A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Ovacije Pištalu na promociji američkog izdanja romana

Roman Vladimira Pištala "Tesla, portret među maskama" koji je u Srbiji već šest godina jedna od najprodavanijih knjiga, imao je izuzetno uspešnu promociju američkog izdanja romana.

Nakon NIN-ove nagrade, Nagrade Narodne biblioteke Srbije za najčitaniju knjigu, nakon što je ušla u čitanke za osnovnu školu i gimnaziju, objavljena sa uspehom u svim bivšim jugoslovenskim republikama, objavljeno je američko izdanje kao 11. prevod na neki od stranih jezika.

Engleski prevod Pištalovog romana "Tesla, portret među maskama" ("Tesla, A Portrait With Masks") uradili su Bogdan Rakić i Džon Džefris a knjigu je objavio Graywold Preš, jedan od najpoznatijih američkih izdavača, pre mesec dana a knjiga je već zapazena po izuzetno pozitivnim kritikama.

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The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija - Book Promotion Dates and Locations

The first of a series of book promotions of the soon to be released book, "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija -The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People", published by the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America are set to begin in Washington D.C.

The Library of Congress and RS Office for Cooperation, Trade and Investment in Washington D.C. invites you to a Book Promotion on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12PM in promotion of the soon to be released book, "The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija -The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People", published by the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

The Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in New York City, New York invites the public to a Book Promotion on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6pm.   

See posters below for more dates and locations of Book Promotions in Boston, Los Angeles (Alhambra), New Gracanica and Chicago.

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Film "Love Hunter – priče iz njujorškog taksija" na turneji po Americi

Posle veoma uspešne premijere u Njujorku, film “Love Hunter – priče iz njujorškog taksija”, kojeg je Njujork Tajms nazvao “jednim od osveženja njujorške filmske scene”, kreće dalje na američku turneju.

“Turneja počinje u Čikagu a zatim slede i Vašington i Los Anđeles, a dodaju se i novi gradovi poput Toronta i San Franciska. Biće ih verovatno dodato još, jer su nas kontaktirali ljudi iz cele Amerike i pitaju kad ćemo doći i u njihov grad”, kaže Brane Bala, jedan od režisera.

Ova muzička komedija, bazirana većim delom na njujorškim avanturama Milana Mumina, legendarnog frontmena kultnog novosadskog benda “Love Hunters”, govori o ljubavi i praćenju snova. Mumin u filmu igra samog sebe dok kao taksista u Njujorku pokušava da sakupi novac za snimanje svog prvog američkog albuma.

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Kronos Quartet Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

A work for quartet with film

  • Aleksandra Vrebalov, composer
  • Bill Morrison, filmmaker
  • David Harrington and Drew Cameron, creative consultants
  • Janet Cowperthwaite, producer
  • Kronos Performing Arts Association, production management

About Beyond Zero: 1914–1918

"Unlike official histories, that have often romanticized and glorified the war, artists have typically been the keepers of sanity, showing its brutality, destruction, and ugliness. For many, across history, creating art in those circumstances served as a survival mechanism.

While working on Beyond Zero: 1914–1918, I was inspired by anti-war writings, music, and art created during and immediately after World War I, including, for example, the writings of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, the music of Satie and Debussy, and the Dada movement.  The piece draws from their disillusionment about heroism and patriotism, summed up in Owen’s line from Dulce et Decorum, that to die for one’s country is the old lie.

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Veljkov čudesni „Istočni vetar“ najbolja kompozicija

Veljko Nenadić, 16-godišnji kompozitor i pijanista iz Smedereva, treći put zaredom pobedio je na takmičenju „Golden Key Piano“ u Americi, ovoga puta sa kompozicijom za duduk, frulu i klavir "Istočni vetar", koju je napisao za školsku drugaricu Nedu Nikolić, najboljeg mladog frulaša u Srbiji.

Veljko je pobedio u konkurenciji do 18 godina, poslavši partiture i video-zapis "Istočnog vetra".

- Žiri nije krio zadovoljstvo predivnom melodijom i harmonijama inspirisanim tradicionalnim srpskim foklorom, koji su utkani u ovu izuzetnu kompoziciju, a takođe i virtuoznom interpretacijom na duduku i fruli Nede Nikolić - kaže Romana Repustić Nikolić, razredni starešina mladih muzičara, učenika drugog razreda srednje muzičke škole "Kosta Manojlović" iz Smedereva.

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Србин трећи таленат САД у свом узрасту

„Будућих 150", највећи медијски ауторитет за средњошколску кошарку у Америци, на својој новој листи најталентованијих играча рођених 2000. године на трећу позицију је лансирао – нашег Балшу Копривицу.

Реч је о сину Славише Копривице, члана Партизанове генерације шампиона Европе из 1992. године, који игра за средњошколску екипу Универзитет „санс" из Форт Лодердејла на Флориди.

