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

Амерички песник српског порекла Чарлс Симић, преминуо је 9. јануара 2023. у 85. години, потврдио је његов издавач, преноси АП. Један од најзначајнијих савремених светских песника и есејиста, рођен је као Душан Симић 1938. године у Београду, одакле је касније емигрирао у Париз, па потом у САД.

За своју поезију Симић је освојио многобројне међународне награде, укључујући и Пулицерову награду, као и неколико српских и регионалних књижевних награда.

Са породицом је отишао у Сједињене Америчке Државе 1953. године, а пре тога је био у Паризу годину дана.

Биста песника и дипломате постављена је у Рокфелер парку у Кливленду у знак сећања на његове бесмртне стихове, али и на његову мисију у САД, где је провео последње године живота.

На плацу број 32 у Рокфелер парку у Кливленду (Охајо) међу бистама 10 српских великана у Српској културној башти, у чијем се средишту налази бронзана икона Светог Саве, недавно је откривена биста још једног знаменитог Србина који је оставио значајан траг како у матици, тако и у животу српске дијаспоре – песника и дипломате Јована Дучића.

Национални Дан науке установљен на дан рођења Николе Тесле биће данас симболично обележен широм Србије, а захваљујући бројним поштоваоцима лика и дела једног од највећих светских умова и проналазача овај датум ће бити обележен и у Сједињеним Државама, Канади и Африци.

Музеј Николе Тесле, који ове године навршава седам деценија постојања, како је за Танјуг најавила директорка музеја Ивона Јевтић, традиционално ће и овог 10. јула бесплатно отворити врата за све посетиоце.

У Холивуду је, у оквиру фестивала „Dances With Films”, одржана светска премијера документарног филма Немање Станковића „My Friend Tommy”. Поменути фестивал је специјализован за проналажење нових талената у филмској индустрији и већ 25 година одржава се у легендарном Кинеском театру.

Филм Немање Станковића говори о четрдесетогодишњаку Томију Лију, који је невин и никада раније није имао контакт са женама. Живео је у хришћанској корејској породици под условима сличним полицијским часу, и тако практично остао без пунолетства.

TESLA RHAPSODY a “tour de force” by award winning pianist and composer Marina Arsenijevic pays tribute to Nikola Tesla

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Emmy nominated composer & pianist Marina Arsenijevic releases Tesla Rhapsody for piano & orchestra on April 15, 2022 through Amazon and Apple Music.

NEW YORK, NY, USA, April 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- TESLA RHAPSODY, a new ground-breaking “tour de force” composition for piano and orchestra by award-winning pianist and composer MARINA ARSENIJEVIC pays tribute to famed scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla

PBS TV star and Emmy nominated composer and pianist MARINA ARSENIJEVIC's latest composition and CD for piano and orchestra will be released worldwide on April 15th, 2022 by United World Bravo Music exclusively through Amazon and Apple Music. This is the first major composition honoring the life of famed scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla.

The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City is hosting an exhibit dedicated to the great Russian writer

New York City, April 5, 2022

After all… Dostoevsky belongs in New York!

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The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York City is hosting an exhibit titled “Saved by Beauty: Dostoevsky in New York”. It is a visiual tribute to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-2021) and will last March 18 – April 30, 2022.

Having toured Greece and making its New York premiere at The Sheen Center, this exhibit spans two floors and gives visual expression to characters and existential and moral themes from the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky through a variety of painting styles by 15 artists. Exhibit is featured at the New, Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Gallery, and it is presented in collaboration with the Greek Orthodox Archdicese of America and St. Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese, Serbian Orthodox Church.

These beautiful paintings are now welcome in New York, a city that exemplifies in many ways the extreme contradictions and creative struggles that Dostoevsky successfully described in his writings.

U vremenu kad se i umetnički svet na Zapadu zbog ratnih sukoba u Ukrajini vraća na modele ponašanja koji su prethodili opštoj tragediji Drugog svetskog rata, u Njujorku je otvorena izložba likovnih dela ispirisana životom i književnošću jednog najvećih ruskih i svetskih pisca Fjodora Mihajloviča Dostojevskog.

Reč je o radovima neformalne grupe slikara „Ohra“ i više savremenih grčkih umetnika, čija je postavka svoj izložbeni život počela prošlog septembra u Atini pod nazivom „San smešnog čoveka“, čime se Grčka priključila obeležavanju 200-godišnjice rođenja velikog klasika ruske i svetske književnosti.

Domaćin izložbe „Lepota spasava – Dostojevski u Njujorku“ je galerija Umetničkog Šin centra Njujorške nadbiskupije.

„Čovek može da živi bez nauke, može da živi bez hleba, ali bez lepote više ne može da živi”, citiraju u ovoj njujorškoj galeriji Dostojevskog povodom izložbe koja će trajati do 30. aprila.

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of iconic Rock singer Meat Loaf aged 74. With all the huge sustained musical success over the decades, it’s hard to imagine now how back in the 1970s no one was interested in the rock theatrical music of composer Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf.

The record labels they approached literally laughed at them – by 1976/77 people were dancing to disco and some were pogoing to punk rock.

Conventional wisdom said there was no market for a 350 lb guy singing epic eight-minute long Wagnerian-style rock anthems.

It took an unconventional, determined, dedicated Cleveland record executive, Steve Popovich to go with his instinct he had honed over 15 years to prove them all wrong and put Meat Loaf on the Musical Map of the World.

Arista records had laughed so hard at their audition, the executives even insulted composer Jim Steinman saying he should go out and buy real rock ‘n’ roll records so he could learn to write proper songs.

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Bishop Sava (Vuković)

(1967–1977)

Bishop Sava was born on April 13, 1930 in Senta. After graduating from secondary school he completed the St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade in 1950 and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in 1954. He did his postgraduate studies at the Old Catholic University in Bern, Switzerland. He obtained a Doctor of Divinity degree at the Faculty of Theology in Belgrade. His dissertation topic was “Typicon of the Archbishop Nikodim.”

He was professor at St. Sava Seminary in Belgrade prior to his election as a bishop. He received monastic vows at the Monastery “Vavedenje” (Entry of the Theotokos) in Belgrade on December 3, 1959. The monastic name he received was Sava. He was ordained hierodeacon on December 4, 1959. On June 3, 1961 he was ordained hieromonk. The Holy Bishops’ Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected him bishop on May 20, 1961 with title “vicar bishop of Moravica.” He was consecrated bishop on July 23, 1961 in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Belgrade by Patriarch German. Bishop Sava held the following positions: Professor of liturgies at the Theological College, member of the Orthodox Commission for Pan Orthodox Council, and representative of the Serbian Church for inter-confessional dialogues. The Bishops’ Assembly elected Bishop Dr. Sava on June 1, 1967 for a Bishop of the Eastern American and Canadian Diocese. He occupied this position until May 1977 when he was elected as Bishop of the diocese of Šumadija.

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The Presence of Transcendence

Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History and Text

by Bogoljub Sijakovic

The essays collected in this book venture into various domains of philosophy, such as ontology and epistemology, anthropology and ethics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theory of the mystical, poetics and hermeneutics. The problems here thematized, which are brought to us primarily by the tradition of Hellenism and Christianity as well as life itself, are both traditional and contemporary: self-knowledge and knowledge of God, transcendence and paradoxy, theodicy and anthropodicy, sacrifice, violence, holiness, responsibility, decision-making, evil, guilt, repentance, forgiveness, memory, as well as: wisdom, suffering, good, the other, freedom, fate, history, the Balkans, war, rationality, and also: reading, dialogue, poetry, metaphysic of light.