Swiss memories of a Prince-ly artist

  GENEVA – Synthpop, Minneapolis Sound, R&B, new wave and pop are but a few of the genres that the late music icon, Prince, successfully interpreted. His death, less than two months before his 58th birthday, has left his fans  sad and heart-broken. RIP to @prince…a true artist in every sense of the word. Gone…

Thun: in the eye of Bernese Oberland

Thun, Switzerland – Clockwise from sunset view over Thunersee, red carpet elegance ascending, and on tap at Schloss Schadau, to morning light on the lake.

David Bowie’s glam connection to the Lake Geneva, Switzerland area

GENEVA – Synthpop may have originated elsewhere, but one of its stars made the Swiss Riviera, home. At least for a while. Glam rock’s poster child, David Bowie, passed away today at age 69; and while life on the limelight was elsewhere, Lake Geneva was certainly important. 

Bennett Croons, Gaga Booms, Cheek to Cheek at MJF

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND – I want to live like Tony Bennett; have a career that spans six plus decades with widespread artistic acclaim and wow concert halls with silky rhythm, at nearly 90 years of age.

B.B. King’s sweet blues with Switzerland

GENEVA, Switzerland – The blues is blue this week with the passing on 14 May of one of its legends: the great B.B. King, who also happened to have performed in Switzerland more than 20 times in a 33-year span.

The 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival Poster: Hit or Miss?

GENEVA, Switzerland – The 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival poster has been unveiled and it has me wondering, has artist Sylvie Fleury successfully captured an “explosion of color and music,” or has it simply… imploded?

IWC Gala Brings Emily Blunt, Christoph Waltz and other celebs to Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – The 25th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie – reserved for professionals – closed in Geneva on 23 January after showcasing 16 brands, including Cartier, IWC and Vacheron Constantin. The IWC’s Portugieser celebrated its 75th anniversary with the launch of eight new references, including the watchmaker’s first annual calendar and a gala in Geneva…