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James Baldwin: A Soul On Fire With Actor, Lecturer, Cultural Architect Charles Reese: A Literary Performance Salon. Patricia’s Paris Expat Soirées And Dinners. Sunday 22 July 2018. 19h15. (Paris Expat Soirée Supper Club. Meet New People.) Join Us

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Sunday 22 July 2018 at 19h15

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“A Soul On Fire” A Literary Performance Salon

Our Special Guest is

Charles Reese
Lecturer, Cultural Architect, Actor

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Sunday July 22, 2018 At 19h15.

“A Soul On Fire”
Charles Reese, Los Angeles based, sought-after lecturer and cultural architect,  again Brings James Baldwin to us in Paris direct from the Netherlands. Shaping the world view of iconic African-American author and civil rights activist, James Baldwin has not only been Charles Reese’s  passion, but his mission.

In Amsterdam, Charles was invited to launch the international writer’s program for Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. Charles will perform select excerpts from the acclaimed off-Broadway play, James Baldwin: A Soul On Fire by Howard B. Simon and also give a short, informal talk.

Says Charles, “I am one of many muses who keep the fire of Baldwin burning via cultural

programs. I am honored to be invited to bear witness (as James Baldwin would say) by lecturing and presenting my literary performance salon series. I applaud the college’s eclectic approach to the writing process by utilizing all forms of art and culture as a tool to enhance the overall experience.” The immersive 5-week program which includes a week in Paris

runs through August 2, 2018 (James Baldwin’s 94th Birthday).

About Charles Reese:

Reese co-starred as Jalil the fiesty chef on Season One of the TV sitcom, Beauty and the Baller, (BET Her fka BET-Centric TV). The show is based on the web series, Who… created by Emmy winning writer-producer, Michael Ajakwe Jr.,  A thespian and performance artist for more than 25 years, Reese is an AUDELCO Awards, known for his critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway performance in Howard Simon’s production of James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire. Critic David DeWitt of The New York Times called the play, “…funny, thrilling and wise, buoyed by the passionate performance of Charles Reese in the lead role.”

Address: At a trendy and fun venue – a French bistro in the Marais –  just behind BHV. at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1).

GOOD AND FUN FRENCH BISTRO FOOD. We’ll confirm the exact address details with the reservation!

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. Includes 2 Delicious Courses (our Special Menu choices) And A Glass  Of Wine.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com with your telephone number please. NO TEXT MESSAGES PLEASE.

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Sunday July 29,  2018. 19h15: Kathleen Spivack: Poet, Author and Award Winning Writer: On Travel.”The Soul Of A Great Traveler.”
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James Baldwin: A Soul On Fire With Actor, Lecturer, Cultural Architect Charles Reese: A Literary Performance Salon. Patricia’s Paris Expat Soirées And Dinners. Sunday 22 July 2018. 19h15. (Paris Expat Soirée Supper Club. Meet New People.) Join Us

Please reserve with your cell. Merci!​

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  Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com with your telephone number please.

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Sunday 22 July 2018 at 19h15

(Paris Expat Soirée Supper Club. Meet New People)
“A Soul On Fire” A Literary Performance Salon

Our Special Guest is


Charles Reese
Lecturer, Cultural Architect, Actor

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Looking For Ongoing Soiree Venues

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Sunday July 22, 2018 At 19h15.

“A Soul On Fire”

 

Charles Reese, Los Angeles based, sought-after lecturer and cultural architect,  again Brings James Baldwin to us in Paris direct from the Netherlands. Shaping the world view of iconic African-American author and civil rights activist, James Baldwin has not only been Charles Reese’s  passion, but his mission.

In Amsterdam, Charles was invited to launch the international writer’s program for Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. Charles will perform select excerpts from the acclaimed off-Broadway play, James Baldwin: A Soul On Fire by Howard B. Simon and also give a short, informal talk.

Says Charles, “I am one of many muses who keep the fire of Baldwin burning via cultural

programs. I am honored to be invited to bear witness (as James Baldwin would say) by lecturing and presenting my literary performance salon series. I applaud the college’s eclectic approach to the writing process by utilizing all forms of art and culture as a tool to enhance the overall experience.” The immersive 5-week program which includes a week in Paris

runs through August 2, 2018 (James Baldwin’s 94th Birthday).

