Friday, April 30, 2010

“Massive attack” in Belgrade Arena on June 25

Belgrade, April 18. 2010 (Serbia Today) - The British band "Massive attack” will perform in Belgrade on June 25 at the "Belgrade Arena, for the first time in its two decade-long musical career as a part of the "Becks 'perience". After seven years of waiting and countless rumors, a music collective from Bristol, ed by author tandem Grant Marshall and Robert Del Naja has released its fifth studio album "Heligoland", in February. They will perform in Belgrade as part of its tour to promote the release of the new album. On this "Massive attack" tour, set of ten members will perform including the two drummers, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist and programmer, the legendary reggae veteran Andy Hares and convincing soul diva Deborah Miler.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Zimonjic and Nestor Won Monte Carlo Tournament!

By Milen Vesovic

Belgrade/Monte Carlo, April 20, 2010 (Serbia Today) - The best double of the world, Serbian Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor of Canada managed to win, and defend their title in Monte Carlo. Serbian-Canadian duo won their last victory after defeating the Indo-Belarusian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Quiet in the second set with the advance 6-3, 2-0. Zimonjic and Nestor have won so far 19 titles and continued with great results this season. For Zimonjic this is 35th title in his career. As the winners of the Tournament they won 1000 ATP points in addition to 133,500 Euros.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Through Sport Against Discrimination

Belgrade / Novi Sad, April 17. 2010 (Serbia Today) – The Association of Paraplegics Novi Sad continues with a number of actions to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and to raise voice against prejudices prevailing in society about disabled people of Serbia. This association organized on Wednesday a competition in chess and darts, which was attended by about 100 participants from Vojvodina. The contest, above all, has a social and then the competitive significance. Competition in chess and darts for people with paraplegia and quadriplegia, with their presence, supported among others, table-tennis players Zlatko Kesler, winner of a large number of medals from the Paralympic Games, World Championships, European Championships and other competitions and Borislav Perić-Rankovic the winner of silver medals at the last Paralympics Games in Beijing. Association of Paraplegics and quadriplegics Novi Sad have organized during this year numerous events to motivate people with disabilities to fight in life and try to create a discrimination free society

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Preparation for the 50TH Dragacevo fair in Guca

Belgrade/Guca, April 16. 2010 (Serbia Today) - Promotion of the 50th Dragacevo Fair in Guca will be organized in Moscow on June 22nd and 23rd, 2010. A Delegation of the businessmen will be attending the promotion of Dragacevo Fair, while the Orchestra by Dejan Lazarevic will make that this promotion goes even better. On Friday, August 13th, the first sound of trumpet will mark the beginning of 50th Dragacevo Fair in Guca. The final competition of the 16 best musicians selected from the pro-competition from Boljevac, Surdulica, Kotreza, Lucani and Zlatibor, will be held on August 21st. Organizers of the Fair announced that the fans of the trumpet sounds will be able to enjoy the competition for “The First trumpet of the world” for first time in Guca. Orchestras from Australia, USA, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Romania, Turkey, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, The Republic of Serbian and Serbia will start with competition in August 19th. Orchestras by Ekrem Mamutovic from Vranje and Dejan Petrovic from Uzice (winner of Dragacevo Fair 2009) will present the Serbia in this competition. According to the selection of ethnomusicology and the president of the official jury of the Fair, Mirjana Zakic, competitors will perform one song from their country and one of their own choosing. The host of the 50th Dragacevo Fair in Guca .and major of Lucani, Jolovic Slobodan, said that at the entrance to Guca the monument of Desimir Peracic from Goracica (winner of the first Fair, a half century ago) will be uncovered. With the review performances by host artists (Goran Bregovic, Miroslav Ilic, Orchestras by Dejan Petrovic, Boban and Marko Markovic, Dejan Lazarevic) on the tenth day of program a lot of music groups will participate. Closing of Fair will be on August 23rd, 2010.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The “Michael Jackson Tribute” Concert in Belgrade

Belgrade, April 15. 2010 (Serbia Today) - The “Michael Jackson tribute “ band from Great Britain will held the concert on April 21st at the Grand Hall of Dom Sindikat , organizers announced.
At the concert in honor of the deceased “pop king” Michael Jackson, the band members will preforme his greatest hits wearing the clothing that Jackson once wearied. Since for this event some of the Serbian musicians are particularly interested , few songs will sing stars of our music scene, it was stated in the press release. After the Belgrade this concert will be seen by the public in Rijeka and Split.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Novak eyes Monte Carlo trophy without Martin

