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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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Brudini & Chip – “From Darkness, Light”

Posted on 10 Feb 2018 in |

Join us for a journey through poetry and music with Brudini & Chip Martin’s innovative performance “From Darkness, Light” at Break’Art Mix on February 10th. A vagabond journey across boulevards of nostalgia… London based songwriter-composer Brudini and Californian writer Chip Martin perform their ambitious, bittersweet sequence, first incepted at the Society Club in Soho and developed to acclaim in venues across London. Artful, expressionistic, narrative-based, it transcends the expected in popular word and sound. Profound in subject and magical in improvisation, it is not to be missed. Doors at: 7h30 Concert at: 20h00 *sharp* Ticket: 10€ for the artists Drinks & food: bring anything you like to delight your senses. 10 Rue Séguier, 75006 Doorcode: 24159 Buzz: 2 floor Please RSVP to the event: info@melaniefurtado.com   //// ABOUT THE ARTISTS //// A unique voice emerging from Soho’s bohemian arts scene, Brudini has attracted...

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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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Brudini & Chip Martin – “From Darkness, Light”

Posted on 21 Jan 2018 in |

Join us for a journey through poetry and music with Brudini & Chip Martin’s innovative performance “From Darkness, Light” at Break’Art Mix on February 10th. A vagabond journey across boulevards of nostalgia… London based songwriter-composer Brudini and Californian writer Chip Martin perform their ambitious, bittersweet sequence, first incepted at the Society Club in Soho and developed to acclaim in venues across London. Artful, expressionistic, narrative-based, it transcends the expected in popular word and sound. Profound in subject and magical in improvisation, it is not to be missed. Doors at: 7h30 Concert at: 20h00 *sharp* Ticket: 10€ for the artists Drinks & food: bring anything you like to delight your senses. 10 Rue Séguier, 75006 Doorcode: 24159 Buzz: 2 floor Please RSVP to the event: info@melaniefurtado.com   //// ABOUT THE ARTISTS //// A unique voice emerging from Soho’s bohemian arts scene, Brudini has attracted...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Break a Leg

Posted on 27 Jun 2016 in PLU Open Mic |

What fun, what laughs, what joy was had last Thursday, as we hosted readers, singers, musicians and, of course, our featured performers Break a Leg! Emily and René did some stage stealing/warming before inviting the talented troupe onstage for their three sketches. Henri and Carey started by trying to reignite the old flames despite distractions… Then – quick, get the kids out – we learned how internet dating can go horribly wrong with Damian and Julie…yikes… and (how crushingly ironic this one seems now) Nick and Damian finished with a good old British moan about “Some People”. Break over, Brexit as yet not even a wave on the horizon, our euphoria was catching. Jason jumped on bus 26 and was suddenly illuminated by love and the tinkling of goat bells in Brittany. Moe was picking at his bones, and...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Karen Murphy

Posted on 28 Jun 2015 in PLU Open Mic |

PLU Open Mic this week (July 2) features a poet visiting all the way from down under: Karen Murphy!

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PLU Open Mic featuring Travis Cebula & Sarah Suzor

Posted on 21 Jun 2015 in PLU Open Mic |

Feelin’ hot, hot hot! We sizzled under some seriously lip-smacking literature on Thursday, June 25… Round 1. Ethan bravely broke the evening’s seal with some hair in his mouth and a lie-in, after which queen Kate invited us to see her perform at Carr’s bar on Sunday (past). Eliot came back from a heavy year and delighted us with Auden and Yann, Rene showed his asshole yet sweet dad side with his daughter on his hip, Tui-z (VIRGIN!) stunned us all with his big hands made for holding “Not all giants from the oceans are violent” and Moe missed being in the US, especially in a time of unjustifiable massacres. Elisa read from her blog entry about the “condom conversation” and Tanya found some peace in telling us her powerful story about sexual slavery. Travis Cebula and Sarah Suzor were our...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Luke Thompson

Posted on 18 May 2015 in PLU Open Mic |

    We all had a great barrel of laughs (points for anyone who can explain where that phrase came from) on Thursday May 14 with our featured performer, funnyman Luke Thompson!   Round one Lorenzo bravely took the stage first, reading in Italian, followed by a sexy announcement about the sexy Poetry Brothel by Kate. VIRGIN Ryan went with the stand-up theme and Swedish graffiti masturbation (keep your eyes peeled in public toilets, people), followed by his accomplice VIRGIN Jack who had a prayer for his ancestors and nostalgia. David B celebrated the ascension with atomic bombs and Lou shared a beautiful analysis of depression. Greyhound Ben read a selection of pieces, and Dolores & Vera took us through their road trip to Morocco with a dual-duo poem on a rug. Then it was time for our featured...

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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 Victor

Posted on 8 Jan 2015 in |

  Our featured performer for Thursday January 8 is…the incredibly edible indelible Victor! Currently finishing a PhD in art history that led him to live between Paris and Berlin, Victor is also a clandestine pop culture amateur, constantly digging for musical diamonds in the recorded heritage of the 20th century. As a self-taught guitar player and former member of several jazz bands, he performs regularly in Paris’ English poetry scenes, covering his favorite songwriters and early Calypsos from the 1930s. For Paris Lit Up, Victor will be on stage to try out a couple of original...

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