The Exotic Garden will host a free outdoor concert, Rockbox, on St Patrick's Day. The event is being organised by the Monaco Town Council in collaboration with Monaco’s Harley Davidson Club, and is part of the Toulouse group's French tour, which began last month to mark its 10th anniversary.
The band opened for Deep Purple on a tour but also performed on European stages and street concerts. Talent and originality characterise this “school blazer and cap wearing” band, whose lead Richard Rethore sings through a megaphone.
Rockbox offers full covers tunes, and at the base of their repertoire: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Who, David Bowie and other icons of the international rock scene.
Rockbox should light up the public this March 17 at the Jardin Exotique, “an idyllic setting for an exceptional concert,” the Town Hall says.
Free admission on Saturday, March 17, at pm.
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A delegation from Huawei, Monaco Telecom's partner, led by Vincent Pang, CEO Europe, visited the Principality on Monday, March 12, to work on future collaborations, particularly in the context of Smart City development.
The Monegasque operator and the provider of digital solutions in terminals, networks and cloud, for operators, businesses and consumers, have been working together since 2013.
Thanks to this long-standing partnership, Monaco Telecom has developed the 4G mobile network enabling the opening in Monaco, in April 2017, of the world's first mobile network offering up to 1 Gb/s.
Developments to improve coverage in the Principality made it possible in January of this year to place Monaco Telecom at the top of the rankings of 290 global operators according to 4GMARK – an ultra-precise measurement tool that offers a complete benchmark of quality of service connection on smartphones.
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The Grimaldi Forum Monaco will host the Maria by Callas exhibition in the spring on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of the Greek American soprano, based on an original idea by Tom Volf.
The Maria by Callas exhibition will be presented in various facets, particularly relating to the time that she spent in the Principality, from 1960 to 1967, when the New York-born singer was living away from the limelight. During this time, she shared a great love with the Greek ship owner Aristote Onassis and attended many Monegasque parties.
Callas died of a heart attack in Paris, age 53, in 1977.
Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives of Monaco, and the Prince's Palace.
Tom Volf, director of the film Maria By Callas, released in cinemas on December 13, and author of two reference books on the singer – Maria by Callas and Callas Confidential – will be present to help visitors rediscover her history.
The exhibit runs from April 11 to 15 at Espace Indigo. Admission is free.