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Stars, drugs and death: Rock'r'Roll circus is out

Today on Culture, we transport you back to the late 1960s, and the iconic Paris nightclub the Rock’n’Roll Circus. For three action-packed years the club became famous for the celebrities that changed their plans to pass through its doors… And it’s there –not in his bathtub- that Jim Morrison died… according to the club’s founder Sam Bernett. He tells Catherine Nicholson about HIS version of the Doors’ singer’s death, and more, in today’s Culture show.

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2014-07-23 cinema

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

He is the star of some of the biggest films ever made, Planet of the Apes, King Kong and Lord of the Rings but Andy Serkis can walk down the street unnoticed. In Encore’s weekly...

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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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2014-07-21 music

Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton called him "his inspiration" : guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale died a year ago. Now, Clapton’s releasing a tribute album to get Cale’s music better known ; the...

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2014-07-18 art

Beyond the Paris limits : Suburban Art

Crossing Paris infamous ring-road, known as the Périphérique, is considered "daring" and "a hassle" by many, but as our reporter Jade Barker discovers, the suburbs have a...

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2014-07-17 music

Students Hip Hop their way into learning the English language

In the suburbs of Paris, professional musicians are testing an initiative called "1, 2, 3 Rap" – aiming to turn the often tedious process of learning a foreign language into a...

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