La Slague’s Le French Fest returns this month, with several shows running at the Place des Arts venue.
The event starts tonight (Sept. 19) with Au bistro des découvertes! at le Bistro at Place des Arts.
“It is an opportunity for everyone to discover one artist's favourites,” said an email from the organizers.
Local musician Dayv Poulin “will present us with his favourite song, food, his inspiration, and one artist: Xavier Boucher, who will perform … We will dive into his universe and what he likes.”
On Saturday, Sept. 23, the humorist Stéphanie Morin-Robert, a Franco-Ontarian from Timmins, will perform.
“She has a remarkable stage presence and will share her life story,” said the event’s organizer.
“She gets rave reviews for her remarkable stage presence, her comic charisma and her life story of resilience as a young survivor of retinal cancer, in which her infamous glass eye plays a big role,” said the event’s website.
“Over the past 10 years, she has conquered international audiences in English, but as a Franco-Ontarian who hails from Timmins, she now performs in her mother tongue. With nothing more than a suspended light fixture, a camera and a screen, she pulls off Angle mort (a.k.a. Blindside), an innovative, hilarious and heartwarming production combining monologue, modern dance and live video images.”
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Quebec musician Gregory Charles will play his show One Voice, ten fingers in la Grande Salle at la Place des Arts as part of a fundraising evening for Place des Arts.
“His mother would say: ‘Imagine what you can do with just your voice and your 10 fingers.’ In his outstanding 35-year career, real life often bested imagination,” said the event’s website.
“Yet today, he states that his latest new intimate solo piano concert is his most complete and personal show of all. As expected, it features an amazingly wide repertoire of popular songs. But this time around, they also serve to show us how he grew into music and how it became his lifelong passion. Through a series of memorable melodies that mark important moments in his evolution as a musician, interspersed with anecdotes, the amazing Gregory Charles presents a wonderfully inspiring performance.”
Ticket information for the shows is available online here.