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TOTO “40 Trips Around The Sun” Tour @ Budapest – 2019

TOTO music never grows old, it just gets better!

In the history of recorded music TOTO made a large imprint in the pop culture than any other band in the world. With over 40 years together TOTO remains one of the top-selling touring and recording acts around the globe. TOTO’s own worldwide sales now surpass 40 million albums sold. They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

The classic TOTO hits “Rosanna” and “Africa” have attracted TOTOLOVERS for decades and  around the world fans still eager in going to their concert.  Not otherwise in Hungary!

TOTO will bring on stage an unforgettable, marvelous show …

Thursday – 8. 30 p.m.  – June, 27, 2019  – Budapest Sport Arena!

The show will have a theatrical layout in Arena, and fans already should keep in mind to purchase their tickets ASAP, if they do not wish to miss one of this year’s awesome rockyshow.

It’s without question, that TOTO are currently in the middle of a major resurgence rolling around the world. The band’s brand new Greatest Hits package titled 40 Trips Around The Sun hit-off this year from the 1st of January and will end on the last day of the year 2019. December, 31.

TOTO’s 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour rolls over in Europe,  and already made its way to the Top 40 in eight different countries this past March.

North America fans already this year have seen them performing to packed houses every night including sold out stops at the Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall – London and The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville. The tour is the band’s most extensive run in years and is now extending deep into 2019 around the globe.

The show will have a theatrical layout at the Budapest and fans who don’t want to miss the night should make sure they have their tickets ASAP … There is only less than 70 days to meet the sound, music and of course to see the TOTO gang on stage!

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket box on the spot of the Budapest Sport Arena.

Update Aggie Reiter

 Café Frei & Hoptop Brewery within their co-operation 2019.

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FROM shrub a cuppa  – CAFÉ FREI –  TO malts and hops –  HOPTOP BEER!

In recent years, became fashionable among athletes, popular bands dabbled in brewing and interpret their songs in liquid form. In Hungary there had been a round-up of well-known individuals producing limited edition of „craft beer” at brewers and thrown on the market. By-the-way, this has not only happened in Hungary by craft beer producers, but around the world at several breweries had come up jointly in tasting and making beers together.

For the first time in Hungary introduces for the coffee and beer lovers an alcoholic drink to be out at the Café Frei produced by the beer maker Hoptop Brewery Ltd. The café  will offer seasonal craft beers only available in Hungarian.

The HopTop Brewery has been on the market for the past four years, this is not their first toreach success. Among the craft breweries they were among the first in producing craft beers. At the largest domestic chain stores, special beer shops, most of the city’s restaurants, pubs and even fans of HopTop beers regularly order from Canada and Finland.

The HopTop is based at the Royal Brewery in the former industrial park in Budapest. Upon arrival  by the media representatives Aami Rawech Szami – founder/ manager of the HopTop Brewery Ltd.  were taken on a brewery tour where  the beer tanks were on 24 hours duty and around these tanks unpacked tools, and items just arrived from abroad with the latest high-tech equipment out on display. The world does not stop at the brewery cause ongoing guidance on the roll is needed.  The founder recalled by spinning the clock’s hand back to four years  and said: Q.: “In the beginning had no idea what it is about producing beer, thereafter, ongoing continuous experimentation and professional curiosity drove ahead to do what gave pleasure and took forward. The main goal was to show that a small Hungarian brewery can produce craft beers of high quality and variety”.

Quotation by Tamás Frei – one of the founders of Café Frei.: „The high quality is very important in our cafes, and we do not know a compromise. The HopTop Brewery beers in Budapest not only their range diversity in terms that fit within our offer, but they can produce sufficient quantity to the entire home café chain, sustainable quality and this is the first time to market another company’s product. Our franchise stores so far only featured  our own branded products. We hope that the visitors tasting the HopTop craft beers at the Café Frei will feel as familiarizing themselves with Hungarian Beer  and for the time being in Hungary again”. 

The Café Frei offers a variety of beers changing every two months: „Ceylon Buddy” arriving to the cafes by the end of April. It is a Double Cube IPA, with added uniqueness Ceylon Tea and orange bits of pieces. In May – June will be on focusIvory” an American pale ale, which evokes the scent of peach, a light beer. Its specialty is that it is made with a new generation of German aroma hops that will compete with the intense aroma of American hops.

During the season of heat wave in July and August the „Tropical Swinger Club” will be out to taste a real cannon ball beer with notes of 11 fruits (pineapple, orange, mandarin, guava, apricot, mango, maracas, banana, apple, papaya, lime) The Tropical Swing as the name itself indicated will give an awesome spin to the taster … this beer meets high alcohol IPA.