Још увек ученик осмог разреда основне школе, 14-годишњак са висином од 210 сантиметара и 108 килограма привукао је такву пажњу у Америци да је већ неколико значајних колеџа показало интересовање да буде у њиховој „класи 2019": Охајо стејт, Бејлор, Мајами и Џорџија тек.

На листи „Будућих 150" који „у компјутеру" има хиљаде највећих нада читавих САД које ће стасати за колеџ до 2020. године, Копривица је у својој генерацији један од само петорице са максималним рејтингом од 100 бодова за – НБА потенцијал.

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Nagrada za film "Ničije dete" u Palm Springsu

Debitantsko ostvarenje reditelja Vuka Ršumovića, film "Ničije dete" proglašen je najboljim u selekciji "Novi glasovi/Novi pogledi" na prestižnom Međunarodnom filmskom festivalu u Palm Springsu, koji se svečano zatvara 12. januara. Veoma smo impresionirani ovim ubedljivim i višeslojnim debijem reditelja i scenariste iz Srbije, stoji u obrazloženju festivalskog žirija.

"Dete-glumac (izvanredna izvedba Denisa Murića) prolazi kroz neverovatne transformacije u ovoj ličnoj, intimnoj priči smeštenoj u trenutku istorijskog prevrata. Pažljivo razmatrani, a opet neočekivani izbori kao i hrabra režija, donose film koji je istovremeno savremen i univerzalan, i žiri sa nestrpljenjem iščekuje nova dela ovog uzbudljivog, talentovanog reditelja", dodaje se u saopštenju.

Selekcija "Novi glasovi/Novi pogledi" (New Voices/New Visions) ove godine obuhvatala je deset internacionalnih ostvarenja mladih reditelja čiji se filmovi prvi put prikazuju na festivalu u Palm Springsu, a da pritom nisu ušli u bioskopsku distribuciju u SAD.

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The Serbian Medieval Cultural Legacy - Exhibit and Celebration

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

East Central European Center

Please honor us with your presence at:

THE SERBIAN MEDIEVAL CULTURAL LEGACY: EXHIBIT AND CELEBRATION

Atrium, 15th floor, International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St.)

January 23, 2015 // 6:30PM–8:30PM

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Episcopal Nativity Greeting by His Grace Bishop Maxim

By the Grace of God Orthodox Bishop of Western America
Grace, Peace and Mercy from the God-Child Christ the Savior

My dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord,

On this sacred day of the Nativity and Holy Theophany, we celebrate the greatest Offerings presented to humankind, the gift of the Lord Himself and the gift of eternal life. God the Father gave His Son, and the Son gave Himself so that we might be restored to the life and communion for which we were created.
As we bow in reverence and thanksgiving to the Source of Life, let us offer all our being freely for His Glory and service, sharing in the life, love and peace that will be ours for all eternity in the Church which exists as a constant Theophany.

As we await once again the Coming of the Sun of Righteousness, joyfully proclaiming Come o Lord, I pray that infinite grace and love of God illumine you with the pure peace of Christ Who was born on this day for our salvation.

May the incarnate Word of God, born in the cave and laid in a manger, be with you and those you love, as you walk throughout the New Year by the intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos and all the Saints.

CHRIST IS BORN!

May the New Year of our Lord 2015 Be Blessed!

In the New Born Christ-Child, our Savior,
Bishop of Western America MAXIM

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Chicago Serbian Film Festival

December 5, 6, 7 2014

http://serbianfilmfest.com/

Chicago Serbian FilmFest is an annual celebration of the best in contemporary Serbian cinema. Over the course of three nights, we present carefully selected Serbian movies, which have won over festival audiences around the world. In attendance are guest actors and filmmakers who, after the screenings, engage in Q&A sessions with the audience. Join us this year, so our festival can continue to grow and attract a loyal following.

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People Directory

Tomislav Prvulovic

A Life Dedicated to Helping Others

Call him the modern-day Albert Schweitzer - on the front lines, fighting tropical diseases at the source for more than a quarter-century. He has been shot at 15 times in seven different wars, yet has never retreated, and once played a key role in war negotiation settlements between Somalia and Ethiopia.

Professor Tomislav Prvulovic MD, MPH, Ph.D., born in 1936 in a town called Jezero in the former Yugoslavia, has expertise in international public health, bio-terrorism and infectious and tropical diseases. But what sets him apart from conventional doctors is the way he has applied that knowledge.

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Publishing

God Views Us Through Love

by Ignatije (Midic), bishop of Branicevo-Pozarevac

The present volume collects essays and articles written by Bishop Ignatije on man within history and within the Church; on the roots of the Church according to Saint Maximus the Confessor; on how God views us through love; about a call to rediscover our true self in our neighbor; on reconciliation in society and policy; on iconising that which is to come seen in the Iconography of Stamatis Skliris.