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Rock legend Lou Reed unveils new photo collection

Music, writing, photography: for rock legend Lou Reed it’s all the same. That's what the former Velvet Underground frontman told France 24 as he unveiled his latest photography collection at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo. We find out more from the man himself. Also on the show: the man who created the unforgettable sound of Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer, jazz drummer Manu Katché. And we poke around the underground archives of the soon-to-open regional branch of the Louvre, in Lens.

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2016-08-29 culture

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Queen Bey sweeps the board: Beyonce scores a record amount of prizes at this year’s Video Music Awards. The ceremony also crowns Rihanna for her achievements and sees Britney...

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2016-08-26 culture

Alexis Michalik: treading the boards in the footsteps of 'Edmond'

He’s a regular on the stage in Paris and this Franco-British actor and director scooped France's top theatre prize for his first self-penned play. Alexis Michalik joins us to...

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2016-08-24 cinema

Film show: Star Trek Beyond, Toni Erdmann, Staying Vertical

Today on "Encore!", we boldly go where no man’s gone before, as the Star Trek saga returns to the big screen. We also talk about German tragicomedy "Toni Erdmann" strikes a...

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2016-08-22 culture

Music show: Céline Dion, Frank Ocean and Lindsey Stirling

Today on "Encore!": A lyrical goodbye, Céline Dion pays homage to her late husband René Charles with a personal and poignant new album "Encore un soir". And, RnB star Frank Ocean...

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2016-07-26 culture

Going for gold and green: New perspectives from Brazil

Street artist Rafael Suriani joins Olivia Salazar-Winspear in the studio to talk about Brazil's moment in the sun, as the country hosts the Olympic Games. The São Paulo native...

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