The „Midnight Express” At first, it’s not the first thing that pops through the mind about the title of the huge successful movie.  It is a HopTop beer  that can tell stories, if it could speak! In this beer, debuted cold stews, smoky scents, roasty, a real zippy beer. Slightly chocolaty flavors come out.  A wonderful stout will be available also at the Café Frei!  Experience … as beer cools up from its coldness, it show the dark days of winter in its sheer black color. The “Midnight Express” beer keeps on rolling ,as the HopTop Brewery won Bronze medal  in the Dry Stout category at the European Beer Star 2016! The award was taken over in Nuremberg.

Also at  the European Beer Competition – Craft Beer Cup bronze medal in 2017 (which was the first and so far the only Hungarian beer, that has received such an international recognition) and also won same year in Dublin – Craft Beer Cup silver medal.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Budapest Festival Orchestra – 9 counties throughout Hungary – 2019.

Free concerts of Budapest Festival Orchestra at famous sites in Hungary!

April 11 – 17. 2019!

Before … In Between … After!

Arriving from the Carnegie Hall,  the Budapest Festival Orchestra is also visiting the Hungarian countryside, then after travels to New York for their next concert.

Mid April fine time to enjoy music and landscapes that goes well together. Locals and foreigners visiting or staying at these areas are more than welcomed to enjoy their stay at the below venues!

The Tokaj landscape lovers can take part in their Synagogue concert in Mád, but also perform in the Makó and the Balatonfüred Synagogue. In addition to the musical experience in the House of Jewish Excellence in Balatonfüred,the exhibition titled “Jews and High Technology” also has a lot of excitement. The rabbis tell about the concerts, then Flodni (a traditional Eastern European Jewish cake) and the conversation closes the evening.

The venues of the temple concerts are the picturesque at Pannonhalma, and Szob, where the concert experience can be combined with a Danube bend excursion, and also at the Óbuda Evangelical Church – where not only the Hungarians, but as well tourist may have a taste the experience during the Community Week.

The band also thought about the young and the elderly individuals. Their music program can be enjoyed by the children of Pusztamonostor, Kiskunfélegyháza and Debrecen, while the musicians from Szentgotthárd to Kecskemét play concerts in twelve elderly homes in one week.

At Apátfalva, for example, once the group has already played been on stage. In the Great Plain settlement they loved the band so much that now there is a bus to be rolling over to Makó to see the rehearsal of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFZ)  –  Synagogue concert.

Be ready for the coming standing ovation! 

Update Aggie Reiter

Outstanding growth of Pappas Auto Ltd. – Hungary

On April, 3 presentation was held at the Pappas Car Hungary Ltd. concerning Cars & Commercial Vehicles, Trading and Service of the company’s figures of the year 2018 at district, XI. 6. Hunyadi János Road- Budapest.

Most of all, due to realized the car industry is a significant increase to the Pappas Auto Hungary Ltd., confirmed its position among the leading automobile trading companies. In addition to the beginning of the year, Pappas’ new CEO were introduced: Mr. Joseph Pais and Mr. Benedikt Margreiter  as executive director position at the Pappas Auto Hungary Ltd.

During the presentation was told, the passenger car and commercial vehicle business, a total of 8226 new and used vehicle sales of the company’s turnover grew by nearly 7 percent over the previous year. The highest 30 percent growth reached in the passenger car segment. Within this again outstanding, approximately 24 percent growth realized in the Mercedes-Benz brand passenger cars in respect of most of the development is detected in the Jeep (76 percent compared to 2017 offer) and Alfa Romeo (60 percent compared to 2017 offer) brands.

Also was outlined their plans and model innovations for the year 2019. These vehicles were: Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Mercedes-BenzAMG GT 4-door Coupe 63S. The New Jeep Renegada, New Jeep Wrangler. Olfa Romeo Stelvio QV and new KIA Proceed vehicles.

The StartReport shows interesting facts and information in the world about Pappas Auto, also offering their customers prize games outlined in their magazines.

A range of information includes product novelties from Mercedes-Benz, smart, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Kia, Fiat through technical innovations, product news, gift ideas, funding bids, financing offers, up to service novelties.

Update  Aggie Reiter

MONYO brewery joint beer with Iván & The Parazol – Exotic Post Traumatic completed

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On April 5th at the KEG Brewery – Budapest, MONYO Brewering was officially introduced their latest beer co-operating with Ivan & The Parazol group. It was the new strawberry Brut Ale jointly prepared beer.

This was the latest flagship beer of the small beers of the MONYO Brewing and presenting the beer for the 4th album of Ivan & The Parazol group.

