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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Short Orders

As many trendy restaurants closed their doors over the last decade, Chez Jacques (1022 S. First St.) endured for its unpretentious presentation of French food. One of the bistro's secrets, kept tightly under wraps by the climate for much of the year, is the wine garden out back. Enclosed on three sides by a high...
02.02.2011 | | Posted at 06:53 AM

Blizzard Closes Two Performances of JACQUES BREL

By Russ Bickerstaff
A little less than an hour ago, the Skylight Opera Theatre, which really never cancels shows, really will. Today’s (February 2nd) performances of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris have been canceled due to what some meteorologists are calling the worst snowstorm since 1999. Neither the 2pm matinee NOR the 7:30pm evening show will hit the stage today. Both performances were sc...
09.29.2010 | | Posted at 05:43 PM

The Wilson Center hosts a n intimate concert—something of a preview for the Skylight’s JACQUES BREL this January

By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s something really visceral about the work of Jaques Brel. The Belgian singer-songwriter had kind of an unremarkable voice, relatively speaking. . . but his best work so perfectly captured a very specific mood that almost anyone can relate to. Sit anyone down and have them listen to a recording of Brel’s and they’ll instantly picture a man singing by a piano in a smoky bar in Europe ...

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