Erik passed along a link to an article from The Verge about translating US television shows (in particular Seinfeld) into foreign languages, and how difficult it can be. It’s a very interesting article especially if you were a fan of the show. Click here to read it.
Paul Hartwig has passed along a link to the Channel 15 story about Kommers / Saengerfest including some footage at the Capitol. There may be a short commercial at the beginning of the video. Here’s the link:
For those of you who are on Facebook, the Maennerchor has a new Facebook page:
Former Madison Maennerchor director Ron Rockow had the opportunity to direct the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at their concert at the Overture Center in Madison on Tuesday June 18, 2013. The Wisconsin State Journal has the full story here. The State Journal also has some photos of the rehearsal and concert.
If you are interested in genealogy, this is a great website: http://compgen.de/
I read about it in German Life magazine, and it was reviewed as a great portal to all German-related genealogy websites.
Be sure to visit our other Wisconsin German-singing choruses. Follow this link to the Milwaukee Liederkranz page.
The following two Web sites have recently been added to the MKI’s Resources page (http://mki.wisc.edu/Resources/Links/Links.htm)
and may be of interest to you!
German-American Heritage Museum
An art and multimedia museum located in Washington, DC, providing permanent and temporary exhibits on German immigration and migration across the Unites States and on famous German Americans. The Resources page provides state-by-state links to informative Web sites about German immigrants, German organizations and landmarks, German-American business resources, government resources, student opportunities, and German-language radio programs.
Gemütlichkeit, Schnitzelbank, and Kitsch: German-American Caricature in Vintage Postcards
The Archives & Rare Books Library of the University of Cincinnati has added an exhibit that explores the creation and perpetuation of German American ethnic stereotypes through cartoon images found on popular postcards in the 20th century. More than fifty cards illustrating a public view of a major ethnic group are included in the exhibit, which can be downloaded as PDF.