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PLU Open Mic featuring Diego Alorda

Posted on 22 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Join us December 28 for the soulful strummings of Alorda!   “Alorda” is the solo project of Chilean musician Diego Alorda, who after spending several psychedelic rock bands in Chile, began his acoustic project in the streets of Paris, whose sound is influenced by Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart and Rodriguez. He is currently promoting his single “Druyan” and recording his first album to be released in January 2018.   French Version:   Alorda” est le projet solo du musicien chilien Diego Alorda, qui après avoir eu plusieurs groupes de rock psychédélique au Chili, a commencé son projet acoustique dans les rues de Paris, dont le son est influencé par Leornad Cohen, Matt Elliott, Devendra Banhart et Rodriguez. Il fait actuellement la promotion de son single “Druyan” et enregistre son premier album qui sera publié en janvier 2018....

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PLU Open Mic featuring Leo Mitchell

Posted on 8 Dec 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

Leo Mitchell is joining us December 14 to share songs, poetry, stories but mostly love. He’s a couch-surfing, headband-wearing, globe-trotting bohemian. He lives and works as a street minstrel in Paris, moving here after falling in love with the city, the people and culture. Come and hear his strange tales. You can follow him on social media too: Instagram, Facebook,...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Thibaut Narme

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Are those sleigh bells jingling in the air? No, it’s the merry footsteps of featured reader Thibaut Narme as he skips over to the PLU open mic on December 21! Join the festivities, with sign-up open from 8, for a 8.45 start. We offer the gift of performance and presence a’plenty! Thibaut Narme grew up (and still lives on) the left bank of the river Seine. When he is not teaching economics, he writes poetry and is published in magazines such as the Bastille, the Opiate and the upcoming issue of PLU. In 2016, he self-released a chap-ebook on Amazon entitled “Rap In My Poetry”. You can find him every Sunday evening co-hosting the AWOL writing workshop at Shakespeare &...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Sarah Saltiel

Posted on 10 Nov 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Dive into December with Paris Lit Up open mic featuring Sarah Saltiel on December 7! Sign-up to perform starts around 8, for a 8.45pm start. Sarah “Sam” Saltiel is a queer nonbinary transmedia artist based in Chicago where she is finishing up a triple major in English, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing. She’s been writing since second grade, when she made her first attempt at writing a book by the title of “Kung Fu Kitty”, about a cheetah with wings that did kung fu. She’s spent the rest of her writing career trying to live up to that high bar, and trying to exercise restraint in not getting a tattoo of every beautiful piece of writing that she encounters. She is currently working on editing a manuscript of a novel, and on editing a tabletop rpg that she designed...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Eliza Burmistre

Posted on 9 Nov 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Our featured performer on November 16 is none other than the puntastic poet from Latvia, Eliza Burmistre! Come one, come all and enjoy some mighty word games on a chilly wintry eve. Sign-up starts at 8, the stage speaks from 8.45pm. Eliza Burmistre is a Latvian poet who studied at Bath, but currently studies at University of Kent in Paris. A punny master of wordplay, she has performed internationally at slams and open mic nights and been a featured act at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Rhyme and Reason in Bath. Her poetry can be found on Youtube, on Twitter @ElizaBurmistre and occasionally in the nearest café, along with a hot chocolate as she...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Cassidy Sacré

Posted on 8 Nov 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic |

November 23 we welcome musician Cassidy Sacré performing from, in his own words “My ongoing battle with toad addiction.” Intrigued? So are we! You’ll just have to come along to Culture Rapide and discover his music for yourselves… Sign-up starts at 8pm, we hit the deck around 8.45pm. See you there. Cassidy Sacré In December 2016, two ethno-musicologists entered the Louisiana swamp hoping to catch their big break recording the “Dütsons”, an incestuous family cut off from the mainstream for six generations.    One of them fell deeply in love with the eldest daughter while the other experimented with potent hallucinogens from swamp toads.    The latter “Cassidy Sacré” was the only one to come back fostering speculation as to the actual events that unfolded. Here to tell you all about it, Cassidy blends this unique style of music with a...

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PLU Open Mic featuring JaAfari

Posted on 3 Nov 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Venez nombreux le 9 novembre pour une fête d’art et de littérature, et un tout petit peu de divertissement – pourquoi pas? Inscription dès 20h. JaAfari est à l’image des siens, le peuple mondial, de culture non bornée, ouvert à tous les aspects que peuvent prendre les mots et la musique. Sensible depuis toujours à la Culture Anglo-Saxonne tant que Français, il aime à se trouver au croisement des chemins d’expression poétique. Sa musique & ses mots reflètent sa vie d’hier, d’aujourd’hui et ses aspirations les plus...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Jon Brown

Posted on 27 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU welcomes a magician-hypnotist-poet to the stage November 2. Sign-up at 20h; the magic happens at just before 21h. “Words have always held a degree of fascination over me. From when I was small growing up in rural England to now. They are the bastions to an understanding of truths, ourselves, and beauty. So it’s to no-one’s real surprise then that I would find such affinity with art forms that are based around control; poetry, hypnosis and magic. As a magician words form story that refuses to be tricked into giving away truth; as a hypnotist the connection between language and personhood is plundered to reveal the raw delicate suspeptability of the human will; then as poet words are used to discover the beauty that lies in waiting behind the ordinary, the monotonous, the everday – just waiting for...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Rachel Bell

Posted on 20 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

Come and join in the literary fun at Culture Rapide October 26th, the home place to slam poetry and all other shenanigans. We have a special feature who is returning after over a year from the Big Apple… Rachel Bell is the author of four books, including Loving The Ocean Won’t Keep It From Killing You and Welcome To Your New Life With You Being Happy. She lives in New York and travels extensively to perform her work. She is allergic to feather pillows. She will be reading excerpts from her novel-in-progress, a deeply depressing and incredibly uplifting...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Steve Dalachinsky

Posted on 6 Oct 2017 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic Welcomes Steve Dalachinsky October 12th! Steve Dalachinsky was born in 1946 in Brooklyn, New York right after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His work has appeared extensively in journals on & off line including; Big Bridge, Milk, Tribes, Unlikely Stories, Ratapallax, Evergreen Review, Long Shot, Alpha Beat Soup, Upstairs at Duroc,, Xtant, Blue Beat Jacket, The Brooklyn Review. He is included in such anthologies as Beat Indeed, The Haiku Moment, Up is Up But So is Down: NYU Downtown Literary Anthology, the Unbearables anthologies: Help Yourself, The Worse Book I Ever Read and The Big Book of Sex (of which he is a co-editor) and the esteemed Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. He has written liner notes for the CDs of many artists including Anthony Braxton, Charles Gayle, James...

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