BORDEAUX - LOS ANGELES 50 YEAR PARTNERSHIP  2014

From June 26 to 29, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, led an official delegation from the City of Los Angeles to the Sister City of Bordeaux to take part in the 50 year anniversary celebrations.
Los Angeles was city of honour at the Bordeaux Fete le Vin 2014. There is also a year long cultural exchange programme showcasing numerous events in both cities to mark this milestone anniversary.
 

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OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE U.S CONSUL GENERAL TO BORDEAUX, THOMAS WOLF at FENWICK HOUSE.

Fenwick House, Bordeaux, the first ever U.S Consulate dating back to the 19th Century was the location for a reception, hosted by U.S Consul General, Thomas Wolf, to celebrate the 50 Year Partnership between Bordeaux and Los Angeles. In attendance was Mayor Alain Juppé, Councilmember Tom LaBonge and the Los Angeles delegation of sixty people including Ernest Wooden, CEO of LA Tourism and Convention Board, Dan Goodsby, U.S Embassy, France, Hank Hilty, Gilmore Banks, Los Angeles and Tom Gilmore, President of Sister Cities of Los Angeles. 


CHICANO DREAM -

THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION 
"THE CHICANO DREAM"

GRAND OPENING 
AT THE MUSÉE D'AQUITAINE

The Chicano Dream exhibition at the Musée d'Aquitaine was officially opened by Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé, Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge and Director of Musee Aquitaine, Francois Hubert. Also in attendance was Cheech Marin, LA mural artist, John Valadez. 


OFFICIAL LUNCHEON, BORDEAUX CITY HALL -
MENU BY CHEF OF NOTE - JOHN SEDLAR.


CENTRE D'ARTS PLASTIQUES CONTEMPORAIN EXHIBITION:
AARON CURRY - CARTER MULL - DAN FINSEL - ASCO


OPENING OF BORDEAUX
TE LE VIN 2014

Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé and Councilmember Tom LaBonge 4th District, City of Los Angeles opens the Bordeaux Fête Le Vin to kick off the program.


THE ARTS GARDEN
AT BORDEAUX F
ÊTE LE VIN


WELCOMING OF MAYOR ALAIN JUPPÉ TO THE LA PAVILION AND AWARD CEREMONY FOR COUNCILMEMBER TOM LABONGE.

Councilmember Tom LaBonge receives the Ambassadeur d'Honneur des Vins de Bordeaux.

 

LOS ANGELES PAVILION 
HOSTED BY LA TOURISM AND CONVENTION BOARD


DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER & ONBA
AT THE BORDEAUX MUSIC FESTIVAL

With the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.
In partnership with Jazz in Marciac
Dee Dee captures the hearts of audiences worldwide, personifies a generation and gives us all hope.


GRAND CRU VINE YARD TOUR St. EMELION


JOHN SEDLAR TEQUILA TASTING


NATASHA MARIN & VICTORIA SHERESHEVSKAYA IN CONCERT, BORDEAUX

performed at the Mexican Consulate, Bordeaux


PICNIC WITH U.S. RESIDENTS IN BORDEAUX
ORGANISED BY BORDEAUX-USA ASSOCIATION


BORDEAUX-LOS ANGELES FIREFIGHTERS EXCHANGE


BORDEAUX FÊTE LE VIN GALA DINNER
CHEFS OF NOTE JOHN SEDLAR & FRANÇOIS ADAMSKI


SOUND & LIGHT SHOW
PLACE DES QUINCONCES

 

BUSTER KEATON'S SHERLOCK JR. AND COPS
LIVE SOUNDTRACK BY MAGNETIX

The Buster Keaton silent comedy movie, "Sherlock Jr." preceded by "Cops" was screened at Grand Performances in Los Angeles with a live improvised soundtrack from Bordeaux band, Magnetix.


LES NUBIANS CONCERT
GRAND PERFORMANCES
LOS ANGELES

A vital vibrant musical celebration of the Civil Rights Movement era and 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964 with exciting new renditions of the Freedom Songs that heralded historic change in the USA !
                                                                                                                                    photos: Farah Sosa


EXHIBITION OF RODIN PRINTS
at LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY (LAMAG)

Opening reception of the Rodin prints from the Goupil Collection at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Art Park


ROAD TRIP: PHOTOGRAPHY
OF THE AMERICAN WEST FROM LACMA AT THE
MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS
DE BORDEAUX

An exhibition billed as brief road trip through the many myths of the great American West, from the late 1800s to the 1990s, will be on view at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France), part of the year-long celebration of the Los Angeles-Bordeaux Sister City 50th anniversary. Over 70 photographs from the permanent collection of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will highlight imagery both inspired by and of the West. Representing a core component of the collection, the exhibition is organized around several broad themes, seeking to define the west by more than the literal and expected “landscape”: the nature of the West, the evolving hardscape, a new sublime, the banal, and the landscape as defined by the people. Included in this overview will be artists strongly associated with West (Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Robert Adams), and others whose association is no less integral, but whose resulting imagery presents a conceptual and abstracted vision of what became The West (John Divola, David Maisel, Aaron Siskind).