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May 2010 - American Students “Ain't Misbehavin'” in Seine-Saint-Denis

Cast of Ain't Misbehavin'In April, a group of students from the McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School of New Orleans gave a sparkling performance of the musical Ain't Misbehavin' during the Banlieues Blues festival. After the event, we met with Troy Poplous, the director of the show, and learned about the behind-the-scenes French-American cooperation that got these kids to the stage in France. Read our report in this month's Paris Insights.

Vegetarian restaurants are a rarity in Paris, and there are even fewer that serve really great cuisine. We recently dined at the Gentle Gourmet Bed and Breakfast and were regaled with delicious food. Read our review in Le Bon Goût.

Scott Joplin's dream of getting recognition as a classical composer, as well as a composer of ragtime, has been fulfilled. His opera Treemonisha, recently performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet, featured American stars, as well as other stars from the Anglophone world. Read about the event in this month's Paris, Past and Present.

Paris Panorama Newsletters for 2010