Floating lanterns light up Honolulu ‘Memorial Day’

IN IMAGES – This event allows you to inscribe on each of the little lights, messages and memories addressed to loved ones who have passed away. This tradition of Asian origin has crossed borders. In Hawaii, it coincides with Memorial Day, a day in honor of all war dead.

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1/6Lanterns containing prayers are placed on the water. They float in the hope of encouraging harmony and peace. Lantern floating Hawaii


Georgia Tech Lorraine: “The Lafayette Institute, a transatlantic opportunity for small start-ups geared towards innovation”

How is the public university that you chair in terms of ranking?

According to the 2014 edition of the US News & World Report ranking, Georgia Tech is the 7th best public university in the United States and 36th globally. We are too the only technological university to appear in the top 10 of American public universities.

Georgia Tech has a total of 21,500 students in six “colleges”: arts, business, science, architecture, computing and engineering. The latter alone brings together 13,000 students and constitutes the largest engineering school in the country, which is ranked 5th nationally in the rankings. 60% of our students are from Georgia, 30% are from other states in the United States, while 10% are from abroad.

As for our annual budget, it amounts to more than $ 1.21 billion (880 million euros), of which 650 million dollars (476 million euros) come from research contracts signed with industry or governments.

What were your objectives when you set up in France in 1990, and why did you choose Lorraine?

We encourage our students to have international experience. 43% of them currently benefit from a stay abroad before obtaining their diploma, ie four times more than the national average. In Europe, countries are smaller and students move abroad more easily. Opening a campus abroad allows facilitate this mobility.

On the other hand, we did not choose Lorraine. It was Jean-Marie Rausch, the former senator-mayor of Metz, who sought to revitalize the region after the steel crisis. He created the Metz technopole, which has become the second in France after that of Sophia-Antipolis, and he crisscrossed the United States to find the right university partner.

This is how Georgia Tech opened its first international campus in Lorraine, in 1990. At the time, American technological universities did not open campuses in Europe but rather in the Middle East, in Abu Dhabi for example. Since then, we have opened campus in Shanghai and Singapore.

Georgia Tech’s Lorraine campus was created to revitalize the region after the steel crisis

What is your assessment of Georgia Tech Lorraine, almost twenty-five years after its opening?

We started with training. The programs lead to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer sciences. GTL accommodates approximately 500 students per year, including 300 Americans from the Atlanta campus. The campus also has French students who are completing their engineering studies or starting a master of science which they will pursue in Atlanta. All classes are in English and taught by teachers from our university.

We have also tied strong partnerships with other engineering schools in Europe allowing a double degree program to be offered: this is the case with SUPELEC, Arts et Métiers, Mines de Paris or TU-Munich.

And what about the research side? In 2006, you opened a joint laboratory with the CNRS.

At the origin of this UMI (international joint unit), there is Abdallah Ougazzaden, specialist in semiconductors in the optoelectronic field and director of Georgia Tech Lorraine. Today, these are 50 French and American researchers who work together on projects in cryptography, innovative materials or robotics, to create technological solutions in the fields of energy, health, the environment or national security.

On May 26, 2014, you inaugurate the Lafayette Institute. Why did you choose to call your institute after this French soldier and what activities will it be dedicated to?

It is the fruit of a long Franco-American friendship between university, economic and political actors. The Marquis de Lafayette was based in Metz in 1775 when he decided to join the liberation forces during the American Revolution! And Metz was liberated by the Americans in 1944.

The Lafayette Institute will provide the state of the art in optoelectronic research and will a platform for technology transfer and commercialization of innovative concepts. The 2,500 m2 building will house 500 m2 of clean rooms. It will be a toolbox where manufacturers can come and develop technologies.

The objective of the UMI was to generate research publications. That of the Lafayette Institute is create technological innovations for economic development. We have the same two tools on our American campus, making it possible to strengthen know-how in both research and economic development. Our Atlanta team works closely with the Metz team. This will provide a transatlantic opportunity for small innovation-driven start-ups.

The Lafayette Institute is a large project, with a budget of around 27 million euros. Where does the money come from?

Mainly local authorities (agglomeration community, department, Lorraine region), the French State and Europe. But the idea is that, five years after its launch, the Institute is self-financing thanks to the research contracts it will have entered into with industry, for example.

MOOCs have been blooming in France for some time. What do you think of this trend?

