Tag Archives: Charles Aznavour

À la folie

Les Francofolies, the annual music and performance festival, is coming to New York with a tribute to Édith Piaf at the Beacon Theater on September 19. Two more shows will take place at “The Standard” hotel in the East Village … Continue reading

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Les Vaches maigres

Ever dream of just chucking it all in ? Riping off your necktie, throwing away your Blackberry, and walking away from responsibility? You might have the bohemian spirit. A new exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris celebrates 400 years of … Continue reading

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C’est la voix du sang qui parle

French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, and diplomat Charles Aznavour was born on May 22, 1924. He was born in Paris to Armenian and Turkish parents and his real name is Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian. His father owned an Armenian restaurant and club … Continue reading

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Non, je ne regrette rien

French singer and national icon Édith Piaf was born on December 19, 1915 in Belleville, one of the roughest parts of Paris. Her real name was Édith Giovanna Gassion, but she was more commonly known as La Môme Piaf, or … Continue reading

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La bave du crapaud n’atteint pas la blanche colombe

French composer and conductor Michel Colombier was born on May 23, 1939. He was an incredibly diverse musician who was as fascinated by Gregorian chants as he was by jazz. He composed advertising jingles, music for modern dance and over … Continue reading

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