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Bizet’s Carmen gets a new look on her return to the Paris stage

The sultry Spanish senorita from George Bizet’s classic opera Carmen is back on stage at the Paris Opéra Bastille. Find out how the passion and heat translates via a 1970s makeover. Also on the show: Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic brings his toe-tapping party music to the studio with the release of his new album "Champagne for Gypsies".

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2016-02-05 culture

Phil Collins remastered

He's sold 250 million records both as a solo artist and as the frontman with Genesis. Phil Collins has won seven Grammys, two Golden Globes, and an Oscar for writing and...

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2016-02-04 culture

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Artistic director Benjamin Millepied is to step down from the Paris Opera Ballet company after just two years in the role. The dancer and choreographer is said to have been...

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2016-02-03 culture

Film show: 'Steve Jobs', 'Anomalisa' and 'Chocolat'

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2016-02-02 culture

Steve Toltz tackles fear, hope and survival in ‘Quicksand’

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2016-02-01 culture

Music show: Rihanna, Elton John and Lola Marsh

Israeli folk-pop outfit Lola Marsh join us in the studio and talk about their new album "You’re mine" and the magical process of song-writing. Music critic Mark Thompson tells us...

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