Being able to attend an online course anytime from anywhere is a tremendously attractive concept. But I won’t be using the word MOOC for very long. He has had his day. I think the future is for “technology-assisted learning”, education assisted by technologies. It is an exciting time. Higher education changes very, very quickly.

The future lies in “technology-assisted learning”, education assisted by technologies, which can constitute a new source of income

In France, the government wants to promote regroupings and bring out 30 major university centers. What is your view on developments in French higher education?

We have experienced this same movement of concentration in the United States. We have seen small universities in Texas coalescing into a single university system. In Georgia we have 34 public universities, eight of them merged into one.

Our public universities were originally funded by individual state governments. But currently only about 15% of their resources come from states. Our budget at Georgia Tech is $ 1.2 billion. Six years ago we received $ 300 million from the government, this year only $ 108 million. Consequently, the cost of education is increasing and the cost of studies for families too. I think the same is happening in Europe – not just in France.

In the United States, there is a very strong and long-standing tradition of philanthropy in universities. We are very often contacted by European institutions to talk about our experience, how we go about convincing individuals to financially support the university.

In my opinion, Europe is moving towards the American model. I’m not saying it’s necessarily a good thing. But states can no longer finance education as much, we must find alternative resources : increase donations, but also the contribution of students and their families. We also believe that teaching assisted by new technologies (“technology-assisted learning”) could well constitute a new source of income. There is potential, which requires a change in mentality. Because, in general, universities do not know how to make a lot of money, they rather know how to spend it!

Chronology: major dates for Georgia Tech in Lorraine
1990 : opening on the Metz technopole of Georgia Tech Lorraine, the first international campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech of Atlanta). Georgia Tech Lorraine still only welcomed 140 American students in 2000. They were 600 in 2013. The objective is toreach 1,000 students per year by 2020.

2006 : creation with the CNRS of a international joint unit (UMI 2958 GT-CNRS) also associating Arts and Crafts, SUPELEC, as well as the universities of Franche-Comté and Metz. The research teams work in the fields of secure communication networks, intelligent materials and robotics.

2009 : a mirror laboratory is created on the Georgia Tech campus, in Atlanta.

: an agreement is signed in Morocco by Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Higher Education and Research, the CNRS, Georgia Tech and Moroccan universities for extend the UMI in Morocco.

2014 : inauguration of Lafayette Institute, research laboratory dedicated to optoelectronics. The project is presented as an “open lab” incubator, designed to simplify the relationship between public and private research through Georgia Tech’s expertise in technology transfer and commercialization.

Mondelez could part with Philadelphia

A tidal wave could prepare at Mondelez. According to information published in the newspaper Le Monde, the international branch of Kraft which groups together snacking and snacking activities, is planning to part with its Philadelphia cheese spread. Contacted by LSA, the French subsidiary did not confirm or deny the information.

Recall that recently, the lines have moved in the world number two in the food industry. On May 7, he announced the merger of his coffee activity (Grand-Mère brands, Carte Noire, Jacobs, Jacques Vabre, Maxwell) with the Dutch DEMB (Maison du Café) to create the number one cafe, called Jacobs Douwe Egberts which will weigh 5 billion euros in turnover. Mondelez will thus receive $ 5 billion and 49% of the shares of the new entity. At the same time, the group revealed a global economy plan of $ 3.5 billion between 2014 and 2017 which “consists in more rigorous management of operating costs and the way we work,” said the French subsidiary. So “when it comes to the cheese & grocery category, we’re looking at how these announcements would impact us,” she told LSA.

“We are not satisfied”

Philadelphia, which is a success in the United States, arrived in France in 2011. Pascal Bourdin, President France and Benelux of Mondelez took stock of activity in 2013 and told the world: “The launch of Philadelphia in France has been successful but then we dispersed. With 7% of the market share in the spreadable cheese segment, we are not satisfied. ” Mondelez could therefore sell this license to another industrialist or partner with a partner to refocus on the grocery store. Moreover, associations with the snacking activities of Pepsi Co could be examined. “Mondelez has not finished its strategic refocusing. With them, everything that does not occupy the number one place is sold, “says an industrialist. Philadelphia would therefore be on the hot seat.

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Boston, English capital of cabbage and Eastern European immigration

From Boston (Lincolnshire), generations of emigrants left. They founded the town of the same name in New England which eclipsed the original. Apart from the tallest steeple in the country, the market town in the northeast of England, its cabbage capital, was hardly remarkable. Until the 2011 census revealed the arrival of the largest influx of immigrants from Eastern Europe to the country, in proportion to its population.

