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Why Slavic Immigrants are the Most Visible Face of Opposition to Gay Marriage in Washingtonnew

To them, the issue isn't just about homosexuality. The bigger fear is that the government will start dictating how they practice their religion, in an echo of the oppression they experienced at the hands of communists.
Seattle Weekly  |  Laura Onstot  |  12-14-2009  |  LGBT

A Hawk and a Hacksaw Does Eastern Europe with an American Accentnew

Jeremy Barnes first heard Bulgarian women's choirs while driving through West Texas in 1996, and he was hooked. He moved to Hungary two years ago to live among and learn from some of the area's masters but has always sought to interpret traditional styles through the contemporary lens of his American background.
New York Press  |  Amre Klimchak  |  01-08-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

DeVotchKa Tries to Capitalize on the Attentionnew

Not exactly a household name when Little Miss Sunshine filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris first rang up, DeVotchKa was at that point better known for trying to make the alt-underground safe for Eastern European sounds.
The Georgia Straight  |  Shawn Conner  |  05-05-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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