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    HIDDEN WATERFALLS FROM ICELAND: MORE NORDIC COOL

    by  • March 23, 2013 • Hidden Falls, Nordic culture • 0 Comments

    The Kennedy Center’s fabulous month of Nordic Cool has come to an end, leaving those of us who were able to experience it, inspired by the exhibits and other displays of Nordic talent in art, music, dance, and literature. One of the exhibits that inspired me was Icelandic photographer/artist Rúrí’s “Archive-Endangered Waters.”  This brilliant...

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    SHIP OF SHIRTS SAILS AT KENNEDY CENTER: More “Nordic Cool”

    by  • February 20, 2013 • Hidden Falls, Nordic culture, Scandinavian cultures • 1 Comment

    Finland’s Kaarina Kaikkonen’s wonderfully colorful, flowing and floating ship of shirts fills the Kennedy Center’s Hall of States. Viewable from many angles this sculpture gives a whole new meaning to recycling and staying afloat. As the accompanying sign explains, Kaikkonen used 1000 shirts which symbolize people working together.   Check out the photos!

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    Scandinavia comes to Washington, DC

    by  • February 17, 2013 • Hidden Falls, Nordic culture, Norway, Norwegian-American Culture, Scandinavian cultures • 0 Comments

    “Nordic Cool,” a month-long festival opening on Tuesday evening, February 19, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, celebrates the cultures of the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland through music, theater, dance, literature, design, sculpture, film, and cuisine.  The website http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/festivals/12-13/nordic  lists the smörgåsbord of events being presented and the sumptuous...

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    A SALUTE TO MINOT, ND, AND NORSK HØSTFEST

    by  • September 14, 2012 • Hidden Falls, Norway, Norwegian-American Culture • 0 Comments

    North America’s largest Scandinavian Festival—Norsk Høstfest (aka Høstfest) celebrates its 35th anniversary in Minot, North Dakota, at the end of this month. Every year people come by RVs, planes, trains, RVs, automobiles, and by the busloads–and did I mention RVs?–from around the Midwest and Canada and even from the East and West coasts to...

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    April 19 Holocaust Remembrance Day — Irene Levin Berman’s journey into the past

    by  • April 18, 2012 • Hidden Falls • 0 Comments

    April 19th is Holocaust Remembrance Day, a memorial day for the 6 million Jews murdered in Hitler’s Nazi death camps during World War II.   (See also http://www.infoplease.com/spot/remembrance1.html) It’s important that there is such a day to remember the  souls lost and to vow  “never again”!  Countless  millions of people—those who survived or lost loved...

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