The Festival d’Avignon takes place every July in the historic French city of Avignon in Provence.
As part of the 2011 "Mois de la francophonie", a gathering of over 200 partners, friends, sponsors and beneficiaries of the French Heritage Language Program attended its milestone "réception de l’amitié francophone" on March 15th at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. They were welcomed by Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, and Jane Ross, President of the French Heritage Language Program’s advisory board.
François Delattre, newly appointed Ambassador to the United States, was interviewed March 23, 2011, about the cohesiveness of French/U.S. relations with respect to Libya on Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN). Are our two countries in collaboration or conflict as we respond to the crisis?
PUBLIC ENEMIES: Dueling Writers Bernard-Henri Lévy and Michel Houellebecq Take on Each Other and the World
They may not have quite the same look (military parka vs. white shirt), but Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Levy are both genuine French "stars" all too familiar with media and controversy …
As part of the NYC Winter Jazz Festival 2011, Paris-based musician Eric Legnini performed with American vocalist Krystle Warren on January 7th, 2011 at Zinc Bar in New York, NY. On this occasion, he was interviewed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
As part of the 2011 NYC Winter Jazz Festival, French jazz guitarist and composer Nguyên Lê performed with New York-based saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa at Zinc Bar. The two musicians were interviewed outside the event by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
On April 23, Kareen Rispal, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred upon Nicole Birmann Bloom the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.