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PLU open mic featuring John David “JD” Ragan

Posted on 15 Feb 2018 in |

John David “JD” Ragan is the featured artist at Paris Lit Up on Thursday, February 15, at 8:30 pm. JD is a member of Laborers Union Local 942, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and he will be playing traditional folk songs supporting Labor Unions, and music from Sunday Jams at the Golden Eagle Saloon in Ester, Alaska. JD has been singing and playing guitar since he was 16 years old. He has traveled and studied in 50 countries, hitchhiking, riding motorcycles and bicycles, and paying for much of it with work in the building trades in Alaska, in commercial fishing, and in the restaurant industry. He has a Masters in French from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, a PhD from NYU in European history, and he has studied Spanish in Latin America and in Spain, German for a year in Berlin, and Arabic in Cairo and Tunis. He has published two...

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PLU open mic featuring John David “JD” Ragan

Posted on 6 Feb 2018 in |

John David “JD” Ragan is the featured artist at Paris Lit Up on Thursday, February 15, at 8:30 pm. JD is a member of Laborers Union Local 942, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and he will be playing traditional folk songs supporting Labor Unions, and music from Sunday Jams at the Golden Eagle Saloon in Ester, Alaska. JD has been singing and playing guitar since he was 16 years old. He has traveled and studied in 50 countries, hitchhiking, riding motorcycles and bicycles, and paying for much of it with work in the building trades in Alaska, in commercial fishing, and in the restaurant industry. He has a Masters in French from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne, a PhD from NYU in European history, and he has studied Spanish in Latin America and in Spain, German for a year in Berlin, and Arabic in Cairo and Tunis. He has published two...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Stephanie Papa

Posted on 16 Mar 2015 in PLU Open Mic |

On a jam-packed Thursday eve, with the oncoming spring in the air, Paris Lit Up Open Mic night was visited by wonderful wordsmith Stephanie Papa, who brought with her a whole host of phenomenal performers! Round 1: First up on the stage, King among men Ray Knight gave us the grand truth about his noble lineage, while Anna flexed her multilingual muscles by singing to us in German, the third language she’s performed onstage thus far. Then this round displayed a duo of strong virgins: First, Alix sang to us a bilingual song that came to her in a beer Rien ne sert de dire que je vais mal, and then documentary filmmaker Scott spellbound us with a stalker-iffic story of how “romantic comedies fuck you up”. PLU pillar Alison shared with us the story of her mother’s life...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Julian Feeld

Posted on 2 Mar 2015 in PLU Open Mic |

Thursday March 5 2015, hosted by ERK, photos by Lauren. Special guest Julian Feeld. Round 1 It may have been cold outside but passions were running high (along with your host’s temperature in hindsight) when we welcomed artist, writer and creative brain Julian Feeld as our featured guest plus a special appearance from his editor Remi. Enjoying the release of organisational pressure it gives her, Emily stuck with her SHOUT OUT A NUMBER strategy, and Rene was lucky number 1 with an unforgettable version of Katy Perry’s Firework – and did you know she got the words from ex-husband Russell Brand, who in turn had been quoting Kerouac?? Emily’s favourite poet of the day was Gerald Stern, but not before PLU encountered some heckling/controversial conversation from the room. Featured reader Julian heroically and not quite literally tackled them to the ground and they...

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