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"La Vie Bohème" (French: the Bohemian life) is a song in the musical Rent. The second part of this song (La Vie Boheme B) ends the first act of the show. In between the two halves of the song is an interlude (I Should Tell You) with Roger and Mimi. The song is a celebration of bohemianism, especially that found in 80's Alphabet City, mocking Benny's statement that "Bohemia is dead." Rent is a American Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. ... La Vie Boheme B (French: the bohemian life) is a song in the musical RENT. This is the second part of this song (the first is La Vie Boheme)and it ends the first act of the show. ... The term bohemian was first used in the nineteenth century to describe the non-traditional lifestyles of marginalized and impoverished artists, writers, musicians, and actors in major European cities. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in lower Manhattan, New York City. ...


In celebrating Bohemia, the song recites the names of artists who served as inspiration and as a symbol of Bohemia themselves, as well as places and things integral to the lives of these artists. Some of the references are obscure, while others are self-explanatory. The following is a list of many of the references made in the song.

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