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Edith Piaf

Ute Lemper Breathes New Life Into Poems of Pablo Neruda Through Song

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

I had a chance to catch up with Lemper, who took a break from another recording session to talk about her passion for this latest project and excitement for the upcoming performances at 54 Below.

ANDY: A Popera Is Born

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

The Bearded Ladies cabaret has an carved out an avid theater following in Philadelphia in just a couple of years. The nine-member troupe explores the many traditions and forms the art of cabaret can take, even for the opera stage.

First Nighter: Encores! Irma La Douce Isn't So Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

What Irma La Douce really is is rampant idiocy, for which there may be no excuse but for which there may be a wacky rationale having to do with national tastes.

What France Does that the U.S. Doesn't: Tribute Albums

Judah Joseph | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Judah Joseph

I think that in the United States, where so much great music is released every year, it's imperative that we not only share with our kids the music we loved when we were children, but we also find a way to make it relatable for them, too.

19 Different Divas Sing 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

This is Christina Bianco and she is absolutely spectacular. During a recent performance at 54 Below, the amazing comedienne did spot on impression...

Henri, Le Chat Noir Talks Edith Piaf, Grey Gardens and Hollywood

Susan Michals | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Susan Michals

There are those who embrace fame, and others who are simply repelled by it. Henri, Le Chat Noir, seems to have perfectly straddled both.

Musée d'Edith Piaf - A Hidden Museum

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.04.2013 | Travel
Katherine Brodsky

Edith Piaf is no doubt one of France's greatest "gifts," with her magical voice and presence. There are few who haven't heard and fallen in love with songs like "La Vie en Rose" and "Non, je ne regrette rien." She is most certainly one-of-a-kind.

Singer Who Penned For Edith Piaf Dies At 79

AP | Posted 05.23.2013 | Arts

PARIS -- Georges Moustaki, an Egyptian-born composer, singer and poet who wrote songs for Edith Piaf and other French stars, has died at age 79. Mari...

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

Martha Wainwright: If You're Looking for Comfort ... Flee Now

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

A song of beauty and melody and genius is juxtaposed with a song that sounds to me a lot like discordant noise. That's the price you pay with Martha Wainwright. The price she knowingly makes you pay

Under the Covers: A Musical Parlor Game

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Most of these interpretations do the material proud, though some may leave you wanting to, well, hide under the covers. Making up your own lists and sharing with friends might make for a more soul-satisfying parlor game than, say, Geography.

Hahn-Bin: Juilliard Meets Studio 54

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Hahn-Bin is an exquisite melting pot of talent and style, of the classical and the strange. A prodigy violinist Pop Art icon, he is what happens when ...

Anna Calvi, Live in NYC (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

2011-08-04-grab.jpgHere's Anna Calvi performing at Le Poisson Rouge, which was once the legendary jazz venue the Village Gate.

PHOTOS: 17 French Style Icons

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 09.13.2011 | Style

Bon quatorze juillet! In honor of Bastille Day, we rounded up some of our favorite French fashion stars. You know, the ones who truly epitomize tha...

Dazzling in NYC -- The Merrymakers Present: Adventures in Anytown

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
E. Nina Rothe

Adventures in Anytown is a dance show for anyone. Anyone with passion in their heart and a desire for some joie de vivre in their life.

Cage the Elephant Frontman Discusses "Wicked" Change in Direction

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Cage the Elephant's second album marks a departure of sorts for the band, in that the tracks on this album are arguably more raw, louder, and in your face.

Dining, Superbly, to Save St. Vincent de Paul Church

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

More than two centuries after Queen Marie Antoinette's sad demise, the French remain ingenious dispensers of the most regal hospitality. Tuesday night was a case in point.

Mira Stroika, A Chanteuse To Watch, As Well As Hear

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

The young California born chanteuse, Mira Stroika, who likes to accompany herself on her own serious sized accordion, has been wowing crowds packing those new clubs and bars that line the tonifying streets of Brooklyn, and Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Letter From Paris: Let the Saints Come Marching In

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

We headed over to the beautiful cemetery to say hey to Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. If the 20th Arrondissement is good enough for them, then it certainly should work for us.