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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Photographs, archival footage and unpublished films will be offered, notably from the collections of Monaco cultural organisations such as the Opera, the Société des Bains de Mer, the Audio-Visual Archives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.
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The children's playground at Place des Moulins has recently reopened, after a complete 6-week renovation by the Department of Urban Planning which began on January 15.
The redevelopment of the garden concerns in particular the fencing and gates, for the safety of children, the replacement of games and soft ground, the creation of planter-boxes set up around the trees of the garden, and the replacement of grass by synthetic grass that will prevent children from getting dirty in bad weather.
Particular attention has been paid to the choice of games so that children with reduced mobility or visually impaired can take full advantage of this very popular space.
At 1:15 pm on Sunday, March 11, the Cannes-Ventimiglia train service has been severely disrupted with fallen rocks on the track between Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Monaco.
Busses have alternatively been set up between Nice and Ventimiglia with a stop in Monaco.
This is in addition to the regional SNCF strike on the Les Arcs-Nice-Ventimiglia line that started Sunday morning at 1 am and continues until Monday morning.
SNCF is planning a national strike for March 22.
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Saturday 24 March at 8 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco - Salle Prince Pierre:
13th Sérénissimes de l'Humour: Comedy Festival with Madénian & VDB, in partnership with Rire et Chansons and in support of AMADE.
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