About Charles Reese:

Reese co-starred as Jalil the fiesty chef on Season One of the TV sitcom, Beauty and the Baller, (BET Her fka BET-Centric TV). The show is based on the web series, Who… created by Emmy winning writer-producer, Michael Ajakwe Jr.,  A thespian and performance artist for more than 25 years, Reese is an AUDELCO Awards, known for his critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway performance in Howard Simon’s production of James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire. Critic David DeWitt of The New York Times called the play, “…funny, thrilling and wise, buoyed by the passionate performance of Charles Reese in the lead role.”

Address: At a trendy and fun venue – a French bistro in the Marais –  just behind BHV. at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1).

GOOD AND FUN FRENCH BISTRO FOOD. We’ll confirm the exact address details with the reservation!

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. Includes 2 Delicious Courses (our Special Menu choices) And A Glass  Of Wine.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com with your telephone number please. NO TEXT MESSAGES PLEASE.

Mark Your Calendar:

Sunday July 29,  2018. 19h15: Kathleen Spivack: Poet, Author and Award Winning Writer: On Travel.”The Soul Of A Great Traveler.”
Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com

“JAZZ. MUSIC. JAMES BALDWIN. THE INSIDE STORY: “His Place in Provence:” A Project To Benefit Artists/Writers.” Special Guests are Shannon Cain Of “His Place In Provence.” Tom McKenzie, Bassist. Sunday 31 July 2016. (Paris Expat Soirée Dinner. Meet New People)

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Sunday 31 July 2016 at 19h15
“JAZZ.  MUSIC. JAMES BALDWIN. THE INSIDE STORY: “His Place in Provence:” A Project To Benefit Artists And Writers.”
Special Guests Are:

Shannon Cain of
“His Place In Provence”

Tom M Kenzie
Bassist

SHANNON CAIN

Of

“His Place In Provence,”
whose mission is to protect, acquire and renovate James Baldwin’s former home in Provence and to convert it to a residence for artists and writers.

A Conversation about L’Ancienne Maison Baldwin,  

Internationally acclaimed writer and cultural icon James Baldwin found a second home in France, and he was granted the country’s highest order of merit,
the Legion d’Honneur, in 1986.

And yet today, Baldwin’s sole geographic legacy, the house in St. Paul-de-Vence where he lived for seventeen years until his death, is under threat. The land speculation company that owns the house and its ten surrounding acres has plans to install eighteen luxury condos on the property...

James Baldwin’s unflinching analysis of tormented dynamics that continue to plague Western societies, combined with his manifold literary gifts, have made him an increasingly inspirational figure both in the United States and throughout the English-speaking world.

And he deserves far greater stature in France, both as one of the archetypal American expats—in the same pantheon as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein—and as a distinctly Black writer whose words speak with more currency than ever to the ongoing struggle for equality in our increasingly fractured societies.. 

The time is ripe for a Franco-American collaboration that would preserve his longtime home, much of which remains salvageable. This estate is the most logical site for a center devoted to promoting the art and ideas that unite us all—a residence for writers, a gathering venue for thinkers and activists, and a place to pay homage and reflect on the achievement that was James Baldwin’s remarkable life.

The time is ripe for a Franco-American collaboration that would preserve his longtime home, much of which remains salvageable. This estate is the most logical site for a center devoted to promoting the art and ideas that unite us all—a residence for writers, a gathering venue for thinkers and activists, and a place to pay homage and reflect on the achievement that was James Baldwin’s remarkable life.

Please visit:

www.hisplaceinprovence.org

TOM MCKENZIE

Says Tom about his instrument:
“La Contrebasse.  La Grand-mère.  String bass.  Bass fiddle.  Double bass.  Bull bass.  Bass viol.

She is called by many names and her function in any musical ensemble is to, “basically”, lay down the groove: provide the bottom (base) of the harmony and rhythm.

But, her melodic range is broad, and she can sing you to tears as well as make you feel that thump in your rump.”

Tom McKenzie is originally from New York and has had an international career for 30 plus years playing in a wide variety of venues: churches, theatres, concerts, festivals, recording studios. He has also been a street musician. He has worked in the US, Europe Africa and the Caribbean.


Address: At a fun new venue – a French Bistro –  in the Marais just behind BHV at the metro Hotel de Ville (ligne 1). GREAT FRENCH FOOD. Address details with the reservation.

