Swiss weather and winter sports weekend 1-3 February 2013

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Plenty of snow up in those hills! GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Swiss and French resorts say the season is going well, with plenty of snow on the slopes, and more on the way. The first February weekend, with slightly longer days, promises to be a cocktail of rain and cold bise winds around Lake Geneva and […]

Paleo unveils 2013 poster


Six day passes on sale 4 December GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The new Paleo music festival poster is out, designed by Marion Erard, a 24-year-old student of visual communication at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD, HES-SO). The second-year student trained as a decorator at the Vevey School of Applied Arts. Sales will open […]

Country singer Kristofferson looks beyond the end of the road

Kris Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge, to whom he was married from 1973 to 1980, here in 1972

By James Roberts GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Kris Kristofferson – literature scholar, athlete, U.S. Army helicoper pilot, country music composer, one-time roustabout, film actor, singer, lover of women, three times a husband and father of eight – is ready to meet his maker. At least, that was the very clear impression he left with an audience […]

Weekend highlights and weather


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weather has shifted from hot and sunny to damp and cooler for Saturday 25 August, but the clouds will gradually disperse and temperatures will start climbing Sunday, reaching highs of 28C by mid-week. This weekend’s regional highlights include the weekend opening of the St Prex Classics festival, which kicked off Thursday, […]

The Fêtes de Genève and Paléo bring the music back to the Lake Geneva region

Many different scenes can be appreciated at the Paleo festival in Nyon Switzerland - Photo J Rattaz Paleo

NYON and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Music is on in the Lake Geneva region now that Paleo and the preliminary Fêtes de Genève have begun. The Fêtes and pre-fêtes de Genève which include fair rides, concerts and scores of food stalls, run from 19 July to 12 August and extend from Baby Plage to the Quai […]

Montreux strips down to the rich basics


LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The Montreux Jazz Festival likes to surprise and this year’s poster will startle more than one concert-lover. American photographer Greg Gorman has created the first MJF poster to feature a photographic image since 1967, the first year of the festival. This year’s poster, says Gorman, focuses on the contemplative experience of listening […]

Geneva concert by Elton John postponed

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Musician Elton John won’t be appearing at the Arena in Geneva Thursday evening: the singer has the flu. The concert, where he was to appear with Ray Cooper, is postponed to 26 May, Opus One announced Thursday afternoon. An earlier concert, in December, was postponed until today due to sickness. Tickets […]

Paleo: sold out again, great music, great festival – and if you missed it, don’t worry


RSR public radio and Couleur 3 provide podcasts and downloads of several of the concerts Nyon, Switzerland ( – And the bands played on! The Paleo Festival closed Sunday, yet again, on a happy note for its organizers, a sold-out event, no major crises, and generally happy concert-goers. The only damp notes were problems with […]

Around the world, it’s the silly season for news

It’s summer in Geneva, Switzerland, and with the annual office drain and fewer press releases the serious news takes up less space, and the lighter news around the world is keeping us all a little happier: One of the most cheering bits of news to come out of Gaza in years occured 30 July when […]

Fete de la Musique

Title: Fete de la Musique Location: Lake Geneva region, France, Switzerland Link out: Click here Description: Thousands of musicians, hundreds of concerts and stages, all in celebration of the summer solstice. City streets are flooded by music and revelers. Music is not limited to the streets, but can be heard in cathedrals, churches, concert halls, […]