In 2001, 249 Germans made up Boston’s largest foreign contingent. Ten years later, the total population had increased by 15%, and 8,000 of the 64,000 inhabitants came from one of the new entrants to the European Union. Mainly Poles (around 3,000), Lithuanians, Estonians and Romanians, attracted by jobs in agriculture and the food industry.

Along the main drag, West Street, to the left of the station, the change is obvious. The Baltic Food or Euro Booze and Food supermarkets, Polish and Lithuanian bakeries, a Polish restaurant display their signs in their original version, between pubs and traditional hairdressing salons. Martin Turowski has just opened Basia’s Pantry which proudly boasts its “domova pekarina”: homemade bakery. He left the Baltic shores of Poland to work for a year in England in 2008. After a few months in Germany, he returned as a worker in a soup and sauces factory in Boston before setting up his shop at the age of 34. When buying bread and brioches, his customers speak Polish. “It’s the majority, but I also have English clients. They are nice, things are going well, ”testifies Martin, in hesitant English. On the other hand, he admits, “it’s more tense with other traders.”

A little further, Mavis Ashton takes advantage of a ray of sunshine to smoke a cigarette in front of her carpet store. Forty-two years that she has served there. “I’m going to vote Ukip (United Kingdom Independence Party) in the Europeans, announces the shopkeeper bluntly. We are overwhelmed by immigrants. I have nothing against them, some are very nice, but there are too many of them. Boston was a charming little English market town. It will never be the case again. The English are leaving the city. ” The complaints are numerous: The immigrants take the jobs of the locals, buy businesses and houses. They speak their language in the streets and drink there, when they are not urinating in front of the children. Not to mention the knife fights and even “six murders in two years”.

A battlefield

For a long time, the natives clenched their teeth and kept to themselves a latent resentment against the new arrivals. Then one day in 2011, it exploded. Literally. A cigarette blew up an underground vodka distillery, killing five immigrants instantly. “It was a detonator. People have expressed their anger at a situation deemed to be out of control. And Boston has become the battleground for all controversy over immigration, ”says Mike Gilbert, Conservative city councilor in charge of communities. Riding on the event, the far-right parties organized anti-immigration demonstrations on the spot, the far left counter-demonstrations. In the 2013 local elections, the sovereignist Ukip party swept away Lincolnshire’s Conservative majority, winning sixteen elected. The county has become one of the strongholds of Ukip.

One of the new city councilors, Chris Pain, who has since entered into dissidence with the Ukip, presents himself to the Europeans under the banner of Independence from Europe. “Mass immigration has devastated the region,” he laments. Wages are pulled down. The bosses prefer to employ underpaid immigrants to cut cabbages, rather than to hire the English. It is wrong to say that the English do not want these jobs, they are not even received! Six of these people crowd into caravans, or fifteen into houses, occupying 3 × 8 beds, and they get social housing in the face of the locals. Their children do not speak a word of English and lower the standard in schools. Crime has soared. ”

According to Mike Gilbert, the picture is not so dark and the reality differs from the fantasies conveyed by some. “The situation has calmed down,” he said. People have debated a lot about immigration, which is the consequence of a particular economic equation. Half of our activity comes from agriculture. In the past, Irish seasonal workers came to work in the fields and left. Then came the Portuguese, and then the East Europeans who stayed behind, and held precarious jobs that the British were not encouraged to take because of the welfare state. ”

In any case, unemployment in Boston does not exceed 1.6%, while it has just fallen to 6.8% nationally. And the immigrants would integrate little by little. Some of them are now even worried that their children will become “too English”.

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The US series NCIS: New Orleans is about the work of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service branch in Louisiana. The area of ​​responsibility for this is the training centers in Pensacola, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana – whereby here in particular the sailors who go ashore in New Orleans repeatedly cause trouble.

main characters

Role descriptions and the actors of the series «NCIS: New Orleans».

Special Agent Dwayne Pride

Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) The chief of the NCIS investigative team in New Orleans, Dwayne Cassius “King“Pride knows the city very well as a local. He lives separately from his wife Linda, his daughter Laurel studies music at the Louisiana State University. The “King“Is a long-time friend of Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon).

