June 02 2015

JAI presents: Leslie Jamison

June 02 2015

JAI presents: Leslie Jamison

Beginning with her experience as a medical actor, paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about one another? How can we feel another’s pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other?

By confronting pain—real and imagined, her own and others’—Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel. She draws from her own experiences of illness and bodily injury to engage in an exploration that extends far beyond her life, spanning wide-ranging territory—from poverty tourism to phantom diseases, street violence to reality television, illness to incarceration—in its search for a kind of sight shaped by humility and grace. The Empathy Exams is a brilliant and forceful book by one of this country’s vital young writers.

Leslie Jamison attended Harvard, Yale, and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was published by Free Press in 2010. Her second book, The Empathy Exams, an essay collection published by Graywolf Press, debuted at no. 11 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was widely praised by critics, with the New York Times saying: “it’s hard to imagine a stronger, more thoughtful voice emerging this year.”

Moderated by: Ellen de Bruin, NRC

doors open 19:00

starts 20:00

entrance 19,00 euro

June 17 2015

The Analogues

June 17 2015

The Analogues

We have a special gift for you.

The Analogues will be performing on the 17th June.

The Analogues focus on the later, more complex work of The Beatles. The five highly talented musicians came together due to a love for the fab four and a desire to perform those later albums that were never performed live.

With a deep respect for the original score, The Analogues focus on the quality of the sound and therefore use authentic, vintage instruments and sounds to stay true to the original music.

Performing the entire Revolver album, and accompanied by an ensemble of strings and wood winds, The Analogues will be featuring such songs as Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and She Said She Said.

 

 

doors open 19:30

starts 20:30

entrance 20.00 euro

September 05 2015

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

September 05 2015

Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

Paradiso presents: Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns.

Meschiya Lake’s powerful voice has been capturing audiences since her first performance at the age of nine. Since then Lake has gone on to become a household name, her pre-microphone voice, great range of vocals and amazing songwriting abilities tap her as an award winning artist with a long and fruitful career.

Her second album with The Little Big Horns, entitled Foolers’ Gold, marries fierce vocals with a flair for fun, innuendo and cheek. Bouncy beats, smooth melodies and charming lyrics give this fantastic album an authentic quirky quality which creates a collection of music that’s both captivating and highly entertaining.

 

doors open 19:30

starts 20:30

entrance 12,50 euro

October 03 2015

Mamas Gun

October 03 2015

Mamas Gun

Paradiso presents: Mamas Gun

On Saturday October 3rd 2015, London based band Mamas Gun will be bringing their fantastic album Cheap Hotel to People’s Place.

As a blend of motown, soul, funk and rock, Mamas Gun draw on their musical heroes and produce terrific tracks that complement both old and new musical styles.

With their music reaching all over the globe, Mamas Gun’s newest album, Cheap Hotel is well on track to reach and enthrall audiences worldwide. It contains pieces of everything that makes this band great; killer ballads, folksy melodies, a mixture of musical styles and some great humor. What’s great about Cheap Hotel is its ability to be uplifting, highly captivating and has qualities that make you think and reminisce, even when the music has ended.

Join us on October 3rd!

doors open 19:30

starts 20:30

entrance 12,50 euro

October 13 2015

Julian Velard

October 13 2015

Julian Velard

People’s Place is proud to present Julian Velard, a singer/songwriter whose theatrical, piano-based pop will be coming to our venue this October.

With a style The Sunday Times calls “catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination,” Velard has taken his talent for penning upbeat, melodic tunes with ulterior themes and achieved great success across the US and Europe.

For his latest album, If You Don’t Like It, You Can Leave, Velard returned to New York City and recorded an album, across five boroughs, in which he attempts to reconcile his love for New York’s past with his sensibilities for its present.

Tickets available soon.

doors open 19:30

starts 20:30

entrance 15.00 euro

November 05 2015

Paradiso presents: Luka Bloom

November 05 2015

Paradiso presents: Luka Bloom

doors open 19:30

starts 20:30

entrance 19,50 euro