Entertainment , Education | Unrated

Toni Kukoč was, alongside with late Dražen Petrović, the best basketball player that Croatia ever had. Toni, nicknamed Cookie, was often compared with Pink Panther, due to his specific elegance in the basketball game. He was born in the city of Split, one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean, known for outstanding talents like Blanka Vlašić (highjumper), Ivano Balić (handball), Dino Radja (basketball), Branko Cikatić (martial sports), Anthony F. Lucas (Antun Lučić, the Father of Petroleum Engineering), Marko Marulić (the most famous Croatian Renaissance writer), ...
» Things that Sarah Cosic eats, drinks and uses everyday, all made in Croatia!
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/22/2021 | Education , Croatian Cuisine | Unrated

Sarah Ćosić, born in Canada, living in Croatia: After living here for almost a decade, I've grown to love certain products, so I wanted to share a few in case you're visiting (or living in) Croatia. Do you love them too? ... Today we went to visit Baka Jagica and she shared her delicious recipe for Strukli (a classic home cooked dish from the Zagorije region in Croatia). Everything was made from scratch, and Baka Jagica walked us through her famous recipe. Strukli is one of my favorite Croatian dishes and this recipe didn't disappoint!
» Dina Levacic Croatian marathon swimmer
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published 08/13/2021 | Sports , Education | Unrated
Dina Levačić, Croatian marathon swimmer born in 1996 in the city of Split, is the first Croatian woman to have swam across La Manche (34 km, 2017), in close to 12 hours. She also swam Hernandarias - Parana (88 km, Argentina), Santa Fe (57 km, Argentina, 2014), 2014 the Catalaina Channel (Los Angeles, 34 km, 20217), 20 Manhattan Bridges (46 km, 2017, USA), Molokai Channel (42 km, Hawaii, USA, 2018), Tsugaru Channel (connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, Japan, 2019), etc. She swam her first marathon of 2 km in 2005 at the age of 9, in the town of Omiš near Split.
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