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Tues. Apr 24 – AS Monaco Basketball...

Tuesday 24 April, 7 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall Jeep ELITE Basketball Championship: Monaco vs Hyères-Toulon Information: +377 92 05 40 10

Thurs. Apr 26 – Sun. Apr 29...

Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 April, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Musical theatre presented by Blue Man Group Information: +377 98 06 41 59

Sat. Apr 28 – Sun. Apr 29...

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April, Variety Theatre  13th Modern Jazz Dance Competition, organised by Baletu Arte Jazz Information: 06 81 52 56 37

Fri. Apr 27 – Talk on Kathak...

Friday 27 April, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library  Talk on Kathak dance by Priscilla Gauri  Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Sat. Apr 28 – Sun. Apr 29...

Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 April, Grimaldi Forum Monaco Artmonte-carlo 2018: international contemporary art, modern art and contemporary design fair Information: +377 99 99 30 00

Sat. Apr 28 – AS Monaco vs...

Saturday 28 April, Louis II Stadium French Ligue 1 Football Championship: Monaco vs Amiens (kick-off time to be confirmed) Information: +377 92 05 74 73

Sun. Apr 29 – Concert of sacred...

Sunday 29 April, 4 pm, Saint-Charles Church Concert of sacred music with Maria Keohane, soprano, and the musicians of Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The programme features Luigi Boccherini Information: +377 98 06 28 28

Mon. March 26 – March 30 –...

From Monday 26 to Friday 30 March, from 9.30 am to 5 pm, MonacoTech - Fontvieille: 3rd IanniX Workshop (booking required).

Wed. March 28 – Rainier III Academy...

Wednesday 28 March at 8.30 pm, Tunnel Riva: Concert by talented young performers by the pupils of the Rainier III Academy and regional music conservatories, Bumjun Kim, cello and Théo Fouchenneret, piano.  On the programme:  Portrait by Yan Maresz, Johann-Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Sat. March 31 – Round Table on...

Saturday 31 March at 6.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace: Round Table on the theme of "L'économie de la musique" ("The Economics of Music") with Sylvie Pébrier, Inspector of Music at the Ministry of Culture and Antoine Pecqueur, economics commentator for France Musique, hosted by David Christoffel, musicologist.

Sat. March 31 – American Music Concert

Saturday 31 March at 8.30 pm, Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier: American Music – concert by Bertrand Chamayou and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos.  On the programme:  Luciano Berio and Charles Ives.

Sat. March 31 – Saint Devota Rugby...

Saturday 31 March, Stade Louis 11: "Saint Devota" Rugby Tournament, organised by the Monegasque Rugby Federation and the Princess Charlene Foundation. Further Information:   +0 6 60 51 96 63 From 16 March to 29 April, Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival ("Printemps des Arts"): Further Information:  +377 99 99 20 20

Sat. Feb 24 – Monaco Anime Game...

Saturday 24 February, Grimaldi Forum Monaco Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) – manga, comics, contest, animation, video games and pop culture – organised by Shibuya Productions Information: +377 99 99 30 00

Feb. 26 – March 2 – Marine...

26 February to 2 March, 9 am to 5 pm, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Introduction to the marine world course, to raise awareness among 8–12 year olds about protecting the oceans. The course will include a range of activities focused on the oceans and the creatures that live in them. Booking essential Information: +377 93 15 36 00

Mon. Feb 26 – Fri. March 2...

Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March, Monaco Art School, Pavillon Bosio Ceramics course with Jeffery Haines (adults) Information: +377 93 30 18 39

Wed. Jan 31 and Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January and Saturday 3 February, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses L’envol de la fourmi (The Flight of the Ant), a children’s production by and featuring Johanna Gallard Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Wed. Jan 31 – Wed. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 7 February 21st Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 3 February 2nd Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Literary Tea: Favorites

Wednesday 31 January, 3 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Literary tea: “Favourites” Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Wed. Jan 31 – Popcorn Cinema, Raising...

Wednesday 31 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – José Notari Sound Library Popcorn Cinema: Raising Arizona by the Coen brothers Information: +377 93 30 64 48

Mon. Jan 29 – Lecture on “I...

Monday 29 January, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall As part of the “In the Bible...” cycle, lecture on “I believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son”, led by Deacon Marc Duwelz, Doctor of Theology Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Sat. Dec 23 – Christmas Follies on...