Belgrade, April 14. 2010 (Source: Blic) - The clay-court season on the men’s tennis tour is on, starting with a Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo this week and with its grand finale at the eagerly anticipated French Open in Paris in late May and early June. Given the fact world’s number one will miss out on the Monaco-based event, the Serbian star player has been named seed number one and will therefore have a bye in the opening round. Djokovic’s first opposition will be the winner of the tie between Florent Serra and Stephane Robert, both of France tournament in Monaco last year, having reached the final, where he was beaten at the hands of “king of clay” Rafael Nadal. Looking at the projected draw bracket, Djokovic’s rivals in the third round could be Stanislas Wawrinka or Ernests Gulbis. If everything goes according to plan for the Serb in the early stages, he is likely to cross paths with compatriot Viktor Troicki in the quarter-finals, while the two will be playing together in the doubles event at Monte Carlo. Other prominent players in the singles draw are Mikhail Youzhny, David Nalbandian and Tommy Robredo. Djokovic’s potential opponents in the semi-final are Croatia’s Marin Cilic, Fernando Verdasco and in-form Tomas Berdych. The other section of the draw will feature title-defender Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, home crowd’s favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, as well as Spanish representatives Juan Carlos Ferrero and David Ferrer. Ahead of his trip to Monte Carlo, Djokovic has announced he has terminated his cooperation with coach and former US tennis star Todd Martin. “I will not be working with Martin any longer as I can’t work with two coaches at the same time. Marian [Vajda] and Todd did not see eye to eye in some respects, and I was forced to opt for one of them. The choice was my permanent coach Vajda and I hope we continue to have a positive cooperation. As for Martin, I can only have words of praise for him and I stress we parted ways in a very positive and friendly atmosphere. He shared everything he had with me, especially the vast experience he has from his professional playing career,” said Djokovic ahead of the Monte Carlo event.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wozniacki awaits Jelena in final

Belgrade, April 13. 2010 (Source:Blic) - Jelena Jankovic has arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, with high expectations. Serbia’s women’s number one has been named second seed for the WTA tournament and will be aiming to claim the title at the $700,000 event for a second time in her career. Judging by her current run of fine forJankovic has a bye in the first round, and will be taking on the winner of the match between Romania’s Edina Gallovits and home player Varvara Lepchenko. As things stand in the main draw, Jankovic should not have major trouble reaching the quarter-final, where her most likely opponent will be Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova. In the semis, Jankovic could cross paths with her old rival Marion Bartoli or Australia’s Samantha Stosur, who she has recently played against on two occasions – at Indian Wells and Miami – with mixed fortunes from the two matches. If there are no big upsets along her way to the title, Jankovic’s biggest challenge will be in the final against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. “I love to play at Charleston. I have good memories of the event and I hope I get a good result this year,” said Jankovic. The organizers of the event had been hoping a few other major tennis stars of the women’s tour would be taking part at Charleston, but both Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have withdrawn due to injuries. “We would love it Serena and Maria could have played here, but you can’t do anything about injuries. We will have world’s number two Caroline Wozniacki, and also former champions Jelena Jankovic and Nadia Petrova. I think it will be a very exciting event,” said Charleston tournament director.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Higl - „You have to give your best"

Belgrade, April 08. 2010 — (Serbia Today) - Nadja Higl, World Champion at 200 meters breaststroke said that she is preparing for the next European championship and emphasized that the terms of the training didn“t changed. „ I am expecting a lot of chalenges at the the European Championship where I will be able to check my form. I am working very hard and I hope that this will give the expected results. I will give my maximun, and I hope that it would be enough for the medal . “ The European Championship will be held from August 8-15 in Budapest. „I was at the preparation in Japan and Spain. I traid new suits in Japan and swimmed with two world swimmers who were with me at the finals in WC in Rome. I learned a lot from them, and after every training we stayed and worked on our technics, Nadja said to Beta news agency. According to Nadja, she is not under presurre on going to a Championship as World No 1. The medal she won in Rome last year did not change her life. Nadja said that the circumstances in which she trained did not change.„By the summer we are expecting a lot of competitions, preparation for Budapest but still have not got the outdoor pools in which water is tempered, so we have to travel abroad.“ said Higl. According to her, we have to build new pools. „It is not enough that Belgrade has two outtdoor pools, because the water in them is cold, and we are unabled to trained in them. Nadja Higl was born in Pancevo 1987.

