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The one with the “Cheffe”

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, as I was working on the last episode of Rendez-Vous D’Amérique, I realize that a French word had been feminized...

The one with the big philosophical question

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vou d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, let me ask you a couple of question that will remind you of your philosophy classes: “does progress have a language?” “Can a common language make technology evolve faster?”…

THE ONE ABOUT THE HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, I just have one thing to say to you: HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2020 be filled with joy, good fortune and a lot of French cultural events that you will all follow every two weeks on Rendez-vous d’Amérique…

THE ONE ABOUT NOËL

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, yes, it’s this time of the year. Some say it’s the most wonderful one. They probably own Amazon stock…

THE ONE ABOUT QUEBEC

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, it’s a total coincidence but in the next episode of Rendez-Vous d’Amérique, we have 2 stories about Quebecois cultural events. The first one is the U.S. premiere of Antigone, the movie that will represent the Canada in the Oscar race, at the AFI Film Festival. The second is the first New York concert of the Orchestre Métropolotain de Montréal…

THE ONE ABOUT SUBVERSION THROUGH GENRE (don’t go, it’ll be fun)

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, let me tell you about an interview I had with a genius director, George A Romero, the creator of zombies. In 1968, George made a small horror movie. It was called The Night Of The Living Dead and it changed everything…

French Theatre in Los Angeles

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, the other night, I went to a play. Yes, I know, nothing exceptional about that. You probably go to the theatre much more than I do because I’m more of a movie guy…

French summer in the U.S.

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, if you’re like me, you may be asking yourself this question: what to do in the summer in the U.S. when you’re in need of French stuff?

A CAPELLA

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d’Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, how’s your singing voice? If  I’m asking this question, it’s because in our next episode, we have a story about French rap singer Orelsan’s concert in New York; in a Brooklyn theater, to be more accurate. And in this story, you will see the entire audience, everyone in the room, starting to sing a capella with the band. It’s a very strong moment: an entire theater in New York singing with a famous musician from France. It gave me goosebumps…

DES…ART

By Didier Allouch, host of Rendez-vous d'Amérique

My dear francophiles, francovorous and francophageous friends, if you read this column regularly (yes, you and you and…that’s it. I hope this is just a bad joke!) You may remember that a few weeks ago, I wrote about the pleasure of discovering artwork while strolling in the city, to be surprised by some street artwork while you’re stuck in traffic on La Cienega or La Brea (you know, 8:30 am, next to the 10 exit – if you live in L.A., you got it). Yes, I do like seeing art everywhere and anywhere. I especially love discovering art in places it’s absolutely not supposed to be…

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