The actor Scott Bakula has played the role of Special Agent Dwayne Pride in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2014. Scott Bakula voice actor for the NCIS: New Orleans series is Frank Röth.

NCIS Special Agent Meredith Brody

NCIS Special Agent Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan) Meredith “Merri” Brody has just been transferred to New Orleans. She is well interrogated and has a black belt in aikido. She has on the Michigan State University studied and has a twin sister, Emily Ann Brody.

The actress Zoe McLellan played the role of NCIS Special Agent Meredith Brody in the NCIS: New Orleans series from 2014 to 2016. Zoe McLellan voice actress for the NCIS: New Orleans series was Ulrike Stürzbecher.

NCIS Special Agent Christopher LaSalle

NCIS Special Agent Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black) The tough special agent LaSalle comes from Alabama, but has long lived in New Orleans. He has had a difficult childhood and his brother Cade has bipolar disorder. Christopher LaSalle graduated with honors.

The actor Lucas Black played the role of NCIS Special Agent Christopher LaSalle in the NCIS: New Orleans series from 2014 to 2019. Lucas Black was the voice actor for the NCIS: New Orleans series was Leonhard Mahlich.

Doctor Loretta Wade

Doctor Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) Coroner Loretta Wade does autopsies and forensic exams for NCIS. She studied at Harvard and moved to New Orleans after studying medicine.

The actress CCH Pounder has played the role of Doctor Loretta Wade in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2014. Ulrike Johannson is voice actress for CCH Pounder in the NCIS: New Orleans series.

Sebastian Lund

Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) Sebastian Lund is a forensic scientist and Dr. Wades laboratory assistant. Sebastian is brilliant, but quite cumbersome. However, he feels very comfortable in his own skin. After struggling to adjust, he found a job at Homeland Security as a forensic analyst for anti-terrorism in New Orleans. He immediately falls in love with the city, which he knew roughly from his childhood. After an order for Interpol came to an end, he came back to town and started working as a laboratory technician in Jefferson Parish’s morgue, although he usually doesn’t feel so comfortable in the presence of the dead.

The actor Rob Kerkovich has played the role of Sebastian Lund in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2014. Rob Kerkovich on the NCIS: New Orleans series is Kim Hasper.

Sonja Percy

Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) Sonja Percy is a bright head and a former ATF agent. She is used to working undercover and alone and now has to get used to working in a team.

The actress Shalita Grant played the role of Sonja Percy in the NCIS: New Orleans series from 2015 to 2018. Shalita Grant voice actress in the NCIS: New Orleans series was Nicole Hannak.

Special Agent Hannah Khoury

Special Agent Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan) She is someone with different skills than the rest of the team. Hannah has an international background. She is of Persian descent and while growing up in the States, she traveled all over the world and worked internationally for the NCIS. It has also done a lot of intelligence work. After attempting to assassinate Special Agent Dwayne Pride, Hannah takes on a leadership role in the team.

Actress Necar Zadegan has played the role of Special Agent Hannah Khoury in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2018.

Special Agent Tammy Gregorio

Special Agent Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) is an FBI special agent who first appeared as an investigator in a task force tasked with investigating Special Agent Dwayne Pride and his team.

Actress Vanessa Ferlito has played the role of Special Agent Tammy Gregorio in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2016.

Special agent Quentin Carter

Special agent Quentin Carter (Charles Michael Davis) is a special agent who is good at his job but likes to mess with everyone. That’s why he never endures anywhere for long and is often moved.

The actor Charles Michael Davis has played the role of special agent Quentin Carter in the NCIS: New Orleans series since 2020.

List of the main characters in the NCIS series: New Orleans


Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Looking, Men of a Certain Age) slips into the central role of the NCIS Special Agent Pride – like Mark Harmons Gibbs in the mother series, the figure is supposed to act as the leader of the team. Zoe McLellan (Designated Survivor, Dirty Sexy Money, JAG) plays Portraits Special Agent Brody. This was moved from the midwest to the warm and humid south. CCH Pounder (Emergency Room and The Shield and Warehouse 13) plays an important character that is not part of the Pride team: Dr. Wade, the chief coroner of Jefferson Parish, the largest county in the New Orleans area. Lucas Black embodies NCIS Special Agent Lasalle, a member of the Agent Pride team. Paige Turco appears in a recurring role as Bakula’s wife.

