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Jacques Henri Lartigue – Life in Color @ Capa Center Budapest

June, 7. – September, 1. 2019

 This upcoming  exhibition  holds a unique compilation of the French master’s color work has only recently been exhibited at a few venues in Europe. Locals and foreigner are more than welcomed to step out of their daily tasks and to enjoy a true gem, style and beauty of Lartigue’s.

 Here’s a short intro to the show: Q.: “One of the surprise-oeuvres of photography is that of the French painter Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986), who was born 125 years ago. He became a world-renowned photographer at the age of 69, following his extremely successful solo exhibition showcased at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, immediately becoming unvadable in the history of photography.
He was documenting his life from the age of 6, keeping an “optical notebook.” He is interested in everything, his
curiosity knows no limits. He is mesmerized by the possibility of capturing the one-time, unreproducible experiences, situations, and the observed visual interrelations in his photographs. He is not only seized by the joy of seeing, or the creation of images, but also by using the technical device itself, the camera, and the vast repository of possibilities it offers.
His main subjects were the achievements of technical innovation, flying, car races, speed, social life, women, beauty, and traveling. He magically turned the small miracles of everyday life, the enchanting conjunctions of objects and lights into a common memory for all of us. He disregarded photographic conventions; he followed his heart when taking photographs, he enjoyed observation, photography, and life itself.

Lartigue is a photographer of the bright side of life, whose visual diary reveals a history of the 20th century filled with beauty and joyful moments. His full photographic oeuvre consists of 120,000 negatives, glass plates, slides, moving pictures, and 126 photo albums with the accompanying texts.

The Life in Color exhibition showcases a selection of the color images making up about one-third of the oeuvre,
providing an overview of not only the most determining relationships he had, his journeys and his everyday life, but also his experimentation with the various techniques of color photography.” curator: Csizek Gabriella … source from Capa Center.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

Chris Botti Concert @ Budapest – 2019

 

June, 5. 2019.  – 7.30 p.m.

Chris Botti, Grammy Award-winning trumpet artist and composer … fusion of sounds will be here again to hold a concert at MOM  Entertainment Center – Budapest.

His name is well known by the Hungarian jazz audience, and he is now returning to Hungary. Chris Botti is perhaps the greatest figure in the young trumpet generation. He has been attracted to the genre since his teenage years and has created a unique style over the years.  He is fond in improvising, but his music is not unbridled. He prefers pop forms, but he is attracted by the atmospheric quality that characterizes jazz.  He has already won one of the best jazz album titles in his career, which has been labeled with several albums.

Sy Smith will also be on stage at Chris Botti’s upcoming Budapest concert. The American singer sang alongside world stars like Whitney Houston, Usher or Eric Benet.

His music has already been discovered by the film world, and with Sting he wrote a film sound in 1999, but perhaps the greatest award was the 2005 Grammy Award.

He is also a great showman and this can be witnessed at his forthcoming concert in Budapest. Tickets are already out and available through eventim.hu

Look forward to see and hear  why musical geniuses such as Sting, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell  wished to play music together with him.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Keep Floyding … Pink Floyd tribute ensemble @ Budapest

Keep Floyding the Hungarian group are following the footsteps of the great predecessor for over  20 years.

The Pink Floyd tribute ensemble on  Friday, May 10, 2019.Budapest – Hungary, but perhaps the entire Central European region, recently appeared at the Polus Cinema Rock Club before the screening of the Live at Pompeii concert film.

On Friday, May 10, 2019. they will play the full program of Live at Pompeii in the Aquincum Amphitheater in a truly authentic environment. Of course, not only in the sound, but in the spectacular world, as they try to follow the footsteps of the great predecessor. Along the concert a complete orchestra, saxophone and vocals will accompanied the group . Within their repertoire includes rarely heard music and naturally will not miss Pink Floyd’s greatest hits covering songs such as: the Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall . The group will perform in front of nearly one thousand Pink Floyd music fans upon the sun setting venue and later by the illuminated lights at the amphitheater which is a sophisticated place that existed from way back in the Roman age. The concert will take place at the open circular with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungary’s Food from Regions – Cook students competition 2019.

