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Latest update : 2010-09-22

Claude Monet is a success at the Grand Palais

No movement in the history of art has proved as popular as Impressionism. Today retrospectives of 19th century's painters of the genre young are guaranteed success. Among the illustrious names associated with the movement , one figure stands head and shoulders above the rest: Claude Monet. A major new retrospective of his work has opened at the Grand Palais. – Eve Jackson finds out if it's worth all the fuss.



2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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2014-10-16 culture

Lucinda Childs: The grande dame of American dance

She's a pioneer of post-modern movement and is credited for changing how we view dance. Lucinda Childs' production "Dance" was first seen over 30 years ago, but now it’s back on...

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2014-10-15 culture

Film Show: 'The Intouchables' directors bring us 'Samba'

In Encore's weekly film show Eve Jackson brings us the week's top releases starting with French social comedy, "Samba". It's the latest offering from the directors of "The...

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2014-10-14 culture

Helen Fielding talks Bridget Jones

Helen Fielding talks to FRANCE 24 about making feminists furious and her latest Bridget Jones novel “Mad About the Boy” in which Mr Darcy has been killed off and Bridget has...

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2014-10-13 culture

Waxing lyrical about Lebanese music

On today's musical edition of Encore! we're waxing lyrical about all things Lebanese. Music critic and former Beirut resident Mariam Saab tells Jade Barker about Tripoli's Hip...

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