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August 30, 2013 by Guest Author  
Filed under CULTURE, People

Markus G. Strobl 49, of Rushville, passed away August 25, 2013 following a lengthly battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 22, 1963 in Cologne, Germany, the son of the late Sebastian J. Strobl and Ursula E. (Knaack) Strobl who survives. Markus had a Master Degree and was a self employed Glasermeister Artist.
He came to Indiana [...]

DC: BAUHAUS to Harvard: The Life and Work of Walter Gropius

March 20, 2013 by GW Editorial Staff  
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In 1919, the Staatliche Bauhaus was founded in Weimar, Germany, by architect Walter Gropius (picture).

Linked closely in time and in spirit to the Weimar Republic (1919-33), the revolutionary Bauhaus design philosophy sought to express a wholly new era in German society through designs that were to be at once socially conscious and free of roots in [...]

Chef Walter Staib to be honored as the Distinguished German-American of the Year

November 16, 2012 by GW Editorial Staff  
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Chef Walter Staib will be honored by the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® as the 2012 Distinguished German-American of the Year™. The Awards and Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday evening, December 15, 2012 at the German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
Each year since 1987, the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® has presented [...]

Change of Guards in Los Angeles

August 3, 2012 by Petra Schuermann  
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At the Goethe-Institut, Annette Rupp was succeeded in March by Mr. Fareed Majari as new director at the Goethe-Institut L.A.
Then in May the program department also experienced a change in personnel. Margit Kleinman, who has worked here as the program coordinator since 1987, accepted a new professional challenge to become the new director of the [...]

Nina Franoszek is starring in Easy To Assemble

December 1, 2011 by GW Editorial Staff  
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German actress Nina Franoszek is starring opposite Ray Wise as Gala, a modern Good Witch of the North in the third season of Easy to Assemble -Finding North.
Easy to Assemble is an award winning web series created by and starring Emmy-Award-Winner Illeana Douglas. A Hollywood actress trying to quit acting and working for IKEA. The [...]

Austrian Musician Ludwig Hirsch is Dead

November 25, 2011 by GW Editorial Staff  
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Austrian singer Ludwig Hirsch, (February 28th 1946 – November 24th 2011) famed for his morose, laconic, critical, macabre, reflective songs has taken his own life at age 65. He was reportedly being treated for lung cancer and jumped from the hospital window of Vienna’s “Wilheminen Spittal”.
The beloved singer appeared to sold-out audiences of over 200,000 [...]

Swiss Composer Kurt Oldman scoring in Hollywood

September 26, 2011 by GW Editorial Staff  
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German speaking composers have a long tradition in Hollywood with Max Steiner, Erick Korngold and Hans Zimmer to name just a few. Now add multifaceted Swiss born composer Kurt Oldman to that list. Kurt has already received critical acclaim for a number of his film scores. He recently signed on to score the upcoming [...]

Stefan Raab vs. Will Smith

March 4, 2011 by GW Editorial Staff  
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In the US every TV Station has one or maybe even two genius entertainers, in Germany that kind of talent and space for the talent to develop is harder to come by. But we have one, the one and only Stefan Raab from his TV-Show TVTotal. Honing his craft since hosting his first show Vivasion [...]

Hedy Lamarr from Vienna to Hollywood

February 25, 2011 by GW Editorial Staff  
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Hedy Lamarr is one of the most fascinating movie stars in film history. Born November 9th 1914 in Vienna, she was the first naked woman on film, played for MGM alongside Clark Gable and also invented a guidance system for torpedoes to support American troups during World War II.
Read the article in the Austrian magazine:  [...]

Kaisers Geburtstag – Emperor Franz Joseph

August 18, 2010 by GW Editorial Staff  
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Born on August 18th 1830 in Schönbrunn Palace, Emperor Franz Joseph would have been 180 years today.  He reigned during difficult times and his passionate marriage to Empress Elisabeth filled countless books and inspired movies.
Lesser known facts:  His brother Archduke Maximilian was Maximilian I of Mexico and Austria turned into a empire in which the [...]

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