The other main roles in the series “NCIS: New OrleansRob Kerkovich, Shalita Grant (NCIS: New Orleans), Daryl Mitchell (Ed and NCIS: New Orleans), Necar Zadegan (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Rake, Emily Owens, MD) and Vanessa Ferlito (Graceland, CSI: New York).

In early March 2020, Quentin Carter (Charles Michael Davis, The Originals), a rather arrogant officer, joined the team.


The US series “NCIS: New Orleans” is a Spin-off of the US series NCIS.

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Interesting facts about the series «NCIS: New Orleans»

Eddie Cahill can be seen in a recurring role in season six.

Actors of the NCIS series: New Orleans

German voice actor NCIS: New Orleans

Scott Bakula / Special Agent Dwayne Pride Frank Röth
Zoe McLellan / NCIS Special Agent Meredith Brody Ulrike tumbler
Lucas Black / NCIS Special Agent Christopher LaSalle Leonhard Mahlich
CCH Pounder / Doctor Loretta Wade Ulrike Johannson
Rob Kerkovich / Sebastian Lund Kim Hasper
Shalita Grant / Sonja Percy Nicole Hannak
Daryl Mitchell / Patton Plame Matti Klemm

Facts about the series “NCIS: New Orleans”

German series title: Navy CIS: New Orleans
Category: Crime series, drama series
Country of origin of the series: United States
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Series inventor: Gary Glasberg
Executive producer: Gary Glasberg, Mark Harmon
Broadcasting station in the country of origin: CBS
Licensed in Germany: Sat 1
Composer of the soundtrack: Brian Kirk
Length of an episode: 42 minutes
Number of seasons ordered: 7
Number of episodes ordered: 161
Number of episodes broadcast: 139
Title of the first broadcast episode: Musician Heal Thyself (1×01)
Date of the series premiere in the country of origin: September 23, 2014
Start of series production in Germany: April 12, 2015
Last episode broadcast in country of origin: Predators (6×20) on April 19, 2020
NCIS: New Orleans on Twitter: NCISNewOrleans
NCIS: New Orleans on Instagram: ncisnola
The NCIS: New Orleans series premiered in 2014. More series from 2014 can be found here.

Further series at the “CBS” broadcaster

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Language: Where you still speak German in America

MWord has now gotten around that there are more people with German-speaking ancestors in America than those who come from English. It is much more astonishing that apparently a much larger number of US citizens actually speak German than was previously thought. The latest statistical data from the US Census Bureau shows that German is the most commonly spoken language in the home and in the family in many American countries after English (unsurprisingly) and Spanish (also not a sensation given the mass immigration of so-called Hispanics).

In North Dakota, German is the most spoken language even after English – even before Spanish. Similarly, Spanish, as the dominant second language, is only replaced by the Eskimo language Yupik in Alaska and the Filipino national language Tagalog in Hawaii – and French in the states of Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The latter is hardly surprising, since Louisiana used to be a French colony, and it is common knowledge that the Cajuns there speak French (or a Cajun dialect based on it). The other three states border on Quebec, the French-speaking part of Canada.

German parallel world was considered destroyed

In contrast, the still relatively high proportion of German speakers is astonishing. Around 1900, Germans of German origin formed the largest, most respected and best organized foreign language ethnic group in the USA with their own newspapers and a broad cultural life. But the compulsion to take sides for the home country and against the home of the ancestors in two world wars has largely destroyed this parallel German-speaking world. In the First World War there was even an anti-German hysteria in which 26 states prohibited the use of the German language.

The data of the census bureau, about which the online magazine “Slate” now reported, should not be understood in such a way that you could still travel through the USA today without speaking English (as was possible around 1900). There are just one million out of currently around 292 million Americans over five who say they speak German at home instead of English. This contrasts with a good 37 million Spanish speakers, 2.8 million Chinese speakers, 1.5 million Tagalog speakers, 1.4 million Vietnamese speakers and 1.141 million Korean speakers. Arabic was hard on the heels of German with almost a million speakers in 2012.

In addition, the statistics are based on questionnaires and say nothing about the actual quality of German language skills. But it is surprising enough that so many Americans still had the nostalgic need to tick German on the questionnaire.

It has nothing to do with “No Quarterly”

Incidentally, this has nothing to do with the fact that German has recently become a bit hip in the USA, for which buzzwords stand as much as the popularity of Germanist, Adorno fan and German lover Eric Jarosinski, who uses the pseudonym “No Quarterly” tweets. The statistical data on which the maps are based dates from 2007.

