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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you 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.

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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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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2017-06-22 culture

Diana Krall: 'I find romance in everything'

The smoky-voiced pin-up girl of the jazz world speaks to Eve Jackson about her new album, "Turn Up The Quiet"; finding romance in everything and juggling music, motherhood and...

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2017-06-21 culture

Film show: Horror, Disney archives and a big bad fox

From the apocalyptic, psychological horror "It Comes at Night" to the Champs-Élysées film festival, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s movie news.

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2017-06-20 culture

Grease director Randal Kleiser and Palme d'Or winner Jerry Schatzberg on the golden years of film

On the occasion of the Champs-Élysées film festival, two legendary directors join Eve Jackson in the studio. Randal Kleiser reminisces about directing the most successful movie...

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2017-06-19 culture

Singer Frank Carter on migrants, his daughter and new album 'Modern Ruin'

Fronting British hardcore punk for more than a decade, singer and tattoo artist Frank Carter left an indelible mark on the scene. After breaking out with Watford band "Gallows",...

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