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The man who exported hip-hop to France

From a broke bookseller in the rural French city of Dijon to a music producer in New York, Bernard Zekri is the master of reinvention. We talk to him about how he found himself in the heart of the burgeoning hip-hop movement in the 1980s in the Bronx and how he helped introduce the music genre to France and the rest of the world.

By Jade BARKER

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2017-03-01 culture

Film show: 'Trainspotting T2', 'Fences', 'This Is Our Land'

Twenty years ago, "choose life" became the tagline for Brit cinema, as Danny Boyle’s "Trainspotting" fleshed out Irvine Welsh’s literary creations for the screen. Now Renton,...

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2017-02-28 culture

Vadim Repin: violin virtuoso bridges the east and west

A talent born on the miniature strings of a 1/8 violin in Siberia, Vadim Repin began as a child prodigy and matured into 'the most perfect violinist', according to the late 20th...

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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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