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The Pope Is Caught Shopping For CDs. Here’s What’s In His Collection

While it is mostly made up of classical music, it also includes: an old album of Édith Piaf’s greatest hits; Argentine tango tunes, especially by Astor Piazzolla; and a 25-disc collection of Elvis Presley’s Gospel songs, said Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture. – Catholic Sun
Tags: Art, People, Elvis Presley, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla, Gianfranco Ravasi

In Isolation, Listening To The World

You want to hear Japanese psychedelia from 1971? Johnny Hallyday and Edith Piaf? The indie music of Mexico? The internet, of course, is there for you (and for all of us). – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Mexico, World, Audience, Edith Piaf, Johnny Hallyday, 10.31.20

Jenna Russell To Play Singer Edith Piaf in PIAF at Nottingham Playhouse

Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell will play French singer Edith Piaf, in a new play, Piaf, at Nottingham Playhouse. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Edith Piaf, Tony, Olivier, Piaf, BWW News Desk, Jenna Russell, Nottingham Playhouse

'Bouillon Julien' in Paris Revels in its Art Nouveau Heritage

Established in 1906 at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, Bouillon Julien is a veritable Parisian gem both for its exceptional Art Nouveau interior and its famous clientele such as Ernest Hemingway, and Edith Piaf who frequently dined at ‘table n. 24’ with her lover, Marcel Cerdan, the champion boxer.
Tags: Art, Paris, Edith Piaf, Art Nouveau, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Cerdan, Bouillon Julien, Nouveau Heritage, Rue du Faubourg Saint, Denis Bouillon Julien

Bibi Ferreira, Brazilian Theatre’s Grande Dame, Dead At 96

“Ms. Ferreira, who sang in English, French and Spanish as well as in Portuguese, began acting when she was a child and continued performing well into her 90s … Her voice was powerful and protean, capable of making material identified with artists like Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra entirely her own.” And she made history as Brazil’s first Eliza Doolittle and Dolly Levi. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Brazil, Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Dolly Levi, Ferreira, Eliza Doolittle, 02.19.19

Oscar-Winning Film Composer Francis Lai Dead At 86

“[He] began his musical career as an accordion player and as an accompanist to the renowned French chanteuse Edith Piaf. He was primarily a songwriter before being introduced to filmmaker Claude Lelouch, who invited Mr. Lai to compose a score for A Man and a Woman — and for another 35 films on which they worked together.” In the U.S., his best-known work by far is the music for the 1970 Ryan O’Neal-Ali MacGraw movie Love Story.
Tags: Art, People, Edith Piaf, Lai, Francis Lai, Claude Lelouch, 11.08.18, Ryan O Neal Ali MacGraw

World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW Hits Carnegie Hall Tonight

The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall tonight, January 6, 2017, at 8pm on the 60th anniversary of Edith Piaf's last performance at the famous venue. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Edith Piaf, Carnegie Hall, BWW News Desk

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