Everyone loves Eat Zagreb! – new Zagreb guest guide

first_imgNew leadsč through Zagrebčto the gastro scene it is obligatory for touristsčka equipment for a quality stay in Zagreb, and afteržthey wanted him at home tooćand restaurant lovers New gastro guide Eat Zagreb, whose concept and design is signed by the Zagreb Superstudio, and for whose careful selection the gastronomic journalists and editors are responsible Željka Klemenčić i Mila Batinica, was promoted in the Croatian Design Superstore with fine snacks prepared by the restaurants included in the guide.The carefully designed Eat Zagreb guide, in addition to offering a wealth of information and useful recommendations about the Zagreb hospitality scene, also promotes local culture and makes a valuable contribution to encouraging tourism in the city of Zagreb and its surroundings. In addition to tourist visitors who certainly want to try the best that the city has to offer, the guide can be very useful for both domestic travelers and local fans of all kinds of cuisine.Whether it is a search for a particular local dish or an indigenous wine variety, or a desire for an experience to remember Zagreb – this guide contains affordable and practical insider information on the best city offer. Wide smiles were a sure sign of satisfied palates, but also customers, who will continue to explore and enjoy the gastronomic offer presented in the guide by trying over 80 different restaurants, bistros, cafes, snack bars, patisseries and other gastronomic locations of the metropolis and its surroundings.Guide Eat Zagreb is available at Croatian Design Superstore, and from next week at the Tisak Media outlets.last_img read more

Is the Elvis legend losing its fascination?

first_imgIt is easy to forget through the fog of history what an enormous impact Elvis had on society. He was not just a singer; he was a cultural force, every pelvic thrust a blow to a country that wanted its pop stars more subdued. Elvis was a heathen. “Hell, these were timid times, an’ here’s this white kid up there shakin’ his ass,” Lewis Grizzard, the late humorist, once said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “An’ I remember my grandfather sayin’ that this was the devil’s music, an’ anybody who listened to it was surely gonna go straight t’ hell, which, y’know, did concern me some. Still, I liked it, an’ I figured I’d just take my chances.” Then there is the old story of a conversation between Elvis and fellow rock ‘n’ roller Jerry Lee Lewis. “Why boy, you are the devil!” Lewis said when Elvis asked if they were playing thePity the pioneers. “devil’s music.” Then the devil moved from Hades to Vegas, trading his horns for jumpsuits. The unimaginable happened: Kitsch conquered cool. And those black velvet paintings seemed more substantial than the real thing. If it is easy to forget his significance, however, it is just as important to remember it, especially this year, the 50th anniversary of “Heartbreak Hotel.” The kitsch was temporary. The cool will last forever. Like all of Elvis’ early hits, “Heartbreak Hotel” combined the two key ingredients of rock ‘n’ roll: blues and country. If country gave the music its snap, blues gave it the churning power that makes it so explosive. Without either, rock ‘n’ roll would not be rock ‘n’ roll. “He created something new by definition, because it hadn’t been popular before,” said Howard Kramer, the curatorial director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. “There is no question about that. He wasn’t the first guy to play music like that. He was just the most popular.” If some historians regard Elvis as a breathtaking original, other music lovers see him as a shameless copycat, a singer who co-opted the blues to forge a success denied black artists who came before. Bobby “Blue” Bland, the legendary blues singer, does not see Elvis as a racist, a man who was more imitator than innovator. “People have that outlook because of his color,” Bland, 76, said in a telephone interview from his home in Memphis. “Sure, there was a bigger opening for him than for anybody black. But whatever he did, he did it very well, like Ray Charles when Ray did country. Music is music.” When Elvis climbed the charts first regionally, then nationally Bland detected a “new kid on the block.” The songs were daring but familiar, as if those musical notes had been there all along, waiting for someone to pluck them out of the air. That someone was Elvis, and his success helped every musician who followed, black and white. “If people want to be downright hateful about it, saying he was a copycat, well, that’s their business,” Bland said. “But Elvis did a great thing. “He opened the doors for a lot of people, a lot of black artists, including me. He helped me get the story out about the blues.” If Elvis integrated the jukebox, did he help do the same for society? Was he a civil rights figure? Did the heathen perform a heavenly deed, whether or not it was intentional? “Look, it was as if the country had one street, and you had whites walking on one side, and you had blacks walking on the other side,” Bland said. “Well, after Elvis came along, people started walking on the same side of the street. They started to gel.” Elvis influenced every rock ‘n’ roller who followed, from the Beatles to El Vez, the Mexican American singer from East Los Angeles. “El Vez explains that he grew up thinking that Elvis was Mexicano because he looked like El Vez’s uncles in terms of his dark skin and black pompadour,” said Robert Huesca, a communications professor at Trinity University. “He grew up considering Elvis one of his own in a culture that rarely venerates minorities at the level experienced by Elvis. So I think he must have been moved in a remarkable way by what he considered a minority performer who had captured the hearts and devotion of mass American audiences. That’s a pretty powerful appeal.” And that appeal, broadened to kids of all colors and backgrounds, helped change society. “Without Elvis or someone like Elvis the civil rights movement would have been different,” said Harry Haines, a Trinity University communications professor known as the “expert on all things Elvis.” “He taught white kids how to move their bodies. And when white kids started moving their bodies to the same kind of sound black kids were moving their bodies to, it was very important.” If Elvis helped integrate American society, Kramer said, he was just part of a process that began long before he galvanized the nation with his singing and dancing: In the 1940s, folk singers began advocating civil rights for minorities, spearheaded by legendary artists such as Woody Guthrie. In 1948, President Harry Truman began to integrate the armed forces. In 1954 the year Elvis recorded what some historians regard as the first rock ‘n’ roll song, “That’s All Right” the Supreme Court ruled that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” in Brown vs. Board of Education. “Elvis didn’t set out to help integrate society,” Haines said. “All he wanted to be was a movie star, and all he wanted to do was meet beautiful women. But his music moved white kids and black kids, and it broke down racial barriers.” And that is why Elvis, Vegas or no Vegas, will never become inconsequential.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. Once outrageous, they become passe. They are so bold and daring, so aggressive in their determination to push forward, that they become part of the mainstream victims of their own success. They are not rebels without a cause; they are rebels with a cause that no longer matters., Is that what happened to Elvis Presley, the Hillbilly Cat, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll? Almost 30 years after his death fans will mark the 29th anniversary on Wednesday has Elvis become a joke, as inconsequential as the bland pop stars he obliterated from the cultural landscape in the 1950s? “We don’t sell that many Elvis CDs,” said Steve Alejandro, manager of Hogwild Record & Tapes. “The biggest obstacle to the youth grasping onto Elvis, the way they grasped onto the Beatles and the Stones, is that he devolved into the Las Vegas showman thing. And there’s an element of kitsch to it, and not cool kitsch. “Younger music fans have more of an affinity with Frank Sinatra,” Alejandro continued. “Sinatra always stayed cool. He never became kitschy, at least as far as that perception goes.”last_img read more