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After over 3 years since her last record, the funny and controversial French singer Anaïs finally announced the arrival of her third album. Her official website haven’t published the details yet, but, as far as I know, the record will be called A l’eau de Javel and will be all about covers of French classics from the 30’s to the 60’s. Sounds promising, huh? The singer has already announced that she will start touring in March and she has a date in Paris on May, 9. The tickets are available  and they cost between 30 and 38 euros. If you are interested, just click here to…

I have JUST found a new French singer named Marine Quéméré and I can already sense a deep delicious smell of good records in the air. In less than a heart beat, I fell in love with three of her songs: Cet été, La vie promet and Aie !, Aie ! are the kind of songs that makes your day better. And I haven’t even listened to all of her songs in MySpace. I don’t have much information about Marine yet, since her MySpace page only leads us to her Facebook fan page. While I don’t find more details about her, I recommend you…

Obama in bleu, blanc, rouge I read some curious news today at Le Figaro: the theme for Barack Obama’s next presidential campaign will be composed by two Frenchmen form Bordeaux. Tony Jazz and Mathieu Billon were invited by the president because of a video that Jazz did back in 2008 and that captivated Obama’s attention. The song will be ready in March and has the name What more because the composers will base the song using samples of Al Green’s What more do you want from me.

The talented and cute French singer Olivia Ruiz has prepared two great news for this January. The first one is the movie Un jour mon père viendra, where she interprets a bride that is forced to hire an actor to play her father in her wedding. The movie will be released tomorrow in the French theaters. Here’s the trailer (in French): However, the most interesting piece of news isn’t her debut as an actress in a feature film, but the announcement she made this week on her Facebook fan page: the cute frenchie told her fans that they could look…

I just read at Le Monde about the death George Whitman, the man who opened the famous bookshop in front of the Notre Dame church. The small library, founded in 1951, was first called Le Mistral, but later changed its name to Shakespeare and Company. The change came from the desire to make a tribute to the famous old bookseller Sylvia Beach, who had created a bookstore at the beginning of the century that was a reference in English and American literature and that soon became a landmark in Paris.Sylvia’s address – 12, rue de l’Odéon – was closed during…

Yesterday I finally decided to watch Cars 2, Pixar’s latest animation. And although I’m a huge fan of animation, the first film of the series did not please me so well, so I missed when the second one was out in the movie theaters. So imagine my surprise when the cars go to Paris and arriving there, during a beautiful sequence featuring scenes of the landmarks of the city, I listen to Bénabar singing a song I had never heard before! And for those interested in watching the Paris opening sequence in Cars 2, I strongly recommend clicking the play…

Olivia Ruiz posted today on her Facebook page a teaser for the release of her awaited record with covers of para standard do jazz. The same one I announced here last week. The video has the ever so cute face of Louis Armstrong being dubbed in French and saying good things about Olivia Ruiz. Check it out.

The dearest, sweet adorable French singer Berry announced a new record. The work, still without a name, will be released in March, 2012. However, last week, Berry released a single of the new album, so we could have a taste of what waits for us next year. The name of the song is Si c’est la vie, and it sounds like Berry’s next CD will sound as good as the first one.

Benjamin Biolay released last Monday his first Best of and, because of that he was invited to a talk at the Fnac Ternes, in Paris. During the last summer, I was lucky enough to see John Lasseter in one of this events promoted by Fnac and because of that experience I knew that I should arrive really early to guarantee my seat in the front roll. So I left home 3 hours before the begining of the event and I arrived at Fnac aroud 4p.m. By the time I arrived, there was only one woman seating on the front roll…

The singer Zaz, that was a big hit in France in the past year and was invited to every important festival in France last summer has just announced a live record Sans tsu tsou, on the next 5th December. Apart from the CD, the singer is also releasing a live DVD. To promote the live record, she just released a single of the song Eblouie Par La Nuit (which is the last song from her debut album) and a video clip with the song, that was written by fellow singer Raphaël.