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PLU Open Mic Featuring Mark Norman Harris

Posted on 21 May 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

***Change of venue for tomorrow’s PLU Open Mic *** It’s happening at Cantine de Belleville, 108 Boulevard de Belleville … Open Mic May 25th features the layered work of multi-talented, enigmatic figure Mark Norman Harris. Mark Norman Harris is a Canadian artist living in Paris. His work is based in performance, music and writing although he is an avid painter. He studied religion and semiotics at the University of Toronto. Prior to living in Paris he was in Nepal where he wrote for the Kathmandu Post, and created an artist exchange program that brought artists to rural villages for workshops and performances. Mark is currently recording an album titled “Prewar Era” with Quvib records in Paris, and is the organizer of the Cabaret Voltaire. His play The Penal Clause, a « hiphopera » satire on freemasonry, was featured in...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Jordan Nadler

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

Please join us on May 18 for an exciting open mic, starring Jordan Nadler! Jordan is a NYC writer/journalist who moved to Paris in search of creative fulfillment & better carbs. Originally intent on studying creative writing, Jordan fell into journalism when she was made Editor-in-Chief of Peacock Magazine, American University of Paris’ largest publication. Her work as a writer and journalist spans many subjects and platforms, and over the past couple of years she has written for some well-regarded publications, from The Daily Beast to Matador Network to HereYouAre. Over the past year she has also been quoted in The Guardian, USA Today and Vogue – where she proudly managed to get into the chicest magazine out there by simply continuing to bash the patriarchy. Jordan writes about everything from human rights to culture and sex to politics....

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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 Elspeth Graty

Posted on 18 Mar 2017 in Featured, PLU Comedy, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

This Thursday (April 6) Paris Lit Up welcomes comedian Elspeth Graty as our featured performer! Sign-up starts at 8, kick-off is around 8.45. Elspeth would describe herself as Desperate Housewives meets 50 Shades of Grey.  She started doing standup comedy so she could talk about herself uninterrupted for anything from 5 to 30 minutes at a time.  She wouldn’t call herself ambitious – never mind the Rolex,  if she finds two matching socks in the morning she’s...

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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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