Drago Cvitanovich Passes Away in New Orleans

The prominent New Orleans restaurateur and philanthropist was born in Igrane near Makarska, and moved to the United States of America in 1964. He passed away in his 95th year, in peace and in the company of his family. Drago’s restaurants now operate at three locations and are run by his son Tommy.

In Memory of Antun Kričković (1929–2017)

Choreographer Kričković was the recipient of the Bronze (1971) and Silver (1979) Distinguished Labour Decorations of the socialist/communist Hungarian People’s Republic, the Erkel Prize (1976), the award of the SZOT socialist national council of trade unions (1984), the Distinguished Artist Medal of the Hungarian People’s Republic (1989) and the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1995).

A New Book from Živa Zajednica Chief Editor

The book delves into issues of church history and pastoral theology and is the first work of its kind to condense all of the critical aspects of the pastoral care of Croatian Catholics in Germany. It offers a chiefly historical context to the emergence and current activity of Croatian Catholic missions, communities and parishes in Germany.

First Croatian Opera Audio Recording Released

The recording has been issued by state operated broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) and features a studio performance recorded in July of 2015 by the HRT Choir and Symphony Orchestra and soloists Evelin Novak, Leon Košavić, Domagoj Dorotić and Giorgio Surian in the lead roles and Mario Bokun and Stefano Surian in supporting roles.

25th Croatian Ball in Trajštof

The ball in Trajštof was opened by the Tamburica Poljanci ensemble and also featured performances by the Pletari and Pinkica bands. This year again saw an excellent turnout for the event with special guests including Croatian ambassador Vesna Cvjetković and consul Niki Berlaković.

11th Annual Domovnica Awards

The final ceremony for the Večernji List annual Domovnica award will be staged on Saturday, March 4th, at the Kurhaus congress hall in Bad Homburg near Frankfurt am Main. Awards will be conferred to the top male and female athletes, the best amateur sports team, the best male and female musicians, singers and actors, the top event of the year and the most successful Croatian association and person of the year