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Musée Edith Piaf in Paris, France

French singer Edith Piaf always sang with a hint of melancholy, her voice catching the sadness in each phrase. It's not surprising that she would capture those dark corners with her voice; her life was as tinged with sadness as the songs she sang. Show More Summary

Singing the pleasures of rice pilaf without regret

Rice pilaf sings of hope, of heartbreak, of heedlessness. Non, it glistens, je ne regrette rien ("No, I regret nothing"). Pilaf shares much with its near namesake, Edith Piaf, the French chanteuse famous for her lack of regret. Each has a past. The innocent girl, once abandoned, grew to sing with...

Sparks share "Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)" from new LP, add 2nd BV-presented show

"Edith Piaf" has all the Mael brothers earmarks: arch humor, grandiose style, and a beat you can dance to. Continue reading…

Huge trove of digitized 78rpm records

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Through the Great 78 Project, the Internet Archive has been digitizing the audio from 78rpm records produced from 1898 to the 1950s. Over 25,000 high-quality recordings are currently available from artists like Edith Piaf, Irving Berlin, Lena Horne, and Duke Ellington. Show More Summary

Sparks – “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Goofy pop-rockers Sparks are releasing their first album in 8 years, Hippopotamus, in September, and so far they've shared "What The Hell Is It This Time?" and the title track from it, and today they've shared another one called "Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)." It's a glitzy and surprisingly driving tribute to the…

Comedian Bec Hill translates Edith Piaf into nonsensical English

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I like the way Bec Hill translates Edith Piaf's French vocals. She simply assumes Piaf is signing in English, and writes it on a flipboard along with photos. NSFW?

Christopher Nolan explains the 'audio illusion' that created the unique music in 'Dunkirk'

Christopher Nolan has never been shy about challenging audiences with unique musical scores in his movies. For 2010’s “Inception,” composer Hans Zimmer took Nolan’s reference in the script to Edith Piaf’s song “Non, je ne regrette rien,” and slowed it down to create one of the major musical themes of the movie. Show More Summary

Venezuela’s Mariaca Semprún Stars in Piaf at the Colony Theatre

Audiences will be able to experience the world of Édith Piaf like they never have before when Mariaca Semprún takes the stage at the Colony Theatre for the American premiere of the critically acclaimed musical Piaf.

A Song For Frank

I've just thought of another 'Song for Frank' to rival my suggestion the other day which involved Edith Piaf belting out 'Je Ne Regret Rien'. Now I might just have gone one better with this famous Walker Brothers hit from 1975 - 'No Regrets'. Show More Summary

5 Paris Museums You Didn’t Know About

5 Paris Museums You Didn’t Know About From Edith Piaf to vampires and sewers, these off-the-beaten-path museums are worth some serious exploration Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

New York’s Pinkest Restaurant Is Seriously, Ridiculously Pink

Gaze upon this Pepto Bismol dreamscape Remove those rose-colored glasses: A new restaurant in New York City has decorated itself entirely in pink. It’s as though Édith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” has come to life at Pietro Nolita in downtown...Show More Summary

Bizu sings BBC Euro 2016 theme tune

Izzy Bizu's version of Edith Piaf's French song La Foule will be the theme tune for the BBC's Euro 2016 TV coverage.

See Iggy Pop Celebrate Love Paris-Style in Surreal Animated Video

An animated Iggy Pop dances with an anthropomorphic rose on a bridge over the Seine in a new clip for the punk hero's 2012 cover of Edith Piaf's signature song, "La Vie En Rose." The short was directed by Laurent Mercier and captures the disparate worlds of music and culture that came together...

Everything to Know About Today’s Prada Show

2 years agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The Prada show today featured a soundtrack made up mostly of female artists: It opened with PJ Harvey's jagged voice singing "To Bring You My Love," which segued into Marilyn Monroe's "I'm Through With Love" and Edith Piaf's "Hymne à l'Amour" — a triad of very different takes on love. (Also... More »

What’s The Hottest Gay Kiss In Movie History?

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Each week online comedian, voice actor and chest hair model Sam Kalidi creates a comedic post for Queerty readers. This week he gets ready for Valentine’s Day by looking at same-sex romance in the movies while crooning Edith Piaf’s ballad “La Vie en Rose.” You can find him on Twitter, Facebook,Instagram and at your local glory hole. Check [...]

Review: Atlanta Ballet’s “Moulin Rouge” is a guilty pleasure with a few too many empty calories

A quartet of live musicians usher an excited, robust Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre audience into a familiar French scene. Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en

'Mamy Blue' songwriter Hubert Giraud dies aged 94

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

French composer and lyricist Hubert Giraud, best known for the international hit "Mamy Blue" and whose works were recorded by a host of stars from Edith Piaf to Tom Jones, died on Saturday at the age of 94, his widow said. Giraud, who...Show More Summary

This Week in Posivibes: Édith Piaf

This past Saturday marked  É dith Piaf’s centenary. To honor the seminal French artist’s memory, the  Guardian published a piece on her life, career, and music as they helped to define French music in the twentieth century. Read the full piece here and watch a video of Piaf singing her famous “La Vie en Rose” after the jump.

France remembers Edith Piaf in shadow of Paris attacks

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

France marked the centenary of Edith Piaf's birth Saturday with added poignancy barely a month after the Paris attacks targeting the very joie-de-vivre that she embodied. ?You have to keep going,? says Malene Lamarque, a chanteuse who...Show More Summary

In celebration of Edith Piaf's 100th birthday

2 years agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edith Piaf, who died in 1963 at the too-young age of 48. The best way I know to celebrate her career is by offering two videos of the outstanding movie La Vie en Rose. TheShow More Summary

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