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EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): It was a warm May afternoon this year when, returning from Boston, we stopped at Storrs, Connecticut, to see the Sparta Museum and Theater that was being built by a team lead by dedicated professor...
By Nick Stamatakis What was the first song the freed radio station of Kabul Afghanistan played in 2001 upon its Liberation by the Northern Alliance assisted by US Army Special Forces? It was "Andonis" from Mauthausen by Mikis Theodorakis... The...
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΚΕΙΜΕΝΟ ΣΤΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΑΝΑΡΤΗΣΗΣ - GREEK TEXT FOLLOWS By Nick Stamatakis "I met with Death (he used the word "Haros" coming out of thousands of years of Greek folklore) many times, I looked him straight in the eye, and...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis):  Yours truly is a known lover of oldies, as you may have already noticed... Today I came across "Piccolissima Serenata", sung by Renato Carosone (released 1957, music By Giovanni Ferrio and lyrics by Antonio Amurri)...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As you will read in another post today the revisionist so-called historians are quick to claim that "Know Thyself" is an ...African proverbial wisdom, blatantly ignoring well-documented classical Greek history, but they are hesitant to...
By Martine Diepenbroek (antigonejournal.com) When Pharnabazus was outraged by Lysander pillaging and wasting his territory, he sent men to Sparta to denounce him… The ephors were incensed, and when they found Thorax, one of Lysander’s friends and fellow-generals,...
By Nick Stamatakis One of the most interesting chapters of the wonderful story of Greek music and musicians in the New World is the 6-7 year period (mainly between 1966 and 1972) when Manos Hadjidakis lived in New York.  This...
Από τις 5 Απριλίου 1453 η Κωνσταντινούπολη, η βασιλίδα των πόλεων άρχισε να περιζώνεται από τα τουρκικά στίφη. Με χιλιάδες στρατιώτες και δεκάδες πυροβόλα ο Μωάμεθ Β’ ξεκίνησε την περιώνυμη πολιορκία. Παρά τις προσπάθειές του όμως η Πόλη άντεχε....
By Nick Stamatakis This is without a doubt the best way for us, Greek-Americans, to celebrate this year's Memorial Day! Yes, my friends, this is the introduction of MNIMI.ORG, a unique comprehensive website aiming at capturing the enormous contribution of...
By Nick Stamatakis The direct connection between ecclesiastical Byzantine music and Greek folk literature and music has been analyzed in-depth by many.  Even more interesting is the endless inspiration it provided for modern artistic performances. If there is one day...