Daily Archives: May 6, 2010

Croatian Drama- Croatian National Theatre Ivan hon. Zajc Rijeka Recipient of Award at the International Theatre Festival in Uzice

Croatian National Theatre Ivan hon. Zajc Rijeka is the recipient of the Audience Award for their performance ‘Turbo Folk’, directed by Oliver Frljic at the International Theatre Festival in Uzice (Serbia). Jelena Lopatic won the Ardalion Award for the best young actress, as well as the Avdo Mujsinovic Award given by Politika newspapers.

About Turbo Folk:

Although ignored by the official cultural policy, and although it would not become part of the regular TV and radio programming, turbo-folk has increased its presence in our midst.

Starting with cell phone ringing melodies, and the lifestyle of the new social elite – those folk clubs increasingly participating in the creation of the identity of a new generation – turbo-folk has been penetrating every social pore. What to do with turbo-folk, the regular commentators have been asking. After a period of spiritual renewal, is the arrival of turbo-folk marking a period of spiritual degeneration?

The term was first coined in the late eighties by Rambo Amadeus*, but it had not started being widely used until mid-nineties when it played a significant role in this parts.

For more information go to www.croatiandrama.wordpress.com

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University of Arizona Poetry- K- 5 Students Share Their Writing

Catch Them Early in Their Careers
K-5 students share their work

Please join us on Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in a celebratory reading as students, teachers and families of students of several participating elementary schools come together to showcase the wonderful writing created by K-5 students during residencies with current University of Arizona MFA students. MFA students will introduce their classes, and participating elementary students will read work from anthologies created during residencies. Get a sneak peek of some student poems, and read about the residents’ experiences working with K-5 students.


For more information go to “Poetry Center” <poetnews@email.arizona.edu>

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Dany Pierard-Deviche Author- LITTLE SKIFFS MOVING ADVENTURES, An Adventure for Young readers


     by Dany Pierard-Deviche

Author Dany Pierard-Deviche introduces young readers to Skiff, a loveable Sheltie full of a sense of adventure.

In Little Skiff’s Moving Adventures, Skiff must move from his home in Alaska to Arizona.

The second book, Little Skiff Copes With Valley Fever, has Skiff battling this respiratory disease, which is prevalent in the Southwest.

Through her tales, as told from Skiff’s point of view, Pierard-Deviche hopes to teach children how to stay strong and confident in the face of adversity and change. The Little Skiff books are the perfect blend of fiction and nonfiction, teaching and entertaining at the same time.


Publisher: Five Star Publications, Inc.
P.O. Box 6698, Chandler, AZ

Price: $15.95 U.S. 

Binding: Softbound
Size: 8″ by 8″
ISBN: 978-1-58985-116-0
Little Skiff’s Moving Adventures
ISBN: 978-1-58985-115-3
Little Skiff Copes with Valley Fever
Publish Date: Fall 2009
Website: www.LittleSkiffBooks.com 

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