MC Roger is a character created by singer, composer-performer, dancer and actor David Charles Haeberli from Neuchâtel. He broke through in 2017 with his parody of two songs : a French one from Gimms and… Despacito !
Swiss actor Bruno Ganz passed away this week. As in Wings of Desire, he only appeared to me at the end. What a fantastic actor!
Alain Giroud, a gastronomic critic of the Tribune de Genève since 1978, presented his new book 40 ans dans les cuisines des grands chefs, on Thursday, October 18, at Café Slatkine. The public came in large numbers to meet Alain Giroud. GLP Club was present!
Zep is Genevan artist Philippe Chappuis’ name. It is a tribute to his favourite rock band, Led Zeppelin. Famous for his 8-year old character « Titeuf », Zep also likes to draw grown-up topics. Recently, he published « The End » (éditions Rue de Sèvres), a story about some kind of ecological apocalypse !
World-famous Bernese painter Ferdinand Hodler died in Geneva a hundred years ago. The City Museums pay tribute to him. Until August 19th, 100 paintings are presented in the Musée Rath : self-portraits, landscapes and characters, which all attest the timelessness of Hodler’s work.
The Geneva Book Fair opens its doors on 25 April 2018, twenty years after the death of the writer Alice Rivaz, or Alice Golay from Canton de Vaud. Her committed literary style, a forerunner of feminism, has left its mark in Switzerland and throughout the French-speaking world.
Genevans know Gérald Herrmann as « Herrmann » the daily-newspaper Tribune de Genève cartoonist. After three years, together with Vincent, his colleague, he has released a daring comic book about Swiss-icon Roger Federer’s youth.
Key figure in Genève’s history, Pastor Jean Calvin came from France. He had such a vision of Christianism that he influenced the more than our city, which is nowadays presented as Protestant Rome. From the Reformation Wall, in Parc des Bastions, Plainpalais, Calvin is the second character, starting from the left.
Iranian-rooted Genevan journalist Darius Rochebin is the living face of French-speaking channel RTS. Famous for his interviews with Pardonnez-moi, the man has been RTS iconic anchorman for 20 years this year !