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The final of the 2019 cook competition was held at Felcsút – Letenyey Lajos High School and Vocational Secondary School.

The 12 team’s work could be traced on a projector and turned into a protective suit and cap in the kitchen.

After the serving the menus in competition was presented the creative manual of creative cooking and the invited participants may have tasted the menus

Eating habits have changed, new culinary trends are born, not only the world, but times of gastronomic revolution in Hungary. As a result, for the domestic labor market is a huge demand for chefs ready to use knowledge. Of knowledge with professionals in need who are extremely knowledgeable about technology in the kitchen and MAG was able to apply it in practice.

Jury members were attended by renowned chef school teachers and chiefs.

View the line up of menu snaps shown in the competition at the Letenyey Lajos High School  and Vocational Secondary School.

Update ans snaps Aggie Reiter

Budapest Beer Week – Breweries from All Over the World – 2019

 

BPBW – BUDAPEST BEER WEEK
Mission Not Impossible … International Craft Beer Festival in the Heart of the Capital of Hungary!

Take That!!! …  50 Breweries … 200 Beers on the Tap … 2000 Guests … Are you ready for it!?!

Previously stated Márton Sefcsik – Head of Communication Q.: “Our work does not end in 2018, but only really began and by now the visitors arriving to the Budapest Beer Week not only come to Hungary in 2019 because at other similar international beer events the tickets immediately as it is published or announced the sign goes “sold out. Visitors joining the event beside the superb beers, also wish to see the Capital’s scenarios and other Hungarian venues.”

Last year, the breweries  had proved that the domestic craft beer ain’t teenager anymore, it reached by now the age to be a considered as adults and Budapest deserves the attention in the international beer world.

BPBW source: “Like many great things, the idea of the festival was born in a beer bar under the influence of new wave brewing, international festivals, inspiring brewers and of course a decent amount of good beer. The goal was simple and straightforward from the beginning: although during the past couple of years the wind of craft has touched the Hungarian beer scene and great breweries has been risen from the ground, it is clear that we have to leap that next step to connect our culture into the international circles of craft beer. We can also put it this way: we wish to shift from ride to full gallop. One of the biggest realizations we experienced at other festivals was that how the hosting city can form the whole atmosphere into its own image; we all love Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend, Brewskival, All In Beer Fest, Borefts Beer Festival or Mash – just to name a few – not only for their imposing beer lists and participating brewers but to discover the city and its own beer culture.”

As a short introduction, the idea of BPBW came from three beer enthusiasts who all have roots in Budapest and work in different areas of the beer industry. Peter Pazinczar is an entrepreneur working in the IT sector who also runs an up and coming gipsy brewery called TuffBuzz. Marton Sefcsik works in online marketing and sales while he is also the founder and editor in chief of the local beer blog Fenekig.Com. Tibor Rebak is a professional brewer who previously worked with Höganäs Bryggeri, BrewDog and Signature Brew and now looking forward to his next journey with Poppels. But beer is not the only bond among the team: we’ve all spent years in the Hungarian underground playing in different punk and metal bands. We quickly got the ‘Kraft Association’ – an organization uniting the best Budapest breweries including MONYO, Mad Scientist, Horizont, HopTop and Balkezes just to name a few – to join forces. With their support and background in organizing their very own “Kraft Festival” in the recent years we can sure achieve the ultimate goal: connecting Budapest and the Hungarian craft scene into the international streamline of good beer.

We did our very best working on the structure to make sure it is going to be second to none compared to former beer festivals in the region. We took the idea of tasting sessions with limited taps and small tasting quantities from festivals like MBCC, Brewskival or Tallin Craft Beer Weekend; we are inviting our personal favorite breweries to provide the local and foreign craft beer fanatics an opportunity to have all the rarities they’ve been dreaming about at one place. Needless to say, this is going to be a great opportunity to build bridges between consumers, brewers and breweries.

