salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


Lera Kudryavtseva first showed the beautiful wife of her son

Lera Kudryavtseva a week ago flew away with her daughter Masha on the Black Sea coast. IN Adler TV presenter settled in a sanatorium. As it turned out, the company was made up of the star by her son, beautiful daughter-in-law Anastasia and grandson Leo.

Lera Kudryavtseva seven years happily married to hockey player Igor Makarov. is he 16 years younger than spouse. In August 2018, their daughter Maria was born. From her first marriage with the gentle May drummer, Lera has an adult son, Jean, who has been married for several years.

Sinul first allowed himself to take a picture. Jean

This spring blonde gave her son an expensive car for his 30th birthday. “I can afford it!” Said the presenter. And he gave her a grandson, whom he named Leo in honor of his grandfather – Pope Lera.

Kudryavtseva helped Jean not only find a good job – the guy works as a producer on television, but also bought an apartment. The young man received an economic education – he graduated from the University Plekhanova.

The beautiful daughter-in-law Anastasia is resting with the tele-diva.  Photo: Social networks

The beautiful daughter-in-law Anastasia is resting with the tele-diva.Photo: Social networks

Lera does not forget about her grandson. She doesn’t have a soul in a boy. Leo is only two months older than his aunt Masha – daughter Kudryavtseva.

By the way, the star adores the wife of his son. It first showed Anastasia. Relatives were sitting in a cafe by the sea. “My beloved beautiful daughter-in-law,” the TV presenter signed the frame.

Not much is known about Nastya. She is from a very wealthy family, was born in Moscow and is the same age as Jean.


“I am Baba Lera”: Kudryavtseva first showed her two-year-old grandson – the same age as her daughter

TV presenter at 49 years old is already a grandmother (details)


TV Story (s) – Culture / Next

Even if we are probably looking at it even more now, the little box, well let’s say the flat screen, has long inspired musicians. The proof with these five groups whose television inspired the name.

1) Television Personalities

The British are famous for their humor, Dan Treacy is no exception. It takes a fair amount of self-irony to call yourself Television Personalities for forty years when his group has never had enough success for a television to really care about it. Accompanied by a slew of collaborators coming and going according to the albums, Dan Treacy and his hoarse voice are the only masters on board of this formation born from punk and influenced by the mods of the 60s, author of many discs always a bit noisy and uncertain but endearing. Cult par excellence, interested only a handful of journalists and enthusiasts, Television Personalities had a career break when Dan Treacy, heavily addicted to heroin, was imprisoned from 1998 to 2004 for shoplifting. Returning to business in 2006, the group has nevertheless been handicapped since by the degraded health of its singer following a brain operation.

2) Psychic TV

Probably the most curved television of this selection. Formed in 1981 by Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson on the ashes of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV has never ceased to oscillate between nice seemingly harmless pop songs and disturbing experiments, with a pronounced taste for multimedia adventures . With mutations, collaborations and a labyrinthine discography marked by dozens of live recordings, Psychic TV was also one of the pillars of English acid house in the mid-90s. Worrisome and difficult to tackle, like all bloated production of the late Genesis P-Orridge, who died in March, the discography of Psychic TV nevertheless includes some essential albums like Dreams Less Sweet in 1983.

3) Head on Television

The late Patrick Le Lay, former historic boss of TF1, will forever remain the man capable of measuring the famous “Available brain time” assigned to the communi hominum to the practice of the small screen. With his nickname, this Parisian duo may enter head first on TV, he devotes since 2014 most of his activities, not to zapping excessively, but to the production of a kindly pop electronic music, like l ‘EDM doped with stevia. Relatively tubesque. Finally, especially for those who like to spread their cracker with a large layer of Nutella. In this case, the hopping Out of Body Experiences guarantees the absence in the next few hours of hypoglycemic disorders. At least until the lunch break, naturally with Jean-Pierre Pernaud in the background.

