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Hosts for the 2018 Reality Czech Gala Announced BBLA Press Room 24 July, 2018

We are pleased to introduce the esteemed hosts for the 2018 Reality Czech Gala evening—two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole and Czech puppeteer Vit Horejs.    Christine...

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June Newsletter: From the President Joseph Balaz 30 May, 2018

Will they actually meet? Perhaps neither Kim nor Donald know the answer but I know for sure that around that time BBLA will meet with representatives of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs for...

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Jan Papanek and the American Fund for Czechoslovak Refugees Martin Nekola 24 May, 2018

Thousands of Czech and Slovak democrats left Czechoslovakia after the Communist seizure of power in February 1948. Their first steps into the “free world” brought these people to displaced persons...

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Celebrating May 1 With Love Joseph Balaz 30 April, 2018

Well, another May 1 is ahead of us. For the followers of the Czech romantic poet, Karel Hynek Macha, it represents a day of poetic love. Some of you might join street marches in support of workers’...

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1968: Vaclav Havel in New York Martin Nekola 26 April, 2018

Czech President Vaclav Havel visited the USA many times. He was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, his speech to the U.S. Congress in February 1990 is now legendary, and Havel's bust...

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Happy Easter & April Fool’s Day Joseph Balaz 01 April, 2018

In previous years I attempted to shock you with some completely made up stories as a tribute to the internationally recognized day of pranks, April Fool’s Day. To my understanding, not only was...

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