Saturday 23 December, 5.30 pm, Open-air ice rink Ice show: Christmas Follies on Ice Information: +377 93 15 06 09

Sat. Dec 23 – AS Monaco Basketballs...

Saturday 23 December, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Portel Information: +377 92 05 40 10

Sun. Dec 24 – 3rd International Organ...

Sunday 24 December, 5 pm, Carmes Chapel 3rd International Organ Festival – Christmas concert with Marc Giacone, organised by In Tempore Organi Information: 06 83 58 06 38

Thurs. Dec 28 – Fri. Jan 4...

Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 31 December and Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 January, 8 pm; and Friday 5 January, 4 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes The Taming of the Shrew by Jean-Christophe Maillot, performed by the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster Information: +377 98 06 28 55

Sat. Dec 31 – Concert Piaf! Le...

Saturday 30 December, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert – Piaf! Le spectacle (Piaf! The Show) Information: +377 98 06 36 36

DAILY NEWS

Monaco Art Week offers free shuttle over...

artweekMap Monaco Art Week kicks off Thursday, with the inaugural edition running four days until Sunday, April 29. “It’s indeed a very exciting time starting from Thursday,” Founder Laura De Jonckheere told Monaco Life. “Each participant made an amazing effort of putting together an exclusive and high quality exhibition for this event.” For the first time, 15 art galleries and auction houses in the Principality – 11 Columbia, A.Pallesi Art Gallery, Artcurial, De Jonckheere, Gallery Grippaldi, Gallery Retelet, Monte-Carlo Auction House (Hôtel des Ventes), Kamil Art Gallery, l’Entropot-Daniel Boeri, M.F. Toninelli Modern Art, Moretti Fine Art, nm> contemporary, Opera Gallery, Sotheby’s and Wannenes Art Contact – have come together to collectively promote Monaco’s cultural influence on the local, regional and international scene. A comprehensive map has been designed to facilitate access to the programme, grouping participants together in three main centres – La Condamine, Monte-Carlo and Larvotto – and there’s a free shuttle service in each of these hubs from 11 am to 7 pm, operating from rue Saige (Condamine), avenue Henri Dunant (Monte Carlo) and 31 avenue Princesse Grace (Larvotto). “Visitors will be surprised by the diversity and quality of Monaco’s art scene,” said Laura, whose Gallery on blvd Princesse Grace will be exhibiting “Last Night I Had a Dream” by Niki de Saint Phalle. Not to be missed on Saturday, April 28, a round table on Art in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum (Salle Auric) at 11 am. “Art lovers can look forward to some great conversations and meetings, as many people will be coming out to support Monaco Art Week," Laura added. For more see www.monacoartweek.com

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Monaco Boat Service celebrates art at Riva Tunnel

"Riva 170th Anniversary" exhibition. Photo: Francesco Rastrelli/Facebook Riva Yacht
"Riva 170th Anniversary" exhibition. Photo: Francesco Rastrelli/Facebook Riva Yacht
Riva, which describes itself as the world’s most iconic shipbuilder, has been making sailing style and design an art form since 1842. Craftmanship, unmatchable quality, innovation and artistry have always been Riva’s hallmark. Carlo Riva said his boats were “designed with love”. For many years Lia Riva, Carlo’s daugter, and Monaco Boat Service have championed a variety of artistic projects in Monaco and across the French Riviera. Monaco Boat Service (MBS) is an official partner of Art Monte-Carlo and Festival Printemps des Arts, both of which are annual highlights in Monaco’s cultural calendar. The third edition of Artmonte-carlo will take place on April 28 and 29 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco under the High Patronage of Prince Albert. This salon d’art aims to create a rich dialogue between the art market and the institutional world. Monaco Boat Service will host a celebratory evening at the iconic Riva Tunnel in Port Hercules on Thursday, April 26. The evening, curated in partnership with Artmonte-carlo and Nomad, will bring together artistic talents and luminaries. A performance piece created by artist Arabeschi di Latte and inspired by Riva’s maritime heritage and the design of the iconic “Aquarama” will premiere. A photographic exhibition by Gabriele Basilico and Marsio Cresci created in partnership with Officina Italiana Design will be on display at Grimaldi Forum. The exhibition beautifully documents the Riva shipyard in Sarnico, Italy, and the studio-laboratory of modern day Riva designers Officina Italiana Design. Over March and April, The Riva Tunnel will have played host to three evening concerts of glorious music. Ushering in the annual Festival Printemps des Arts, the concerts will showcase a new generation of young performers, stepping forward to take their rightful place on the world stage. The Riva family and Monaco Boat Service stand – Riva MBS – proud as supporters of the arts, encouraging new links between design, art and music. Since 1959, MBS has played a vital role in the daily life and business of Monaco. The exclusive Riva dealer for France and the Principality, MBS with its landing stages and hidden treasure – the Riva tunnel – is home to some of the world’s most beautiful boats. No stranger to famous passengers, Riva owners have included Princess Grace of Monaco, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, to name a few.

