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Latest update : 2013-12-05

Ivry Gitlis: a life in music

Jamming with John Lennon and rocking out with the Rolling Stones are two activities you wouldn't normally associate with a classical violinist, but Ivry Gitlis has done both. At 91 years old, he’s still working hard and releasing a new compilation of his work. He tells Catherine Nicholson about what his classical experiences brought to his rock 'n' roll ones, and why he thinks making mistakes when you play isn't that big a deal.

Also on the show: we discover an Aladdin’s cave of diamonds at the Cartier jewellery exhibition at Paris’ Grand Palais.

Finally, we meet the faces behind the voices that sang the shoop-shoops and dooby-dooby-dos on some of your favourite pop songs by Sting, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and more.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-02-24 culture

Annette Bening on Hollywood, Donald Trump and new film '20th Century Women'

American actress Annette Bening has notched up a slew of Oscar nominations, Golden Globes and SAG Awards over the course of a nearly 40-year career. In her latest movie, Mike...

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2017-02-23 culture

A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

Proof that real life often provides the best movie scripts: "Lion" is the story of one man’s search to find his family in a country of over a billion people. The film stars...

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2017-02-22 culture

Film show: 'Certain Women', 'Rock’n Roll' and 'A Wedding'

We check out Kelly Reichart’s latest film "Certain Women", featuring a trio of female-led stories set in Montana. Film critic Lisa Nesselson highlights the strong performances...

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2017-02-21 culture

Slapstick, stunts and a sweet 'pas de deux' in the streets of Paris

From ballroom dancing in the suburbs to vertiginous exploits on the Eiffel Tower, Fiona Gordon has created a unique brand of burlesque, acrobatic comedy alongside her partner...

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2017-02-20 culture

Kiwi indie heroes The Naked and Famous reflect on life after 'Young Blood'

New Zealand's indie-pop heroes The Naked and Famous are the voice of a generation of "Young Blood" fans, the breakout hit from their chart-topping debut "Passive Me, Aggressive...

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