At the presentation and tasting was said by Antal Németh – brewing master MONYO CEO , Q.:“As a lover and consumer of beer specialties, the band has long been interested in some kind of co-operation with a brewer. MONYO Brewing has proved to be the best option for the group in many ways. Basically the group wanted to have an accompaniment around the record, that hangs along in use all the senses … music for the ear, clips and bottle photos for the eye, and the taste buds to be for their own beer. After a lot of common ideas, arose, and “surprize …surprize the Brut Ale came to be the winner. The Brut Ale, was the star in 2018. This brand new beer style originates from the west coast of the United States, exactly from San Fransisco. It  came to be the biggest bang during to the past years of beer for the misty and juicy east coast New England IPA’s. The name Brut Ale refers to the dryness of beer. Experiencing of various techniques and methods born a real dry ferment beer, and the final result born. It is mostly an Extra Brut Champagne, so you get the name from the style . Exotic Post Traumatic Brut Strawberry Ale has been made a total of 2000 litre, … can be reach on the tap and bottled form  and can be  traced throughout the country, and especially visiting rolling over to the MONYO Pub in Budapest.

The whole group took part in tasting, within the birth of the new taste beer said Iván from the group… added Q.: “The sparkling effect is also a reference to the cover of the new Parazol album. The album was also recorded on the west coast in the legendary EastWest studio in Los Angeles. To the special brew was added a huge amount of real strawberries (200kgs).  So, has a duality in it as it is in-and-on the vinyl record itself … in other words: sweet but sour, clear but not transparent, strong yet „lightweight” as  the way Exotic Post Traumatic is!”  Iván, added they had been involved in creating this common beer from start to the end also ranging from recipe to label.

By-the-way, MONYO Brewing have had already cooperation with the popular Quimby band. Previously, they had already brewed beer for the Bishop of Székesfehérvár, also for Ádám Bogdán – the goalkeeper of the Hungarian National Footy Team. Many may know about their premium-quality craft beer co-operation within the series of „Hungarian Terroir”, beer maturing in wine barrels and … so on.

Those in interest of the group’s latest album  may drop over to  the Aquarium Club – Budapest on Friday, May, 3. 2019.

Update  and snaps Aggie Reiter

Latest News … Live ice-carving show – Mini Basilica – Budapest

District, V.,  4-5. Saint István Square
7 p.m.

On the 6th of April, a special event will be to experience of those who visit St. Stephen’s Square in Budapest, because on this evening will celebrate the opening of the Platz restaurant at the cozy terrace in the immediate vicinity of the Basilica.

This evening a mini copy  formed in an ice sculpture of  the St. Steven Basilica by Zsolt J. Tóth, an ice sculptor, can be viewed on the spot.Using the ice block of almost 200 kg, which has to be frozen a week before carving. The life of the statue will last only 8 to 9 hours depending on the weather … so off you go to watch this unique show.

Celebrating the season in springtime, Tamás Veréb musician-singer giving a concert and  Haida DJ will entertain audiences on the terrace of the Platz Restaurant, where visitors can also enjoy gastronomic specialties.This special event is not only welcomed by local residents but also by tourists.

Update Aggie Reiter

Lindsey Ross @ Budapest Art Factory – 2019


Opening on Tuesday, April, 2. 2019 .

At:  District, XIII., 2 Vizafogó Street – Budapest
Visiting hours from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Lindsey Ross lives and works in Santa Barbara, California and arrives in Budapest to be part of Budapest Art Factory.

This year Lindsey opens the season with a solo show, entitled Uncultivated. Ross will be the first guest of this year’s BAF’s International Artist Residency Program.

The Uncultivated exhibition showcases Lindsey Ross’s fine art photography. A selection of autonomous and at the same time a spiritual the process of works created with wet plate collodion technique, a unique and an archaic photographic process to reimage the archetypes and phenomena of the American West. Each photo is a one-off and nonrepeatable work of art and original in every respect.

Between 1850 and 1890, the wet colloidal process was one of the dominant photographic methods. Since then, the world has been enriched by a hundred and fifty years of history, political movements, artistic and cultural values.

Llindsey attended several exhibitions in Santa Barbara, California, including Portraits. at The Arts Fund a Slow Hands Exhibition c. at the SBCAST exhibition and the Tonalism Now c. at the Sullivan Goss Gallery. Colorado at the Ingress, Egress, Regress, Telluride Arts Gallery, Utah at the Faces of Summit County, at the Kimball Arts Center.

On the day of the opening, each studio can be visited, have access to the creative processes and talk to the artists.

Permanent Artists: Nathan BROWN, Dora JUHÁSZ,  Zalán KIS-TÓTH Márta, KUCSORA, Sandor SZÁSZ. Invited Artists: John CHIARA, Lindsey ROSS

Update Aggie Reiter