Category: Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating Norwegian landscapes

Plein air sketching in the north Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. What could be more wonderful than immersing yourself in the landscape you are sketching? Many artists from Scandinavia and Germany headed south, beginning in...

Crying Hands

Crying Hands immerses theatergoers

Innovative sign-language play from Norway’s Teater Manu tells story of deaf persecution Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Teater Manu, Norway’s award-winning National Deaf Theater based in Oslo, staged its American premiere of Crying Hands:...

Acquitted

Acquitted keeps you in suspense

TV review Christine Foster MeloniWashington, D.C. The Norwegian TV series Frikjent debuted in March 2015 in its home country and was a resounding success. It then became very popular worldwide, including in the United...

Lords of Chaos

Burning churches and corny chaos

Lords of Chaos mockumentary misses the mark yet leaves the viewer food for thought Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Rolling Stone maintained that it “should be burned at the stake,” and the Seattle...

Kaja Bjørntvedt

The valleys that connect us

Piano album brings artists from across the Earth together to celebrate and support it Becky Billock Pittsburgh, Penn. Meet Kaja Bjørntvedt, the composer of the new commission “Sounds of a Fjord” that I’m including...

The Bird Catcher

GSFF presents

The Bird Catcher Garden State Film Festival Asbury Park, N.J. The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) will kick off this year’s screenings of over 240 independent films from around the globe with...

Morten Golimo - Blue Yearning

Nordic Mystique

The evocative work of Morten Golimo Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Gorgeous, romantic, awe inspiring. These words fit the evocative work of photographer Morten Golimo, who recently had an exhibit at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church’s...

Sylvia Eckes

Enjoy Grieg on this side of the Atlantic

Grieg Societies promote international appreciation of Norway’s No. 1 composer Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Four years ago, Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, professor emerita of piano from Ohio University of Athens, attended the Grieg...