After making a name for herself as a soul singer, the St. Paul native is ready to tell her story in a one-woman show.
To most of us, this would sound like a dream come true: “I basically went to Hawaii and sat on the beach for a year straight.”
When PaviElle French said it, though, the dream was laced with tragedy and personal drama.
“I really was just running,” the St. Paul singer and actor said, echoing the title of her new one-woman show opening this weekend at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis.
A wrap to what has proved to be French’s breakout year, “Runnin’ ” follows the September release of the St. Paul native’s emotionally wracked debut solo record, “Fear Not.” She built up to the record’s release earlier in the year with a once-a-month residency at Minneapolis’ Icehouse supper club, featuring her buoyant eight-man band that includes members of Sonny Knight’s Lakers.
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