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Jay-Jay Johanson's latest album 'Spellbound'

A new exhibition in the French capital goes in search of that most elusive of sirens - the legend of "La Parisienne". Also, after decades away folk singer Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens is back on tour. Finally, Swedish singer-songwriter Jay-Jay Johanson joins Georja Calvin-Smith in the studio to talk about his new album, "Spellbound".

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2014-04-16 cinema

Art, sex, money, memory and manga

On today’s cinematic Encore! Lisa Nesselson discusses two movies for grown-ups. "The Best Offer" is the first English-language film by Giuseppe Tornatore who gave us "Cinema...

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2014-04-15 theatre

“Booty Looting” memory and mediums

Today’s guest weaves music with movement, dialogue with dance, photography with philosophy and myth with imagery. Film-maker and choreographer Wim Vandekeybus joins Jade Barker...

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2014-04-14 rap/hip-hop

Meet France’s newest indie darlings: "François and the Atlas Mountains"

France is known worldwide for its electro scene but in recent years these bands have also been enjoying success outside of the French-speaking market, with the likes of Phoenix,...

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2014-04-11 photography

Freddy Cole: 'I’m not my brother, I’m me'

He’s been dubbed "the jazz great with the panache of Duke Ellington and a voice like raw silk". Masterful vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole has been captivating listeners for over...

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2014-04-10 US cinema

Bringing a biblical tale to the big screen

It’s a tale almost as old as time and its modern film recreation has sparked controversy. Darren Aronofsky’s movie "Noah" has been banned in several countries for its depiction...

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