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Monaco Ballet Comes to New York

By Linda Tancs

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the official company of the Principality of Monaco, features 50 dancers and has performed in more than 25 countries around the world.  Debuting today at New York City’s Joyce Theatre is the company’s production Altro Canto I, followed by Opus 40.  Altro Canto I is an energetic piece that premiered at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco as part of the 2006  Spring Arts Festival; Opus 40 is an ode to youth with beautiful sets and costumes.  See it now through 19 February.

Nouveau Art in Monaco

By Linda Tancs

Modern, contemporary works of art have new digs in Monaco at the recently opened Nouveau Musée National de Monaco at Villa Paloma.  The first exhibition is curated by German artist Thomas Demand and features works highlighting the natural world, a fitting tribute for an art museum situated nearby the Exotic Gardens and its stunning views of The Rock.  The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Yachts Galore in Monaco

By Linda Tancs

The 20th edition of Monaco’s yacht show, the world’s largest superyacht exhibition, begins today through 25 September at Port Hercules.  Although the economic downturn sent many yacht builders into receivership, you’d never know it by the lineup at this year’s event, sporting the worldwide debut of 30 new vessels.  As the economy shrinks, the yachts get bigger, from an average 41 meters in 2006 to 43 meters this year.  Eighty percent of the show’s visitors come from overseas.  Will you be one of them?

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TV Fest For High Rollers

By Linda Tancs

So what do you do after the Monte Carlo Casino takes all your money? Well, at least now through 11 June, you attend the TV Festival at Grimaldi Forum. In its 49th year, the event is chock full of public screenings and autograph signings. Competition is keen for recognition as the best of worldwide television programming. The winners are rewarded with the Golden Nymphs statuettes, a rendition of the “Salmacis” Nymph by Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio. His original work is on show at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

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The Luxury of Monaco

By Linda Tancs

Monaco is synonymous with luxury, from its five-star hotels and famous casino to the slew of Rolls-Royces, Aston Martins and Bentleys that cascade around the tree-lined streets and boulevards.  Experience the grandeur at www.travelrificradio.com

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