Premiere of the “Like the Early Frost”

Belgrade, April 08. 2010 - ( Serbia Today) - The long-awaited film debut of renowned singer and songwriter Djordje Balasevic "Like the Early Frost," will have its first preview in Novi Sad, on April 19th in the Conference Hall of the NIS, and on April 20th at Sava Centre in Belgrade. Balasevic”s film has gathered a great team of actors including Rade Serbedzija, Mira Banjac, Mustafa Nadarevic, Pedja Bjelac, Zijah Sokolovic, Jovana Balasevic ..
For some time already the trailer for the film "Like the Early Frost is spinning on the internet and the comments of viewers who saw it so far were very positive. The very first thing that gets viewers attention is great photography and music, which faithfully depicts the period around the First Serbian war.
Although the basic team of the movie is a tragic love story, the film abounds in clever comic scenes, and one of the characters that the audience will surely love is the gendarme played by Nikola Đuričko. The scenario was written based on the book by Djordje Balasevic entitled "Like the Early Frost (Nikolina prica o Vasi Ladackom), which was written as a novel.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Partizan takes lead against Maccabi

Belgrade, April, 01.2010 (Source: Tanjug) - Partizan Belgrade basketball club defeated the Israeli team Maccabi by 81-71 (26-17, 21-17, 17-16, 17-23). The third game of the Euro league quarterfinals was played in Belgrade on Tuesday evening in the packed Belgrade Arena. Partizan now leads 2-1 in the best-of-five series. The Belgrade club played the first two games away in Tel Aviv, winning the first 85-77, and losing the second 98-78.

The premiere of Srdjan Karanovic’s movie “Besa”

Belgrade, April 01. 2010 (Serbia Today) - Srdjan Karanovic’s movie “Besa” was released for the first time at Grand Hall of Sava Center, and the entire film crew was welcomed sincerely after the projection. The film takes place in the small town in the south Serbia during the World War I, and the main characters in this love drama are played by Predrag Miki Manojlovic and the young Slovenian actress Iva Krajnc.
The movie “Besa” is co-production involving seven media houses from Serbia, Slovenia, France, Hungary and Croatia, along with eight producers from six countries and the European producer Eurimaz. The major producer from Serbia is “Bas celik”. The film was made in 2008. in Deliblatska Dunes National park and the first time was shown last autumn in Portoroz at the Slovenian national Festival. The film will be at the regular repertoire of the Belgrade theatres from April 1st

Friday, April 9, 2010

Winners of the “Zlatni Beocug” (Golden Ring)

Belgrade, April 02. 2010 ( Source: Blic ) - The Award "Outstanding Golden Ring" for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to the art historian and director George Kadijevic, conductor Aleksandar Pavlovic and writer and satirist Branislav - Brano Crnčević, itg was announced today by the Committee on Culture and Education in Belgrade. The "Extraordinary Golden Ring" for 2009 year was awarded to the Zavod za Udzbenike Publishing House and the National Theatre in Belgrade. "Golden Ring" for 2009. was given to the composer Miroljub Aranđelović Rasinski, director Darko Bajic, Milan Gutovic actor, poet, Perry prongs, composer Aleksandar Sanja Ilic, entrepreneur Milutin Ignjatovic, painter Milan Marinkovic, and Zoran Marjanovic . Among the awarded were also playwrighter Branko Milicevic Dice, author of documentaries and programs about culture Bozidar Nikolic, graphic artist and painter Dobrilo M. Nikolic, an artist of folk music Merima Njegomir, ballerina Anna Pavlovic-Pesic, art historian and writer Uglješa Rajčević, pianist and multimedia artist Nikola Rackov."Golden Ring" was assigned to the writer and philosopher Zeljko Simic, artist Slobodanka-Rakic Sefer, the International Film Festival (FEST) and the Society of St. Sava. A decision on winners of "Golden Ring" was unanimously adopted by ther jury composed of seventeen chaired by Darko Tanaskovic, and the award ceremony will be held on April 8th , at the National Theatre in Belgrade.

Partizan takes lead against Maccabi

Belgrade, April, 01.2010 (Source: Tanjug) - Partizan Belgrade basketball club defeated the Israeli team Maccabi by 81-71 (26-17, 21-17, 17-16, 17-23). The third game of the Euro league quarterfinals was played in Belgrade on Tuesday evening in the packed Belgrade Arena. Partizan now leads 2-1 in the best-of-five series. The Belgrade club played the first two games away in Tel Aviv, winning the first 85-77, and losing the second 98-78.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New tennis star

Belgrade, March, 27. 2010 (Serbia Today) - Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinović failed to reach the second round of Masters Series tournament in Miami. It was early yesterday morning CET time when he lost first round match against American James Blake 2-1 6-7 score (6), 6-4, 6-4.
Krajinović came to the Tournament at the invitation of the organizers. He gave much resistance to the American which was visible from the fact that the match lasted two hours and 13 minutes. The young Serbian tennis player showed his many talents throughout the duel and certainly the world of tennis has one more exciting addition in this young star who does not have to worry for the future . James Blake after the match had only words of praise for Krajinović.
- I had a difficult match because my opponent was extremely talented player. I'd struggled to win even though they all thought that against Krajinovic will be an easy win. I predict a bright future to him. I think he has everything one need to become a great player - said Blake.
Krajinović is only 18 years, and currently is in 331st position in the rankings. Young man from Sombor was the sixth of the world junior, and played semi-finals at two Grand Slam, Wimbledon and U.S. Open, two years ago.

