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PLU Comedy feat. Lisa Raduszynski

Posted on 15 Jun 2016 in PLU Comedy, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Hello, people of Paris Lit Up! We’re back with a new night of Paris Lit Up Comedy in the craziest venue in town. Hosted every six weeks or so by Fred Eyangoh (Unfiltered Comedy Hour), comedians and stand up performers are invited to sign up for free starting at 20h for a slot during the evening. Each performer is given ample time to strut their stuff – just beware the flying tomatoes! This week our guest is Lisa Raduszynski. She is a French (yes, our first French guest comedian!) actress, standup comedian and writer, who performs in both French and English. She performed in Paris and all over France, but also in the US, UK, Israel and Switzerland. Lisa is based in Paris, where she created and hosts one of the few weekly comedy nights in English in Paris: LAUGH ETC, every Wednesday at Theatre...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Sonya Chung

Posted on 4 Jun 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Last week PLU enjoyed a sweet start as we soaked up the sun’s rays on the terrace with our special guest, Sonya Chung and her six students. Round One began with Belleville resident James Jewell singing the Same ol’ Song with his trusty guitar and harmonica. We dashed through the first three virgin students: Sophie, obsessed with French cuisine, read her essay Finger Food, Jake told a story about Alice burying her cat and eating cat food (yum!), Chloe topped off the banana split with a sistine: God eats an apple. Students are always hungry, so we gave them a couple of musical morsels to keep them going: Josh’s sing-along Rocky Raccoon and then an original, The Man Shouts; Gino then sang Slow Blues in the Key of Moe. Back to Chung’s students, we heard Ziggy’s poems Company and W A I T I N G, Alex’s WWI commemoration, Each Slow Dusk and Ally’s Fiction. Then our special guest Sonya Chung read a sneak-preview from her upcoming novel, The Loved Ones. Check out the video: Round Two was bought to us by: René and his Real Museum Experience, Yael’s stand-up about an immortal being, his landlord Ursula, followed by Anna posing the eternal question: Cats or Dogs? Cats of course, you silly girl. Claire also lost...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rebecca Seiferle

Posted on 31 May 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Rebecca Seiferle brought beautiful poetry to a very crowded Culture Rapide on June 2nd, where enough performers answered the open mic call that a third round had to be opened and quickly filled up. Round One Kamel and Karim opened the evening in round one with a song “Marie” that blended English and French lyrics, about lonely guy/life/street/girl/city/dreams and a new life beginning for Marie Vanille. Clare read a meta poem “If I had to write a poem read...

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French Poetry Grand Slam on Thursday May 26

Posted on 23 May 2016 in PLU Slam Poetry | 0 comments

No PLU Open Mic this week. Instead, all week-long, Culture Rapide will play host to the French Poetry Grand Slam!...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Scott Harris

Posted on 16 May 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

It was an absolute pleasure to host documentary filmmaker Scott Harris at last week’s PLU Open Mic! It seemed there was a lot of love, reflection, backdrops and mic drops  in the room this evening, from soundtracks and breakups to AOL messaging… Rrrrrround ONE Fellow host René sang us into the start of the evening with the heart-crushing I’ll soon be part of your soundtrack for not looking back, then accompanying Mallory on Elliot Smith’s “Behind the Bars”. Jason Stoneking was all hot...

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PLU Comedy with Amber Minogue

Posted on 12 May 2016 in PLU Comedy | 0 comments

After a little hiatus, come back to laugh your ass off at the 5th edition of Paris Lit Up Comedy, with Paris’ best stand-up comedians. Hosted every six weeks or so by Fred Eyangoh (Unfiltered Comedy Hour), comedians and stand up performers are invited to sign up for free starting at 20h for a slot during the evening. Each performer is given ample time to strut their stuff – just beware the flying tomatoes! This week’s special guest is comedian Amber Minogue!...

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Paris Lit Up n°4 — Call for Submissions

Posted on 9 May 2016 in News | 0 comments

Accepting submissions from 01 March to 31 May 2016 Transgressive voices crossing national borders and breaking traditional lines, mestizo origins and citizens of the world narrating unique experiences: Paris Lit Up n°4 is looking for transcultural expressions that move in the margins and push beyond static identities. We want to see a moveable feast; the complex alterity that is the City of Light. Show us how Paris is at once here and elsewhere, give us the local with the global, and...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Mallory Guinee

Posted on 2 May 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic packed Culture Rapide with talent and passion last Thursday, featuring Mallory Guinee’s intricately layered indie rock harp and voice interpretations. Round 1 started with Sue reading two poems inspired by films set in Paris. There was a depiction of Juliette Binoche’s character from Blue, swimming in Pontoise and doing all the things that normal people do, and the other about Kirsten Dunst’s character in Marie Antoinette, which had been written while sipping a jug of chocolat...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Ciat Conlin

Posted on 26 Apr 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Last Thursday PLU Open Mic packed the house with over 25 performers, the burning ukulele of Ciat Conlin and a spacecake-fueled freestyle rap battle until 2 a.m. It all started in Round 1 with the homecoming of L’Insassisable and his guitarist, Karim, rapping in French over an English-language chorus. René followed and played an original BobDylanesque song which provoked Ed to take off his shirt: #ToplessThursdays is now officially a thing. Krystin saved us from all the testosterone with an experimental...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Mary Noonan

Posted on 18 Apr 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

April 21 saw us welcome writer and professor Mary Noonan into the PLU fold! Here’s what we merry and mischievous monkeys got up to… Mallory serenaded us with a scrumptious old American toon, followed by Thomas who’d pulled a sickie from work, and used it to write a delicious poem of gold and grey. VIRGIN Matthew, a friend and colleague of our featured reader, picked out his pieces in The Poetry Review (bravo!!) “Frogman” and “The Red Helicopter”. Ryan, wait, no it...

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PLU multimedia workshop – Alessandra Trevisan

Posted on 12 Apr 2016 in News, PLU Open Mic, Workshop | 0 comments

PLU multi media workshop – Alessandra Trevisan 16/01/16 ferabam in oculis Latinos poetas, apud quos ferventer rerum naturam meus visus legabat. Cor ardet qualis scientia siderea personam novam induescat. Before my eyes lie those Latin poets, in whose works my mind reads keenly of the nature of things; my heart burns like when starry knowledge brings about a new personality. Back in January – this reviewer has only just woken up from the winter sleep – PLU had the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Carla Drysdale

Posted on 12 Apr 2016 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

[Hosted by René Ghosh, photos by Armando Segovia] A rainy evening in Paris didn’t prevent a slew of talented writers and musicians from calling up sun from their performances on April 14th. Carla Drysdale traveled from Ornez, France to regale a packed Culture Rapide with her feature, a selection of poems from her books Little Venus and Inheritance. Round one kicked off with an open mic virgin, Amina, whose poem evoked spring light on skin and had everyone yearning for...

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