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Café Piaf celebrates 21 years together with intimate shows

The Cedar Nest hosts three performances and artist talk with Pandora Topp, Iona Reed-Pukara, Brian Quebec and Ron Kelly
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Café Piaf with Pandora Topp is a contemporary, dramatic interpretation of the repertoire of the legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf. Café Piaf is celebrating its 21st anniversary with three intimate performances at The Cedar Nest Nov. 21-23. (File)

Café Piaf is celebrating its 21st anniversary with three intimate performances at The Cedar Nest.

The concerts will take place Nov. 21-23 and include a one-hour concert followed by an artist talk with Pandora Topp, Iona Reed-Pukara, Brian Quebec and Ron Kelly.

Café Piaf with Pandora Topp is a contemporary, dramatic interpretation of the repertoire of the legendary French chanteuse Édith Piaf. 

Pandora’s wide-ranging musical career, combined with extensive stage experience, and language studies provide her with a rare ability to not only perform the songs of Piaf, but to purvey the message held in each work. 

The charm of Café Piaf with Pandora Topp is that it seeks not to imitate the inimitable Édith Piaf, but rather it attempts to recount everyday lives made extraordinary through brilliant storytelling and comprehensive musical composition.

"The stories, whether disturbing or enchanting, miserable or glorious, stir the soul; you are engaged at once by the honesty and simplicity of the performance which, married with generous musicianship, result in an intimate glimpse of our human experience."

In addition to the performance, accordion player Iona Reed-Pukara will be celebrating her 80th birthday on Nov. 21.

The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 22 with at 12:30 p.m. performance on Nov. 23.

Show tickets, including the artist talk, are $40 and can be reserved by phoning 705-677-5519.

For additional fee, guests can reserve a spot for dinner prior to the show by contacting The Cedar Nest at 705-561-5925.




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