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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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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Could Sean Baker's movie be the best at the fest?

The "Tangerine" director Sean Baker speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The Florida Project". He also talks about finding one of his main actresses on social media and why...

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2017-05-24 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

Nicole Kidman is presenting her fourth entry at the Cannes Film Festival this Wednesday. The Australian actress stars in Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled". It also features Colin...

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Al Gore 'The modern climate movement was launched here'

The former US vice president and Nobel Laureate speaks to Eve Jackson about his new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," how we can solve the climate crisis and why he...

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

TV series 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' screened at Cannes

Director Jane Campion has been invited to present something relatively unusual at this year's Cannes Film Festival: her acclaimed TV series. It's called "Top of the Lake: China...

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2017-05-22 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Naomi Campbell hosts 'Fashion For Relief'

One of the original supermodels -- and first black covergirl 25 years ago -- speaks to Eve Jackson about her charity Fashion for Relief, which hosted a catwalk show in Cannes...

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