Get a French Kiss from “Jacques Brel” on Valentine’s Day

Ereni Sevasti in "Jacques Brel Returns". Photo by Dave Krueger.

Jacques Brel Returns, the long-running evening of songs by the beloved Belgian songwriter and chanteur, continues to romance audiences by adding two special February shows at The Triad, Wednesday the 22nd at 7 P.M. and ¬†Valentine’s Day at 9 P.M.

Now, before you think it’s going to be a night of chocolates and kisses and rose petals, I use the term romance in the old fashioned sense of “mysterious and out of the ordinary;” Brel’s songs create an otherworldly atmosphere populated by sons lost to war and passionate hearts broken. Even when translated from the original French and Dutch into English, there is something foreign and unknowable about these miniature swirling playlets.

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