Category: Arts

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...

Liv Ullmann

Liv Ullmann: A woman for all seasons

Legendary Norwegian actress talks at New York’s Scandinavia House about her life and work Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Part I: The actress Applause begins as soon as the evening’s guest of honor steps on...

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...

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...

Frozen

A winter wonderland on Broadway

Musical production of Disney’s Frozen is a Norwegian-inspired delight Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Admittedly, when I first heard about the movie Frozen (2013), I was a little skeptical. A Disney cartoon set...

Why you should see Sea by Jon Fosse

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Robert McNamara is on a mission and theatergoers should take note. Who is McNamara, and what is his mission? He is the innovative artistic director of Washington, D.C,’s Scena...

A unique art experience in New York

The Seamen’s Church offers an exclusive fundraising auction online Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American On lookout for art in New York City, there are hundreds of galleries to explore, and sometimes there are...