Category: Arts

Traveling with Edvard Grieg

A composer’s account books offer insights into a time gone by Bjørn Øgaard Vice-chairman, Oslo Grieg Society Grieg did not live in Norway all year round. The villa “Troldhaugen”, built as a summer home,...

Not a tweet from Norwegian birds in winter

Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art It is said that Norwegian birds do not sing in winter, either at home or when they travel abroad. If they do make a noise, it has an altered...

Searching for Halvard Storm

Jeanne Nelsen Kalama, Wash. Browsing online charity auction sites can yield some pretty unusual items. And as a stolt descendant of Norwegians, I often type in the words “Norway” and “Norwegian” to see what...

The Norwegians

The Norwegians

A Norwegian Minnesotan goes to the theater John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American The streets of Minneapolis were slippery, and I slid a little at every turn between Ingebretsen’s on Lake Street and the...

Frozen 2 x 2

Two looks at Disney’s new sequel film Disney’s Frozen 2 sequel to the 2013 blockbuster animated film Frozen was released on Nov. 22 in the United States. Both Victoria Hofmo, New York correspondent for The Norwegian American,...

A Frozen frenzy fires up Fifth

Saks Fifth Avenue celebrates Disney’s winter saga Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Each Christmas season, the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue are a draw for thousands. While this tradition of holiday window dressing is believed to...

“Logging in”

with a view of early Norwegian logging in Kongsrud’s painting Mary Jo Thorsheim Norway Art The Norwegian oil painting Logging in Modum, Norway, winter 1926, by Anders Abrahamsen Kongsrud, reminds me of the traditional Christmas...

Sissels jul

Scandinavia’s Christmas superstar sings in the season Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American “Ingen jul uten Sissel!”—“No Christmas without Sissel!” it’s been said, and for many of us, that’s been true for many years...