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How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-04-10

The Texan Conductor Making Waves in Europe

Today’s guest, John Axelrod, is probably the only conductor working today who was previously a rock'n'roll talent scout for a record company discovering the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, and the head of a wine firm. He has performed with some of the world's leading orchestras. His most recent appointment is Chief Conductor of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, here in France.

Also on the show: the story of opera singer Maria Callas hits the Paris stage, plus we remember Pablo Picasso on the 40th anniversary of his death.

By Eve JACKSON

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2014-04-17 US cinema

Fast cars and slow trains

On today’s show we take you on a high-speed, behind-the-scenes chase through actor Aaron Paul's latest film, "Need for Speed". Jade Barker sat down with the "Breaking Bad" star...

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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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