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25th Annual Music Festival Includes

Jazz, Classical Music and Opera

he Saint Barth Music Festival is
without a doubt one of the major
cultural events of the season. The
festival is celebrating its 25th anniver-
sary this year, quite a feather in the cap
of organizers Frances and Jill DeBroff, a
mother-daughter team which brings a
high-quality musical event to the island
season after season. This year's event
runs through January 19.
This year's festival opened with a con-
cert by jazz saxophonist John Ellis and
his band, Double Wide, on Thursday,
January 8 at the Catholic Church in Gus-
tavia, and they will jam again under the
stars at AJOE on Saturday, January 10. A
recent review of their new album in the
New York Times noted "Rhythmically it
has that New Orleans duality of being
full of funk and lighter than air. Jason
Marsalis, a New Orleanian, plays tidy
backbeats, with brilliantly arranged little
solos..." The sextet comprises John Ellis
on saxophone, Aaron Goldberg on
piano, Jason Marsalis on percussion,
Alan Ferber on trombone, Gregoire
Maret on harmonica, and Matt Perrine
on sousaphone.
On Friday, January 9, also at the
Catholic Church in Gustavia, Jon Man-
asse on clarinet and Van Cliburn-winner
Jon Nakamatsu on piano, the two
"Jons," will play works by C.M. von
Weber, F. Chopin, B Kovacs, and J.
On Tuesday, January 13, again at the
Catholic Church in Gustavia, the St.
Barth-based Chorale de Bons Choeurs,
under the direction of music director
Charles Darden, will perform in Bach's
Sanctus in C and a Bach cantata in an

evening called Bravo Bach. "The Bach
is challenging music and we have been
rehearsing since November," Darden
says of this 40-member choir, of which
seven are men. Members of the Chorale
de Bons Choeurs will also perform in the
festival's production of the Puccini
opera, Madame Butterfly, at the Catholic
Church in Lorient on Friday, January 16.
The local singers include bass Pierre-
Eric Houdant in the role of Bonzo, and
four sopranos: Martine Simon and
Nathalie Griggio who are French, Eileen
Cruault who is Scottish, and Sanako Roy
who is Japanese. They play the roles of
Butterfly's friends, along with tenor Lau-
rent Cl6quin. "They are very excited to
be singing alongside the professionals,"
notes Darden. "We have had many extra
rehearsals since the Puccini is difficult.
They each have a CD of the entire opera
to listen to, and I have been working
with them individually once or twice a
week since November."
After the festival concludes, the choir
will perform its own concert on Febru-
ary 27 & 28, with a program including
Carmina Burana as well as excerpts
from Leonard Bernstein's score for West
Side Story. The role of Maria will be
sung by special guest, soprano Jane
Thorngren, a former festival favorite
who will appear only in the February
choral concerts this year. Laurent
Clequin will sing the role of Tony, with
Rosa Caffai as Anita. "We will also add
some of our popular gospel songs," says
Darden, who for now is concentrating on
the Puccini and Bach that await the choir
in the 25th edition of the St. Barth Music

A season pass book is 10% less
than individual tiet prices.
Tickets are also availbe at the
door to the concert every evening.
No reserved seating.
Q Fridiy.J.anmuay 9, 2009 pm.
Catholic Church, Gusavia, $35
Duets for piano and clarinet.
U Saturday. January 10. 8pn,
Ajoe, Lorient, $45
Jazz concert, "DoubleWide"
John Ellis Jazz Sextet.
Q Sunday. Jnnuary 11. 4pm.
Anglican Church, Gusavia, Free
The violinists
of Saint Barth Harmony schooL
Q Tuesday. January 13. ;pm.
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35
All Bach program and
La Chorale des Bons Choeurs.
Q Wednesday,.anuary 14. pm
Catholic Church, Loriem, $45
Orchestra concert
o Thursday. annual 15. 8pm
Catholic Church, Lorit, $35
All Mozartprogram
Q Friday.January 16.8pm.
Catholic Church, Lorieni, $45
Opera evening,
"MadameButterfly" by Puccini
O Smduny. Jannacy 1a, pm
Eddy's restaurant, $100
Benefit Dinner, featuring star per-
formers of the Festival
O Mondfy.Jannuay 19. 8pm
Anglican Church, Gustavia, $35
Chamber music
with the Miro Quartet

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Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party I

Live Music
I Every Evening
-Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30pm to lam
Bar't, Hotel Guanahani
Grand Cul de Sac
I Through Sat. January 10
Work of Art, Reggae & Folk,
from 9pm, to midnight, Bet'A
Z'ailes, Gustavia
I Friday, January 9
- Live Music with Paolo from
7:00pm at Caviar Island,
- Live Music with Papaguyo
from 800pm at La Mandala,
I Saturday. January. 10
- Live Music with Papaguyo
from 7:00pm at Caviar
Island, Gustavia
I Sunday. January. 11
- Live Music with Papaguyo
from 1-00pm at Do Brazil,
I From January 12
KJ Denhert, Urban Folk &
Jazz from 9pm to midnight,
BetA Z'ailes, Gustavia
I Monday. January. 12
- Live Music with Paolo from
7:00pm at Caviar Island,
I Tuesday, January. 13
- Russian New Year at Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou
I From. January. 13-17
- Live Music with DJ Max
from 7:00pm at Caviar
Island, Gustavia

