After a month and a half of celebrating the rich diversity of musical talent emanating from Paris, France Rocks Summerfest ended Saturday night with an epic live electro set from Club Cheval at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room in Manhattan. Running from June 3 – July 23rd, France Rocks Summerfest is the largest festival of French music in the United States, with nearly 40 artists that gave performances in about 25 venues and parks across New York, including the famous annual Fete de la Musique that rocked Central Park Summerstage with CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme on June 21st.
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This fall, a number of New York venues will present collaborations between two celebrated contemporary composers, Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière. Their operas, concerts, and residencies will take place between early October and mid-December.
Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the careers of emerging and underrepresented artists and curators through residencies, exhibitions, and commissioned projects.
Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum, talks about the series "Les Durs" featuring Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo and about the characters and representation of a certain type of man they embody.