A one-night rock legend tribute gig with The Doors Alive, Letz Zep and One Night of Queen is scheduled in Paris for January 2019.
The third weekend of September is hands down one of the best weekends to be in Paris. Throughout France, over 17,000 monuments open their doors for two days and propose more than 25,000 animations for the European Heritage Days (Journées du Patrimoine).
A unique experience guaranteed If you’re in Paris this weekend, don’t miss this exceptional walking tour of Père Lachaise. The theme for this 3rd edition of Lachaise Musical will be “Music and Visual Arts.” The walking tour is organised and performed by music students at Paris-Sorbonne and Sorbonne Nouvelle. Honouring artists in Père Lachaise with... Continue Reading →
“New York Extravaganza” From March 30 to August 21, 2016, the Velvet Underground are the subject of a new exhibit the Philharmonie de Paris. Among the numerous related events, John Cale will perform the Velvet Underground’s classic debut album with Animal Collective and the Libertines on April 3. https://twitter.com/pitchfork/status/705414765926076417?refsrc=email&s=11 The Velvet Underground in 1970 LtoR: Doug... Continue Reading →
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s birth (December 19, 1915) with an exhibition presenting Piaf’s recordings, photographs, posters, letters and performance programs. Also included is her iconic black dress. Edith Piaf’s little black dress This black dress is inextricably linked to Edith Piaf. And it’s not a... Continue Reading →
Saturday, June 21 The Spirit of “La Fête” When, in October 1981, Maurice Fleuret became Director of Music and Dance at Jack Lang’s request, he applies his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution: “the music everywhere and the concert nowhere”. When he discovered, in a 1982 study on the cultural habits of the French,... Continue Reading →
12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why all... Continue Reading →