Inside the Middle East
July 10, 2009
Posted: 1129 GMT

Note from IME Producer: If you attend one of these performances please send us your impressions, pictures and videos!

July 17th : Yves Lecoq – master impersonator, with 150 voices in his repertoire, famous for having impersonated former French president Jacques Chirac for 30 years, Yves Lecoq now imitates current French president and other prominent figures. 

July 23rd: Sugar Ray and the bluetones. Harmonica player, lyricist and singe, two-time Grammy Award nominee Sugar Ray Norcia has been performing with his band since the late 1970s. His music derives from an eclectic set of influences and probably shows most in his original tunes. With his quiet, cheerful, unassuming personality, Norcia is the kind of person people go to with their personal problems.

July 31st : Nancy Ajram. A multi-platinum selling Lebanese pop folk artist, one of the decade's most important superstars in the Middle East, Ajram is the 3rd best selling female artist in Lebanese history.

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GLeigh   July 15th, 2009 1:02 pm ET

I was diagnosed with arthrisit in my knee two days ago, rather extreme. That makes it a little more tough to have fun. It can be hard to even sleep sometimes though it will hopefully get easier. That's a note to the young people. I do think that fun is a basic, human need like food, water, religion of whatever nature and work. Balance. I see some not eat, I still mourn Karen Carpenter, or not work and depend on aide from someone else, or see some get too serious and full of themselves. Some are tooo selfish. Some are even too giving. So, I am always happy to see a fun occassion in the Middle East. I know the women can't wear tank tops and shorts and flip-flops, but it is a baby step to being happy. Those count too.

Ossy Vartanian   July 28th, 2009 8:03 am ET

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