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http://www.monacolife.net/a-blue-wonderful-gift/

Ambassadors of Burkina Faso, Canada, Cuba, Moldova...

Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo, Ambassador of Cuba; Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo, Ambassador of Burkina Faso; Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada; Marie-Catherine Caruso-Ravera, Director of Diplomatic and Consular Relations; Richard Milanesio, Counsellor in the Cabinet of the Sovereign Prince, and HE Emil Druc, Ambassador of Moldova. © Directorate of Communication / Manuel Vitali
Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo, Ambassador of Cuba; Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo, Ambassador of Burkina Faso; Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador of Canada; Marie-Catherine Caruso-Ravera, Director of Diplomatic and Consular Relations; Richard Milanesio, Counsellor in the Cabinet of the Sovereign Prince, and HE Emil Druc, Ambassador of Moldova. © Directorate of Communication / Manuel Vitali
On Tuesday, April 24, Marie-Catherine Caruso-Ravera, Director of Diplomatic and Consular Relations, received, at a luncheon held at the Hermitage Hotel, HE Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso; HE Isabelle Hudon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada; HE Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba; and HE Emil Druc, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova, who had presented their Letters of Credence to the Sovereign Prince in the morning. After four years spent in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Foreign Affairs Advisor, HE Alain Francis Gustave Ilboudo joined, in 1993, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso (MAE) of which he became Director of Political Affairs, then Counsellor Technical. He was then appointed, First Counsellor at his country's Embassy in Copenhagen, in 1999, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy in Paris, in 2001, Ambassador, Secretary General of the MFA in 2006, and Ambassador to Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and finally Chile. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2008, HE Isabelle Hudon joined Sun Life Financial Quebec in 2010 as President. She was among the top finalists in the Top 25 of Quebec's Financial Industry, Finance and Investment and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. She is co-founder of a movement to strengthen the presence of women in the business world. HE Elio Eduardo Rodriguez Perdomo began his diplomatic career in 1990 at the Cuban Ministry of External Relations. In 1998, he joined the Cuban Embassy in France as First Counsellor, and in July 2001 he was promoted to Cuban Ambassador to the Netherlands. He was subsequently appointed to Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2004, he returned to the Cuban Ministry of External Relations where he became Deputy Director of Europe, then Director of Europe and Canada. HE Dr Emil Druc has spent a large part of his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, as Deputy Director, at the Europe Directorate, then at the Directorate of International Organizations. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in 2006, where he will occupy the position of Director for Multilateral Cooperation from 2015 to 2017. He was promoted Ambassador of Moldova to Sweden in 2010.

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http://www.monacolife.net/american-ambassador-received-by-prince-albert/

Dynagas LNG Partners makes 11th cash distribution

Photo: Dynagas LNG Partners
Photo: Dynagas LNG Partners
Monaco-based Dynagas LNG Partners, an owner and operator of LNG carriers, said on April 24 that its Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution of $0.5625 per unit on its Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units for the period from February 12, 2018 to May 11, 2018. The cash distribution is payable on May 14, 2018, to all preferred unit holders of record as of May 5, 2018. Distributions on the Series A Preferred Units will be payable quarterly in arrears on the 12th day of February, May, August and November of each year, when, as and if declared by the Board of Directors. This is the eleventh sequential cash distribution on the Series A Preferred Units since they began trading on the NYSE. The Partnership has 3,000,000 Series A Preferred Units outstanding. Dynagas LNG Partners LP is a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Dynagas Holding Ltd, its sponsor, to own and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers employed on multi-year charters. The Partnership’s current fleet consists of six LNG carriers, with aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 914,000 cubic metres.

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