4) Television

Television is the story of an essential New York post-punk group from the late 70s, which will become a major influence for generations of artists, but also a childhood friendship, dented between the brilliant Tom Verlaine and Richard Hell. In their native Delaware, the two dream of being poets and join the creative broth of New York. In 1972, they set up the group Neon Boys with drummer Billy Ficca, then became Television and hired a second guitarist, Richard Lloyd. Despite promising beginnings, tension is at its height between Verlaine, applied to the extreme, and Hell, always on the razor’s edge, the first even accusing the second of jumping too much on stage. Hell eventually left the group to found The Heartbreakers, becoming one of the first punks and the main source of inspiration for the Sex Pistols. Television, for its part, will publish in 1977 the masterpiece Marquee Moon, followed by a sequel a year later, Adventure, before separating in July 1978.

5) TV on the Radio

While in 2020 it is no longer rare or surprising that the radio is filmed, in 2004 the Americans TV on the Radio proposed to cut the image and keep only the sound. And what a sound! Led by singer Tunde Adebimpe, guitarist Kyp Malone and producer David Sitek before becoming a quintet, TV on the Radio flourished at the crossroads: neither totally arty, nor entirely accessible. Based on Brooklyn, like all the scene of the 2000s, but faithful to the creative effervescence of the New York megalopolis, TV on the Radio signs from its first album, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, hybrid music, fireworks of jazz, rock, electronic loops, soul and punk, where the Bad Brains and Prince scrapped with Trent Reznor and David Bowie (among others). Perfectionist but productive, the group, marked by the death in 2011 of its bass player Gerard Smith, released five albums in a decade, before going into hibernation in 2014.

Alexis Bartier


At war with boredom: a cannibal, a metro and undesirable musicians

With blood on the walls

An FBI agent has been putting away cars since he was seriously injured by a cannibal psychopath returns to duty to track down a serial killer who murders families during full moon nights. Does history mean anything to you? Normal, it’s that of Red Dragon, first novel by Thomas Harris and first part of the famous Hannibal Lecter tetralogy. Does the film mean anything to you? Normal, the Sixth Sense ((Manhunter for the OV) was a huge commercial failure when it was released in 1986 and has not experienced a real renaissance since, despite its haunted characters, its incredible night scenes bathed in metallic blues and the presence behind the camera of Michael Mann, who made this stuffy thriller an impressive display of style. L.J.B.

With our best regrets

If you have to listen in a loop I’m New Here, the final album of Gil Scott-Heron, published in 2010 and reworked this year by jazz drummer Makaya McCraven in an exercise in breathtaking musical metempsychosis, we can not help but encourage you too repeat the splendid clip that English artist Chris Cunningham had made at the time on the title New York Is Killing Me. The junkie poet, ravaged by dope, suffering from AIDS, fresh out of jail, utters his broken glass voice an incantation for a return to the southern fold that will not take place – “Yeah I need to go home and take it slow in Jackson, Tennessee” – while the electric beat of a metro train with lightning effects on the inhuman city scrolls through the image, through the last window of the last wagon when you watch the rails disappear behind you in a frantic night crossing without return in rear: he died a year later. D.P.

With headphones and / or on drugs

Frankly, who has time to listen to a seven hour mix? Dixit ourselves, just a week ago, at the mention of these myriads of thematic mixes and other endless playlists that have swarmed on the networks since technology has made the broadband of everything and anything possible. At the end of just three days of confinement, we are less clever and we taste every minute or almost of this mix recorded by Laurent “Lolo” Garnier at the Tokyo Contact club in November, listened to on his Soundcloud to help us all keep going until tomorrow (after, we’ll see). On the program, a lot of ambient and electronic listening music rather laidback from Detroit, Paris or Glasgow, from Africa, the industrial and the handclaps by the thousands – in short, generous and inspired Lolo, ideal for keeping the child clogged or anxious, from early morning until end of the dark night backlit. O.L.

