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The 2019 ASEF Gala at Stanford University

Almost a 100 gathered at the yesterday's Gala event, held at Stanford University in California. ASEF (American Slovenian Education Foundation) awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to prof. Mija Rode, lecturer for Slovenian language at Stanford University.

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Remembering Tony Petkovsek 1941 – 2019

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum mourns the passing of Chairman Emeritus and co-founder Tony Petkovsek. Tony brought new life to the Cleveland-Style Polka. Just when polka music seemed played out, young Tony arrived on the scene in 1961 with a daily radio show that revived America’s good-time sound. He inspired new and classic bands to record albums. His polka tours brought attention to Slovenia and took the happy music around the world. Tony’s Thanksgiving polka weekends still attract a thousand fans. His music events and causes made him an important community leader.

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Slovenia to promote breweries at top agriculture and food fair

Slovenia will promote its growing brewery industry at the International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin, one of the biggest agricultural and food exhibitions in the world. Kicking off on Thursday, the 84th IGW will feature more than 1,700 exhibitors and will be accompanied by an agriculture ministerial attended by Slovenia's Aleksandra Pivec.

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