Sunday, 21 February 2010

CROWN - 21 February 2010

Jakov Fak Croatia's biathlon skier won bronze medal at Winter Olympic Games
Jakov Fak, Croatia's biathlon skiing athlet, won a bronze medal in the 10 km sprint at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver, Canada. This is the first olympic medal at Winter Oympic Games after Janica Kostelić, the greatest skier among women in history (3 gold medals and one bronze),and Ivica Kostelić (1 silver medal) at the 2006 Winter Ollympic Games in Torino, Italy.

Anton Cetin distinguished Croatian painter in Canada
Anton Cetín was born in 1936 in Croatia. He studied printmaking and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Since 1968 he has been living and working in Toronto, Canada. A deluxe monograph about his work was written in 1986. by Dr. David Burnett of Toronto. Several documentary films about Cetín's life and work were produced.

Miro Gavran to be premiered at the TEATRO ALLO SCALO in Rome Feb 16 2010
Croatian playwright Miro Gavran will have his drama NIGHT OF THE GODS premiered at the TEATRO ALLO SCALO in Rome on February 16, 2010. Two days later, on February 18, Miro Gavran will present his theatre and literary work to the students of the renowned Rome university SAPIENZA, with his wife, the actress Mladena Gavran. His works have been translated into 32 languages.
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Sukhev Dail Croatia loving artist and his creations
Born in Punjab, India, educated in New Delhi and Belgium, he emigrated to Canada, then United States. He worked in animation studios, and reached  the role of a director. Married to Marija Miletić, a Croatian, they opened an animation studio in Hollywood. His newest exhibition produced a series of fine reviews and accolades from the public, as well as from fellow artists.

Armenian bishop Nareg Alemezian in Dubrovnik Celebrating the Day of St. Vlaho
  A special bond between Croatia and Armenia is the cult of the saint Sv. Vlaho (St. Blaise) from Armenian Sebaste, patron of the city of Dubrovnik. Armenian bishop Nareg Alemezian on the left visited the City and participated in the annual festivity, 1038th in order! The author of the first history of Armenian people published in Europe was Croatian - Josip Marinović, in 18th century.

Ivan Mestrovic Croatian sculptor and his Chicago Indians
Ivan Meštrović sculptured 6m high equestrian statues representing American Indians, known as Spearmen or Bowmen. The sculptures have been created in 1926 in his atelier in Croatia's capital Zagreb. Each of them is weighing 8 tons, and placed at the entrance of Grant Park in Chicago. We invite you to see a short film from Zagreb describing Meštrović's work on these famous monuments.

Zdravko Kalabric at the 34th Congress of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies Susanne Metz | Published 01/30/2010 | Culture And Arts , Croatian Cuisine | Unrated -->
Along with his friend and colleague, Zlatko Marinovic (Chef/Owner of Nostromo in Split and captain of the regional team participating in the 2008 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany), Chef Kalabric flew in from Brodarica to attend the 34th WACS Congress held in Santiago de Chile. He worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens, including the Ritz Carlton Montreal, the Chateau Champlain and a private club in Toronto. Participated in the Culinary Olympics (IKA).

Borivoj Dovniković Croatian master of animated film: Learning to Walk
Borivoj Dovniković is recipient of numerous awards at international festivals of animated films. Retrospectives of his films have been shown in about fifty cities throughout the world.  He was a member of international juries and selection committees at twenty five festivals, and participated on various forums dealing with animated films, from the USA and Canada to Korea, China and Japan.

Croatian Cooking Show on the OC Channel (PBS) Jan 27 and Feb 3, 2010
Brenda Brkusic (left) drops in to co-host two episodes of "Cooking for Health and Pleasure".  She will be preparing Croatian dishes on the show. These episodes will be airing on KOCE's OC Channel with part one airing on Jan 27 and part two on Feb 3, 2010

Zagreb Youth Theater Performance at La Mama, New York City Jan 28 - Feb 7, 2010
The play, directed by Ivica Buljan, is based on the popular contemporary Croatian novel of the same name by Zdenko Mesaric, which has been described as "moving, dark, cold, Sisyphean." The play runs from January 28 - February 7, 2010, and has start times on Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
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Ivica Kostelic Croatian skier celebrates 10th World Cup slalom victory
Croatian skier Ivica Kostelić has come to his 10th career FIS Ski World victory on men's FIS SKi World Cup slalom in Wengen, on January 17 2010. Here is the list of the first five skiers: 1. Ivica Kostelić (Croatia), 2. Andre Myhrer (Sweden), 3. Reinfried Herbst (Austria), 4. Benjamin Raich (Austria), 5. Julien Lizeroux (France).

Dalia Lazar has Carnegie Hall recital on January 27th 2010 at 7:30 pm
Dalia Lazar is Croatian pianist who had concerts and recitals in the United States, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, Greece, Venezuela, Croatia, Mexico, etc. At the age of sixteen she was admitted to Moscow's P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She has perfomed throughout former Soviet Union. She will perform a recital in memory of Maria Curcio on Wednesday, January 27th 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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Robert Herjavec Croatian-born Canadian entrepreneur, businessman and TV star
Herjavec began his career with IBM mainframe sales but in 1990 founded BRAK Systems which soon became Canada's top provider of Internet security software. BRAK Systems was sold to AT&T in 2000 for $100 million. Subsequently Herjavec founded and runs The Herjavec Group, a fast-growing security software company.

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