A five-minute report from the first Chicago edition of the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion, October 28-November 4, 2018.


Stage 773—an evening of cabaret pizazz:

Halloween with a French Twist—at Old Town School of Folk Music:

Paris Noir—Celebrating African-American culture in Paris:

Songwriters Connexion workshop:

Roundtables and conversations

Roundtable 1 — The Economics of Cabaret:

Roundtable 2 — The Business of Cabaret:

Roundtable 3 — The Future of Cabaret:

Opening Day — film introductions and panel discussion

Opening Day — Q & A for the history of cabaret: New York style and Chicago

Interviews and conversations — en anglais et en français
Cheryl E. Grant interviews Claudia Hommel and Faith Prince; Jeffery Lyle Segal interviews Alex Rybeck, Jean-Claude Orfali, Mylène Launay; Clotilde Rullaud interviews Françoise Miran, Michèle Barbier et Patrick Pernet, Coralie Arguel et Sabrina Kerfah; Cheryl interviews Carla Gordon.

Cappy Kidd interviews Jacques Protat

Reception with Michèle Barbier, speaking of her history with the great African-American performer Josephine Baker in France:

Razzle Dazzles

Yves Bertrand presents Cabaret of the Belle Epoque

Françoise Miran presents Ces Dames du Cabaret


September 2017 concert in Paris features Marie-Thérèse Orain, Natalie Joly, Mylène Launay, Claudia Hommel, Kat Victoria, Elizabeth Doyle, Jean-Claude Orfali and Christian Stalla.

A montage of the nine fabulous divas who raised over $2500 at our July 23, 2017 PianoForte concert.
Thank you to Ava Logan, Barb Smith, Claudia Hommel, Cynthia Clarey, Elizabaeth Doyle, Kat Victoria, Lynne Jordan, Natalja Aicardi, Ty Cooper, and Paul Coscino at the piano!
Elizabeth's new song Je chante was composed for the upcoming conference and was premiered here.
Here's the shorter montage featuring singers going to Paris as part of the Chicago delegation.

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Correspondant en FRANCE
Yves Bertrand : 06 30 25 22 49
Correspondent in CHICAGO
Claudia Hommel : 1-773-509-9360

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