Let's Party
- New suggestions every
nights & Fashion show at le
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
- Fashion show & DJ every
lunch and dinner, at la Plage;
St Jean
I Friday. January 09
- M&M Evening (Back to
popular ask) DJ Max (Nikki
Beach St Barth) & DJ Mick
of"Z" at The Strand Supper
Club (Casa Nikki), Gustavia
I Saturday. January. 10
- Saturday Night Fever at
The Strand, Supper Club,
- Full Moon Party at La
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Plage, Saint Jean
I Sunday. January. 11
- Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club, (Casa
Nikki), Gustavia
I Tuesday. January 13
- Russian New Year from
9-00 pm at La Plage, St-Jean
I Wednesday January 14
- Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe)
Old Skol meet the future at
the Strand Supper Club,
(Casa Nikki), Gustavia
I Thursday. January 15:
- Overkitch 70-80-90 (compli-
mentary Champagne for
ladies till 1pm) at the Strand
Supper Club, (Casa Nikki),
I Friday. January 16
- M&M Evening (Back to
popular ask) DJ Max (Nikki
Beach St Barth) & DJ Mick
of "Z" at The Strand Supper
Club (Casa Nikki), Gustavia

Night Club
A Every night
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
A To Wednesday to Sunday
- The Strand Supper club
A Friday and Saturday
- Hot Spot Caf, Lurin
with DJ Bob Dil & Mike

Fashion Show
) Every Tuesday
- 6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique at
the Isle de France, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
) Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de Ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion show at le TI St
Barth, Pointe Milou
- Fashion show at Le
Tamarin, Saline

I ThroughFebruary 15. 2009
"Picasso X-Ray" by Xavier
Lucchesi. Photos and video,

TomBeachArtStudio, St Jean
I Through January 15, 2009
- Pascal Foy, mixed tech-
niques, gallery Porta 34,
I From December 27:
Exhibit of Polaroids by Andy
Warhol, Clic Art Gallery,
I From December 30:
Group show by three artists
entitled "Island My Island."
Works inspired by or
produced in Saint Barth dur-
ing artists' residencies: nine
designs by Donald Baechler,
four paintings by Will Cotton,
and works by Andrew
Radcliffe. Eden Rock Gallery,
St Jean
I From January 4:
Stephane Cipre,
La Plage, St Jean
I Permanent exhibits
* Jean-Pierre Ballagny,
Antoine Heckly, Alain

Buisson, La Gallerie, St Jean
* Sculptures by Timothy
Holmes, Comptoir du Cigare,
* Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Nally, Les Artisans, Gustavia
* Acrylic paintings at Sandra's
Art Gallery, Gustavia.
* Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
* Rose Murray, Comptoir du
Cigare, Gustavia
* Jewelry and sculpture by
Dave Stevenson, Les Artisans,
* Group show, Piaf and
Christine Vannier, Pipiri
Palace, Gustavia
I Art Galleries
- galerie
- Sandra's Art Gallery
- Pipiri Boutique, art gallery
- Spindler art Gallery
) Permanent exhibits
- Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
- Didier Spidlei Gustavia
- Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac


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Vignette 2009
On Sale As
Of January 8

The sale of\ in Leiie,. for
vehicles on the island Ibean
on Thursday. January 8. In
2(08, there were 8,000
\ itelnlic.s sold, bringing in
1.3 million Euros '',r lhe
Collectivity. This year, the
COM is counting on the sale
of 10,000 vignettes, as more
than Jl,O liier cars were
re'isiered in 2 K IX. The
green stickers, ,r \ ieiiele.,.
are on sale at two places: the
treasury of the Collectivity
in Gustavia and the mobile
office in the parking lot of
the stadium in Saint Jean.
All vehicle owners should
bring ihcir rc'iliration cards
for the vehicle as well as the
insurance papers. Photo-
copies are not acceptable.

For the first time since the EDF elec- ,-D- _IT ,'
tric plant opened in Saint Barth in
1985, there was an annual decrease ...'.
in electric consumption on the island

through lut the year of 2008.
A slight decrease in consumption
began in the final months of 2007,
with 1% less from October to
December. But the holiday season at
the end of 21)17 broke the record,
dri\ ing the highest point of use to
IX It nmLe:in :l (MW). This year, as
2008 rolled into 2(1 i), the zenith of electric
ciin.umnpliin was 16.40 MW on the night
of December 31 2008, while 17.90 MW
were used on the ,an ic dlle 'ie \,n'ear .g i',
The figures regislcred at the EDF plant
ilirumughLut the year show .1 regular and sta-
ble decrease in usage: 1% (in July and
Augusii. -3'. (in January, February, and
September), -4, (in June), -5' ; (in March,
October, November and December), -7,
(in April), and even up to -10% (in May).
The minil1hly average production of 7, '
megawatts/hour (MWh) in 2007,

decreased to 7(170 MWh in 2008. The
EDF, after many frenetic years where con-
sumption kept increasing at a rapid rate,
added extra production capacity thanks to
generators from Agrekko. The recent
decrease allows the plant to work at a more
regular rhythm.
Worried about the increase of electric cars
on the island, Pascal Riiher, director of the
EDF in Public, asks owners of ithcse vehi-
cles to please charge the batteries after
8:30pm, and not during the busiest time of
ith da.y from 6pm-4: 1, ipm.


