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Macron's first round celebratory bash: too brash?

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EYE ON AFRICA

Kasai province killings : government releases footage allegedly showing execution of UN investigators

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MEDIAWATCH

France's First Round Controversies

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

"Front National" makes it to the second round for the first time since 2002

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Macron vs. Le Pen: Unprecedented choice in French presidential election (part 2)

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ENCORE!

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'just a step away' from Elysée Palace

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the left and right rally against far right to see off Le Pen?

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ENCORE!

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 : 2013-11-26

Céline Dion is back in Paris

As the song goes, her heart will go on – and so will Céline Dion’s popularity here in France, if ticket sales for her latest Paris shows are anything to go by. Quebec’s biggest cultural export is back in Paris for the first time in five years with a new English-language album, "Loved Me Back To Life", and seven shows at the Bercy arena.

Also on the show: gospel singer Liz McComb tells us how she took inspiration from opening for James Brown and Ray Charles, and why she puts on free concerts for the homeless when she could be selling them out. Also, we find out whether the French adaptation of the Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” is true to its French literary roots, or lost in translation. 

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-04-24 culture

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

Georgian virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili has been dubbed the "pop star pianist". The classical pianist tells Richelle Harrison Plesse why her performances are like rock concerts,...

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2017-04-21 culture

Iran's symphony orchestra sings in French for first time in a decade

From a symbolic concert in Iran to the treasures of Islam in Africa via Tamikrest’s Malian rebel music, Eve Jackson takes you on a world tour of this week’s culture news.

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2017-04-20 culture

Wang Ramirez: 'Working with Madonna was intense, exciting and powerful'

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2017-04-19 culture

Film show: 'Life', 'Gold' and the latest TV series to watch

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2017-04-18 culture

Sugar Sammy: Sugar and spice and all things taboo

Canada’s top standup comedian speaks to Eve Jackson about his mission to conquer France, receiving death threats for his bilingual comedy in Quebec and why French women can be...

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