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Latest update : 2014-05-01

Louvre on the move

The Louvre is on the move - by the end of next year, another branch of the iconic museum will open its doors in Abu Dhabi. A selection of the new museum's treasures are making their debut at the original Paris Louvre. We take a look.

Also on today’s show: we take a look at a rap battle that’s gone far beyond a war of words. Top-selling French rapper Rohff is to stand trial for attempted murder, accused of being part of a gang that savagely beat up a shop assistant in a boutique belonging to rival rapper Booba.

Finally, controversial American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe had no hang-ups about letting it all hang out. But two exhibitions here in Paris show that he was above all an artist with an obsessive quest for aesthetic perfection.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-05-04 culture

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2015-04-30 culture

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2015-04-29 cinema

Film show: 'She's Funny That Way', 'Beyond Clueless' and 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

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2015-04-28 television

'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner on cigarettes, the 60s and Don Draper’s charm

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2015-04-27 music

Music show: Blur, Martin Gore and Moriarty

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