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  • 22 Oct 2017 11:04 PM | Anonymous member

    EXPLORING MUSIC: 11:00AM WGTE 91.3FM This week’s theme: French composers from the generation before Les Six (Poulenc, Milhaud, Honegger, et al), and we are fondly calling our composers Les Cinq Plus. Like Les Six, our composers did not have a great deal in common, and the way they all have been grouped is an historical accident — artists who happened to inhabit a particular locale at a given time. A few of these composers shared some characteristic traits, but they were incidental, and the artists didn’t even care much for each other. Unlike Les Six, Les Cinq Plus grew up listening to the art songs of the 1800s, and each in their way, carried this romantic torch forward. Chabrier, Massenet, Duparc, Chausson, Dukas, and perhaps Satie as “L’Autre.”

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  • 02 Oct 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous member

    Direct from the Parisian overground French pop connoisseurs La Femme released their new album Mystère worldwide last September..

    Hailing from Le Pré Saint Gervais and Ivry-sur-Seine’s windingstreets, La Femme have made a huge mark on modern Paris’s cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city–the glamour and the grit–engrained in their music. “Mystère” reached the second place of the French digital charts, the 8th place of the overall French charts, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the French Music Awards 2017.

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  • 02 Oct 2017 12:25 PM | Anonymous member

    The Wexner Center in Columbus is proud to participate in the first-ever touring retrospective of pioneering Nigerien filmmaker Moustapha Alassane. Alassane’s career spanned four decades, and his work reflects the political climate of his time, often critiquing both European colonialism and local corruption. This series is but a sample of his diverse output, which ranged from animation and narrative films to ethnographic works and reflected the influence of such filmmakers as Jean Rouch and Norman McLaren.

    Organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and The Museum of Modern Art in New York with support from the Cinémathèque Afrique of the Institut Français.

    Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, & 25.  More details:

  • 02 Oct 2017 12:20 PM | Anonymous member

    After thrilling stage productions of Ionesco’s Rhinocéros in 2012 and Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author in 2014, Théâtre de la Ville returns with L’Etat de siège (State of Siege), a dizzying and alternative fact-filled allegory by Albert Camus about defiance in the face of authoritarianism.

    In this nightmarish future, a city is reduced to silence and submission to authority. The Plague brings order, administration, lists, records, statistics, and persecution — until a young man, Diego, organizes a revolt. Written in 1948 in the aftermath of World War II, State of Siege reflects the creation of a corrupt, totalitarian regime, weaving together paranoia, endurance, and the necessity of resistance.

    Performances Oct 13 and 14, Power Center, Ann Arbor

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  • 02 Oct 2017 11:23 AM | Anonymous member

    Christo is a sculptor known for co-creating large scale ephemeral works worldwide with his longtime artistic partner and wife, Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009). Over the span of his 60-year career, Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created many public works involving the exterior wrapping of buildings, museums, and public spaces in canvas, tarp, and other materials. Oil barrels have also featured prominently in the couple’s work, selected for their “sculptural effect and low cost.”  More information at

  • 29 Jun 2017 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for Pétanque rain or shine. Last week we had a blind taste test between  identically priced Rosé wines. French Rosé bought at Costco vs. Spanish Rosé bought at Churchill's. Winner: French Rosé from Costco. Members brought some wonderful foods and we enjoyed a nice sit down dinner and conversation.

    Pics can be viewed here.

  • 19 Apr 2017 4:04 PM | Anonymous member

    Arts Midwest World Fest presents Le Vent du Nord

    Considered a driving “tour de force” in the progressive Quebec francophone music scene, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night hoedown, infusing traditional music with inspired and artful innovation. Since its founding in 2002, the members of Le Vent du Nord have toured the world as willing musical and cultural ambassadors. With masterful showmanship, the band uses fiddle, accordion, bass, hurdy-gurdy, piano, vocals, and foot percussion, combined with infectious energy and stunning musicianship, to deliver jaw-dropping performances.

    Le Vent du Nord is visiting Adrian as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest.

    Le Vent du Nord will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Madison High School Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Highway, Adrian.

    Ticket information

    Date and time:

    • Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
    Ticket prices:
    • Adult: $10
    • Student: $5
    • Madison High School Performing Arts Center, 3498 Treat Highway, Adrian
  • 07 Apr 2017 5:27 PM | Anonymous member

  • 02 Apr 2017 12:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Sound of Silents

    With its stunning camerawork and compositions, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" will be featured with live musical accompaniment on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Peristyle at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Sound of Silents series is free for members and $5 for non-members; tickets are available for purchase via
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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