The core events will obviously be followed by a huge after party including the wildest bands and performers from Hungary’s diverse music scene with craft beers on the taps. This is why we chose to work with

Dürer Kert, one of the best live music venues to host our festival in the heart of City Park.

Here is the line up of the breweries from abroad: https://bpbw.hu/breweries-2019/

Tickets for the BPBW 2019 Pre-tasting: Friday, 24TH MAY – 20480HUF, Saturday, 25TH MAY 20480HUF, 2 Day ie.Double Friday/Saturday 36480HUF … Don’ t wait for tomorrow cause they may be sold out here in Budapest as well.

Tasting sessions and after parties are already sold out! So better hurry up for the days still open for tickets to purchase. BUT, if  you already own a valid BPBW 2019 – Budapest Beer Week – Tasting Sessions ticket for a day, you don’t need an additional after party ticket, because it’s INCLUDED in the tasting session ticket already.

Regarding to the After Party ticket prices … if you don’t care too much about the beers, just the bands, here yo u go:  bpbw.hu/afterparty-tickets-2019/

https://bpbw.hu/tickets/ … Pre-sale (online): Friday 7EUR, Saturday 10EUR, Both nights 13EUR, Sunday FREE!

Upon arrival  to the venue ,at the door price: Friday 10EUR, Saturday 13EUR, Both nights 16EUR, Sunday FREE!

A 5% DISCOUNT for all week-long ticket. 

Beside the breweries seen on the a/m poster … here is the line up of the Hungarian and foreigner breweries: https://bpbw.hu/breweries-2019/

Update Aggie Reiter

 

The Quarrymen … The band that gave birth to the Beatles!

THEY ARE COMING TO HUNGARY FOR THE FIRST TIME!

THE CITY OF EGER – MAY, 12. 2019.

“John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen – the band who were on stage with John Lennon on Saturday July 6th, 1957 (the day John met Paul McCartney) – got back together in 1997 to celebrate the most momentous meeting in pop music history. They enjoyed themselves so much at that reunion and interest from fans was so great that they decided to re-form the group forty years on!

The current Quarrymen lineup includes three of those five original musicians, – Len Garry, former tea-chest bass player, now playing guitar and replacing Lennon as lead singer, – Rod Davis, from Quarry Bank School, at first the banjo player but now on guitar and Colin Hanton on drums, who played with John, Paul, George on the famous 1958 Percy Phillips recording session which produced “In Spite of All the Danger” and “That’ll Be the Day” which was featured on the Beatles’ “Anthology, Volume 1” CD set. They have recently acquired a new bass player in the shape of Chas Newby, who replaced Stuart Sutcliffe when the Beatles came back from Hamburg without him in 1960. An old friend of Pete Best, Chas appeared with the Beatles at the legendary Litherland Town Hall concert when the group took Liverpool by storm. Chas plays a left-handed Hofner violin bass.

The other members of the original group were John’s lifelong friend, washboard player Pete Shotton, who retired in Dec 2000 for health reasons, and guitarist Eric Griffiths who sadly died in January 2005, but not before thoroughly enjoying several tours with the newly reborn “Pre-Fab Five” – as the New York Post referred to them in 1998 after their gig at the legendary “Bottom Line” in Greenwich Village.

Anyone knowing their Beatles’ history is aware that The Quarrymen eventually evolved into the Beatles. It is precisely their stories of the group’s origins and of course the Skiffle and early Rock music that the Quarrymen perform, that draw to their shows not only Beatles’ fans, but all those who enjoy the history of the music and of the fifties.

