Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...

Voices of Polonia: Arthur Rubinstein—A Polish-American Classical Pianist

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By Ted Rajchel Background Arthur Rubinstein received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers. He was described by the New York Times as one of the greatest pianists of...

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

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by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...

Voices of Polonia: Artur Rodzinski–Polish Orchestra Conductor of Opera and Symphonic Music

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Artur Rodzinski (1 January, 1892-27 November 1958) was a Polish conductor of opera and symphonic music. He is especially noted for his tenures as a music director of the Cleveland Orchestra and the New...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

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By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rajchel Itzhak Perlman -- Great Classical Violinist Background Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has a great charm and humanity, as well as a remarkable talent. He is loved by...

Jane Krakowski—American Actress, Comedian, and Singer

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Background Jane Krakowski was born on October 11, 1968. She is an American actress, comedian, and singer, best known for her starring role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC comedy series “30 Rock” (2006-2013, 2020),...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rajchel Polish Pilots who Fought in the Battle of Britain during World War II On September 1st, 1939 the German army, supported by the air force (Luftwaffe) and navy invaded Poland from three sides....

Voices of Polonia: The United States Army Arrives in Poland for Military Duty

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Written By: Ted Rajchel The Americans Are Coming American soldiers arrived during a welcome ceremony at the Polish-German border in Olszyna, Poland on January 12, 2017. United States Army troops are being deployed in Poland under...

Voices of Polonia: Jadwiga of Poland, Queen and Saint

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Jadwiga of Poland, Queen, and Saint Queen Jadwiga of Poland was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from the 16th of October 1384 until her death on the 17th of July...