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PLU Open Mic featuring David Robert Brimat

Posted on 6 May 2017 in Featured, News, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

David Robert Brimat, aka DRnB, is a performing songwriter from the USA. Born and raised in New York, he went to Archbishop Stepinac high school in White Plains where he joined the vocal arts and performed for Disney. Having graduated from Manhattanville College with a BA in Spanish Education, he went on to win awards from the NAACP ACT-SO competition for poetry and drawing. His debut album, Revival of Lost Love, was released in February 2008. His second album, Mental Metamorphosis, came out on 12-12-12. He is working on his third album. Contact Info Social Media – DRBlyricsofLove Email –...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Gary Lee Kraut

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Lambs, bunnies, flowers… and PLU Open Mic! On Thursday May 4, why not gamble your way though Belleville and hop up to Culture Rapide to savor the springtime delights of our weekly open mic? Our special guest tonight is Gary Lee Kraut! Gary Lee Kraut is a long-time resident of Paris, where has trouble focusing. He writes irregularly (fiction, non-fiction, travel narrative, articles), operates the web magazine France Revisited, www.francerevisited.com, teaches a weekly vignette writing workshop, serves as secretary general of a French journalist association, helps couples and families find peace and joy in France through travel therapy and personalized tours, and leads bar/drinking tours for writers, artists, intellectuals and their...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Nick Calderbank and Damian Corcoran

Posted on 23 Apr 2017 in Featured, News, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic was a masterfully acted trip to a Great Britain of yesteryear with the astoundingly vivid and funny portrayals of working class brits by Nick Calderbank and Damian Corcoran. There was a lot of music in round 1, kicked off with Yvan singing a song about a sitar asking to be played by a young boy. Darshana played his song “Useless Man”. Rebecca read a poem about chickens, all sorts of chickens, in strange and not-so-strange situations, and one about her friend Leslie. Ash Orphan did a splendid version of Radiohead’s “Creep”, making it hard to believe the only instrument accompanying him was his guitar. European Son kept the music going with his song “Rio de Janeiro”, then another one “Bourgeoisie”. Krishna did the only stand-up routine of the evening, joking about vegans and what zebras are....

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PLU Open Mic featuring Amel Toumi

Posted on 15 Apr 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Join PLU and the gang for another Thursday of artistic inspiration and social non-judgement. This week we welcome on to our stage Amel Toumi, who will be wooing us with tales of loves lost and found. Amel is a regular in the Parisian open mic scene, doing the rounds of Paris Lit Up, Spoken Word, the Highlander and Café Oz. For years, she would play covers only but since 2016 has been composing and performing her own music. La Bellevilloise and Le Vieux Léon (among other places) have seen her perform solo concerts recently. One of her original pieces was used as a soundtrack for a short video by artist and photographer Véronique Durruty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkIee47VXGY. Amel also composed a song for the Acoustic Guitar Project (which so many of you seem to be familiar with). http://theacousticguitarproject.com/project/paris/amel-toumi-all-the-things-we Lady Sebastien is...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Matt Jones

Posted on 7 Apr 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Join us on April 13 for our weekly open mic! Sign-up opens at 8pm, we start the evening around 8.30/45pm. This week we’re featuring ex-military, current professional bohemian Matt Jones…. Matt Jones served in the Canadian military for thirteen years before becoming a Parisian bohemian. He’s written about his experiences on a warship and serving in Afghanistan, as well as his travels in Nicaragua, China and Europe. In Ottawa he worked as the artistic director of VERSeFest 2015, and was an editor of In/Words magazine, where he published a chapbook, “White Flowers and Landmines.” In 2014 he won Arc Poetry Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for his poem “Wounded Village” and has published other work in Arc, Scintilla, Ottawater and other...

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PLU Open Mic featuring René Ghosh

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic gets off to imagined projected nostalgia with René Ghosh on March 30th. This will be the launch of his new novel, The Memory Monkey, from which he will read. René Ghosh is a Canadian-born novelist and musician who’s lived in Paris since 1999, and remembers how everyone was panicked about the Y2K bug but no one thinks about it anymore except for him. He has written three novels, Puppet Dancers (2015), The Click Shortcuts (2016) and The Memory Monkey (2017). His writing style is magical punk, blending elements of sci-fi and the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Gene Ruda

Posted on 17 Mar 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic was a musical travel experience last Thursday at Culture Rapide featuring Gene Ruda. Kelly opened round one with two short poems, about the Great Mother of the decimated jungles and just needing the warm press of love, and then about mommy dearest and tasting the hot edge of anger. Sarah invited all the ways to “fuck me.” Travis read about being a catalyst for change, about a shell inside a dog and flowers into injection molded plastic. Thomas told a story about Fante and her lisp. Jac introduced his current free discussion society event hosted at Chat Noir and read a short story about a Kansas City man pulling at his jeans, holding boots against his chest and asymmetrical steps. Moe read three erotic poems from his I Wanna Make Jazz to You collection. Elia sang “When...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Kelly Odette Dochy

Posted on 10 Mar 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Thursday night continues March 16 with you and the poetry animation of Kelly Odette Dochy. Psychonaut from the Pacific, born in San Diego, California, Kelly Odette Dochy was formed as a 3D animation lighting/post-production artist, and is a published illustrator and poet of French-Mexican origin. She performs periodically at the immersive cabaret night “The Poetry Brothel”, in Paris and New York, under the stage name Lady Lilith. She dreams of forming an art colony, and exploring the...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Sella Malin

Posted on 1 Mar 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic last night was a groovy & sultry exaltation with the soulful music and poetry of Sella Malin. Audrey La Bombasse kicked things off in Round One with a slam piece about violence and silent battles, which was timed for practice purposes and came in at 3 minutes and 7 seconds. Lauren read a poem about soul incarnated into flesh before singing a touching song accompanying herself on the guitar, “Il y a des conséquences pour tout.” Sierra took the stage or her first time with a powerful poem about about happiness being a side effect, giving her pain buddy a hug, dancing with father Time’s friend, and then another poem about her song and the moist autumn leaves. Timo sang a splendid version of Bob Dylan’s “North Country Blues”, then a song of his own about wolves,...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Zoé Besmond de Senneville

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic will feature Zoé Besmond de Senneville on Thursday 9th March. Come experience a poetic performance of Parisian purity, laced with the luscious language of an eloquent wordsmith. Zoé is a French actress and poet born and raised in Paris. She has studied acting from Paris to the USA and made her film debut with Marina de Van and Denis Lavant in the adaptation of Thumb O’Neil for Arte. Having recently acted in Srinath Samarasinghe’s On The Skin(Sur La Peau), in 2016 and 2017 she has been onstage with the Makizart/La Poursuite in Molière’s The Miser, and with the collective Les Jenous in The Miracle of the Deglingue.  Zoé has been creating poetry since 2015 and performs here and there with visual artists such as Zoé Stark and 3615. http://zoebesmonddesenneville.tumblr.com/ http://xyzoeoh.tumblr.com/ Zoé est une comédienne et poète basée à Paris. Elle s’est formée entre les Etats-Unis et Paris  ...

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