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One of the things I find frustrating about aspects of our culture here in the U.S. is that propensity to pigeon-hole an artist into one category or another. A person who establishes a name for themselves as an actor can’t really make the transition over to being a singer without a lot of difficulties and resistance from the audience. It’s almost as though it were a short circuit in the Acceptance Program if someone dared to become a multi-talent, and did all things they aspired to do well.
Not so in Europe I have found. For example; Vanessa Paradis is someone I’ve known about as an actor, singer, model, writer – and does them all well. She is a multi-talent and has gained the respect of those people in each of her professions to treat her as an equal in all of them. No pigeon-holing, no rolling of eyes. All acceptance.
I wish we could do that here. Maybe some day we will.
Until then – here is a Private Concert (a series done for the Radio France Pop/Rock outlet Le Mouv‘) featuring the multi-talented Vanessa Paradis along with a notable group of musicians sitting in and accompanying her on a luxurious romp through songs from her 6th and latest album Love Songs, all recorded on May 16th.
Well . . .now you get a chance to. And yes, it’s the same Vanessa Paradis who is linked to Johnny Depp . . . just so you know.
- Vanessa Paradis for Elle France (fashionising.com)
- Rooney Mara & Vanessa Paradis Touch Down for Cannes! (justjared.com)
- Looking Good Vanessa Paradis! (lookinggoodlady.wordpress.com)
- Johnny Depp Celebrates A New Year On Vanessa Paradis’ New Album – Love Songs! (perezhilton.com)