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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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2014-07-22 music

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

As one of North Africa's biggest arts and music festivals celebrates half a century, Eve Jackson discovers the local talent, speaks to the star of this year's event, George...

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2014-07-21 music

Clapton pays hommage to 'Cocaine' songwriter J.J. Cale

Eric Clapton called him "his inspiration" : guitarist and songwriter J.J. Cale died a year ago. Now, Clapton’s releasing a tribute album to get Cale’s music better known ; the...

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2014-07-18 art

Beyond the Paris limits : Suburban Art

Crossing Paris infamous ring-road, known as the Périphérique, is considered "daring" and "a hassle" by many, but as our reporter Jade Barker discovers, the suburbs have a...

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2014-07-17 music

Students Hip Hop their way into learning the English language

In the suburbs of Paris, professional musicians are testing an initiative called "1, 2, 3 Rap" – aiming to turn the often tedious process of learning a foreign language into a...

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2014-07-15 photography

Pinch me, I'm dreaming

Photographer Françoise Huguier is in the studio to transport us into the dream-like world of her new exhibit : a visual voyage across the globe, with pit stops in Indonesia, Mali...

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