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Gowns and gongs at the Grammys, BAFTAs and more

Put on your best evening dress to watch today’s show because it’s awards a-plenty: Ben Affleck gets tearful as he wins a Best Film and Director double at the BAFTAs, while Jay-Z, Gotye and Mumford & Sons strike gold at the Grammys. Here in France the "Victoires de la Musique 2013" awards belong to DJs C2C. And in the studio we talk to Australian rocker Dallas Frasca about her take on awards season as she releases her new album "Sound Painter".

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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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2014-07-25 theatre

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

He wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several narrative poems. Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is unmatched. This year all the world's his stage with an explosion of...

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2014-07-24 art

Bartabas : Mixing Christ with Spanish music and dancing horses

In this look at summer culture activities in France we start with the latest creation from French equestrian theatre genius Bartabas which is on tour around the country.

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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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2014-07-21 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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