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Miss Iowa to Perform at Davenport Zither Ensemble Spring Concert – May 3rd

Miss Iowa to Perform at Davenport Zither Ensemble Spring Concert – May 3rd

The Davenport Zither Ensemble presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm at the German American Heritage Center. This year’s concert features 2014 Miss Iowa Soprano Aly Olson singing a solo with accompaniment by pianist Gustavo doCarmo. Don’t miss this special concert! Works by Haydn, Schumann, and Scheck will be performed. GAHC […]

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Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

By James M. Beidler If you have ever cringed at the sayings “It’s a small world” and “Things always come full circle,” then this probably is not a column you want to read. On the other hand, I am someone who used to cringe at them and now embraces them rather wholeheartedly. When I went […]

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Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps by Russell W. Estlack (Bonneville Books, 2011) tells the relatively unknown story of the internment of thousands of German-Americans during World War II. “Held without trial or the benefit of legal representation, and not permitted to face their accusers, they became bargaining […]

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Surprising Spargel!

Surprising Spargel!

by Sharon Hudgins It’s Spargelzeit again, the annual asparagus season in Germany, when the fields are full of people hand-harvesting the big thick stalks of white asparagus so beloved by German diners. Depending on the region, asparagus season in Germany begins from mid-April to early May and lasts through most of June, officially ending on […]

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Miss Iowa to Perform at Davenport Zither Ensemble Spring Concert – May 3rd

Miss Iowa to Perform at Davenport Zither Ensemble Spring Concert – May 3rd

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Davenport Zither Ensemble presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm at the German American Heritage Center. This year’s concert features 2014 Miss Iowa Soprano Aly Olson singing a solo with accompaniment by pianist Gustavo doCarmo. Don’t miss this special concert! Works by Haydn, Schumann, and Scheck will be performed. GAHC […]

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Restaurant Jolesch: A Taste of Austria in the Heart of Berlin

Restaurant Jolesch: A Taste of Austria in the Heart of Berlin

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lovers of Austrian food no longer need to travel to the Alpine state to find their favorite food. It’s already here in the German capital. In Berlin-Kreuzberg, the Jolesch restaurant indulges its guests with Austrian hospitality and a wide selection of culinary classics. The Jolesch Schnitzel itself has almost reached iconic status, described as “the […]

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Concordia Language Village “Ich heiße Kai” – An Alumni Story

Concordia Language Village “Ich heiße Kai” – An Alumni Story

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Sean Kai Hamilton, coming back to Waldsee every summer was never a question. Kai knew that, “every year I had a good set of friends to come back to.” Even if Kai knew that some friends wouldn’t be back one summer, “I knew that I could find others—it was always so easy to meet […]

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Warming Up for Bix Fest at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa –

Warming Up for Bix Fest at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, Iowa –

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Calling all Music Lovers! Bone up on your Jazz knowledge before the Bix fest! Don Wooten presents Introducing Jazz to the Curious! The venerable Don Wooten will be at the German American Heritage Center on Sunday, April 26th at 2 pm to speak on a topic near and dear to him: Jazz! He will be […]

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