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner. NEW FORMULA: Dinner is two courses and includes a glass of wine or a beverage. All additional beverages must be ordered from and paid for directly to the bistro.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

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Sunday 7 August  2016. 19h15: Special Guest to be announced.  Reserve on  parissoirees@gmail.com

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“James Baldwin’s Paris. My Paris.” With Charles Reese: Celebrated Actor, Author, Educator And Cultural Architect for Public Engagement. Sunday 5 June 2016. 19h15

Writer James Baldwin. Actor, Author Charles Reese

Writer James Baldwin. Actor, Author Charles Reese

 

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Sunday 5 June 2016 at 19h15

“JAMES BALDWIN’S PARIS. MY PARIS”

Our Special Guest Is Charles Reese.

Actor, Author, Educator And Cultural Architect for Public Engagement.

CHARLES REESE will bring his unique theatrical experience of poetry/spoken word, prose and history-telling to re-ignite the fiery spirit of the
legendary writer and expatriate, James Arthur Baldwin (1924 -1987).

Charles is compelling and inspirational and will share his vision of contemporary Paris, so different from the legendary Paris of James Baldwin in the 1950s.

“James Baldwin was an African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic. His essays, as collected in
Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century

America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions.[1] Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963),
No Name in the Street (1972),

and The Devil Finds Work (1976). His second novel isGiovanni’s Room, written in 1956 well before gay rights were widely espoused in America.[2] ” (Source: Wikipedia.org)

James Baldwin is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

Charles Reese is a professional performance artist who works in theater, television, independent film, voice-overs and micro web series.

Reese is best known for his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway performance in “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” by the late playwright Howard B. Simon.

He is editor of the playbook “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” (Glover Lane Press, 2011) and a contributing writer to James Baldwin: Challenging

Authors (Sense Publishers, 2014). Reese has been selected to present at the International James Baldwin Conference at The American University of Paris. May 26-28, 2016.

Copies of the playbook “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” will be available for purchase.

Visit: visit: www.sagaftra.org/iactor/charlesreese

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner.

Address: At a fun venue in the center of Paris. Address details with the reservation.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

Mark Your Calendar.

Sunday 12 June 2016. 19h15: Special Guest To Be Announced. Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com

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JAMES BALDWIN: Artist And Activist. A performance Salon With Charles Reese: Actor, Author, Educator And Cultural Architect for Public Engagement. Sun May 22, 2016. 19h15. (Expat Dinners. Meet new People.)

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Sunday 22 May 2016 at 19h15

“JAMES BALDWIN: ARTIST AND ACTIVIST”

Our Special Guest Is Charles Reese.

Actor, Author, Educator And Cultural Architect for Public Engagement.

CHARLES REESE will bring his unique theatrical experience of poetry/spoken word, prose and history-telling to re-ignite the fiery spirit of the
legendary writer and expatriate, James Arthur Baldwin (1924 -1987).

“James Baldwin was an African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic. His essays, as collected in
Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century

America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions.[1] Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963),
No Name in the Street (1972),

and The Devil Finds Work (1976). His second novel isGiovanni’s Room, written in 1956 well before gay rights were widely espoused in America.[2] ” (Source: Wikipedia.org)

James Baldwin is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

Charles Reese is a professional performance artist who works in theater, television, independent film, voice-overs and micro web series.

Reese is best known for his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway performance in “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” by the late playwright Howard B. Simon.

He is editor of the playbook “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” (Glover Lane Press, 2011) and a contributing writer to James Baldwin: Challenging

Authors (Sense Publishers, 2014). Reese has been selected to present at the International James Baldwin Conference at The American University of Paris. May 26-28, 2016.

Copies of the playbook “James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire” will be available for purchase.

Visit: visit: www.sagaftra.org/iactor/charlesreese

It’s €25.00 (EXACT CHANGE) for a fun dinner.

Address: At a fun venue in the center of Paris. Address details with the reservation.

A fun dinner, a great topic, meeting and networking with, fun, new international people.

Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE

Mark Your Calendar.

Sunday 5 June 2016. 19h15: Special Guest To Be Announced. Reserve on parissoirees@gmail.com

Tap into Parler Paris … written by Adrian Leeds, a long time resident of Le Marais
and an American in Paris for more than 20 years, brings you Mondays and Wednesdays an “insider” view on life in Paris with tips on how to maneuver the system for working, living, visiting, and particularly investing in property in Paris and France! Subscribe today:
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Patricia is a dynamic woman in Paris (Profile N° 6):

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