Rather, it is still the historical roots that determine language use: In 2000, 49.2 million of the 282 million Americans at the time (today there are around 318 million) stated that they came from Germans. This makes them the largest immigrant group ever. Only 26.9 million US citizens have genuinely English roots, which puts the former colonialists in fifth place behind African Americans (41.3 million), Irish (35.5 million) and Mexicans (31.79 Millions).

Wide German belt

What is interesting about the spread of the German language is that it is not limited to “settlement islands” – such as French, Italian (which is the third strongest language in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania), Chinese (now the third force in New York), Tagalog (which holds the same rank in California and Nevada) or the Indian languages ​​Navajo (predominantly in Arizona and New Mexico) and Dakota (focus in South Dakota).

Instead, the German language flourishes in a coherent area that spans almost the entire width of the United States. The states where German is the third strongest language range from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana in the east to Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin and Kansas in the Midwest to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado in the West . Add to that, as I said, North Dakota, where German is the second most common language.

New immigrant languages ​​dominate

It is meaningful that newer immigrants apparently no longer penetrate into the interior as they did during the gold rush and land grab in the 19th century (with the exception of the Vietnamese in Nebraska and the Hmong from the border country of Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in Minnesota). Newer immigrant languages ​​predominate on the coasts. In addition to Tagalog, these are Russian on the west coast (strongest third language in Oregon) and Vietnamese (equally ranked in the state of Washington and Texas), Korean on the east coast (strong in Georgia and Virginia), Portuguese in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and Chinese in New York and Arabic in Michigan.

In addition, one can assume that the relative strength of French in North and South Carolina, which are not traditional Francophone settlement areas, is probably due to newer immigrants from Haiti or Africa. In contrast, the presence of Polish in Illinois may have historical reasons as well as that of the Creole-French dialect in Florida.

All of this is not as surprising as the sustainable presence of German in the United States. Linguist Jesse Sheidlower, chief editor at the Oxford English Dictionary, tweeted on Tuesday: “German is much more common than I would have expected.” And “No Quarterly” also tweeted that he was pleased that he and his follower community with their passion for the German language are not as isolated as previously thought.

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The NDR Radiophilharmonie was founded on Friday, May 1st, for the 70th time. Since the orchestra cannot come together at the moment, soloists connected to the NDR Radiophilharmonie will come to the large broadcasting hall of the NDR Landesfunkhaus Hannover and congratulate them with musical birthday serenades. Clarinetist Sharon Kam, pianists Igor Levit, Lars Vogt and Markus Becker, soprano Ania Vegry and vocal ensemble Maybebop will be there. The violinist Isabelle van Keulen congratulates from London – by video. Igor Levit will also play the solo part of the piano concerto A major KV 414 by Mozart, accompanied by musicians from the NDR Radiophilharmonie in a quartet under the direction of chief conductor Andrew Manze.


What is the music for the movie Philadelphia? (VIDEO)

From the heady melody of Alright, the Bad and the Ugly to the retro tube of Grease which we can not get rid of for three days, through the frenzied generic of Pulp Fiction, all these film scores have marked us… But their composers are often unknown to us. Today: the soundtrack of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia accompanies the descent into Hell of Andrew Beckett (Oscar for best actor for Tom Hanks in 1994), a brilliant homosexual lawyer, unfairly dismissed for misconduct. Certain of his rights, Beckett calls on Joe Miller, one of his black and homophobic colleagues, to prove that there was no fault and that his employer does nothing other than get rid of a man has AIDS, a disease that begins to affect the gay community and contracted by Andrew.

The music : Two years later Thesilenceofthelambs, Howard Shore reunites with Jonathan Demme and delivers him a 90’s soundtrack totally rooted in the era: Peter Gabriel, Sade, the Spin Doctors or Neil Young give their compositions. Howard Shore is Hugo Cabret, the trilogy of Hobbit or Cosmopolis… A tenor from the soundtrack in Hollywood who will be found at the helm of the highly anticipated Maps to the stars by David Cronenberg in theaters on May 21.

The hit: Another 1994 Oscar for this film: that of the best song for Streets of Philadelphia of Bruce Springsteen (not to mention the Grammy award for song of the year and the MTV award for music video of the year). A title ordered by Jonathan Demme from the Boss (then in the middle of the Other Band Tour) crowned with success (number one on the charts in France, Austria and Germany for several weeks).