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

Historic Church of Saint Sava up in Flames After Easter Celebration

[NEW YORK POST] Parishioners watched in horror as a massive 4-alarm fire engulfed a Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday — hours after hundreds celebrated Easter services, authorities said.

“For this to happen on such a holy day, I don’t know what to say,” said Alex Velic, a 31-year-old churchgoer, as enormous fireballs erupted from the shattered windows of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street.

“To see it burning like that is such a shock. It’s just so sad,” he said. “I can’t think of the words to express how I’m feeling.”

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Крагујевчанка бере успехе у САД

Пролећни концерти симфонијског оркестра „Тампа Беј” са Флориде ове године протичу у знаку наше пијанисткиње Мине Мијовић, која је 2015. проглашена за најбољег младог интерпретатора класичне музике у овој америчкој држави. Новембра прошле године ова двадесетдвогодишња Крагујевчанка победила је на такмичењу у Тампи, у организацији симфонијског оркестра из овог места, који се, пре свега, бави популаризацијом класичне музике међу младима у САД.

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Serbian Bishop Maxim Visits the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College

On Saturday 16 April, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College and presented a new book published within his diocese entitled The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People.

Bishop Maxim spoke about the efforts of the Serbian Orthodox Church to preserve its centuries-old monuments and the Christian heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.

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Call for nominations for the Miša Djordjević Book Prize

North American Society for Serbian Studies is inviting nominations for the annual Miša Djordjević Book Prize.​ ​The prize is awarded annually to a distinguished scholar or student in the area of Serbian studies.

Nominations should be sent to Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover by 15 May 2016: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Previous recipients of this award include Charles Simic, the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.

More about the Prize can be found here: http://serbianstudies.org/bookprize.html

The recipient of the 2013 "Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic" Book Award is Radmila Gorup for the collection "After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land", Stanford University Press, 2013.

The recipient of the 2012 "Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic" Book Award was Tomislav Z. Longinovic for his book "Vampire Nation: Violence as Cultural Imaginary", Duke University Press, 2012.

The recipient of Mihajlo Misha Djordjevic Book Prize for 2009 is Gregory A. Freeman for his book The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II.

10th Anniversary Celebration Chicago-Belgrade Sister City Partnership

CSCI Belgrade Invite

Održan je koncert Aleksandre Denda

Beograđanka Aleksandre Denda sinoć je uz desetočlani bend predstavila svoj autorski album "Dreamer", jedinstvenu kombinaciju akustičnih i elektro elemenata uz primese neo soula, džeza i R&B-a. Kao predstavnica eminentne njujorške organizacije umetnika LeitmotivArts, Aleksandra je prepun klub oduševila kako svojim glasom tako i fantastičnim kompozicijama i tekstovima koji nikoga nisu ostavili ravnodušnim.

Brojna publika, koja je bila mešavina svih generacija i raznih kultura, nije krila oduševljenjue umećem ove velike pevačice, osetivši u njenim pesmama iskrenost i autentičnost, ljubav, lepotu, traganje i unutrašnje prevrate.

Aleksandra Denda je džez i neosoul pevačica i kantautorka koja trenutno živi i stvara u Njujorku. Ova beograđanka već godinama nastupa i snima širom Sjedinjenih Američkih Država, Evrope i Azije. Kao kreator i glas benda Aleksandra Denda Group, neguje zvuke soul-a, džeza, R&B-a ali i note Južne Amerike - brazilijane. Ona je takođe i suosnivač vokalne grupe ROSA, koja je jedina autentično-srpska a capella grupa na američkom kontinentu.

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LeitmotivArts presents Aleksandra Denda EP release show

LeitmotivArts is thrilled to announce the release of the debut EP DREAMER from Aleksandra Denda available worldwide on March 17th 2016.

Two years after having her single "In the Dark" selected as The Song Of The Day on Jon Oliver's The Main Ingredient Radio, Aleksandra releases her debut EP. DREAMER - wonderful patchwork of acoustic and electronic elements, intertwining Neo Soul, Jazz, World Music and Electronica into Aleksandra's own ethereal sonic canvas.

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Serbian Movie Festival

The Serb National Federation, the Embassy of Serbia in Washington, D.C. & Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh are sponsoring a Serbian Movie Festival at the University of Pittsburgh from Friday March 18 to Sunday March 20, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh in the David Lawrence Hall.

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Њујоршки сан српских креатора

Два дана после запажених ревија у Њујорку, синоћ је за наше дизајнере приређен пријем у генералном конзулату Србије у овом граду, уз изложбу њихових креација. Утисци се и даље слежу и неки од њих још нису свесни да им се пружила прилика о којој су сањали – да се представе у Великој јабуци, једној од четири светске модне престонице.

– Teк сад ми полако прилази свести да сам имала ревију на Њујоршкој недељи моде. Велика је ствар то што смо нас троје овде направили своје конкретне модне кораке. Међу гостима је било доста личности из света који су повезани са јавним личностима, као и људи из света бизниса са којима је могуће остварити сарадњу. Било је пуно заинтересованих за поједине комаде из моје колекције и с њима сам договарала сарадњу око продаје – рекла је за „Политику” Марина Мићановић.

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Chicagoan of the Year in Classical Music: Vladimir Kulenovic, a conductor with an uncommon passion

Vladimir Kulenovic, music director of the north suburban Lake Forest Symphony, is at once selfish and selfless, useful qualities for a bright, ambitious, young musician out to make a name for himself in the fast track of symphonic conducting.

Selfish, because the Belgrade, Serbia-born American conductor's career ambitions are, by his own admission, limitless. Now in his second year with the Lake Forest professional orchestra, Kulenovic, who is 35 and lives in Evanston, has energized the ensemble and its audience. The Solti Foundation U.S. has taken notice. Having already awarded him career-assistance grants in 2012 and 2013, the foundation, which supports young conductors of exceptional promise, honored him a third time by naming him its $25,000 Solti Conducting Fellow for 2015, a prestigious honor indeed.

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People Directory

Jack Dimich

Born in former Yugoslavia, Jack Dimich studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, full time program from 1997 to 2001 and graduated with title role in Richard The Third, written by William Shakespeare.

Since then he has been acting on a worldwide stage in film and television. In 2008 he stared in, In the Name of the Son, AFI film that won 25 international film festivals and was qualified for an Academy Award.

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Publishing

In the Mirror

A Collection of Iconographic Essays and Illustrations

By Fr. Stamatis Skliris

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologians Archimandrite Justin Popovich and Bishop Athanasius Yevtich. Fr. Stamatis is a parish priest in Athens and is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography.

In the Mirror is the second of a planned collection of works of contemporary theologians. It is an anthology of Fr. Stamatis’ articles which have appeared in Greek and Serbian. In it, he combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant expression of faith through the experience of Christ in the Church. The book is adorned with more than 200 striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis.

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