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Frankie Yankovic at 100: The life and times of one of Cleveland’s biggest stars

Clevelanders boast that their city is the home of rock ‘n’ roll. But it’s also home to another singularly American music, Cleveland-style polka. Just as rock ‘n’ roll is a mix of blues and country and folk music, Cleveland-style polka is also a peculiarly American amalgam: a mix of European folk melodies, American ballroom music, Big Band, jazz and a rich ...

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    Slovenian Scientist Makes Major Breakthrough in Cell Research

    Matjaž Humar and his colleague Seok Hyun Yun of Harvard University have made a major breakthrough in biological cell research, as they succeeded to create self-contained cellular biolasers, Slovenia’s leading research institution, the Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS), announced in a press release on Wednesday. The lasers appear in the form of a microscopic fluorescent droplet, the IJS said adding that ...

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      University of Nova Gorica participates at unveiling space secrets

      The construction of the new observatory for gamma-astronomy will start next year. The largest observatory in the world will allow exploration of the more distant space. The scientists from the University of Nova Gorica will be participating at this project, the cost of which is estimated to 350 million euros. This is a great acknowledgement for the university, and a ...

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        Slovenia Is Too Shy to Tell You How Great Its Wine Is

        The greatest winemaking nation may not be France, Italy, New Zealand, or Australia—it could be one you’ve never heard of. Like Slovenia. Nestled above Italy and tucked just underneath Austria, the central European country spent centuries as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Occupied by Nazi Germany, it was co-opted into the former Yugoslavia and for the last 24 years, has been a ...

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          St. Vitus Parish Picnic

          St. Vitus Parish hosted another successful summer picnic on Sunday, July 19th at Slovenska Pristava in Harpersfield, Ohio. The event capped months of planning and preparation by picnic committee members, chairman Frank Zitko and master of logistics Stan Kuhar. The festivities officially began with a noon Mass celebrated by pastor Father Joseph Boznar and enhanced by singing led by John ...

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            The Can Slo Fest was an outstanding success

            The Can Slo Fest was an outstanding success. Despite the heat, the fest was well attended. Congratulations to the organizers of this musical feast. We were most professionally entertained! From the staging to the lighting to the crew’s strategic presence and, most resoundingly to the astounding musical talents on stage, this was a first on a level never before seen ...

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              Survey Ranks Ljubljana World’s 13th Most Bicycle-Friendly City

              Copenhagenize Design Company, an international consultancy specialising in bicycle urbanism, has listed Ljubljana among the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The Slovenian capital ranks 13th on a list topped by Copenhagen and followed by Amsterdam and Utrecht. This is the first time Ljubljana was noticed in the compiling of what is already a traditional list that included 122 cities ...

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                Slovenia Shaping Up for Fight Over Teran Wine

                Slovenia plans to fight Croatia’s renewed efforts to use the name Teran – which Slovenia protected in the EU – for a wine produced in the Istria region that it cannot sell under the current arrangement. “We expect from the European Commission to shield the Slovenian protected origin. There are no talks under way with Croatia, we did not consent ...

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                  Video : The Funeral of Legend Slavko Avsenik

                  The funeral of world-renowned Slovenian musician, Slavko Avsenik, was held today, July 7, 2015 in Begunje na Gorenjskem. Thousands gathered to pay their respects and say goodbye to this musical legend. For those who missed the live broadcast of the funeral services, you have the chance to see it all below. Pocivaj v miru, Slavko. Your music will live on ...

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                    Choir Southern Stars wins Slovenian of the Year award in NSW

                    On Sunday June 14, the 14th annual Slovenian of the year awards for NSW for 2014 were held at Club Triglav. In this interview, we spoke with members of the choir Južne zvezde, or Southern Stars, who were one of this year’s winners. http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_150703_423391.mp3 Source: http://www.sbs.com.au/

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