“Contemporary Cracker culture is alive and well,” said anthropologist Dana Ste. Claire, author of “Cracker; The Cracker Culture in Florida History.” The original Florida Crackers were immigrants from the Celtic region – Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, and the English uplands. They trickled down to Florida in the 1700’s, bringing Celtic music, later called “bluegrass,” and roving ways. Using long whips, they herded the open-range cattle and horses left behind by the Spanish in the 1500’s. The loud cracking sound the whip made as it popped in the air gave the cattlemen the name “Crackers.”Details
General Secretary of Greek National Tourist Organization, Panos Livadas Interview with The Immigrant Magazine
The Greek National Tourism Organization is responsible for promoting Greece as a worldwide destination. We strive to promote, the authentic Greek brand, by all suitable means, in the ever-changing competitive global environment. With our marketing strategy as a guideline, we communicate the unique Greek experience, while at the same time, following the current global trends we create synergies all over the world towards this end.Details
The Polish Film Festival celebrates 15 years of great Polish cinema. A wonderful cultural experience and one not to be missed it continues screenings tonight in West Los Angeles.Details
The festival will open with SOPHIE SEEKS 7 [Facet (nie)potrzebny od zaraz] by Weronika Migon, Audience Award at Koszalin’s Debuts Film Festival “Mlodzi i Film,” on October 7, 2014 with a star-studded gala during which both Polish and American moviemakers will walk the red carpet at Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, an extravagant start to a ten-day-long celebration of Polish Cinema through October 16, 2014 with subsequent screenings at the Laemmle’s NoHo 7 and Royal Theaters.Details
James W. Graham’s new book — Victura: the Kennedys, a Sailboat, and the Sea — offers new insights into the dynamics and magic of the Kennedy family and their intense relationship with sailing and the sea. Many families sail together, but the Kennedys’ relationship with Victura, the 25-foot sloop purchased in 1932 shortly after the family’s move to Hyannis Port, stands apart.Details
Many German Jews who survived Nazi Germany and escaped to America as children preferred to forget their painful stories rather than share them. Kurt Wagner was one of them—until Steven Richards, an attorney in Chicago, met Kurt and learned that he was raised a Jew and spent time in a concentration camp while his brother was raised a Christian and joined the Hitler Youth Corps.Details
Los Angeles, CA – The Asteria came out to play at the Closing Night Gala of the 8th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Sunday, June 8, with their annual Orpheus Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
Following the screening of Yorgos Tsemberopoulos’ award-winning THE ENEMY WITHIN, hosts Banshee’s Christos Vasilopoulos and actress Chrissa Loukas took center stage to begin the closing night awards ceremony.
The duo then introduced the troupe from Stella Adler who performed against a projected video graphically portraying the history of performance from the ancient times to modernity.Details
TIM,The Immigrant Experience One of the most imaginative and talented graphic artists of our times, Astrid Chevallier is a visionary on a mission: to transform the approach to movie poster designing by re-introducing the long lost craft of an artistic profession known (in French) as “affichiste”.In recent years there has been a notable shift in…Details