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The Great French Songbook at Ford Amphitheatre Tonight

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Need some last-minute plans? If you or your special friend/lover/bff happen to be Francophiles, you might want to buy some tickets for Chanson d'Amour, where you can enjoy French love songs from the 20th century with an American twist at the Ford Amphitheatre.Hear English translations of Jacques Brel's music as well as songs by Michael Legrand, Charles Aznavour and Gilbert Bécaud. Solos and duets will be performed by highly regarded (and local) cabaret singers Amanda McBroom and Lee Lessack. Amanda McBroom is the author of The Rose, and starred in productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris across the U.S. and Europe and her latest album, Chanson, is devoted to his artistry. Billboard Magazine said Lee Lessack's singing was "Cabaret romanticism of a high order" on his latest album "Chanteur."

Concert starts at 8 p.m. tonight, and student and group discounts are available. The venue is open two hours before the showtime for picnicking and food is available on-site as well.

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