The Quarrymen play the music which influenced the birth of the Beatles, the Skiffle and Rock ‘n’ Roll of the mid fifties – “Rock Island Line”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Midnight Special”, “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, and many more, played in the style of the hundreds of similar groups who were laying the foundations of British Rock Music. Of course the difference with the Quarrymen was that it was fronted by one very special man, John Lennon, who gathered together his best mates way back then to embark on the most famous journey in music history.
As well as their music, the Quarrymen share their Liverpool sense of humor in the stories and anecdotes with which they pepper their performance, giving Beatles fans a unique insight into the origins of their favourite group and the city in which they grew up.

Since 1997 the Quarrymen have played all over Europe, in Canada, Japan, Cuba and Russia, and have visited the USA many times, performing in New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas and across the country.

They have appeared on stage with Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Tony Sheridan and Laurence Juber and have made countless TV and radio appearances. In 2007 they were featured on the BBC TV’s hour long documentary “It was 50 years ago today” which dealt with the“Day John Met Paul” in Liverpool. In 2010 the Quarrymen undertook a 21 day tour of the US in conjunction with the Lennon biopic “Nowhere Boy” during which they played 17 gigs from coast to coast, culminating in a mammoth concert in New York on what would have been John’s 70th birthday, where guests included Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton and Neil Innes. In 2013 they were featured in the Channel 4 documentary “Rock ‘n’ Roll Britannia”. The only authorised Beatle biographer, Hunter Davies, also wrote the story of the Quarrymen which was published in 2002. The Quarrymen have released two  CDs, “Get Back Together” in 1997 and “Songs We Remember” in 2004 and in 2009 Horst Fascher’s Star Club-tv released a 60 minute DVD.”

Further information from: info@originalquarrymen.co.uk or 01895 846707
Official website: http://www.quarrymen.co.uk

Update Aggie Reiter

John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen band coming to the City of Eger!

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In the morning hours at the press  call, participants were received by  live music concert played by The Blackbirds group, who regularly  entertains visitors on the spot Beatles songs at the Pepper’s Cafe & Bar – Budapest.

At the press gathering was announced notable interesting information. One of the owners of the Egri Road Beatles Museum, Gábor Peterdi, said, the museum is celebrating its fourth anniversary of the museum that has over the past year gain more-and-more Beatles fans not only from Hungary but other individuals from Beatles museums in Europe. So as to celebrate the Beatles Museum 4th anniversary the owners came up with a bombastic thought … as in celebrating/sharing the special weekend by inviting the original members of the band playing way back with the mushroom heads who are still active to recall their common times of the legendary band members.

The Quarrymen members were pleased to except the invitation and excepted to participate with pleasure and indicated that before the concert they wish to visit the museum to hand over on this occasion, Lennon’s original portrait with his own signature to the Egri Road Beatles Museum.

Thereafter head roll over to the Gárdonyi Géza Theater, where John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison’s first band, The Quarrymen’s will hold a concert for the first time in Hungary. In between will also tell stories about their memories whilst jamming, playing together to the audience.

Rolling the wheels back in time on the historic rock on stage, during the second half of the program our country’s best and most authentic Beatles tribute band the 15 years old The Blackbirds, will carry the audience back to the Beatles greatest songs when the teenager new generation of the early sixties entertains the to-day’s elder folks.

The whole weekend will be full of celebration at the Eger Road Beatles Museum that also host additional programs on Saturday in the Hall of the Hotel Korona Eger, where as representative of Poland, Ukraine and several other nations already signed up to their presence in celebrating the Beatles week-end at the City of Eger.

Find out more to the programs connected to the event can be viewed on the museum’s website (beatlesmuzeum.hu)

It cannot be denied that birth of The Beatles in the 20th century “the so-called rock era” introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band.

Mark the date in your calendar and don’t miss this one-and-only performance on May, 12. 2019. at  the City of Eger!  Tickets can be purchased personally at the theater’s organizing office – 5. Széchényi Street – City of Eger.

To be continued …. John Lennon’s Original Quarrymen … The band that gave birth to the Beatles!

Update Aggie Reiter