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Improvising Brings Ilka Štuhec Her 6th Win

Ilka Štuhec has shown yet another perfect textbook performance, winning her fifth super-G of the season in Crans Montana, which puts her as a serious contender for the small crystal globe. The Slovenian ski champion skied fastest at all sections of the ski run – which had turned soft due to sunny weather- and even picked up more speed in ...

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    Omar Naber is the winner of EMA 2017

    Omar Naber will represent Slovenia at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the song On My Way after winning EMA 2017. Omar will perform in the first semi-final on 9th May. The final of EMA 2017 took place in front a sold-out crowd at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre and was hosted by Mario Galunič, Tina Gorenjak, ...

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      Boštjan Kline Celebrating His First Win

      Boštjan Kline is the latest addition to the list of Slovenian winners at World Cup skiing races. Six years after becoming the Junior World Champion, Kline won the downhill race in Kvitfjell. “Wonderful! I skied well and I did everything I had to do. This is one of the best days in my career,” said the 25-year-old Kline, who had ...

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        SMA Exhibit: Historical Masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras (VIDEO)

        The Slovenian Museum and Archives (6407 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland) had an exhibit of the historical masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras. For centuries, masks have been used throughout Slovenia in the celebration of Mardi Gras — the Kurent is the most well known Slovenian mask in Cleveland, but in fact, there are several others which are all highly unique and ...

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          Fifth Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Spans Four Days of Slovenian Mardi Gras Festivities! (VIDEO)

          Cleveland, OH—Cleveland Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay), a Slovenian-infused Mardi Gras festival, is carnival event that has been celebrated in Slovenia for the past 50 years, connecting culture, arts, and people from all over Europe.  The central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring with its supernatural powers. Since it’s conception in 2013, Cleveland Kurentovanje ...

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            Slovenian Skier Ilka Štuhec Becomes Downhill World Champion (VIDEO)

            St. Moritz, 12 February – Slovenian skier Ilka Štuhec took downhill gold at the World Championships in St. Moritz, winning Sunday’s race ahead of Austria’s Stephanie Venier and US skier Lindsey Vonn. Štuhec’s victory came as no surprise, as the 26-year-old had rocketed to the top of this season’s downhill World Cup rankings with three victories in December. The downhill ...

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              Slovenian American Times 100th Issue

              Cleveland, 2.11.2017 – It is truly a milestone! Also in this month of February, Slovenia is celebrating Preseren Day, the Slovene Cultural Holiday, established in commemoration of her greatest poet France Preseren. Coinciding with the anniversary of the poet’s death in 1849, the entire month is filled with a variety of cultural events such as school field trips, poetry readings, ...

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                Up And Coming Events At The Slovenian Club Adelaide

                Dinka Jerebica, president of the Slovenian Club in Adelaide speaks about the latest events occurring within their club, including a special Masquerade dance, that will be held on Saturday, February 25th. Please listen to the audio below.   http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/slovenian_170210_630293.mp3   Source: Radio SBS – Slovenian Program – Lenti Lenko

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                  How a Tree Became a Slovenian Symbol

                  In the late 1980s, the Slovenian Spring was in full bloom. It was a time of a renewed national consciousness and ever-louder calls for human rights. During this period, one symbol soon took the country by storm: The linden leaf became a proud emblem of Slovenian national aspirations as Yugoslavia and Communism began to crumble. The appearance of the linden ...

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                    Slovenia, a Land Of Startups

                    Although small in size, Slovenia has a vibrant start-up community which has evolved greatly since the beginnings of Zemanta. When thinking of its brightest stars, one cannot bypass a sensation such as Outfit 7, whose apps have been downloaded more than three billion times and ware just recently sell to China investors for more than US $1 billion.  Celtra, the developer ...

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