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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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