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Art C

S Artist Raimundo Figueroa
(left) from Puerto Rico, who
created a series of paintings
and drawings on display at
the Anglican Church in Gus-
tavia as afundraiser for chil-
dren in Saint Barth, with
Jean-Pierre Ballangy. who
organized the exhibit along
,. with Iblentinede Badereau,
Roland Herfory, Jacques
Zolty Jose Palma, Charles
Vere Nicholl, and Maria
Angela Ventura.

milla Langoux has created a series
otograph. of projettions siet in the
ofAutour du Rocher, evoking
ories of times past in her exhibit at
e Gallery in Gustavia. The exhibit
organized by Ialentine de Badereau.
lie Murphy between Carole and
las along with arti's Jeffery Dread
opening of his exhibit. "Human
print: The Impact at the Carole G.

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'New i'car's Eve Re atit

Capo Giro Takes Top Honors

C apo Giro made its second
appearance in Saint
Barth's New Year's Eve
Rec.,ui., taking top honors in
the 14th edition of this annual
race that takes place on
December 31.
Dietrich "Dick" Weismann
'.iiled aboard his Swan 82,
Capo Giro, with race
,kipp:r/.icl it Reggie Cole,
liiiiL'ne the around-the-island
course in two hours and six
minutes. The record time of 1
hour, 31 minutes, and 6 sec-
onds set by Claude Tellier and
his "Region Guadeloupe" tri-
maran in 2006 still stands.
The regatta was organized by
Marc Del Giudice, skipper of
the 65' sloop, Mischievous
(which did not return to Saint
Barth this year) along with
Karl Spjiker, in close collabo-
ration with the Port of Gus-
tavia and the Saint Barth Yacht
Club. The 2008 New Year's

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I The boats round
thepoint of
S Colombier and
headfor the
S finish line
S''1 Eve Re:bll.i had a
fleet of 23 sail-
boats, from the 25'
Panic Attack as the
smallest to the
majestic 152' schooner Win-
drose, which was the l.iiFci
and also winner of last year's
St Barth Biuckc Re:aill.i
The race activities began on
Tuesday, December 30 with a
briefing for the skippers and
owners at the Capitainerie on
the Quai General de Gaulle.
The miicclin' was followed by
a I.' reception provided
by the Port of Gustavia.
When the regatta began on
Wednesday, December 31,
there were blue skies, light
winds of eight to ten knots,
and calm seas as the boats set
out around the island.
Nicolas Corre and Brendan
Kupiec, of the Saint Barth
Yacht Club, gave l:he igll. for
the start of the race. V,. .h ln 1,
a 28' sloop was the first to
leave at 9:45am, with i.ic-
gered starts for the other 22
boats until 11:38am. S61ene,
an 80' Swan, was the last to
leave the I.uiinrg line
Large crews were on
hand to enjoy this "fun
race," such as the inter-
national grup aboard
Clay Deutsch's beauti-
ful Swan 82, Chippewa,
where the crew com-

Weismann of Capo Giro,
with Marc del Giudice
and the winner trophy
for the New Year's Eve
Sailing "rivals" Clay
j Deutc h (left) of Chip-
pewa and Donald Tofias
of Wild Horses


prised sailors
from the US,
France, and Aus-
tralia (notably
skipper Gina
Hewson). All of
the boats eventu-
ally crossed the
finish line by
Gros Ilets, with
Capo Giro now
inscriped on the
winner's trophy that remains
in the port offices. In Class
4, Lil E took first place,
beating Magic Carpet, Panic
Attack, .ll.nlin, and
Vagabond. In Class 3, the
victory went to Corban, who
came in ahead of Speedy
Nemo and Wanderlust 3. In
Class 2, Capo Giro took top
honors, while in Class 1
(for the biggest boats), Win-
drose was first, then Kealo-
ha and Lady Mariana.




At 5pm, the awards ceremo-
ny took place on the Quai
Gendral de Gaulle, with
almost all the boats receiv-
ing on of the silver cups
sponsored by Trey Fitzgib-
bons, owner of Mischie-
vous. The Port of Gustavia
once again provided a cock-
tail reception on the dock.
The 15th edition of the
New Year's Eve Reci.n.i
will take place on Decem-
ber 31, 2009!
Photos: Rosemond Grdaux

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