Culture & Art

‘The Merry Widow’ at the Metropolitan Opera – A Vibrant New Production for 2014-15

Posted January 20, 2015 by Ellen Gilmer

This season’s production of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) at the Metropolitan Opera is alight with brilliant colors, joyful dance, flirtatious sensuality and playful humor. The authenticity and opulence of the early 20th century Parisian stage sets and costumes immediately transport the audience to the vivacious, extravagant societal lifestyle of Paris during this dynamic, artful era, and to a fictitious Balkan country, Pontevedro.

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Events

Open Air Gampel 2014 : Nouveau record d’affluence

Posted August 24, 2014 by Alexis Antille

Retour sur l’édition 2014 de l’Open Air Festival de Gampel

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Artist

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene with Diana Krall at Monaco Red Cross Ball

Posted August 11, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

We were all wonderstruck on entering the hall of the Sporting in Monaco on Friday, August 1, 2014, where the fashionably dressed ladies and tuxedo gentlemen were given the White Carpet treatment with a large and bright red cross signaled the way to the high-profile and mythical event of the year, the Monaco Red Cross Ball, with mirrors and screens everywhere adding to the allure of the evening. It was certainly the place to be and be seen for the 850 guests who visited each other at their table in a convivial atmosphere, but the buzzing and chattering stopped and everybody stood up for the arrival of the Prince and Princess to inaugurate the 66th edition of the glamorous Red Cross Ball that Prince Albert presides.

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Concerts

Amazing Robert Plant and Rodrigo Y Gabriela at Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

Posted August 11, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

Amazing evening at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 with Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Robert Plant

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Entertainment

32nd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

Posted July 31, 2014 by Len Rapoport

An exceptional look at the 32nd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The IMPress team was there to check it out and share it with this article, photos and video. Must see…

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Editorials

Poland Inaugurated Monaco Fireworks Competition With A Bang!

Posted July 21, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

It was two hours before midnight last Saturday when the lights went off in Monte-Carlo and the sky rained fire to the sound of the explosives and loud music. It was the debut of the 46th edition of the international fireworks competition in Monaco created in 1966 by the Monaco’s Town Hall, that this year groups the winners of the past four editions, so they are guaranteed to be of exceptional quality.

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Airforce

2014 Visit To New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Posted July 8, 2014 by Len Rapoport

In 2012 I did an article on the Intrepid for IMPress and you can see it here.   That article gives you some of the history and its accomplishments in World War II. Launched in 1943, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike. The […]

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Festivals

Great Start of the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

Posted July 7, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

Roundup of the opening weekend of the 48th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival

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Charity Event

Huggling – A Fresh New Way To Spread Happiness

Posted June 18, 2014 by Andy Peeke

Most of us have been hugged at some point in our lives and most of us have seen a juggler. By now you might have deduced that a “huggle” is when you get a hug by a juggler. While that is correct, there is more going on than meets the eye. A recent “huggle” event […]

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