Milan jumps in ratings

Belgrade, March, 27. 2010 (Serbia Today) - Milan Stankovic's song "This is the Balkans," which will represent Serbia at Eurovision this year in Oslo, keeps jumping at the music rating charts that accompany this musical competition.

Most European radio stations received the Serbian track ten days ago which also helped the better ratings At the last week's meeting of heads of delegation in Oslo, the order of the performance of countries in both semi-finals is determined . It is interesting that at the beginning of the meeting, our delegation drew the so-called wild card, which includes the privilege of a country that is lucky to be chosen under which the serial number will appear in the semifinals. Given that the first vote in January determined to perform in the first part of the first semi-final 25th May, representatives of our delegation were able to choose from first to eighth position, and have chosen to perform the seventh.

Milan Stankovic has already started a promotional tour of Europe, and so far his performances have been confirmed in Romania, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland, while the current contract performances in France and Greece. At the first European betting favorite is still Azerbaijan, which is a young singer Safura with "Drip Drop", followed by Israel and Denmark. According betting forecasts "William Hill", Milan Stankovic was the odd position twelfth with 26 quota, which is a big jump from last week when the odds on his victory was over the 50th As for the former Yugoslav republic, Croatia is the best rated, represented by the group Feminnem and which occupies the fifth place with a high 11th quota.

Art Stage in Uzice

By:Bojana Jankovic

Uzice, March 27, 2010 (Serbia Today) - The town of Uzice is located in the Western part of Serbia, on the banks of the River Djetinja. Art represents an inspirational tool of life, and gives new strength for realization of new endeavors. Uzice has recognized that motivational power of Art, and in a distant 1856 has constructed its National Theater.
Uzice is very proud of its many talented Actors (theater stage and movie screen), Painters, Sculptors, Writers, Poets, and Singers. The year 2010 is one more year filled with Art events. The City Gallery “Uzice” is presenting from April6-21 a solo exhibition titled “Retrospective” by a local painter Dragan Dimic,
In collaboration with a Theater museum from Belgrade, all Art lovers will have a chance to see the works of a Costumer Angelin Atlagic from April 27-May 12,2010. In collaboration with a Ministry of Culture, the citizens of Uzice will get acquainted with “Prohelecija” from June 8-23. Those who enjoy Art through Movie screens will enjoy in the gifts of the Cinema city of Uzice. A premiere of the romantic comedy “Day of lovers” by Director Garri Marshall, and scenario by Katherine Fugata is taking place
From April 13-20, the 14th Theater Festival “Without Translation” will take place in Uzice. Belgrade National Theater will present to the public a play “Dervish and Death” by Mesa Selimovic (on April 13). A day later the production CNP from Podgorica, will present a play “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolf”, text by Edward Albee, and direction by Dino Mustafic. The play “Forest shines” on April 15, will be performed in a production of Atelje 212 from Belgrade, text by Milena Markovic, and direction by Toma Janez.
On April 16, the Croatian production of National Theater from Rijeka will perform “Turbo folk”, text and direction by Oliver Frljic. SNP from Novi Sad will perform on April 17, “Boat for dolls” , text by Milena Markovic and direction by Ana Tomovic. The next day, the National Theater from Sarajevo will perform “Mortal Kombajn”, text by Pavel Sal, and direction by Dino Mustafic. The production of JDP from Belgrade will perform on April 19 “Candide or Optimism”, according to Voltaire’s text and direction by Aleksandar Popovski. The Theater from Subotica “Deze Kostoljani” will perform on April 20 a show “Ubi et Orbi” (by Janos Pilinski, directed by Andras Urban) in honor of all rewarded participants. All performances start at 7.30 pm. The days of Art will continue into the summer.

Nautical fair opens in Belgrade

Belgrade, March, 27. 2010 (Source:B92) - The 32nd International Nautical Fair opened on Thursday in Belgrade Peter Jansen, secretary general of the Marinas Committee of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, opened the fair. The event has brought together some 70 exhibitors this year. Visitors will have an opportunity to view, and possibly buy, around 50 vessels of various types and sizes during the four-day fair. In his address, Jansen stated that Serbia has huge potential for nautical industry, but that it does not have enough harbors, adding that more work needs to be done on attracting more people to the industry.