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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...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As we approach Christmas, it's time for all of us to focus on the wonderful tradition of Christianity, gift-giving... The history of gift-giving is synonymous with the history of Saint Nicholas.  Very few of us...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As we move into Lent and we come closer to our Byzantine Music in church, many of us wonder about the origins of this music.  The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest surviving musical composition 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)...
Προχθές μόλις κυκλοφόρησε ένα εξαιρετικό ιστορικό βιβλίο με τίτλο "THE THIRTY-YEAR GENOCIDE - Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924" ("Η Τριακονταετής Γενοκτονία - Η Καταστροφή από την Τουρκία των Χριστιανικών Πληθυσμών της, 1894-1924"). Το βιβλίο είναι έργο δύο...
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 A few days ago I took in my hands the latest poetry collection by Sevasti (Sevi) Boutos, a daring endeavor on her part, as it is written in English.  To those of us who have deeply experienced...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): We have referred already to the great honor we all have to count among the Greeks of our community, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, known among his friends at Thessaloniki with his first short name "Akis". ...
EDITOR'S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis) :  As we approach the anniversary of the Greek Genocides let's pay attention to this impressive new documentary "Lethal Nationalism: Genocide of The Greeks 1913-1923" (www.lethalnationalism.com).  Last year we made the first step by being able...
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...