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Latest update : 2014-02-03

U2 steal show at Superbowl with launch of new single

Veteran rockers U2 chose America's biggest sporting event of the year to launch their new single. "Invisible" was played during the Superbowl on Sunday night and launched on iTunes afterwards, with some of the profits going towards Bono's RED charity. Meanwhile, Bombay Bicyle Club chat to us about their electro crossover album.

We also check out at the new generation of Cuban hip hop artists. Since travel between the US and Cuba has been facilitated, Miami has become the go-to city for Latin beats.

Finally, the maestro of the Spaghetti Western comes to Paris: Ennio Morricone is bringing his Oscar-winning soundtracks and classical arrangements to stages across Europe. 

By Mariam SAAB , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2014-09-19 culture

Author Kiran Desai on early success and the Booker Prize

Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai talks to Clovis Casali about the third novel she's currently working on. Born in India, she's spent most of her life in the United States and...

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2014-09-18 contemporary art

The Biennale des Antiquaires: Where Miro meets million-dollar jewellery and antiques

It’s been called a destination of pleasure. For more than half a century visitors have been coming to Paris' Grand Palais for the grandest and most spectacular of all art and...

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2014-09-17 cinema

Encore's Film Show: Spies, doppelgangers and gay rights activists

Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson discuss the week's big cinema releases, including Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role in "A Most Wanted Man", the "Sin City" sequel and...

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2014-09-16 culture

Margaret Atwood: A Prophetic Writer in Paris

Over the past 50 years, her body of work has established her as not just a great writer, but as a sort of prophet forecasting tomorrow's world. She wrote about the female body in...

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2014-09-15 Apple

U2's Free Album Annoys Some Fans

In Encore's weekly music show we're talking about the "dramatic step forward in music distribution" as U2 release their new album for free on iTunes. We also have the round up of...

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