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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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2015-09-03 culture

David Lagercrantz on taking over Stieg Larsson's Millennium series

It's one of the biggest blockbuster collections of the century. Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and been made into movies in...

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2015-09-02 culture

Film Show: Wes Craven, ‘The Brand New Testament’, ‘This Ain't California’

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2014-05-27 contemporary art

Pharrell the feminist?

He’s already a Grammy award-winning producer, singer, fashion designer and global super star. Now Pharrell Williams is branching out into contemporary art, curating an exhibition...

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2015-09-01 culture

Stereophonics remember their roots on 'Keep the Village Alive'

Welsh rockers Stereophonics tell FRANCE 24 why they will always be a band from a small mining village at heart. FRANCE 24's music critic Mark Thompson caught up with them in...

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2015-08-31 culture

Music show: Rock en Seine, Maïa Vidal and a-ha

Musician Maïa Vidal joins music critic Richelle Harrison Plesse and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about the week’s music news, including France's biggest rock festival, Rock...

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