Peter Nagy in Australia (Peter Nagy v Austrálii)

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Koncert v Melbourne (Concert in Melbourne)Melodies that bring a smile to your face, clever lyrics and recitation “charged” with a peculiar charm – no wonder that the compatriots in Australia evaluated a concert by Peter Nagy as one of the coolest they have ever experienced here.

Again, I had an opportunity to participate in the implementation of the Melbourne tour, organized in October in Sydney Australia by, as usual, an impresario Peter Vitek. Unlike singers Karel Gott, Helena Vondráčková, Marta Kubišová, and Olympic that we presented to Czech and Slovak viewers living in Australia in the past ten years, a Slovak singer Peter Nagy is not as known in the former exile since the beginnings of his artistic track dates from 1983. Continue reading

Howdy from Texas (Jak se máš?)

By Eva Střížovská (CzechFolks.com PLUS) that founded the magazine Czech Dialogue to connect Czechs around the world. In her book “Howdy from Texas (Jak se mas?)”, she uniquely captured her experiences with Czech immigrants abroad and their lives far away from their home country.

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One day about 3 years ago I got a phone call, „Hello, is it Eva? I am Jerry from Texas. My grandpa was Czech. I am holding your magazine Česky dialog in my hand and I love it. When are you coming to Texas?“ Continue reading

Another Commercial St. Valentine? (Další Komerční Den Svatého Valentýna?)

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St. Valentine’s Day is still a relatively new holiday in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This day was originally associated with love and feelings, but today it is mostly associated with shopping. This year might be different, though. Even though the Czech market is overwhelmed by items associated with this holiday, the Czechs will probably spend less and instead of going to restaurants, they will probably eat at home instead. The neighboring Slovaks won’t shop as much either but a recent public opinion poll showed that it will be probably due to their disfavor of this holiday. No matter what your financial situation is or how you feel about this holiday, there are other meaningful ways that you can celebrate this day and maybe do something good for others.

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Czechs Have Their Own Facebook/LinkedIn (Cesi Maji Vlastni Facebook/LinkedIn)

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Are you members of social networks? Czechs decided to start their own social network named Sitko (translated as “network of contacts”). This page has combined elements of professional social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn, and was created by a Czech company Centrum, which holds pages Aktualne.cz, Atlas.cz, Centrum.cz and ICQ Czech Republic. Sitko is not aimed only at students, as it was the case with the original Facebook. However, it runs now in a Beta version and it is only accessible for invited guests.

 

Will CzechFolks be ever invited? We’ll see.

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Czech Prime Minister Will Say Goodbye to Bush (Cesky Premier se Rozlouci s Bushem)

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The current President of the United States George W. Bush, has been actively involved in the abolition of U.S. visas for Czech and Slovak citizens. In January 2009, he will be replaced by Barack Obama. According to Ceske Noviny article, Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, said that he wants to visit the USA and personally say goodbye to him. He will do so either this year or early next year.

 

Last week Topolanek had to cancel his trip to the United States because of political tensions in the Czech Parliament. But now he does not plan to cancel this trip. It will be probably his first time flying to the USA without the visa requirement.

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