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KF Chopin Piano Competition: Feb. 28 Till March 3, 2024

The Kosciuszko Foundation announces the 68th Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition from February 28 till March 3, 2024 in Washington D.C. The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities representing a professional level of performance, ages 17-30.  Eight chosen semifinalists will be invited to Washington D.C. to perform a recital of music by Chopin and Szymanowski, and three finalists will perform …

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Poland’s Donald Tusk Carries Out Pre-Christmas TVP Takeover

By Robert Strybel Warsaw Correspondent Warsaw–On 20 December 2023, a few minutes past 11 AM, people across Poland watching public TV’s main main news channel saw their screens go blank. The new, tough government chief Donald Tusk had ordered his takeover task force to switch off the station’s power. Simultaneously. his hand-picked replacements, backed by police, entered the offices of …

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Christmas In Poland

The forty-five day period preceding Christmas was one of quiet waiting, spent in prayer and fast. Song, laughter and music were silenced. Farm girls gathered at the spinning wheels. At the end of November, on St. Catherine’s and St. Andrew’s Eve, the young people foretold their future with noise and hilarity, but after that began the daily prayers and masses …

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Christmas and New Year’s Traditions

By Edward Wilczynski ‘Imagine yourself to be in a Polish city on the afternoon of December 24th in the 1970’s…. As dusk approaches, the frantically busy streets are suddenly empty of all people except those few who must work in some essential service — police, bus drivers, health service personnel, etc. One feels an almost enchanted expectation as the blue-gray …

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Holiday Door Decorating Contest Winners

NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Board of Recreation held the judging of its Annual Holiday Door Decorating contest the week of December 4-8, 2023.  The contest was created in the spirit of the season in hopes of getting Clifton families to work together, spend quality time and achieve a common goal while exploring their creative and artistic talents.  This year, …

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Fiddler – A Musical Success

By James Dombrowski The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ is celebrating its 85th Anniversary as one of the country’s best regional theatres. Having received the Tony Award for “Best Theatre in America” with its closeness to Broadway and the scrutiny of the metropolitan area’s media critics, the productions taking place are as good as any Broadway show. The classic …

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