Marseille, October 3, 2017. Portrait of Laurent Garnier, French DJ.
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Laurent Garnier, in October 2017. Photo Olivier Monge. MYOP for Liberation

With Pina and without moving

The slightly dusty dance floor, the poorly spread lipstick, the costumes not quite adjusted, the pumps of another era, and all these schoolyard bickering that became cruel and intertwined social games between men and women. so beautiful to choreograph… The crazy charm of Kontakthof, that Pina Bausch created in 1978, is just a click away on YouTube. An incongruity for the relentless who have been queuing for forty-two years in front of the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris in the hope of one day seeing this masterpiece. An incredible pleasure for all the others, discovering the inventiveness shown by the choreographer in the field of amorous sadism, this way of dissecting all the motives of the old-fashioned ballroom to make a great masquerade of the upset lovers. See also on YouTube: versions of Kontakthof for ladies and gentlemen over 65, and for teenagers over 14. È.B.

Mildas Films

With royalties

Music platform Bandcamp, the focal point of the independent scene across the globe, has announced that it will pay artists its share of sales revenue this Friday from midnight to midnight (Pacific time). A gesture more than welcome at a time when many independent artists, including a number of your favorites certainly (ours is the young doe belly), already extremely precarious in normal times, are very seriously undermined by the pandemic and the containment measures making concerts and tours impossible. M.K.

Lille, January 8, 2020. Luca Photo Aimée Thirion for Liberation

Didier Péron


Olivier Lamm


Marie Klock


Lelo Jimmy Batista

The Sixth Sense of Michael Mann visible on

New York is Killing Me of Gil Scott-Heron clip of Chris Cunningham visible on YouTube.

LG @ Contact Tokyo of Laurent Garnier available at laurent-garnier.

Kontakthof of Pina Bausch visible on

III of Doe belly, available (like many others) on


Julien Tiberi, black dreams – Culture / Next

If the pitch of Julien Tiberi’s exhibition seems a priori as crystal clear, the dark designs are much less so that this obscurity which engulfs them drools back on the initial idea. That’s it: drummer in the last show of the Zerep company, volcano bats, the artist has taken it into his head to transcribe his point of view graphically on this show staged by Sophie Perez with the collaboration of Xavier Boussiron, because there is a moment when he is asked to stick to the deviation from his instrument.


“I had to do something, He explains, from this position where, during the first fifteen minutes, I am a spectator of the picture that begins and that I will cross, in a slightly contemplative posture, but as if on adrenaline. ” However, he does not intend to tell the spectacle, nor therefore deliver a graphic novel. After the first performances in 2018, it takes four months to remember a very small part of it, exactly four seconds. Because at the outset, it was a 96-page book project, and its development was thought of as that of film, with 24 frames per second. Without images before his eyes, without notes, Julien Tiberi immerses himself in his memories (of lighting, artificial smoke bathing the scene and the characters) and lets happen “On the contemplative space of the white sheet, visual graphic impulses”. Then it’s a “Four months of improvisation experience”, where what he saw or experienced comes back “With the hand”, with the drawing. However, he prepared for it. He knew he would need “Dramatic plans” which would correspond to the theatricality of its subject. He therefore potashed the engravings of the beginning of the XXe century by Alfred Kubin and their macabre monsters, the futuristic boards of the 1950s by Virgil Finlay which illustrated in particular SF by Lovecraft and then films by giallo. Tiberi’s drawings cite these sources only behind the scenes, under a haze of very dense black ink, beaded with sparks of white reminiscent of the mirages of a hallucinated vision and the mechanics of improvisation during which “Lots of things are coming up. In the blacks, we perceive things inscribed, but hidden. But it is also the very device of the theater. We see things, even in the dark ”. A nocturnal look that cultivates the Volcano Bats.


Another common point, with the theater – a bit distant but not as anecdotal as it seems – is the latex (liquid), which Tiberi spreads on his sheet before coating it with ink, then with remove the dried particles: it thus obtains its light from the latex, which the theater makes its masks… Besides, the drawings are, and it is also true of the book, printed on a thick and porous paper, pulpy, this very organic texture and humid, summed up by this giant octopus species which slowly snorts on one of them. Finally, all this progress, technical and mental, as well as the exhibition allow us to measure that “The works are larger than the physical space they occupy”. The show, initial support, leaves the stage towards the exhibition, and this one of the picture rails to join the book.

Judicaël Lavrador

Julien Tiberi Symphonic Lava Galerie Semiose, 75003. Until March 7. Rens. :