Artists offer peaceful responses to Paris attacks
Armed with explosives and machine guns, coordinated attackers unleashed a night of terror in the Paris area on Friday. As the international community tries to make sense of the unthinkable, artists are stepping in to offer their responses.
Dimming the lights
Guest host Tom Power checks in with Parisian theatre professional Valérie Nègre, who explains why her theatre decided to go dark.
Defying the darkness
While respecting the silence of some, other artists decided that the show must go on. q producer Mitch Pollock offers an overview.
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During her Stockholm show, Madonna stopped to speak out against the "senseless ending of precious life" in Paris. Admitting that the tragedy was weighing on her behind the scenes, she spoke out through tears. "They want to shut us up, and we won't let them. We will never let them."
Saturday Night Live
On the heels of the attack, the crew at Saturday Night Live opened their show with a bilingual tribute.
Coldplay & Davide Martello
Coldplay covered John Lennon's Imagine as a musical tribute to the victims ot the Paris attacks. "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one."
Also channeling Lennon, German Pianist Davide Martello's performance outside the Bataclan concert hall has been widely shared.
French artist Jean Jullien created the Peace for Paris symbol of solidarity. In it, the internationally recognized symbol for peace was fitted with the city's iconic Eiffel Tower.
Karuna Ezara Parikh
"It's time to make all places beloved." Poet Karuna Ezara Parikh reflected on the tragedies that make headlines and inspire avatars, and those that don't, in this widely shared poem.
Amid all the big name artists are also ordinary patrons of the arts, like Isobel Bowdery who was nearly killed while enjoying a rock show in Paris.
Also commenting on the unequal coverage of other places under siege, cartoonist Lee Marej shared this image.