Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Late James Horner had ties to Slovakia

RECENTLY deceased U.S. composer James Horner was not only the author of the music to several Oscar-awarded films, but he also had Slovak roots. 

(Source: AP/TASR)

Horner died aged 61 in a plane crash in southern California on June 22.

Horner, the prolific film composer who also scored Aliens, Avatar, Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind, had a father of  Slovak origin, who migrated to the United States before World War II from Holíč, Trnava Region. He then settled in Los Angeles where young Horner was born, the Denník N daily reported on its website.

His Slovak origin was however not reflected in his music, as Horner was a fan of Celtic music. This became one of the typical signs of his music which distinguishes him from others, according to Denník N.

Top stories

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

Lack of experts challenges ICT sector

To maintain the competitiveness, the Slovak government must support digitising the economy and take a positive stance towards the ICT sector, according to experts.

Illustrative stock photo

Our exit from the EU will not weaken our links

The UK has no intention of undermining the stability of the EU, nor do we want to become more distant to our European neighbours, including those here in Slovakia, the ambassador writes.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project.

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.