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Nordic Accord

Nordic Accord

18th-century Scandinavian music resounds with Early Music New York Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It is not often that one encounters classical Scandinavian music beyond Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen, and a few others.  So, it was...

NORTANA

NORTANA seminar brings distinguished guests from Oslo

America’s Norwegian teachers gather in North Dakota for annual conference Andy Meyer The Norwegian American Each fall, members the Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America (NORTANA) meet up for Norgesseminaret (the Norway...

Grieg Academy

Grieg Now!

Conference in Bergen draws scholars and musicians from far and wide Gregory Martin Edvard Grieg Society of America In 1876, Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg was asked by his hometown newspaper Bergenposten to send back...

norske barn

Bairn, a family designator

Words about words M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway The word bairn comes from the Old Norse barn, principally meaning “child, a son or daughter.” Through the years, it has been spelled in various ways....

Montreal: a special birthday celebration

…with a touch of Norway Cynthia Elyce Rubin The Norwegian American My nephew Andrew and I have the same birthday on Nov. 7, and we always celebrate together. This year was a milestone number...

juleøl

More ales for Jul

Christmas beers more numerous and better than ever in Norway this year The Local Christmas beer is no longer just a dark and underfermented seasonal beverage that appears on Norwegian shelves in November and...

Thor Jensen obit

The Search for Thor

By Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end of...

Andreas Bakkerud

Andreas Bakkerud wins silver medal

FIA World Rallycross Championship Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo After a dramatic finish, Norwegian rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud, 28, had to settle for silver in the overall FIA World Rallycross Championship. Both Bakkerud and Timmy...