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Romance inspires a new concert

Robin Pluer will bring romance to a concert. - Courtesy Photo
Robin Pluer will bring romance to a concert.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

Islanders can experience a sense of joie de vivre and slip into a romantic mood with “Une Soirée Musique D’Amour,” an evening of French love songs, at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Even organizers, including islander Susan McCabe, say concert-goers can expect vintage French ballads, Edith Piaf classics and jazz tunes during what they describe in a press release as “the perfect date night, as good a plane ticket to Paris.”

With cabaret seating by candlelight and an intimate setting, the show will star chanteuse Robin Pluer, joined by Vashon musicians Jack Barbash on piano, Steve Meyer on bass, Fletcher Andrews on drums and Van Crozier on saxophone.

Pluer, organizers say, is a sultry, soulful singer, who has toured extensively and recorded for the Shanachie record label with Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. She has performed on “Prairie Home Companion,” at Chicago Symphony Hall and in France, Indonesia, England, Poland, and New York City.  She learned her French repertoire through the many Russian and French accordionists that would frequent the L’Alliance Francaise in New York City. She now makes her home in Milwaukee, Wis.

Tickets, $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show, are on sale at, the Vashon Bookshop and at the door, which opens at 7:30 on the night of the show.

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